Tuesday, December 20, 2011

day seven of the twelve days of Christmas ornament swap


Oh, isn't this tag from the next ornament swapper, Sally Turlington,
just so perfectly perfect?
 When Sally's package reached my door, 
I immediately loved the yummy green Christmas tape that circled gloriously around the box. 
I get so excited about the littlest of details...
 It was just like Sally to add one of her little photo note cards of a spiritual nature, 
with a special hand written message inside =)
Once I broke thru the mailer box, 
I found a little white box all tied up in red & white baker's twine....
inside was my ornament, all wrapped up in pretty Christmas paper,
affixed with the coolest puffy sticker.
But, what was really inside...well was just the best.
A delicious snowflake that looked good enough to eat!  Really.
It looked like it had just popped out of the oven.  
 A gingerbread snowflake I say!  LOL....including loads of sprinkles.
Adorned with a vintage religious charm, vintage red button and tiny green jingle bell.
Oh, what an awesome mixture of waxy wonderment.
Sally began with a double-sided brass snowflake, adding paper clay, Lumiere acrylic paint, and several layers of beeswax.
Then added crusty sprinkles of micro beads, collage bits and mica flakes...
with more beeswax.  
On both sides.
 I hung it on our tree with great joy and much appreciation for the amount of work she put into these "flakes", as she called them.
You can see her whole story here.  It was quite the process.
Thanks Sally.  I'll love it always.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh so very vintage, love it!!

Almost looks good enough to eat!!

Debbie
x0x0

susie said...

I just LOVE this...I want one too! It is so fine & filled with holiday wonder. What a fabulous surprise you got when you opened your parcel.
Happy Holiday Dear One,
Big Hugs,
Susie

susie said...

I just LOVE this...I want one too! It is so fine & filled with holiday wonder. What a fabulous surprise you got when you opened your parcel.
Happy Holiday Dear One,
Big Hugs,
Susie