Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas in the Kitchen Swap Goodies

I love participating in swaps.  It's fun to create things for others and then get something in return.  I joined Erica's Christmas in the Kitchen Exchange over at Golden Egg Vintage and was partnered up with Betty Jean at Shabby Tea Party.  We were to create 2 kitchen themed ornaments, a tag or card, a recipe and throw in some goodies.  Here is what I made for Betty Jean.
 I went to World Market knowing that they had these tiny little graters.  It is the perfect size for an ornament.  I blinged it up and added a sweet little gingerbread man to it.  
 I also picked up a mini whisk.  I wrapped the handle, added a Santa ornament to the top and finished it up with some red ribbon and beads.
 Even though this card isn't kitchen themed, it is perfect for Christmas.  Aqua bingo card all dressed up in red, French and vintage touches.
 I also sent along a pack of red paper straws, a gingerbread man with bakers twine, socks, peppermint bark and cupcake papers.  I hope you liked your goodies Betty Jean!
 Betty Jean made this amazing smelling gingerbread man that is covered in pretty glitter.  I wish you could smell him!
 And isn't this gingerbread house the cutest?  It is covered in glitter and has a sweet bottle brush tree.  It sits on an electric candle and is so adorably cute.
Here is the tag she made me...I love how she did everything in a gingerbread theme.  The tag has a vintage teaspoon and the tiniest gingerbread man cookie cutter tied to it.  The recipe is for Frosty Date Ball Cookies...I think I will have to make these for Cody since he loves date cake.  She also sent along some candy but Cody stole the Almond Roca as soon as he saw it, I enjoyed the peppermint bark chocolates and I used the mini chocolate Santa's to decorate cupcakes this week.  Thank you so much Betty Jean...I love all of my goodies!


Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love everything you received and how fun to participate in this! I love what you made too. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Donna said...

Sounds like a fun swap! Love the ornaments you created, and all of the goodies. Looks like you received some fun things, too! That little gingerbread house is so cute:)

Betty said...

Trisha, thanks for being a great swap partner. I'm glad you (and hubby) enjoyed your gifts. Christmas Hugs,

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

CUte! I love the lighted house and gingerbread man!
And I can't believe you found that teeny grater at World Market! How perfect!
You BOTH made adorable things!
Thank you so much for joining my swap!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Erica :)

Jenny's Heart said...

I loved doing this swap too!
ps your box was sent last week I am hoping it arrives by tomorrow.

Patti said...

It was a really fun swap! And, it's fun to see what everyone is making. Merry Christmas!

Laurel Stephens said...

The gifts you exchanged are adorable, Trisha, and the ornaments you made are so creative and cute. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!