Christmas :: A Christmas Ornament Exchange

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At least fifteen years ago and I was in a beautiful store, I'd selected a few too many Christmas ornaments. As I popped them on the counter, the sales assistant made quip about how many ornaments I was buying. What can I say I'm obsessive. I like nice things and I get carried away and buy too many nice things.

I was embarrassed and made up a story about an ornament exchange that I have with girlfriends. I didn't have such an exchange; I totally pulled it out of somewhere. It's, not like I ever meant to lie or to make up stories. But my wonky brain and the need to make others feel ok, bullshit stories would sometimes come out of my mouth. I rarely do it now, if someone doesn't like what I'm doing or how I'm doing it; well I could care less.

I've been thinking about that day, on and off for the past fifteen years. Not because I lied, it was a white lie. I'm ok with a bit of bullshit banter with a woman whose face I cannot remember. But because this ornament exchange is actually a beautiful idea, its something I'd love to do with girlfriends. I imagine trimming the tree each year and reflecting on the beautiful people in my life, and being grateful for the friendships I've made. It's something I've meant to do. But I still haven't done it. I was brainstorming recently to create something special for the LovelyG tribe {Lovely Girls}. Something beautiful to do with the LovelyG's.

get crafty painted gold animals :: a beautiful mess

get crafty painted gold animals :: a beautiful mess

Star Tassle :: a collaboration between Mud by Nest and Flossy Flamingos

Star Tassle :: a collaboration between Mud by Nest and Flossy Flamingos

Circles Hanging Cut Out :: Wheel and Barrow

Circles Hanging Cut Out :: Wheel and Barrow

ceramic christmas tree :: etsy

ceramic christmas tree :: etsy

Beautiful handmade decorations :: by South Australia brand Fabel Co

Beautiful handmade decorations :: by South Australia brand Fabel Co

beautiful gold baubles :: Ikea

beautiful gold baubles :: Ikea

get crafty with gold dipped baubles :: suburble

get crafty with gold dipped baubles :: suburble

Clay Mud Cross Tag :: So much to love by Mud By Nest.

Clay Mud Cross Tag :: So much to love by Mud By Nest.

on trend gold wire ornaments :: Ikea

on trend gold wire ornaments :: Ikea


So if you're interested in getting to know some other LovelyG's, sharing a beautiful Christmas ornament with another LovelyG? Maybe you're crafty and will get your gold glitter out and create something special, maybe you're not and will buy a beautiful ornament. If you'd like to join in, head over to Elfster and join before November 23th 2014. I'll draw the names the following day. Send your gift before 28th November 2014. Remember to share  buying/crafting/wrapping/packing/recieving/tree decorating on instagram, tag me @louisa___g and using #LouisaGCE so I can find you.