Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fun Fall Swaps

I recently had a few Fall swaps with some great friends and I wanted to share with you some of  the wonderful goodies I received.  The first one I had was with Tarrah from she makes the most beautiful pottery so when you have a chance go by and visit her blog and see all her beautiful pottery. I was so excited to receive a piece of my own. This is the gorgeous urn and spoon holder she made me . I absolutely  LOVE both pieces the pictures just don't do them justice.

Just click on the photos below so you can see the detail in them a little better.


This is where I have it displayed..
Another great thing that came from our swap is a new friendship. Tarrah is so sweet and has the BEST sense of humor. Thanks Tarrah for my pottery I will always treasure it and I'm looking forward to our next one.
The next swap is from my from my wonderful friend Sarah as most of you know by now she makes the best salt dough fillers and I was so excited to get some of her wonderful Fall creations!!!
Here they are all bagged perfectly!!  She sent me a ton of them and I LOVE all of them I can't even pick a favorite.
This Jack And Friends.
Heirloom Harvest.
Autumn Splendor.
Halloween fillers that she attached rusty wire to and made them into ornies. I LOVE these!!!
Last but not least a bag of Fall fixins.
She is so talented and I love everything she makes we are such close friends and we do a swap for every season so I can't wait to see all of her Christmas creations. Stop by Sarah's blog and see for yourself all of her wonderful creations and be on the lookout for her new Christmas bowl fillers. Thank you so much Sarah for everything and most of all for being one of my closest friends.  I treasure our friendship. I"m already getting some things ready for our Christmas swap! :)
This is a gift I received from a friend/customer of mine all the way from Australia her name is Gayle she purchased some candles from me a while back and we began emailing each other and have become great friends. She hand stitched this for me and it means the world to me. Thank you so much Gayle I LOVE it.
Here's the frame I put it in. I'm going to paint it black  as soon as I have some spare time. Oh my goodness...I need to work on getting it in the frame straight too. Sorry!!
I have several antique yellow ware bowls that I don't use I keep them put away because I'm so afraid that they may get broke so I have been on the lookout for a  big Ragon House yellow ware bowl that I can use as a salad and pasta bowl and my friend Tricia from Hillcrest Home Prims  had one on her selling blog and she gave me a GREAT deal on it. Thank you so much Tricia I LOVE it!!! :)
Oh!!! I wanted to mention the dough board that was in all of my pictures was made by my friend Lisa over at she is so talented she  is a crafter that can do ANYTHING!!! She makes dolls, stitchery's, and all kind of woodwork . So go check her blog out she's already started on her Christmas goodies!!!!
I know this was a long post so thanks for sticking with me. I hope everybody is enjoying this beautiful Fall weather. It's finally cooling off here thank goodness.
Fall Blessings,


  1. Wow, are you a lucky gal! Everything looks wonderful Dana, I'm off to visit all of your friends blogs. Thanks for sharing your great pictures and Happy Halloween! Deb

  2. You got some really nice goodies Dana!! I'll check out your friends.

  3. wow that's alotta really cool fun stuff Dana!...thank you for sharing the great pictures!


  4. OMGoodness!!!
    So many Amazing Swap Goodies!!!!
    Loved everything.
    You are such a lucky lady to have such generous and talented friends.
    Thank for sharing!!

  5. Wow!...What fabulous swaps!!!..Thanks for sharing with us!!~~hugs,Jen

  6. Hey Dana! Wow, you really were busy with other swaps! ;) Thanks for posting the are so sweet. I am glad you like everything, and I put back that other piece for you for the next one! LOL!!!
    Happy Halloween to ya! :)

  7. WOW! Dana, you got some wonderful things! You certainly deserve it, you are a real sweet lady anyhow! Thanks for sharing with us!
    God bless,
    Renee (anniegirl)

  8. So many wonderful goodies Dana!! There are so many talented bloggers out there!! Enjoy them all!!

    Happy Halloween!!

  9. Fabulous swap goodies. Love them all! Happy Halloween!


  10. I Agree. Wonderful swap with awesome yummies. Enjoy them. :)

  11. WOW Dana!
    You really got some great swap goodies! I loved everything!
    I love Sarahs saltdough too!
    And well your new know I love that!

    Hugs to you,

  12. Wow, what wonderful swaps! The pottery is a beautiful color! It's pretty to be used year round but the fall foliage in it really makes the color pop. All those bowl fillers are awesome! What a cute idea to hang some from wire! How fun it would be to have a little tree just for dough ornaments to change out with the seasons. The stitchery is fabulous too.

    Goodness girl, you were blessed with such fantastic gifts! How fortunate you are to have wonderful friends~