Monday, November 26, 2012

OLM Ornie Swap

Greetings friends.... I sure hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Ours was a quiet one with hubby, Silas, Aunt Holly, and I.  It was just as well really since poor Silas came down with his first ear infection and hubby came home from a business trip with a head cold.  I'm sure you all have guessed by now that I didn't escape the have a head cold and then some so I thank my two lovely boys for sharing...LOL.  It seems like the month of November came and went with in seconds.  Every weekend has been so busy that I haven't even had time for a hair cut which I sorely need.  Anyway more about what's been keeping me so busy in a little bit. 
 I just have to show you another wonderful set of ornies I received.  A little while back OLM did a ornament swap that I participated in.  The above photo are of the lovely ornaments I received...I forgot to take photos of what I sent (I know I'm bad).  Starting with the top and going clockwise... Lovely prairie doll and sweet little stocking by Tam @,  The cutest reindeer I ever did see by Becky @,  A tasty looking gingerbread man from Allison @, and last another yummy looking gingerbread man from Cindi @  If you haven't seen these gals blogs please go check them out.... all of them are so very talented and I feel honored to have their ornies on my tree for many years to come.
 This year we did things a little different in the Meloon house... every year I drag out the tree and all the decorations while hubby watches football (I decorate it by myself  too).  I usually put the tree up in mid December and enjoy it until mid January.  Well this year since turkey day was going to be a quiet one I talked my best gal Holly into helping me and Silas decorate our tree.   It was fun to see Silas get so excited about hanging ornaments on the tree....after all it is his first time doing it.  Well he put them on all backwards...which was cute but Aunt Holly was there to help him get it right.  I think they both had a ball.  :0)
Here are a few close-up shots of  the tree so you can see some of the lovely'll see all the new ones from the OLM swap and even some from Amy's swap (they're all on the tree believe me it's a big I love them all).

 Isn't my tree topper just the makes me think of  Santa's misfit toys for some reason.  It was created by the lovely and sweetest gal you'll ever meet Sandy Melerski.  You can find her daughter's blog on my side panel to the left (just tell Jackie I sent ya).
Here are a few of my Santas....the one on the left and right are by Tricky Stitches Primitives and the one in the center is a Stein's Country Collection

 My sweet and only Limerick bear with my cute Carol Stuck Santa.  Carol gave him to me in a swap this summer.  Here is Carol's blog  if you would like to see more of her creations.
My big Wanda Carson bear with his snowman from Jodi Parkes -Fat Hen Farm (on left) and my sweet marshmallow boy by Kimberly @ (on right).

 More of Kimberly's set of snow folks.  They stay out all year I don't have the heart to pack them away.  I have a Christmas corner... where my treasures stay out all year.  Hubby says he's good with it as long as it doesn't start expanding...LOL....good luck with that hubby. :0)
 More goodies from Kimberly....I know I have a problem....LOL!
Last are a few of my Pat Murphy bears  I was lucky enough to see Pat last week at a very small show in West Virgina.  It was so good to see's been a few years so it was good to catch up on what's been happening in our lives.  Did I take photos....of course not....did I take photos of the Hunt valley bear show the week one.  What can I say I forget about my's all about living in the now. 
Well... I'm sure you're all thinking... look at all the links.... what the....well I believe in sharing what you love.  :0)
Okay...I must be off...hopefully the next time I'll be able to post about a swap, a few good finds, and about a few projects I've been working on. I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy. :0)


  1. Oh theresa, feel better soon, I have been gighting a cold too..ick.. lots of zicam and vitaman D! So glad you liek your ornies, there was a great bunch of gals that made a wonderful batch of ornies! OLM

  2. Hope you are feeling better soon! I love all of your ornies, so adorable!!! I love all of your Christmas decor, prim perfect. hugs, Lecia

  3. Hi Theresa,
    I sure do hope you feel better soon.
    Wonderful ornies. And I must admit...
    I am drooling over all your Dolls and Teddys!!!
    What an amazing collection you have.


  4. Love your ornies - I got one of those adorable reindeer too! I'm sorry you have been under the weather - no fun.
    Your Santas and snowmen are to die for! Love them all too! I am way behind and still need to decorate. Got the trees up but not decorated...because I'm working on SOMEONE'S swap goodies :-)
    Sending Blessings your way.

  5. Hope you all feel better soon.Yuck when you want to be decorating and shopping and enjoying the season.Loved all your pretty pics today lots of eye candy.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. Hi Theresa~

    Hope you feel better soon. Love all your ornies and all those other wonderful goodies.

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

  7. Now why haven't I found your blog sooner? Misi posted that gorgeous Santa you made and I just had to come on over! I am now a follower and I will have to check out your goodes!
    Hope you feel better. Love your tree and ornies!

  8. First time visitor . . . adorable decorations. Too sweet, love all of them :O) Blessings, Sandy

  9. *Sigh* I seem to miss a lot of posts, I really don't care for the new blogger dashboard, so follow my faves on a feed and sometimes I neglect to check the feed :( anyway, your tree is beautiful as are the ornies you received!!!

    Amy's swaps have made this Christmas season extra special!!!