Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Secret Christmas Ornament Swap

I got a wonderful surprise package in my mail yesterday.

A couple of months ago, Val from It's a Wonderful Life hosted a secret christmas ornament swap. I was the lucky recipient of this fantastic box of goodies from Ethelmae Potter (Fred and Ethel).
Because of my love of nativity scenes, she sent me this beautiful ornament. It's a Fontanini (and it's signed by Fontanini himself)! It's sitting in front of the church in my Xmas village now and looks perfect there!


Because of my love of sparkly, I received 2 beautiful ornaments. (Is this the key to your heart, Ethelmae?)

Because of my angel collection, I received this beauty. She's so pretty on the tree.
I must have been a good girl this year, and Santa must have spoken to Ethelmae; because this was an extra something added. It's my new favorite Xmas tea mug!
But this one is my favorite! Ethelmae thought I should have something that represented her home - Tennessee. Who better to represent than Elvis! I love him!
Another wonderful ornament with a story attached! That's so great!
Thank you so much Ethelmae. I am so touched and humbled by the care you put into every gift. You're a real gem!!


ethelmaepotter! said...

And thank YOU for making my hunt so much FUN! The secret ornament swap seems to have been highly successful, and I hope Val will host it again next year!

Marie said...

What a wonderful gift Ethelmae sent you Sandy! I love the first ornament most of all!

The Garden of Egan said...

Good for you! Looks like some pretty great stuff! You deserve it.
So cute!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

You did get some really neat stuff. Ethelmae Potter?? Cute. Now that's someone who is thoughtful. I hope you enjoy your gifts this season.


Suburban Princess said...

Great gift! I love getting pressies in the mail!

Nezzy said...

That's our Ethel she's one of a kind!

I'm finally gettin' around to decorating the Ponderosa. I did the church yesterday. Ohhhh, the things that did NOT get done while in Texas!

Have a great day and enjoy your very unique ornaments!

Ann Marie said...

It's been so fun to hear from you lately! I never knew you had a blog.. so fun!!

I love your swap stuff.. Those gold ornaments are my favorite.. and my Brother would be digging the Elvis one! :)

Wish I would have known about the polly pockets.. I would have sent them to you! :)

Becca's Dirt said...

Congrats. Those are some real nice ornaments. I love the Fontinni

wendy said...

How great -- Fred and Ethel, sounds like something from the I Love Lucy Show.
cute decorations!!
what a great idea, an ornament swap.

Got your Christmas card today and it was sooooo fun to get one in the mail ---my 2nd is all.
amazing how one little card can so brighten someones day. Thanks my friend and I hope you have a Lovely Christmas.

Heading out to Utah on Friday to be with my kids. Can't wait.

Laura said...

What fun!
Enjoy every second -


Lisa said...

Loved seeing your Christmas ornaments... each one was chosen with a lovely thought.
Lisa In Kentucky

Valerie said...

Hey Sandy!! Ethelmae emailed me and told me what all she had sent. I couldn't wait to see it though!! I love them all but being a huge Elvis fan I have to say that's my favorite!! I am so glad you had fun and thanks for participating!! Merry Christmas!!