Thursday, December 6, 2012

ornament exchange


Hello, my sweet friends. It's been far too long. While events here at the house have been rather fraught the past few weeks, your kind words have helped immensely. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things...
A friend of mine hosted a Christmas party with an ornament exchange last weekend. Have you ever been to one? You're to bring a wrapped ornament, priced under fifteen dollars. After drawing numbers, you randomly select a wrapped prize in the appropriate order. The other ladies, upon seeing you open your new ornament, have the option of 'stealing' it, if their turn, is after yours. 

I chose to contribute some ornaments from the Smith & Hawken line.  Red wellies, a sparkly owl, and a little acorn shaped birdhouse packaged in a candy-cane striped matchbox. Nestling the ornaments in peppermint candies, made it a little more interesting.

I think the gal who ended up with it, after it had been swiped twice, was pleased. 

22 comments:

Linda said...

Adorable packaging and ornaments...I would have tried for that too!!

Kay said...

I totally LOVE those little red wellies .... just so cute :-)

trish said...

Fabulous. :o)
I am enjoying the sweet jingle bell bracelet that I won last year from one of your giveaways. Thank you so much. :o)

GardenofDaisies said...

Sounds like it was fun! Those are such cute ornaments! I love the way you packed them in peppermints!

Barbara said...

That looks so sweet. I love those wellies!

Kim K. said...

It's good to see you back to blogging again. Sending you some Christmas cheer! Extra hugs too.

Elyse said...

beautiful!

i hope all has been well. it was so nice to receive a comment from you today. i'm playing bloggy-catch-up tonight ...

happy december wishes

xo
elyse

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your choices were perfect......cute cute what a lucky gal! I had a party like this a few years back and your right it was super fun! I'm glad things are getting back to normal for you.....your family has been through a lot in a short while, take care Heidi

Naturally Carol said...

Sweet ornaments! Funny you should mention this game, I had never heard of it before this morning when someone mentioned we were going to do the same at a party next week!

vintage grey said...

Such darling ornaments! Love the wellies and owl!! Wishing you a lovely weekend!! xoHeather

craftyles said...

What a fun idea. I'd try to steal that little pack too. So cute-love those wellies.

My Vintage Mending said...

Just saw those sweet wellies the other day. I have done this before with a bunco group and really enjoyed it. Glad you had a chance to add to your tree..smiles..Renee

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Molly,
My daughter and I bought those same wellies for our tree!! Your packaging for the swap was adorable, and I may borrow that idea for a few gifts.
On another note...I have not been here in awhile, and I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your in-laws. Your tribute to them was lovely.
xoxo Debbie

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Molly I love your adorable ornaments and the delightful way you packaged them :) Your new header is absolutely beautiful!
Wishing you a happy weekend.
Helen x

Yvonne said...

You always have the best ideas for gifts and packaging! I also bought those adorable wellies. Next time I have an ornament exchange, I going to "borrow" your idea. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki said...

Your header looks so pretty.

We're all hoping your days are improving; new steps, one foot in front of the other each day.

The ornaments you swapped were so pretty and obviously well-made. Lucky, the one who wound up with them. My parents attended an annual party for years and years where this type of gift swap was the highlight of the evening. My mom scored her pretty holiday china, four place settings no less, at one of these occasions, knowing she'd scored a great gift because NO WAY were they bought at under-$15 although that, indeed, was the limit. Someone had decided to be very, very generous!

Vicki said...

Those ornaments are right up my alley and I've spent some considerable time since reading this post looking for them. I can't find them on Target's website or Smith & Hawken. What am I missing? Are they perhaps sold out? Can anybody give me any tips. I didn't check Amazon.

Vicki said...

I'm hogging the blog here...

I know Smith & Hawken retail stores are closed so it's got to be Target. How could I have missed them in the store?!! Ugh...

The Pinkhouseladies said...

Love the ornaments, so pretty!

koralee said...

Oh my these are so adorable...sending you oodles of love for a great preChristmas week. xoxo
ps..great way to ship them!!!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love the Ornament exchange parties- Fun seeing everyones-differ style come through- Great Blog-Newest Follower
Have a Very Merry Christmas
Karryann

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Those are such cute ornaments... love the idea of that ornament party. Not so sure about the swiping though. I love your blog.. so glad I found it.

Rebecca♥