Saturday, December 3, 2011

Is There Any Ornament as Pretty as a Handmade Ornament?

I don't think so!
Cassandra hosted a handmade ornament swap placing us in groups of four and what a wonderful group it was!

I received a trio of these amazing and exquisitely crafted fabric stars from Linda.

And Mercedes spoiled me with this gorgeous angel

and soft, warm stocking (complete with sparkly wand!)

and a heart that captured my heart with it's vintage charm.

I have long admired the sweet bottlebrush trees all over blogland. So I bleached and glittered then adorned with vintage tattered pearls and wired pink ribbon and gave each a tulle treeskirt to create these for my partners.

Chipboard doves I altered with scrapbook paper, inked and embellished.

And my snowflakes hopefully capture the simple time of Christmas past with sweet vintage images edged in lace and pearls.

No, I would never neglect my third partner, Erica! Her stunning ornaments arrived sooner than the others and I couldn't wait to share them, so scroll down to the next post for the ornament finale!


Lynn Stevens said...

There going to be some of the best looking trees out there in blogland with these beauties!
Happy Holidays!
hugs Lynn

Jo said...

oh wow, what gorgeous swaps .... your trees will be fabulous!

Mina said...

All of these ornaments are truly magical and no, there is none more lovely than the homemade.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous both received and to be given JoAnne. I love handmade ornies. Enjoy dear friend.
Lesley x0

cri-cri said...

wonderful ornaments...

Martina2801 said...

WOW - what gorgeous swaps! I love your Christmas art, JoAnne!

PeggyR said...

Great swap the ornaments are beautiful.

Suz said...

These are so beautiful. What a swap!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, what magical ornaments!! They're all so gorgeous!

A Vintage Chic said...

What beautiful ornaments, Joanne--your tree is very lucky!

Wishing you the most wonderful day, my friend!


Terri said...

Gorgeous! Each and everyone of them! I adore home made ornaments. The tree is going to be so beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Wow what a wonderful swap to take part in - the ornaments are stunning and I am sure will be treasured for ever!

Kim said...

These are all so beautiful!!


Hi, what lovely ornaments, I'm stopping by from Deck The Hall Sunday!

Becs said...

Joanne. All your groups ornaments are awesome!!! Everyone did such a great job! Becs

Sara said...

wow they are all gorgeous. Hugs Sara

Anonymous said...

They all are so very lovely! I am so glad you enjoyed your swap group. Everything made and received was stunning! Thanks so much for joining!

P.S I fixed the links. Thanks for letting me know.

Jenny's Heart said...

Oh my goodness how pretty!
Y'all did a great job in your group!
I had a great time in this swap too.
Merry Christmas