Saturday, December 7, 2013

Joyeux Noël - Christmas Ornament Exchange

Joyeux Noël
From France

 It was an exciting day when Magali's package arrived.
 Buzz and I were heading out to run errands and we couldn't wait to see what was inside, 
so we opened it right then and there.
(in our car)

Inside was a sweet 
Christmas Wish 
and a note about each ornament she had packed.

The house on her handmade card is Her
"Little White House"
 Isn't it Lovely!

 The first thing she mentioned in her card was this little wooden teddy bear.
She chose it because of it's bright red and green colors.
(because she knew that's what I liked) 

 Doesn't it look sweet with my "Baby" Bear!
I sure think so.

 Magali said she had a hard time deciding between the 
Teddy Bear Ornament and this Fabric Heart
so she got them both.

Lucky Me...Because I Like them Both!

 I especially like the way the heart looks with these old ice skates.
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

The apple is a nod to the very first Christmas tree's in France.
Magali said, "Back then, they were decorated with real ones of course!"

I love this 
It looks so pretty!

Then there was the Candy!

She said it was typically French
but these Texans thoroughly enjoyed it.
(Especially my better half)

Thank you Magali - from Buzz

Last but not Least
Magali made this NOEL cushion for me.
She purposefully left an opening so that 
I could tuck greenery inside,
that's exactly what I did.

As a nod to Magali 
I have it displayed in my
Inspired Guest Bath.

It couldn't be More 

My greatest gift has been getting to know You
through this 
"Christmas Ornament Exchange"
Thank You For Everything!

If you haven't met Magali yet, you should visit her blog

Thank You Vicky for hosting This
"Christmas Ornament Exchange".

I never in a million years thought I would enjoy it so much!

 Giving gifts to Debbie Harris
as well as receiving gifts from Magali.

It was a Blessing!

To see other participants in the
ornament exchange, visit the linky on
Vicky's Blog


  1. What delightful items from Magali! Each gift is simply wonderful and you can tell dear Magali put a lot of love and care into your package :) I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

    Hugs to you!

  2. Wow, They are all so beautiful! I can tell she thought long and hard about what would be the perfect gifts for you. Have a blessed weekend!

  3. What a lovely gift chosen with great thought! The blog world is a wonderful place to meet others, near and far!

  4. Oh how lovely! Everything looks so perfect the way you have displayed them. Magali did a wonderful job picking out and making such perfect things for you....:) Thanks so much for joining sweet friend.....Blessings, Vicky

  5. What fun, Geneva! I love everything you got and how special to know she selected every single item with YOU in mind. Love it! xo Diana

  6. Hi what pretty gifts you received through the ornament exchange!
    Julie at Julie's LIfestyle

  7. Magali's gifts are perfect! And I love how you've decorated with them! :)

  8. What an awesome idea! I LOVE IT and they are "so you!" Merry Christmas Geneva & Buzz! I LOVE & MISS YOU!!! HOPEFULLY I'll see you in Jan! Tricia & Kathy are planning at party at their home.

  9. What sweet gifts! They are indeed perfect. I am enjoying seeing what everyone has received. Now to get busy and post mine. :)

  10. Magali did a great job with the teddy bear ornament and the pretty plaid heart, but I love the Noel pillow hanger. You displayed them delightfully. I had the pleasure of sending ornaments to Magali. I love how the ornament exchange circled around several countries.

  11. Love all of these...especially that little cushion. So Sweet...

  12. Thank you so much for sich a nice post! It was a real pleasure to get the parcel ready and to receive mine as well. We all owe a big thank you to Vicky indeed for all the work she put in the project. I'm glad your husband enjoyed the "pralines".

  13. I am a french lady and I dont speak a good english... Quelle belle idée que ces cadeaux de Noël ! I love your blog ! I wish you a very beautiful and quiet Chrismas !

  14. The gifts that you received are so lovely. That NOEL cushion is sooo sweet! This ornament exchange has been sooo much fun!

  15. I love the little redwork crossstitch Magali made for you Geneva! You have decorated it beautifully with the red berries and the greenery! Such a precious card she made for you too, with her little cottage in the picture!
    I'm a lover of all things french too!

  16. Hello dear Geneva! I am slow at making my rounds, but getting there. The computer and I are not the best of friends. :)
    You recieved some lovely thought out gifts, just beautiful! Those candies are one of my favorites! I'm sure you did enjoy them.
    Again I want to thak you for ALL of my precious gifts that you lavished me with. They are now on my tree and look just wonderful!!! I put them together on the tree in a place where I can see them from any where in the house, Love them!
    I see all you ladies and your excellent photos of your gifts, and how well you write out things on your blogs, you can tell that it is not my gift. :) I would have loved to show off your gifts given to me better in the picture as they deserved it. I did not do them justice. I should have had my dear Stephanie take the pictures. Next time. :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Debbie


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