As most of my regular readers (hello you lovely bunch!) may know; this year I participated in Jessica’s Vintage Secret Santa Gift Exchange. I thought the whole concept was such a lovely idea, and I took great care in selecting presents for my match (I possibly went a bit over-the-top, I just got too excited about the whole idea!)
I received my gifts from my match a few weeks ago, but wanted to wait until now to blog about the experience. Also, I was initially planning to wait until Christmas day to open my Secret Santa gift, but I actually opened it by accident. Oops.
I received some super cute heart pins in a multitude of colours, some patterned buttons, and the much-coveted Gertie Sews Vintage Casual – A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s. How lucky was I!? In a strange sequence of events, I had only recently started to read Gertie’s blog. I had heard of her blog previously, but had never actually looked into her works in further detail, until about 6 weeks ago. I then saw that she had published her Gertie Sews Vintage Casual book, and immediately wanted to get my eager hands on it! I hadn’t told anyone about it, shared my lust of the book on social media or anywhere, so it was truly as if my Secret Santa had actually read my mind.. Spooky – but FANTASTIC!
Thank you so much to my Secret Santa, you did a wonderful job at sussing me out! A MASSIVE thank you to Jessica of Chronically Vintage for dreaming up & organising the Secret Santa Gift Exchange, I truly loved being a part of it and hope to take part again next year!
To all of my wonderful readers, I wish each & every one of you a wonderful Christmas, filled with love, happiness and joy.
All my love, Jenny xxx