Sunday, July 26, 2015

christmas in july ~ completely and thoroughly spoiled.....

.....by Anthea, in Chez's Christmas in July swap.  I just love everything she sent me, and she was/is so generous!

You may know, if you read Anthea's blog, that she and her family are going through a very sad time at the moment, and I wish her much love and lots of hugs. Anthea has sent me some very lovely, kind and thoughtful emails since I was diagnosed with cancer last year, and I have felt very glad to know her online, and felt quite excited my swap gifts were from her.

Here are the gorgeous parcels, wrapped in lovely paper - yes I unwrapped them while still in bed!


 ..... and here are the gorgeous things she sent me -




gorgeous 'Holly the Dolly'.....


a  lovely 'T' ornament.....


and this sweet bag.....

I got a lovely giggle out of the little note Anthea sent with her bag  - if you can't read it, it says 'a fun little goody bag... do wish someone 'piece' or 'peace'? (Take a good look at the words on the fabric!).... 
maybe it's Christmas fabric for quilters lol!


and these are gorgeous - a 'surfing Santa' knife, an angel snowglobe, and a 'Candy Cane Lane' candle 

I just loved them all.  Thank you so much Anthea!

And now I'm off for a cuppa and a lolly or two..... 
back tomorrow with what I sent to Nanette

xx

13 comments:

  1. What a lovely swap Tania....fantastic presents! Mmmmm cuppa and lolly or two sounds good to me...shame I am so far away or I would be over quick smart!!

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  2. Wow such lovely gifts you have received from Anthea,love the dolly,yep I am following Sue over for a cuppa,lol xx

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  3. what gorgeous goodies!
    looking forward to seeing your makes next post.

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  4. Great parcel of gifts. Love the surfing santa

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  5. Such a delightful lot of goodies you have there.

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  6. Christmas will be here before you know it - so nice that you get to celebrate a few months early, and with such a lovely bunch of packages.

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  7. Lovely gifts from lovely Anthea

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  8. Anthea makes the best gifts, she was my Santa Sack partner last year. Dolly is a delight, and I love the little extras she sent.

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  9. such a lovely selection of gifts from Anthea...
    Hugz

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  10. What lovely gifts from Anthea. Enjoy your goodies, Tania. xx

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  11. Gorgeous gifts, Anthea sure did spoil you and very worthy of it too, enjoy. Hugs

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  12. Happy Christmas in July... And gorgeous gifts received from Anthea.

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