Settle in. This post is image heavy (and I didn't edit ANY of the photos - so they have a fabulous yellow glow. Keepin' it REAL, folks, sometimes you don't have time for that shit).
My first present was from Flossy - I accidentally opened it early, thinking it was one of my ornament swap packages, because she sent it directly from the Etsy seller (whose information I cannot find - Flossy I'm sure people will ask, would you live the shop link in the comments?), a gorgeous tea cup - which I filled with pumpkin spice coffee, lightened with a little egg nog to accompany my gift opening.
My festive Christmas jammies. My sister made me the jammy pants, she gave them to me the night before (my family does Christmas on Christmas Eve, hence the call to arms for blog-love on Christmas day).
Present time is all about setting the scene for me. A little Bing Crosby, a little coffee, a little delicious currant cake from KAFFEE-HAUS! (which must be shouted in a German accent) - all very key.
First up - prezzies from Sonya! She gave me vintage silk scarves! I LOVE VINTAGE SILK SCARVES! (You know me so well, Sonya) And pretty earrings!
Then came hot cocoa mix from Abbie - I loved the tag featuring her art work!
And her hand-writing is so adorable, just as one would expect.
Next up - presents from Sister Diane of Craftypod fame!
Diane...did you send me baking powder for Christmas?!
Of course she didn't! She sent me VINTAGE BUTTONS - YAYYYYYYYYYY!
Ahhh, and a theme emerged. Kanzashi flower makers -
And pretty fabric -
Perfect coming from the brilliant woman that wrote Kanzashi in Bloom!
Next was an ENORMOUS package from Amy
All beautifully wrapped - in bright colors, very Amy.
Inside there was amazing jewelry...
Stickers of many varieties, a crazy cute vintage plastic deer, cupcake soap on a rope, Bath and Bodyworks hand soap, fun smelling hand sanitizer a candle and all sorts of fun bits and bobs!
Next up from Gemma!
Gem sent me a candy wand, candles, the aforementioned slippers, yummy British candy stuffs, headbands and BLING!
Feelin' the Christmas magic.
Now from Cyndle!
Now, Cyndle is a "real-life" friend who knows that I have an obsession for supporting local businesses and agriculture, and all of her gifts were from local peeps (including herself). There was honey (LOVE), and delicious lollipops, spice rub, books by local authors, soap and a set of BEAUTIFUL wrist warmers from her shop (which, would you believe Cyndle, I left in a restaurant after 3 weeks of wearing them non-stop? Such a bummer).
And these gifts I intentionally saved for last - from my craft mama, (Diane's REAL mama), Pam.
She sent me a Tangle journal, a pen and a lovely set of colored pencils.
Now do you understand why I got all teary yesterday? These women rule. I seriously felt like a five year old that had gotten the most epic visit from Santa EVER! Thanks for being my Santas ladies. Love to all of you.