My goodness! Are you ladies (and gents!) as busy as I've been this past week, getting ready for Christmas? On top of regular life, and dog sitting Bentley, it's been very tiring - but a good tired!
It was so exciting to receive two tags and a Secret Santa package this week! I'll start with the tags.
The one on the right is from Linnea of Neabear and B'Daddy's Nest. The one on the left is from Wendi of Soul Delights. Such beautiful details on both of them! Linnea made hers double-sided, too!
I was surprised when Wendi also sent along a redwork towel and a hand-made tote bag! And, also a Ghiradelli chocolate bar! ;) Thank you, ladies!
Again, sorry for the poor photo quality. It breaks my heart that I can't afford $100 to buy a new camera. Would you believe my printer/scanner is down, too? It just won't turn on - don't know if it just needs a new power cord or if it's something more serious. As you all know, a camera is vital to blogging! But, I'm the type that can make do and carry on!
Now, on to my Secret Santa gifts! I joined the Secret Santa Soiree this year. I received the most wonderful gifts that were tailor-made for me!
In the background is a folded square tablecloth made from red bandanas! I absolutely love it! Look at that scrub brush in the center ~ her dress is the holder! Ingenious! Three vintage Hitchcock mystery magazines - I can't wait to dive into those. At the bottom is a beautiful card of a teacup with cherries on it, and a (real) teabag inside! To the left of that is a pair of vintage red-capped S&P shakers with cherries painted on them - I squealed with delight when I saw these! Beside the scrub lady is a most wonderful hand-made pillowcase of a sunbonnet girl with a cherries print skirt. I'm going to hang it like a dishtowel! On the case is a (not-hand-made) tag of sunflowers that says Sunshine on a Stem. I like that saying! Right above that is a juice glass with a cherry on it - perfect!
The rest of the items in the pic are pretty gift bags and ribbons that these items were wrapped in. My Secret Santa wrote little notes, one for each item - I enjoyed reading these so much, it was a nice personal touch! I tell you, I couldn't have picked out better items for myself - well done, Secret Santa! And you know what? My S.S. didn't reveal herself! But, I know who she is! ;)