First are the four wonderful packages I received in the Trim the Tree swap. The Trim the Tree swap is the very first swap I ever participated in on Flickr, and I look forward to it every year. Not as many participants this year as in years past, and a slightly different format, I think meant to reduce stress on the swap mama, but just as fun as ever. It's always so exciting to see what people come up with, and this year was no different. Such a fun assortment of Christmas decorations. Since I didn't put up a Christmas tree this year (as you can see from the photo - this is only a pseudo tree, put up at the last minute because I couldn't stand the lack of Christmasy atmosphere here!) these will wait until next year when I (hopefully) will decorate more. We're staying home next year.
A giant jingle bell and a child's Christmas sock seem to figure prominently here. I love it! I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more of these next year.
The cute little Christmas house is from Nikki. It is made from 30's fabric. I love the little cowboy on the door. Really sweet.
Thanks everyone for brightening my holidays and making all these special goodies just for me.