Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I joined in a "Christmas in July" themed swap that was hosted by sweet Wendy of RAVENWOOD WHIMZIES and was paired up with Theresa from DULANEY WOODS TREASURES.  First of all, if you have not had the pleasure to meet Theresa, I have to tell you that she is such a talented artist and just the sweetest person.  I know you are just going to love her!  Anywho.....her box of goodies arrived and it was so festive and wrapped so pretty that I hated to spoil it.  Everything was wrapped in Christmas tissue with colored raffia bows, balls and candy canes.


The first package I opened had the cutest prim Santa doll in it.  Look at the little doll attached to his jacket.  Isn't that adorable!  And he smells wonderful of coffee and cinnamon.  The detail that she put into this holiday piece is amazing and I just love him.

Next I found these awesome Santa and Snowman ornies.  They will be a cherished part of my tree decorations this winter.  I love the flannel that she chose for Santa and the tiniest little candycances that he his holding. And did you notice the little flag that the snowman is holding?  I am telling ya, I am a nut for detail and Theresa's work is full of wonderful detail.  She also sent me one of her  beautiful handmade cards with a sweet message inside. 

And that's not all....no, no, no.  There were three cross stitched ornies that are just amazing!!!!    Each one has a different reindeer and Christmas saying.  They are backed with a Christmasy type fabric and stained to prim perfection.  The hangers are attached with rusty safety pins and bells making them perfect little works of art.  Now I am not a cross stitch type person.  I do not have the patience for it but I LOVE it and these ornies will become a cherished heirloom for sure.

And last, in this box of pure pleasure, I found this wonderful Soy Candle in "Winter Spice."  The scent reminds me of bayberry and pine and is so inviting.  It will be hard to save it for the holiday, that's for sure.

So, if I have made you curious and you would like to see more of Theresa's work, I hope you will stop by her etsy.  You can go there by clicking HERE.

Thank you,  sweet Theresa, for all the detail and hard work you put into each of these pieces.  I will certainly enjoy them!



Shirlee said...

Wowza! You have been receiving some really amazing gift packages! It's always fun to see a well thought out swap package sent : )

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

OH WOW - I love all your goodies! Theresa did a fantastic job - I think your big Santa and that little snowman ornie (I want one) are my favs!
Thanks for joining the swap - it was such fun!

Theresa said...

I'm so happy you like your Christmas goodies. I had a great time making them for you. Thank you for your kind words too. :0)

Hillcresthome Prims said...

You sure did get wonderful Christmas goodies!!!!
Christmas is my favorite holiday and Wendy let me join in the same swap. I was in the hospital for a few days so when I got home I had an email waiting for me from Wendy. She has a HUGE heart.
When I was going through breast cancer and had surgery and radition,Wendy put up a breast cancer tree and asked everyone to get the tree and put it on their blog and pray for me.
Now my Mother is is stage 2 cancer and went through chemo and radition and they are doing another round of chemo. My Dad is semi retired they have been married for 45yrs.It was hard on my husband of 23yrs. but he was my rock and we are there for my parents as much as I(we) can.

So I hope we all can enjoy the holiday's.

Your partner does amazing work. Beautiful goodies for Christmas that you are able to put up!!!!!

You are also very talented. The mouser with the stockings are too darn cute!!!!!!!!!!!
I see we have Mouser's in common!!!

HUGS Friend,
Tricia XO

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carol, oh I love the Prim santa, and everything, talented lady. Great goodies for Christmas,lucky ducky. Blessings Francine.

Prims By The Water said...

Love all of your goodies! Stay cool and take care, Janice

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Wow more wonderful goodies! thanks for sharing them with us my friend....


~Sara said...

What a wonderful swap you had. I bet it gets you right in the Christmas spirit already. Blessings~Sara

Trace4J said...

What sweet Christmas swap treasures.


frontporchprims said...

Oh my heavens Carol. Even just the wrapping is beautiful enough. What great things she sent you. I am so happy for you. Now, it's too bad you have to wait until Christmas to put them out. Unless you are like me and don't care:) Have a great day. -Steph-

Lynn said...

Just love all the goodies! Such homespun goodness! I am going to look around her blog, thank you for sharing, Hugs, Lynn

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What wonderful treasures you received. Theresa does awesome work! Have a wonderful week!


TheCrankyCrow said...

I do think you hit the motherlode of swap partners....What amazingly wonderful treasures! I'm a huge Theresa fan....and she spoiled you with some of her bestest stuff! Lucky you!!! Enjoy....(just remember....it's not even spooking season yet...so no putting that adorable Santa up yet....) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Matildan Jaana said...

Ohlalaa,this is a good time to thinking about christmas.Those piknic-couple are so lovely.