Saturday, December 26, 2009

SSCS 2009 OPENED!

These are the lovely parcels I received from Brigitte in chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap 2009. I have been a good girl and have waited patiently to open them. They have been sitting under my pretty Christmas Tree all this time.

But all waiting eventually comes to an end. Here is the cutest wall hanging. I simply adore it. When I am done with this post I am going to go and touch it again and look at all the lovely little details.

A little closer look for you...
This very charming and very tiny coffee pot from Poland. A lovely memory of Brigitte's time there while her husband was stationed there. Brigitte has just informed us that she is moving back to Bavaria in Germany. The lid of the coffee pot lifts up... just too cute...
A little pair of Stork scissors - I have never had a pair and have always wanted one - thank you so much Brigitte!
Delicious marzipan covered in bitter dark chocolate - so yummy! I can attest that they travelled just fine... and oh the joy of finding another layer underneath! Six very special chocolate hearts... which I will really enjoy with a cup of tea while looking at...
this amazing German patchwork magazine! What a great thing to send! And I am not going to let a little language difference slow me down one bit!
Just look at what is in here. I've just put the kettle on... won't be long now! A little break between family chaos...
Thank you again, Brigitte, for these very lovely gifts. I so appreciate the time and thought you have put in to this Christmas swap.
Well, that's Christmas for another year! A little sad and a little relieved! Now on to the hot, dry summer...
Once again we are off to Albany for a little break. I'll be out of the blogging world until the middle of January.
I sincerely hope your Christmases were bright and the New Year celebrations grand...
Cheers!
Shari

14 comments:

Christine said...

Looks like you got some lovely gifts, I love those marzipan hearts and have a couple of those tins for my pins the come in very handy after you finished the sweets.

Merry Christmas
Christine

Julia said...

Beautiful gifts Shari..
have a wonderful time away...travel safely...see you in the new year.
Hugs Julia ♥

Lurline said...

Love your gifts - happy holidays, stay safe!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Chookyblue...... said...

what a wonderful bundle of goodies from Brigitte.......enjoy trying to work out the magazine........thanks for being part of the SSCS this year............have a wonderful time away..........

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely presents for you from Brigitte!
Have fun at Albany.
Best wishes to you and your loved ones n 2010!
Look forward to see you back in January (O:

jacquie said...

what lovely gifts! hope you had a wonderful christmas!

Barb said...

What fun gifts......

belinda said...

Good stuff girl!!!!

nima said...

beautiful gifts Shari....Enjoy your break....Have a great new year ....

em's scrapbag said...

That snowman wall hanging is wonderful. You really must have been a good girl.

Shasta said...

That does look like a great swap. The quilt is adorable, and the other goodies look wonderful as well.

Brigitte said...

glad you like what I made and bought (with love) for you. Travel safe, Shari
greetings from Brigitte

Simone de Klerk said...

What a darling present!!! The landscape in the snowman is so pretty (O:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my. Such incredible lovelies!

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