It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What fun…

last night.  I was invited to a cookie exchange by my daughter.  This was hosted by Liz, a lovely lady that I met last night, along with several other very nice ladies.  Liz has a beautiful home which she has decorated for Christmas.  She was gracious enough to allow me to take several photos of her decorations.




Some of the goodies, waiting for the exchange.  My eye is on the divinity as it is my favorite homemade candy.  I took peanut butter fudge for the exchange.  Eight bags with 6 pieces in each.


The lovely refreshment table our hostess provided.  Hot chocolate is in the snow man.  Very unique dispenser.  I had never seen one like this before.


A very interesting collection of old Santa pictures.  As usual, click on the pictures for a larger image.


A hostess gift we were each given.  I love the saying attached to the ornament.  “Friends are the ornaments of my life.”


And I am home from the cookie exchange with my 8 packages of goodies, thanks to the hospitality of a new friend.  Thank you Liz.

Red heart  Beth


  1. Hi Beth,

    Sounds and looks great, I think your move was definately a positive one. God seems to have wonderful things planned for you. Praise His Name, hugs Nita.

  2. Looks like a wonderful time. Beautiful decorations and cookies that are making me hungry!

  3. I have the biggest smile seeing all that Christmas cheer and love being spread around. What a wonderful idea... to have friends over for a cookie exchange. I even love the zip lock bags the cookies are in! Oh and wow, the hostess gift is such a thoughtful, creative and unique idea. The saying attached is magnificent. I love special things like that, as such a lot of love and care went into making them. :) I hope you had a hot chocolate for me from that adorable snowman. I have one of those but it's plain (blue), it filters tap water, I don't think I can put hot liquid in it, but then again I have never tried. Ahh, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time out and made a new friend. God bless.

  4. PS: My drink thingy (just can't think what they are called at this moment) isn't a snowman. It's just a plain one.

  5. I am so glad you were able to come last night. I have been hosting these yearly for over 20 years (never kept track but I know my daughter was a toddler when I started) and it is always a fun night. I love making the gift each year to send home with my guests...I am always on the look out for an idea and think I know what I am doing for next year...hope you will come back!

  6. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year Beth! Thank you for all your support. As soon as all the holiday drama is over I will be back on a more regular basis, whatever that is.

    I gained 5 lbs just looking at all those tasty treats.

  7. This is a beautiful that I never seen things like that or I just don't know anything about it? I like that idea of exchange items of yours
    to others.
    It is a good seen you have more fun times.

  8. That sounds like a lot of fun! Peanut butter fudge sounds like a great idea, as well. Off to the kitchen!

  9. Oh wow, what a great evening! Everything looked just beautiful, and Beth, your shot of the cookies made my mouth water. The Christmas village was spectacular. I don't think I've ever seen one so large in a home before. Just beautiful!

  10. This blog, has me feeling so hungry and I've just finished lunch.
    Merry Christmas Beth

  11. What fun that must have been. Love your photos too. The snowman cocoa dispenser sounds so cute. I won't ask where the spigot was.

  12. That sounds like a terrific time for all involved! The pictures speak of great times that make the season the joy that it is! Thanks for sharing Beth!

  13. I am glad you had such a wonderful time at the cookie exchange. Everything looks so yummy. :)That is such a good way to get a variety of baking done. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Beth.
    Hugs Dianne:)

  14. Your hostess went "all out " for the party. How sweet! I know you had a nice time, and how smart of you to take your camera!Merry Christmas Beth Marie!I'm glad I "met" you!(Won't be blogging will be in and out.)

  15. I cant sure tell by your photos what fun you all had Beth. What a delight to see this. I have only been to one exhange and did like it . I was in aww and was so young. Im glad you shared this . Loved all the photos and the excitement of it all.
    Merry Christmas. Send cookies. ha.
    Much Love

  16. That's a wonderful idea A cookery exchange Beth, and those pretty Christmas Decorations. Great you took your camera and shared them with us. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. Hugs Sheilax


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