Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Swap and our Christmas

Yes, we all wore our crowns from the Christmas crackers, just so I could humiliate everyone with this photo. Just kidding, sort of. ;D Beer bottles on the table. Classy, huh? Oh well we are not completely full of etiquette. We did place napkins in our laps, if that counts. lol
I was partnered with Elizabeth for the Vintage inspired Christmas Swap. What fun it was putting together her package.Of course as always I did not photograph what I sent. Darnit. One day I will do that, just like the before and after photos I always forget to take of our home projects. Oh well nobody is perfect and I never claimed to be. Not even close. Look at this gorgeous package Elizabeth sent me!
She took the time to actually burn me a Christmas music CD. Isn't the label so darn cute?! She's so talented.
Look at the pretty Vintage tags she sent me. Do you recognize the maker? Yep, Sherry Smyth of Esprit D'Art.
This lovely bookmark was made by none other than Miss FiFi Flowers. Check out here artwork here.
Look at these two treasures she sent. Vintage ornaments. Aren't they darling?!
Elizabeth sent this thin ribbon candy that is made right where she lives. Love it.
Okay, so no Christmas goes without a hitch around here, so this one was no different. Yes, that is Chris and Jack splicing our Christmas lights back together. I asked the Mr. to put the star on the tree and of course he had to cut a few branches to make it fit. So while doing that our son said,"dad the red bulb is flickering , you might want to stop". My daughter and I chimed in that they are blinking lights. Well, turns out that one wasn't. Oops! ;D No worries a little electrical tape and some splicing and voila we were back in business.
Jack set up the train his father left him around the Christmas tree. This track can become huge but I have to limit him because he would wrap the darn thing around the whole living room if I let him. He also has a whole lumber yard of buldings and all sorts of cars for his train.

Well, that sort of sums up our Christmas. We did a lot of shopping and way too much eating and played games and enjoyed one anothers company. It was a nice Christmas.


  1. Hi Tammy
    Thanks for showing your family enjoying their Christmas. I love the hats! Your tree looks great with the train. My Dad would have loved that because he was a great train enthusiast. I enjoyed seeing your vintage swap and all the lovely things you received. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your holiday.

  2. Tammy, I haven't been getting out and about much but knock wood, I think the antibiotics are kicking in!!! I'm almost afraid to say that!!! :)

    I'm so glad you had such a lovely Christmas and I laughed to see my tags as part of your swap -- how cool is that?!?! I never see anything I make after it's left the nest!!! hee!!!

    Wishing you and yours the best for the rest of the holiday season and a healthy, happy and blessed new year! xo

  3. Oh my gosh I loved this posting Tammy! You're just too darling for words!! LOVED the crowns and the beer and it's wonderful to know I'm not the only one that lacks in perfection. ;-) Loved the package you received, everything was SO gorgeous. Yes, I fail to take those valuable before photos as well, oh well.
    Hope you have a very happy New Year my friend!

  4. Cute story about the Christmas Tree lights. I love family moments like that -- your family will remember that every year while decorating the tree. Wishing you and yours a Great New Year!!

  5. We always put my husband's old train set below our tree too. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Just stopping by to let you know I've given you and award. Please stop by my blog when you have a moment, thanks♥

  7. I'm glad you had a nice Christmas, Tammy. And don't worry - none of us are perfect. Twyla

  8. Fun! Love the beer bottles on the table!

  9. Tammy, thank you so much for your beautiful message you left on my blog. I am so happy and beaming with the biggest smile!
    Love the photo's of your family having Christmas Dinner with beer bottles,the tree and the train track, looked positively loving and a wonderful day. Looks like you all had the best of time.
    You keep going, just the way you are, your special and beautiful in every way!
    My day is so complete for your kindness. Loads of blessings! Julie-ann

  10. Hi......
    Your blog is really interesting... Keep posting.... Wishing you " A Happy New Year''

  11. LOL..we wore the crowns too but yours were way nicer!! You got some great swap items and I love Sherry's tags! I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas and hope you have a great new years too! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes!

    Sandy xox

  12. HOW FUN! ENJOY the handpainted bookmark! Fifi


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