Thursday, 5 December 2013

Happy Post

I was delighted to receive my Christmas decoration swap organised by Marianne at Ladybird Diaries. I genuinely didn't know how touching receiving something made by somebody else's hands actually felt. It was really emotional (not tearful) just inspiring. Somebody made this for me in their own time, with their own hands, in their own home. WOW!

This is my second parcel from a blog friend and I always forget to do that suspense shot of the unopened parcel - I just get straight in  there. But I loved the stamp.


So what was there in this awesome present?...

 A fabulous Christmas tree garland. It is funny because that is what I sent Rosie at The Old Magnolia Tree as her gift but we did different themes. I absolutely LOVE it.
Want a closer peek?

It is perfect on our kitchen shelves.

and compliments our advent calendar.

Rosie sent a sweet card with a heartfelt message and a little bundle of lace ribbon too.

Finally there was a beautiful intricate doily which I am going to put on my dressing table upstairs.

How lucky have I been? I am truly thankful Rosie. Thank you to Marianne for organising a really inspiring swap.
Have a Happy Chrismtas.
Love from Jo X


  1. The things that Rosie sent you are beautiful, I love the Christmas tree garland. xx

  2. What a lovely little garland, lucky you indeed! This was such a fun swap to be a part of. I love your Advent Calendar too - did you make it?
    Happy Thursday!

    1. It was a Laura Ashley sale item five years ago and everyone says they like it. XX

  3. Just love the delightful little tree garland! Lucky girl!

  4. What gorgeous happy mail!!!!! It is so nice receive handmade and love the doily. Btw, once you start knitting socks, you do become addicted,lol. Deb x

  5. How wonderful. This looks like it was a really fun swap to participate in.

  6. Thats so lovely, adore it and your advent calendar is gorjuss, im new to blogging but not new to crafting, have added your blog to my daily reads, look forward to seeing what you do next
    Jude x

  7. Hi Jo,
    I'm so delighted that you liked the Christmas tree garland. i was a bit worried that you would be disappointed because you are such a brilliant crafter yourself. The doily is the very first piece of lace doily that I ever made so it meant so much to me that you like that so much too. Thank you for the gorgeous pictures that you took of your parcel because the ones that I took were terrible as I finished up the garland at midnight and then wrapped it up for posting first thing in the morning.
    Thank you so much again for your beautiful snowflake garland. I too have mine on the kitchen dresser. I'll post pictures of it very soon.
    Rosie xx

  8. That is an adorable Christmas tree garland!!! What a treat to be a part of this swap!! That would inspire me too! And you are right it looks gorgeous on your kitchen shelves!!!! A happy day to you friend!!!

  9. How lucky and lovely you both are! I love the garland, such a keepsake! Chrissie x

  10. so lovely - I did a swap like this last year and just loved it!

  11. Aren't you the lucky one? I love this bunting, great colors and it looks fantastic in your kitchen.
    Hugs to you,

  12. My reaction to swapping was much the same as yours, Jo. I did several swaps last year and I treasure the wonderful handmade gifts that were sent to me...I appreciate so much the time, skill and expense that were invested in each for me. I am happy for you :)
    Gracie xx