Monday, December 21, 2009

Ornament Swap

I had an ORNAMENT SWAP at my home this year with family and friends...we played DIRTY SANTA with the ornaments...that's always a lot of FUN!!! I hope to make this an annual party...think I will try and make my ornament for next year...I better get a start on it in August! I'm also thinking about doing a "BLOGGER ORNAMENT SWAP"...what do you think about this idea? Well the kitchen is almost finished...all we still need to do is the back splash, some woodwork around the bar area and put up window treatments...I'm really pleased with how it has turned out. I have some pics of it here in this post and will do a entire kitchen post later.

This is the ornament that I ended up with...I think he is a real CUTIE!!!!

My little helper...she made all the "sweets" for me...THANKS Mary Claire!


Donna said...

I would love to do an ornament swap next year. Your Santa is too cute! Looks like you had a wonderful time with all of your Christmas decor and delicious food.

Jane said...

That's a great Santa ornament that you ended up with. I think a blogger ornament swap sounds like a great idea too!
Your house looks beautiful and very festive. I love the dining room color.
Have a wonderful holiday.

Deb said...

The ornament swap sounds like a lot of fun and the Santa is adorable. I'm loving your granite countertops! Can't wait for the kitchen post.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Your house looks very Christmas-Y! And I think the idea of having an ornament exchange is great. How fun would that be?! Your kitchen is looking great...looking forward to your kitchen post. Maybe after the holidays?

AuroraSuzette said...

I have forgiven you for your previous comments about your fabulous weather when I was whining, lol. I like the idea of a blogger ornament swap..Go for it. I don't know what Dirty Santa is, but please, please don't tell me! Merriest Christmas, you!

Vickie said...

Your home looks lovely! WHat is Dirty Santa? I need to know - it's bugging me!

Have a wonderful CHRISTmas and good times with your family!

Amanda Jo said...

I just love your decoration style! The vintage table cloth is a great touch! :)

marmielu said...

I'd love to do an ornament swap online! I think that sounds like a great idea! (But then I had better get myself organized.)
Everything looks so nice for your party. What a nice helper you had!
I spotted that tablecloth, and looked at it with longing! lol
Have a wonderful Christmas, and I'm so glad we've gotten to "know" each other.
Mary Lou

The Real Estate Talker said...

Oh, that sounds like a lot of fun, what do you do for the dirty Santa swap?
Merry Christmas to you and yours

Natasha in Oz said...

I love all those Christmas goodies you had out on that gorgeous granite counter! Your home looks so beautifully festive too.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2010. See you then!

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like a FAB party... LOVE that first Santa!
Merry Christmas!

Judi said...

The ornament swap sounds like lots of fun! Everything looks so yummy ~ especially when it's sittin' on top of a vintage tablecloth!!! Merry Christmas! Judi

deb said...

What a cute Santa Ornie you received. Everyhting looks so fun and festive! Love your Poinsettia tablecloth!

Wishing you a magical memory making Merry Christmas!!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

He is a cute ornament! Love the tablecloth - it looks vintage and the santa cake stand is too cute!

Merry Christmas


Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Love all your decs - your little swap ornament is so cute. Have a lovely Christmas :) x

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the ornament you got! I would definitely be in for a blog ornament swap {having enough notice and I think a year will do it}!

Carole said...

I like the idea of a ornament swap but you'll have to catch me early after Thanksgiving I'm a basket case though at the end like now I'm almost normal!:))) Love the silver tinsel retro!
have a Merry Christmas....ya want me to send you down some snow...I think I have some to spare! haha

Sea Gypsy said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by and making me feel so welcome to White Wednesday! Your home is just beautiful! Those chocolate treats really really do look good. Ornament swap sounds like fun!

Elyse said...

how adorable everything looks! isn't it so much fun having little photo shoots for blog posts! enjoy

happiest holidays to you ~*~


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a beautiful home and so sweetly decorated for the holidays! Love all your precious details! Your table looks so gorgeous with its red and white tablecloth! Lovely! Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!

Susie Q said...

I think an ornament swap is a fantastic idea! Maybe I can get things together to do one next year! : )
I hope your Christmas is a sweet one!

Kelly, Carrie, Kylie and Zachary said...

An ornament swap sounds like fun!

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