10/20/09

Our Birthday Swap


Grab a drink and have a sit down.....this is a loooong post.

When Elyse and I discovered that we share
the same birthday, we decided to do a gift swap.

It was two months of planning, shopping,
and anticipating the big day!


And it was a great day!


Everything came so beautifully wrapped and trimmed.


And when I opened this sweet card and pretty little flowers
fell into my lap, I knew the fun had begun.


The beautiful tin I'd wanted so much.....


and this gorgeous blue box....were filled with gifts to unwrap.

I felt like a young girl again as I opened, savored,
giggled and squealed over each and every little package.


Pretty organization.




Sweet personalized clips!








Oooooooooh....so sweet!


And this gift here, touched my heart the most
when Elyse told me that the sweet earrings
belonged to her grandmother.


What an amazing gift! Thank you so much Elyse! Hugs!

One of the biggest treats of the day, was
'meeting' Elyse on the phone! We had
such a wonderful, relaxed conversation.

My day was topped off with a delicious dinner,
prepared by hubby, and followed by my
favorite dessert....pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Yum!

I appreciate all of the sweet birthday wishes
from my wonderful blogging friends. You really
made my day even more special and fun!


My gifts to Elyse. You can visit her blog to see more.








Be sure to sign up for my birthday giveaway
in the previous post. The drawing
will be held tomorrow.


Wishing all of you a sweet day!



14 comments:

Elyse said...

hello birthday girl!

i am smiling the biggest smile reading this post! i love how you wrote it and your pictures are great! i love how you displayed the things that you sent to me. we both set-up the cold creme jar the same!

thank you again so much!!! this was so much fun! i still am giddy over everything -- especially my new birthday girl!

yeah!

xo

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What absolutely beautiful birthday gifts you received! WOW!!!

Hugs,
Marsha

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

What beautiful gifts! I'm glad you had a lovely day : )

Sheryn xox

Julie Harward said...

Boy, did you ever get spoiled! Such nice gifts, must have felt like Christmas! I think that was fun...Thanks! Have fun with all of it! Come say hi :D

Brynwood Needleworks said...

You two are pretty lucky birthday girls! What a grand idea. I may have to post my birthdate (no year) on my blog to see if I share a special day with any of my blogging friends! You're so inspiring!
Thanks
xoxo
Donna

Lisa said...

WOW! you guys didn't even need more gifts! What a super fun swap! Happy Birthday! You gave Elyse great stuff and she gave the same to you!
So glad you had a great day. That's really what it is all about!
Hugs, Lisa

Karen said...

Oh my goodness! What fun! Isn't life grand? Isn't blogging just the BEST? think of all we would miss if we didn't have our blogging buddies!!! It really is amazing if you really think about it. Everone we've met - everything we've learned. sigh!

I can just hear you - with each and every little thing, all the way down to the type of ribbon on the package! "GASP! OH WOW! OH LOOK! OH!MY!GOSH!

VERY FUN! What a happy day!
Hugs. Karen

becky said...

Lovely lovely things.I adore the clothespin girl, and the lovely earrings as well.Thanks for sharing!By the way are they salt and pepper shakers the earrings are on? To cute.

Pam said...

Oh Debi, that was just amazing!! How lucky you both are to have found each other. I'm sure you'll stay the best of friends.
It would be lovely having a dear friend to do things like that with.
Thanks so much for following and putting up my link! How sweet you are. x

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I could just look at those yummy colors in your presents all day! How fun! I love the buttons in the salt shaker! I'll have to ask Elyse where she found that gingham wrapping paper! ♥

Mieke said...

Looking at these beautiful photo's makes me feel almost like Christmas. It's so nice of you to let us all share in the fun !

Lori said...

Debi, i saw Elyse's post about the swap...and i have to say...you two really treated each other to some wonderful goodies...everything is so pretty and sweet!!!

Ginger said...

What great gifts, I especially love the salt shakers with glitter and buttons!! Happy Birthday.
Ginger
http://glitterandroses.blogspot.com

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

This post is droolishios if that is even a word!! My my!! You are both so good at spoiling. I love everything you sent each other.
Hope you both enjoyed your chat.
Big Hugs!!
Sonia
PS. I see you made it into the MA mail art group. How do you like it Debi??