Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Domestic Underground Ornament Exchange

Tia
of  DomesticUnderground
became my partner in an ornament swap.
Look at the lovely ornaments that she sent to me!

When my hubby brought the package to me,
I ripped into the package like a women gone mad! 
When I saw all of the wonders in my package,
I burst into tears...

Don said"Now what is that all about?"
"I am so blessed, is all..."

When I was notified of who my partner was, I, of course, went to see who she is.
Tia makes the most wonderful creations! 
I knew she loved crosses and in my secret hearts wishes
I was so hoping she would send me a small cross. 

It was to be "an" ornament swap
but Tia sent me so many gorgeous ornaments.
I am just in awe of the Lords' abundant bounty towards me.
  I can not tell you how wonderfully blessed I am. 
Not only did she send me one of her
beautiful pieces of artwork but she sent me

TWO crosses!
 Now how wonderful is that?
 When I opened the box there on the very top was this stunning
Victorian metal cone filled with lovely old
music sheets line the inside and more music sheets shredded,
lace trimmed and a cameo as the center piece.
She had me pegged from the very start.
PLUS inside of that was another gift! 
(A metal bookmark with the scripture
John 15:5-
"I am the vine, you are the branches.  He who abides in me,
and I in him, bears much fruit.")


Then I saw "them", 
the two gorgeous crosses!
They are so very beautiful that words can not express how much I love
all of the devine details, sheet music background and
the jewelry pieces added to the top. 
They are truly a work of the finest art!
They are made of wood then covered with Tia's touch
There was an advent calendar
(that I have already hung for my smallest grandchildren.) 
Last but definately not the least
enclosed was this gorgeous lace card with a love note from Tia!


Tia,
 I can not fully explain how
 wonderful, sweet, and kind your loving gifts have meant to me!  
Thank you, thank you, thank you! 
YOU have "made" my Christmas already!
Blessings to you,
Sharon
p.s. Please go over to see Tia at
Tell her I said "Hi".


20 comments:

Hopemore Studio said...

Sharon, What a wonderful exchange. The ornaments are beautiful and I can see why you were so excited.

Angie

LuLu Kellogg said...

Sharon, these ornaments are beautiful!

It was due to the magic of choosing what time you want your post to apprear in advance that today's post posted at 3:18am! You know I am definitely not up at that time of the morning....lol For some reason, my posting time is on Pacific Standard Time and I don't know how to change the darn thing!

I really am loving these ornies!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Wow Sharon, you struck gold! Thanks for coming by my blog and taking time to leave your sweet comment! Merry Christmas!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely ornaments for a lovely lady... Very pretty....

luthien said...

wow!! the ornaments are so very very pretty!! gorgeous!!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Oh Sharon, I think you hit the jack pot. What a beautiful exchange. I can see why you are so excited and now you just love and enjoy all of them.
Hugs, Pat

Household 6 said...

Awww!! You are so sweet to me, Sharon... and you always know the right thing to say and the best way to say it. I need some of those verbal skills :)
I am so glad that you were my swap partner, and that you inspired these crosses which were so enjoyable to make for you! I may have to start searching for jewels so that I can continue to make these!
Merry Christmas season to your home from ours!
Much luv

Sherry Goodloe said...

Tia makes GORGEOUS artwork, and I just think she is one of the sweetest blog buddies I have!

T's Daily Treasures said...

All the ornaments are absolutely beautiful! What great gifts to receive from your swap partner. Blessings, :) Tammy

Anneke said...

the ornaments are so beautiful.
and i like the shapes and details

Cynthia K. said...

Sharon - Oh, I would have cried too - these are the most gorgeous and luscious ornaments ever. And of course, so meaningful and the cross is always a precious symbol...a true blessing. I think the Lord was really loving on you through her...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Sharon,

These ornaments are just gorgeous! What a great swap. Enjoy these for years to come.
Tammy

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

What wonderful treasures!

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Very lovely ornaments. The crosses are divine. The cone is out of this world. Sheet music and cameos;that did it for me. I definitely think your swap partner needs to make more of those. Wish I could have seen your face when you opened the package.
Blessings, Gerri

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Ohhhhhh Sharon, these ornaments are absolutely stunning!! I can see why you were so thrilled when you received them!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment! You are such a sweetheart and I always love hearing from you!
Love & Hugs, Carol Anne

Miss Sandy said...

Sharon,

What a beautiful blessings, the ornaments are divine! Sweet Lady, you deserve them. Enjoy!

Nadine said...

What lovely gifts - I know that you will treasure them! She is very talented!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Deborah said...

You did receive some lovely things Sharon. Really adorable. I especially love the cone ornament. You deserve it. I a constantly in awe of the lovely work you do and to sell the at such great prices too. I think you deserve much more.

Marleen said...

Wowow Sharon I love this soooo much, It's so great to look on your blog. Unfortunately I live in the Netherlands, otherwise I was just shopping I think! ;) Real great all this handmade things and so romantic! It gives me very warm feelings!

Hugsss,
Marleen

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh my,,how amazing! I will have to visit her blog...lucky you! thats better than winnin the lottery!
Love it!
Marcie

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