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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Surprise Gift Ball!

Today I received my Surprise Gift Ball from Taylor at Auburn Not Red! The gift ball exchange was put together by Melissa at Oh, My Darling and it was such wonderful idea!

All the participants got matched with a stranger and spent a month collecting goodies, which are then wound in yards and yards of crepe paper and ribbon until you end up with a giant ball [shapeish thing] and it gets mailed off to your buddy.

Here's what was in mine:

The start of the ball and a sweet note

Two brown lace head bands

A long necklace with red beads

Cute confetti

Key Ring

Brown leather key ring (note the awesome zebra ribbon)

Sweet little bird earrings (I love bird jewelry!)

Turquoise and silver ring (fits perfectly!)

Ring with a pale blue stone

Rubber bracelet (wrapped up in lace!)

I'm not going to lie, I'm equally excited about the ribbon - I love nice ribbon and have been known to wrap friends gifts and then steal back the ribbon once they've opened them.

Thanks so much Taylor, I love all my surprises!
And thanks to Melissa for organizing the whole exchange.

To see what I sent Taylor, head over to her blog!

32 comments:

Taylor B. said...

Yay! I'm so glad you liked everything!
I made that necklace, by the way.

Sorry I couldn't send chocolates!

Closet Fashionista said...

How fun!!! :D :D
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Jennifer said...

LOVE THE BOKEH IN YOUR OUTFIT!!
THe necklace with the red accents is simply lovely, and I adore the way she packed everything. You can easily see the care put into putting it together

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Marie said...

Such a cute idea and you got nice stuff!:D

Thanks for sharing, Lydia.:D

***** Marie *****
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Marie said...

Btw, nice outfit!:D Love the skirt you made!:D

***** Marie *****
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LaToya said...

Awww how super sweet!! Lucky Lyddiegal!!

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Daniela said...

i love this! What a great idea!! And I love the things u got - u must have been so excited as you unwrapped :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh my oh my i love the lace headband! :D

Porcelain complexion said...

What a lovely parcel! Such a cute way of wrapping it too

Melissa said...

Aw, it's so fun to see all the great gifts!!! Thanks for sharing this!

Mimi said...

this is soo cute and cool! i love pretty ribbons too. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Taylor B. said...

P.S. That keyring glows in the dark!

ViCreative said...

lovely pieces!

Vicky
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à la Modest said...

Nice! Today's outfit--love the colors! Those nude shoes are great, too!

Melanie said...

That is an insanely cool and creative idea.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Moosette said...

Such a fabulous idea! you got some fun little treats!

Love the outfit... cant believe you made that skirt - lovely! Also love the shoes!

Rachele said...

that's such a cute idea! I love it! I might have to do that sometime! You're outfit is real cute too:D

xx
chele
http://wildflowerbazaar.blogspot.com/

MarchMusings said...

That's a lot of stuff in one package. All pretty and feminine pieces too!

Diana said...

this is such a cool idea! i've never heard of this before but what a fun surprise :)

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Ali said...

Ahhhh, such awesome pieces you put in there! && I love your vest on your outfit!~ <33 the buttons are so cute, I love buttons, buttons buttons <33

Romany said...

Oh what an adorable idea. It's like that Christmas game, they make you play at school, Kris Kringle. What a lovely little surprise.
Incidentally I have a rather personal question haha - in your outfit photo, your legs look so incredibly smooth, may I ask do you wax? Or shave...? Aah I sound so creepy haha! Sorry!
Romany
xx

Shelley Ann said...

that is such an awesome idea! i love everything you got in your ball. so lucky!

jamie-lee said...

Oh wow, that is sooo sweet! She gave you some very pretty things x

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20 York Street said...

I love surprise parcels and you got a really good one today!

I'm glad I found your blog, I love it!

http://twentyyork.blogspot.com/

cathy. said...

This is such an insane idea! Love the turquoise and silver ring.

xx

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a sweet idea and all those stuff are so cute:)
Kisses,sweetie

Castor Pollux said...

wow, such a nice event! your prizes are so cute! the rings are also very pretty.
i'm loving your outfit by the way! your jeans vest is love :D

Castor Pollux

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

THIS IS SUCH A FABULOUS PACKAGE. All of it. INCLUDING THE RIBBON. (It's so fabulous! Reminds me of my all time favourite Groovy Girls of my childhood!)

And I have a ring strikingly similar to yours! TWINS!?

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

THIS IS SUCH A FABULOUS PACKAGE. All of it. INCLUDING THE RIBBON. (It's so fabulous! Reminds me of my all time favourite Groovy Girls of my childhood!)

And I have a ring strikingly similar to yours! TWINS!?

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

these things are so fun!!!!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Oh your ball looks great, I would be so excited by all that ribbon too!!

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