Saturday, December 28, 2013

An ornament swap update {finally!}

Did you join the Christmas ornament swap this year? I was happy to help out my darling friend, Micaela {who started the swap back in 2009} and take over for her as she got to know her new baby girl, Noel. M and I have been exchanging ornaments for five years now {best. tradition. ever.} and I'm in love with the vintage beauties she sent me this year. See?

Micaela knows how I love an old-fashioned angel, and a vintage glass ball covered in frost

Isn't she pretty?

My partner for this year's swap was the lovely Johanna of the Yukon-based blog, Birds on a Wire. I wanted to choose something that would suit her pretty home in the cold, Canadian North. So I picked out this beautiful snowflake and this tiny, handmade bird. Plus I sent her a pack of tea from the Empress Hotel. One of these days, she and I are going to go for afternoon tea together. Right, Jo?

I can't take credit for this gorgeous photo. Johanna took it.

And here is what she sent me! A beautiful sparkly white church in a pretty bell jar. I love, love, love it. It's just so perfectly me. She also sent homemade potpourri which I've been simmering on the stove top all this week. It smells just the way Christmastime should. Thank you, my friend!

I've taken part in many swaps over the years, and the Christmas one is definitely a favourite. I look forward to it every year, and have made some great friends through it. I'm looking forward to next year already :)

Did you play along this year? Leave a link to your blog in the comments if you've got ornament photos to share, won't you please? I'd love to see them!

Happy Holidays, friends. I'll be back soon, with loads of photos from Christmas. 
Until then,
E xo


  1. Thanks for hosting the swap, I felt extremely lucky, the sweet Daniele even included a gift for my son. I blogged about it here

  2. Erin! What a LOVELY little Angel! She is charming. I LOVE that you do this with your blogging friends! Hugs, Mom

  3. I love the ornament swap too - I look forward to this tradition every year!
    Here are my wonderful gifts from Micaela
    Happy new Year!

  4. had so much with the ornament swap. thank you for hosting!

  5. Thank you so much for hosting this year! I am offically addicted! Here is my take on my first swap:


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