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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bumblebee Lane Christmas Swap

I participated in the Christmas Swap put on by Bumblebee Lane.  Amy has a delightful blog over there, if you don't know her, you should go and meet her!

I love swaps, but probably Christmas Swaps are my favorite.  I saw this one on Bumblebee Lane, which I have followed for some time, but never participated in one of her swaps.  I am so glad I did, this is how I met Sandi, from The Primitive Skate.

Sandi is an artist specializing in primitive work.  She does all her own painting and when you see the pictures below of the items I received, you will be able to tell that she is fantastic at what she does!

I love seeing how boxes are packed!

Everything is out of the box
The items were delightfully packed and wrapped, and tied with red and white string.  So sweet.  Look at this darling snowman.  Everything was made by Sandi, with the exception of a couple of items which I will mention later.

He got a special place on the tree, because I am afraid Wilson will like him too much!
 I am in love with these snowballs!  The tag says, Never melting snowballs!  I promptly placed them in my eggnog bowl.  Too cute.

Sandi made these, too.  For now they are in my plaid candy dish.  I didn't want to take them out.  I loved the tag!
Sweet Joy ornament, painted by Sandi.

Ok, when I saw this ornament, I kinda teared up.  It reminded me of playing bingo every August with my in-laws.  It made me miss my father-in-law, Jake.  He loved playing Bingo!  This instantly became one of my favorites!

Love the gingerbread man!  He's large and looks amazing on my gingerbread tree.  I made space for him right in the prime place on my tree, eye level.

Homemade tarts!! They smell heavenly!!
I received a darling note pad with a "twig" pencil and some of my favorite movie candies: Junior Mints, including a holiday version.  So fun to take to the movies.  Do any of you put your Junior Mints in the refrig?  If not, you need to try it!

Thank you so much, sweet Sandi, for a delightful first swap on Bumblebee Lane.  I can now emphatically say that I love primitive decor!!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Love the snowmen and the snow balls!! So sweet! You can keep those out all Winter!!
    What great things you received!!
    Thanks again for stopping by!


  2. Sandi is so talented and she is always very generous in what she sends for the swaps. The snowmen are adorable and everything else.

  3. What great gifts you received. Everything is beautiful! Enjoy it all.

  4. Everything is so cute. I especially love the never melting snowballs and candy canes.

  5. Cute, cute, cute! I love those snowmen!

    You asked about the pillows at Homegoods...I know they restock everything often so you might want to give it a shot. You can call ahead, too, and they will hold it for you. My pillows were $16.99 and well worth the money! :)

    Jane xx

  6. Glad you liked your swap items Terri.....I'm working on my Blog Post.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!


  7. Love the swap package you received. Love the snowballs! I also like what you made Sandi-- Love the snowman stitchery.


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