Twelve friends got together for a Christmas ornament exchange ten years ago, and the tradition continues to this day. The number has dwindled, some have moved, and some have moved on, but on Saturday seven of the original twelve got together for brunch and the annual exchange. Three of our friends were unable to make this festive brunch because of illness, but I know they were there in spirit.
When we arrived the punch was waiting for us in a beautiful thrift shop punch bowl that came with matching glasses.
Purchased at a thrift store a month ago, this stunning cut
glass punch bowl came with twelve matching glasses.
For brunch we had...
French toast bake
I loved all of the nuts on top.
Egg bake with cubed ham.
These potato's had a hint of garlic that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I later found out she used a pound of making these, of course they were good!
Everything was delightfully delicious.
Everyone contributed something for the brunch.
All the packages were so nicely wrapped.
My package is the white with red polka dots.
These are the ornaments that were exchanged,
it was a big year for Santa ornaments.
I gave the two silver ornaments top right.
Not a very good photo of them, but the were cute.
This is the ornament that I received.
Another exchange party and another wonderful Christmas memory for me.