My partner for this party was none other than Wendy of The Life of Me. I crawled through Wendy's blogs, she has 3 of them. One about her life, one about cars and one about buttons. Wendy collects buttons and what an interesting blog that is, with lots of creative ideas. Wendy works at a library and loves to read. She mostly enjoys non fiction. I didn't bother buying her any books though because I imagine she has more than enough books at her disposal each day. She collects owls, antiques and vintage buttons. I live next door to Marine City, Michigan which is the antique capital of the world!! I don't know if that is true LOL but I do know that we have about 20 stores in town and most of them are antique stores. We even have 2 antique malls in the area. So that was an easy peasy job for me. Wendy's favorite colors are pink and purple and she has a hankering for fake flowers. I was amazed at the ease with which I could buy this virtual stranger Christmas gifts when I agonize for hours over what to buy those people I live with and see each day. I certainly hope she enjoys all the goodies I found for her. I truly enjoyed picking them all out. I packaged it all up and mailed it out. A few days later, I recieved my packages from Wendy.
There were all these lovely packages and interspersed throughout were little bags of chocolates!!
On day 1, I got this adorable stocking.
Can't you just see Little Miss Melody's name across that snow drift?
Day 2 I unwrapped this wonderful corkscrew.
Day 3 was this recyclable Wine Bag
She has me pegged!!
On Day 4 I opened this awesome cross.
Now, Wendy, would have no way of knowing this but I collect crosses.
Perhaps Santa told her!!!
Most of them are in my prayer corner except for my Crucifixes that are above our entry doors.
This one will join the others in my corner.
Day 5, this cute little guy came to live at our house.
Day 6 I got 3 new ornaments for my tree.
Day 7 I opened a quartet of Snowmen.
Well the one on the right must be a Snowlady because she is named Wendy too.
What a coincidence!!
Had I not been convinced before, Day 8, proved that Wendy had done a thorough job of spying on me.
Pop on over to see more of my Nativity Collection.
This little soldier called Ghiradelli came to see my on Day 9.
Another beautiful cross depicting Christ's life was opened on Day 10.
On Day 11 when I opened this beautiful buttons and beads choker, I wondered if Wendy had created it.
And on the final day I recieved this wonderful ornament that I promptly placed upon the tree.
Thank you so much Wendy for all the time, effort and thought that went into the lovely gifts. I wish a very Merry Christmas to you and yours and prayers that the New Year brings much peace and happiness to you.
I also want to call out to the ladies of CG Swaps, once again, for another great Swaparoo!!!! You both rock!! Merry Christmas.