You don’t believe me?
Then please take a look at all these gifts and this picture doesn’t even show everything I have received!
OK, I admit, it wasn’t Santa who brought me a all these wonderful gifts but our mail lady, delivering a swap package from the sweet bear maker and mixed media artist
TINA from Denmark.
I can assure you though that unwrapping everything felt like Christmas.
Tina spoiled me big time with a beautiful papier mâché tussie mussie, a wall pocket, laces, frozen charlottes, sheet music, vintage bobbins and so much more. This is a gorgeous tag book, she had created with lots of laces and beautiful images.
Isn’t this girl on a swing just cute? She went straight on the Christmas tree and makes such a wonderful ornament there along with some of Tina’s beautiful tags.
One of the tags I used to embellish a silver plated bell.
Besides the large frozen Charlotte there was this tiny one. Tina had also sent me a vintage cookie mold and a very pretty altered optometry lens.
I love this beautiful wall pocket Tina had made for me. For now I have included it in the Christmas decoration. After the holidays it will go into the studio to hold all kinds of ephemera.
Then there was this Danish lady for my collection of adopted ancestors, a vintage powder box, a heart ornament and vintage bobbins.
Receiving all those awesome gifts, wouldn’t you have felt like Christmas too?
Dear TINA, I can’t thank you enough!!! I love including your gifts in my Christmas decoration and will have lots of fun using the goodies :-).
Please visit Tina at her lovely blog TinyBear where she shows her sweet bears and her mixed media creations!
♥ – ♥ –♥
Here you can see my swap gifts for Tina. The middle picture shows a Santa wall hanging and then there are fabric ornaments, an embellished tin, paper trees, laces, buttons, vintage stencils with her initials and other things she can play with :-).
Next time I have to show you the wonderful advent calendar swap I had with my dear friend MARIE over at Lost Bird Studio. Receiving her 24 beautifully wrapped packages felt again like Christmas.
Here is the number 1 as a little sneak peak. Doesn’t it look very pretty?
The snow outside is adding to the Christmas feeling. We got about 4” over the last days. If you have snow too, I wish you save travels and hope you stay warm.