An Ornament Swap with Chel

December 20, 2013

Hello everyone, I'm so excited to share with you the ornaments and goodies that I received from Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams.  We both decided that we wanted to do our own ornament exchange and then we would share with everyone what we both received.  It was so much fun and I really enjoyed making the homemade items and gathering the goodies that I wanted to give to Chel.  Take a look at what I received, you will be amazed.

Here is a fabric heart ornament that Chel made herself and the roses stand for Sweetbriar which means a rose.  I really love this ornament with the pink roses, so pretty.

When the box arrived in the late evening this is what I found when I opened it up.  Everything was wrapped up in pretty gold and navy wrapping paper with gold ribbon scattered inside the box.

On the outside of the box was taped this cute picture of two children looking out the window at a Christmas tree with snow falling down and a beautiful Christmas card written from Chel.

Here is the beautiful fabric heart ornament with a button on it and there is red fabric on the back of the ornament too.

There was also this glass ornament with the saying Merry Christmas to a Special Friend with Love and it was tucked inside this red felt ornament holder with the white snowflake on the front.

Next I found this wire star filled with cinnamon sticks and orange peels and the smell is just so nice and wonderful.  This really fits in beautifully with my country Christmas tree theme.

Here is another ornament that Chel crocheted and it's just so cute with the beads and bells on it.  The white, green, red, and turquoise colors of the yarn are just so pretty.

This is a crocheted pin cushion and I think that it's just so cute.  I have it on display on my kitchen window sill.  I love that I can think of my friend when I look at it.

This is a cell phone holder which I really love and the colors are so bright and cheery.  It is crocheted with light green, white, and pink yarn with a cute button in the middle, and Chel made this too.  Chel is so talented and creative and she did a great job making everything.

These beautiful hand warmers are one of my favorites that Chel made.  I love the purple with the pink roses on them and I will love wearing these when I'm driving in my car this winter.  The hand warmers  fit me just perfectly too.

I love how pretty the star ornament looks on my tree and it smells wonderful.  The glass ornament and the crocheted ornament are just special and perfect.

I think that this fabric rose ornament is one of my favorites too and it stands out and looks so pretty on my tree.

I love how Chel took the time out of her busy schedule to make all of these beautiful handmade items that are perfect for me.  All of these goodies are so special to me and I will treasure them always.  I will enjoy looking at the ornaments on my Christmas tree and think of my friend Chel who lives in England.  I'll also enjoy using the cell phone holder and hand warmers.

Thank you Chel for everything, I love it all.  Thanks for being my blog friend and I really enjoyed doing the ornament exchange with you. 

Chel wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

I want to wish you my blog friends a wonderful Christmas and Season Greetings from my home to yours.

Thanks everyone and enjoy.



  1. Aw, thanks Julie, and thanks so much for your beautiful gifts too. The glove pattern was from Cherry Heart at and her pin cushion at I hope you have a great weekend. My shopping is very nearly at an end and I'm putting more sparkle around the house tomorrow! xx

  2. Julie such beauties from Chel. Enjoy. Merry Christmas.

  3. Everything is so beautiful! I love the idea of the wire star filled with cinnamon sticks ... might try to improvise on that myself ;) Merry Christmas Julie!! Wendy xox

  4. Lovely colours in these beautiful creations, made especially for you, dear Julie! Enjoy them, as gifts from a friend are so very meaningful.

    Merry Christmas!


  5. Wow! Chel is so creative Julie! All the items are beautiful! I can just imagine how thrilled you were to receive them! Have a Very Merry Christmas.

  6. How fabulous it must have been to receive such lovely gifts Julie!

    Have a very Merry Christmas my friend!

  7. What lovely gifts you received Julie! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!