Thursday, November 15, 2012

Putz House Swap and Gnome Visit

Sandy has a little gnome named Cedric who is a traveling gnome and he came to my home for a little visit last week. He was a "huge" helper! He enjoyed making cards with me and posing with the little pilgrim candles. He really likes "small" folks! Thank you, Sandy for allowing Cedric to visit Minnesota!

I joined Erica's Putz House swap and my partner was Shirley and she made me this most AWESOME gingerbread putz house! LOOK at all the details! She used some vintage items too when she made the house. It has a little light in it too! The back is also finished! "WOW" is all I can say and a Huge THANK YOU, Shirley! She included a gingerbread tree, a cupcake in a cloche, paper box with candy in it and already eaten...(bad girl), sweet Santa tag and a vintage Christmas card. I think I'll be decorating within the week and these will go on my bow window!

Looks like just hubby and I for Thanksgiving as the "kids" are going to the other Mom's. Not sure if I'm cooking a turkey or not. Maybe soup and bread for our meal. I did that a couple years ago and it was so relaxing!

Tomorrow starts the sale at Auntie M's in Hopkins. There are 4 or 5 shops that are all having a discount at their shops unless the item is firm! I'll be at The Vintage Cottage in Chaska if you want to visit those shops! Lots of Christmas items!

Have a great weekend! Our weather is awesome for November! Thankful!


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh wow! I was laying in bad lastnight and I thought "I wonder if anyone made a Gingerbread House for their Swap". LOL
Well leave it to Shirley! She knocked it out of the park with this! It's sooo cute.
I hope you both had fun.
Heading to Auntie M's in the AM...hope I DON'T come home with loads of x-mas...I've got to quit!
We decided to do the "soup and bread" thing here for Thanksgiving too! Plus pie of course! :)
Erica :)

NanaDiana said...

How very cute. I love the exchanges and have seen several of the featured now. Your new little house is darling.

We had an early Thanksgiving because the kids were all here. I think we might work as servers in a local shelter this year- xo Diana

Kim K. said...

I love gingerbread houses. What an adorable theme. You really did get some many delightful treasures. That gnome looks right at home with his new pilgrim friends. I'm sure he'll have a hard time parting from your house.

Andy's Attic said...

What a cute gingerbread house she made!! Loving the gnome...will he travel on somewhere else? Soup sounds delightful for Thanksgiving.
Have a great weekend!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

How cute is that? A gingerbread putz sweet! And, he matching tree. Your partner did a great job! Love the travelling gnome!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You got a darling ginger bread house, and a little helper gnome. I think you should at least cook a turkey breast. You are a lucky girl think of all the work you got out of. We will be going out for dinner because of the wedding, nope I am not super women


vivian said...

so cute! I wish I would have joined this swap! Looks like she spoiled you and I'm sure you spoiled her as well!
TGIF!!! so looking forward to the weekend
have a great one!

Perfectly Printed said...

Shirley created a great Gingerbread House!! Love all the extras! You're a lucky girl Deb, I'm sure it will look great in your window!!


Theresa said...

Oh Deb, that is the CUTEST little house:) Thanksgiving sounds relaxing at your house! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS

My Vintage Mending said...

I wish I would have thought to do gingerbread...I love how yours came out..our weather has been beautiful as well..smiles..Renee

Jacqueline said...

Cedric must have a twin brother who lives at my Happy Room in my home! Those little guys get around. Fun to come back for a visit, you fill my heart with charm.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The gingerbread house is adorable...what a fun swap! XO

vintage grey said...

Shirley's house is so beautiful! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Ah, now that is adorable! Shirley had a great idea there! she sure gave you some great extras, too! I am so excited to see when my Putz house gets here! This is a fun swap!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Sandy said...

How adorable!!!!! I love the gnome that came to visit! lol

I wish I could do soup and bread for dinner, but my kids only get this once a year....Wayne is helping though, he has off Wednesday...

Happy Thanksgiving!
XOXO Sandy

Debby said...

Sooooooo cute. I never thought of a gingerbread house. So many cute ones. I got mine today and can't wait to post it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a cute swap! I love the gingerbread house! Great fun with the Gnome visit also! I'm ready to get some Christmas going on around here!
hugs, Linda

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Hehehe. I think Cedric looks like a fun houseguest! Picks up after himself and doesn't eat much, I imagine. Your Putz gingerbread house you received is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

craftyles said...

The Putz house is adorable. Soup and bread does sound so nice. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your relaxing time with your Hubby. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sandy Camarda said...

I'm glad that Cedric was a big help :) I hope you have a wonderful Thanks Giving!

P.S Please e-mail me if you have any more pix of Cedric.


Shirley Hatfield said...

I am so glad you like the little house! I was away for a few days, but I am getting caught up and will post your dear and wonderful house! I'm glad you posted pictures...I forgot to take pics of the Gingerbread house when it was I have a picture to! Happy Thanksgiving, you sweet girl!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

So very nice to meet you. I am looking forward to being your newest of many followers.
Glad we were chosen as swap partners over at Debbies.
Enjoyed my visit over here tonight.
Lovely pictures.

Tony Wilson said...


Thanks for sharing good information about "Putz House Swap and Gnome Visit" i think it's very helpful for us.. awesome work.. keep it up friend!!!

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Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Deb when are you going to do your other blog.? I want to follow it too!

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