Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Putz House from Deb!

Back Home...
George and I are back home after our little anniversary trip to Disneyland.   One of these days we may go someplace else...but why?  There is no place I like more than this Happiest of Places at Christmas time.  I took a few pics of the wonderful decorations in California Adventure...it was a thirties-style holiday in that park.  I will post about that later.  I feel bad that I haven't posted the houses that Deb from Garage Sale Gal  and made for each other in Erica's of Golden Egg Vintage Putz House Swap.  I have seen so many wonderful houses!  This swap was one of the most enjoyable I have participated in.

Deb's House!
When I saw this frosty house it was love at first sight!
The wreath is a vintage brooch...sigh!

It goes perfectly in my frosty winter vignette.
There was even a little potted tree to go along with it.
Deb knows my love of mushrooms...or toadstools if you prefer.
Perfect on my German office tree.

Isn't this gnome the jolliest ever?
He goes along with my polkadot hearts.

I nearly died when I found this wrapped in a tiny box.
The mushroom pin is only 1" by .75" in size!
Which means the tiny lady bug...incredibly detailed...is probably life-size!
Deb included many many vintage doo-dads and tasty salted caramels!
She even sent my beloved Circus Peanuts!
My House for Deb...
I stole this photo from Deb's blog...I forgot to take pictures of my gingerbread houses!
Thank you, Deb, for being such a wonderful swap partner!
And thanks to Erica for hosting this fun swap.
Swaps are a wonderful way to make new friends and get to know each other better.
I am so thankful for all the wonderful people I have met here this past year.
Happy Thanksgiving!



Hi Shirley,
How FUN to go to Disneyland! It's on my list to take my Grandgirl there!
I feel my house isn't very pretty...I should have added curtain or a door or??? It does look nice with your winter white decor...you can add more to it and I won't feel bad about it! It needs more!!! anyway...I Loved swapping with you!
Happy Thanksgiving to You and your family!

vintage grey said...

Love Deb's house!! What an adorable mushroom pin! Too cute! I love your house, too! So sweet!! Happy Thanksgiving! xo Heather

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

BOTH of your houses are so cute! You girls did a great job! I love that Deb used a vintage brooch, and your idea to do a Gingerbread house was fantastic!
I'm happy that you had fun with this swap, and sooo glad that you joined!
Disneyland sounds Heavenly right now! I was there a few years ago, and think about it often! It really is the happiest place on Earth! I hope you had a great time!
Erica :)

chris mckinley said...

First to Deb...your house is lovely! I love the "white" theme...there is something so magical about the white...peaceful! Shirley is a lucky girl to have swapped with you! And Shirley I love your Gingerbread House!! Especially the Gingerbread Christmas tree!
Hugs, chris

Tammy's in Love said...

Welcome back! Wasn't it fun to come home all in the mood for full-on decorating after your trip! Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friend!

Dorothy said...

Hi Shirley, Happy Thanksgiving! Both of your houses are pretty. That vintage brooch was a cute idea! Liked the gingerbread tree,too.

My Vintage Mending said...

Beautiful...you lucky girl...this was such a great swap..smiles..Renee

Creative Breathing said...

Happy Thanksgiving Shirley! Your circus themed Christmas is so beautiful! Every detail is perfect. I love the glittery red and the clowns on their Thinker Toys.
You have received a beautiful Putz house for your home. Lucky you! It has been so much fun to visit each person in the swap. Such talented ladies! E

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Shirley! Your trip to Disneyland with your favorite person sounds just perfect. What happy memories the two of you have made.
You mailbox has been a happy place. Just look at all the thoughtfulness that was gathered just for you. Houses, tiny wreaths, orgy bitty toadstools....Such sweetness!
I do hope you have a happy Wednesday, my friend.