Hope you all are enjoying this week of Christmas.
I wanted to share pics of my and Shonda's homespun Christmas before the holidays were all over.. smile..
I have posted that last Christmas we decided we would do a homespun Christmas between the two of us..
We picked an amount to spend and each item had to be handmade, thrift store, yard sale or auction finds..
There was not to be anything new..
They arrived here in time for supper on Christmas Day and then afterwards we made ourselves a lovely cup of tea and went into the Living room..
These are the parcels that she did up..
All beautifully wrapped with Kraft paper and burlap and such..
Please forgive the quality of the pictures.
The room was dimly lit..
And these were the ones I did for her..
Shonda opened up the tin can first as I suggested.. smile..
I put it in a tin so it would not break..
It was also wrapped in a package with my Mom's writing on it explaining that this was one of my her and my Dad's first Christmas ornaments from 1951..
It is precious although the picture does not show it well..
It has an old Santa inside..
Then I opened my first one ..
It is a wreath she made from the pages of an old book called The Hiding Place..
This is one of my favorite books and I think it is beautiful..
Shonda said I could put it in my Sun Room where I like to read.
Then she opened another from me..
An antique Pink Depression water pitcher that she has loved since I bought it at an auction..
It matches a bowl she had received from Terry's mother..
She was excited.. smile..
She also made this for me..
A lovely centrepiece made from a vintage Christmas tree stand..
I had found this old box..
And filled it with her favorite homemade treats that I make at Christmas..
I loved the way the packages looked that she had done..
Burlap bows and berries..
And another gift from her..
A pair of skates filled with holly, branches and such along with a wreath hanger to put on my door..
Here is the Santa I made for her..
She loves Vintage Christmas so this will match her new house decor..
He is made from a wool sweater that had a cowl neck which made a lovely hood..
The decoration on him came from old vintage hats that I had.
She gave me a lovely round rooster mat and old shelf that she had in her other house. She knew I loved them and kept them for our exchange..
That is the nice thing about having a whole year to prepare, eh?
Also, this lovely old mirror with a beveled edge..
I also gave her some glitter trees, books, napkins and such..
All in all it was so much fun..
I know I will treasure my gifts and I know she will hers..
We have decided to do it again next Christmas.. smile..
Thank you dear hearts for your visit..
I have answered a few of your comments on the last post.
I need to be a better blogger but there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day, lately..
Our weather here in New Brunswick has been terrible..
It looks so beautiful out there but so much ice and snow..
Some dear folks have been without hydro all through Christmas and into the new year..
We have men coming from Quebec and even the USA to help get everything restored..
Terry plans on getting snow off of our roof tomorrow..
Now they are forecasting very low temps..
Winter in Canada, eh!
Do you have plans for New Year celebrations?
We are going to a New Years Eve service at church and then I am planning a lovely dinner for after..
Praying that all is well with you dear ladies..
HAPPY NEW YEAR.. XO