Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas in the Kitchen Swap!

Cutest Swap Announcement Ever!
I just participated in a Christmas swap sponsored by Erica of Golden Egg Vintage.  The swap was one-on-one with Erica assigning the partners.  My partner was Marci of Parsley Vintage.  I like meeting new bloggers through a swap...they soon become new friends.  Marci's blog is a lot of fun...she has a wise-cracking sense of humor that I really enjoy.  I have a hard time being serious myself...as some of you have probably noticed. 
The point of the swap was to make two Christmas decorations with a vintage Christmas theme, along with a card or tag and a favorite Christmas recipe.  Of course we'd also send a treat and a few crafting or holiday goodies as well.
Marci's Fun Creations!

Such Festive Swap Goodies!
I am still in awe of this totally unique snowman scene.  I wish I had thought of it...lol!
It looks so cute on my kitchen counter.

Tart tins make the cutest decorations.  I have it on my curio shelves near the stove.
Marci included some German scrap Santas for my German Christmas décor.

This is one handsome fellow!
Yummy card from Pinterest!
Kitchen Treats for Marci...
This Spice Tin Santa was made with a large cinnamon tin...8 oz. size.
He's a shelf sitter.

Aunt Maurine's Sugar Cookies.
My kids' favorite Christmas cookies.

Toy Pan Snowman...simple but cute!

Some of the swap goodies...the treat box is filled with truffles.
Looks tasty enough to lick the computer screen...lol!
A Little Bit Country Porch
Front porch on a 65 degree December day.
This is the second year I have done a rustic/country kind of thing.

Baker's rack by the front door.
I put my little red truck outside this year. 
Every thing is wired to the rack so it won't blow away

I found this wooden sled at a new thrift store in town.
The packages are chunks of wood left over from building the pergola.
Not much else is new.

I love this darling Candy House cover.
Thank you, Marci and Erica!
May visions of Sugarplums dance in your head!


Musings from Kim K. said...

What darling things. It's been so much fun seeing everyone's interpretations on this swap. You both were so clever!! I spy lots of things I'd like to try making myself now. I'm loving your porch display too. PS. If a couple of your blowmolds end up missing, you might want to visit West MI. Christmas hugs!

Tammy's in Love said...

Lots of fun for someone who is definitely on the NICE list! Lovin me a 65 degree Dec. day... We had 50 here in MN and that's a blooming heatwave in the tundra!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Yes, Erica had another great swap! So many fun ideas you and Marcie had! I love all the kitchen ideas, because I think it is fun to decorate the kitchen! Your potch looks pretty, too!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Adorable, cute, cute and cute! I've started looking forward to Erica's Christmas Swaps, they are so much fun! It amazes me at all the different ideas bloggers come up with!
Merry Christmas,
Dorothy and Ms.Wilma


You both made unique and fun items for the swap! Awesome!
Merry Christmas.

Jann Olson said...

Shirley, what a fun swap! I can not believe that I did not join one this year. Sure missing them! Erica always does such fun ones. Making tart decorations was on my list to do, but didn't happen this year. I'm sure they will not be going anywhere so maybe next. A Valentine one would be cute, though. Your cinnamon Santa is so cute and I love the pan! I love your porch! I must drive by and get an up close and personal look!! lol! Reminds me that I forgot to put out my small Santa blow mold. Merry Christmas,

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I keep saying this over and over, but I'll say it again! It's been so much fun seeing what everyone has created. I think more so on this swap than other ones even because we all made such different things!
You and Marci knocked it out of the park! Thank you so much for joining, Shirley!
Happy Holidays to you!
Erica :)

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Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I like your rustic country kind of thing on the porch. :)

I miss doing swaps but i'm still trying to down size. probably by the time I'm done, we'll move to a bigger house! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is beautiful...just like Christmas as a child! Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So many wonderful and very cute things!!! I love your Santa shelf sitter!! He's so cute!! Loving your pretty porch display so festive!! :) Happy Holidays!! xo Holly

Susan Clayton said...

I love seeing everyone's creativity. And it's fun to dream up little gifts for someone who likes vintage and crafts. It was a great swap. Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

Everything is so cute and creative. This was a wonderful swap!

Marci said...

Thank you for being a great swap partner. I loved all the goodies you sent and enjoyed it very much!