Secret Santa Blogger Gift

I'm super excited to tell you about this fun little Secret Santa I was a part of this holiday season.  As a blogger, you get to know a lot of other bloggers virtually, but it is fun to connect in “real life” once in a while.  One of the neat events that I recently participated in was a Secret Santa and Thrift Store Find Exchange.  We exchanged names and bought someone a present based on their interests AND a $5 and under thrift store find.  The thrift store item is something we will have to makeover in the new year.  Now that is going to be interesting! 🙂

Thank you to Sara from Shabby Grace Blog for organizing such a fun event!

I was so excited to open my gift and find out that April from Uncookie Cutter was my Secret Santa.  I love her blog and her DIY projects are amazing!  It was clear that April had been reading my blog and knew that I collect these items.  🙂

The first item was a vintage camera!


 If you've been following me for a while now, you may remember my camera collection.  This new addition was one which I didn't have so I was over the moon!

Vintage Camera Collection

My 2nd item was another popular item around my house.  A wooden cutting board.


Not only will this get a lot of use, but it looks cool with the bark still on also!

Thank you to April for such thoughtful gifts!  If you have never read April's blog, you need to grab a cup of coffee and get familiar with it.  She loves industrial pieces and builds them herself!  She is super talented and her DIY skills are amazing!  Here are 3 of my favorite posts.

Industrial Coffee Table


DIY Industrial Throw Blanket Ladder


DIY Concrete Dining Table


I'm really wanting that dining room table!  Wow, can you believe she made that?

Now the thrift items I received will need to remain a mystery for a while longer.  I have some serious thinking to do as to how to repurpose them!  Later in January I'll be sharing them with you.

Want to see what I got Kim from Knock it off Crafts?  Click on over to see my gift to her.

Secret Santa

Shabby Grace Blog // Knock it off Crafts // Uncookie Cutter // Pocket of Posies // Penny Loves Projects // Pretty Practical Home // The Dean's List Blog // Tastefully Frugal // Beauteeful Living // The Twin Cedars // Domicile 37 // My Life From Home // My Crafty Mom // Twelve on Main // Casa Watkins // Old House to New Home // Hobnail Savaged Goods // Creatively Homespun


Did you do a Secret Santa exchange with anyone this year?

To life feeling like home!


  1. […] blog hop.  If you want to see the fun gifts I received from my Secret Santa, you can see them HERE.  I absolutely loved what I got and have rearranged my whole vintage camera collection just […]

  2. What a fun collection! What a great gift! I loved this hop… and I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for the Thrift Flip! xo!

  3. Sara says:

    Get out!! Amy, those rock!!!! Well done, April!!!! Now I want cameras!!! 🙂 Happy New Year and thanks for participating.

  4. Those gifts are so you! Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas Amy. 🙂

  5. How thoughtful of April to get you a vintage camera for your collection! I just love that! And the cutting board is stunning!

  6. Secret Santa 2015 [Blogger Edition] - Shabby Grace says:

    […] List Blog //  Tastefully Frugal //  Beauteeful Living //  The Twin Cedars //  Domicile 37 //  My Life From Home  // My Crafty Mom //  Twelve on Main // Casa Watkins //  Old House to New Home  // Hobnail […]

  7. So glad you enjoyed the gifts, I was so excited to draw your name. Have a wonderful holiday, and thanks for the sweet words about the blog!

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