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How exciting is this…..

our very first Ornament Exchange ‘Blog Hop’ with such amazing Artists sharing their talents, styles and inspiration!

You will be inspired for gift giving, for your tree or decorating this coming Christmas season thru-out all our blogs and ornament creations!

Just a few clicks away from 12 ‘free’ creative ideas…..from our hearts to yours!

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Thank you to DecoArt and Cupboard Distributing for sponsoring our very first Blog Hop!  I encourage you to check their sites and products for more inspiring ideas!

The ornament I have chosen from Cupboard Distributing to create is a hand-turned round ornament.  It reminds me of vintage toy tops and you all know how much I love vintage!  So many possibilities for these turned ornaments!

 And I have been playing around with DecoArt colors to create a vintage green chalkboard feel and I think the color combos of Forest Green and Shale Green look super vintage….matching it up with Country Red for a homespun feel.

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Eucalyptus …….when it first came on the scene in the early 90’s it was used in every flower arrangement you could find….and then I think it was forgotten.  Recently I passed by this in Joanne Fabrics and glanced at it with fresh new eyes, I then found myself purchasing some and home I went! ~ Oh the fun we are going to have with eucalyptus this Christmas season!

It inspired me to paint eucalyptus on the ornament  for the exchange blog hop, a little unexpected in my designs!….of course throwing in some baker’s twine…..makin’ it Classic.

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Click below and enjoy a pattern created especially for you!

Glittery Eucalyptus and Berries

Personalize the backside with a name and date, makin’ it yours.


Enjoy a fun ‘blog hop’ surprise from DecoArt ~ A DecoArt Give Away to one lucky person!

DecoArt is providing the DecoArt product used in this project to one lucky winner.  To enter for a chance to win ~ comment on this blog post!  A winner will be picked by # on November 3rd.   Each Artist in this blog hop will also be offering the DecoArt Give Away so check them out using the links below.


 Check out the 12 Fabulous Artists in the Ornament Exchange Blog Hop ~ click on the Artists links ~ inspiration awaits!

Day 1 – October 17


Jane Allen

Amy Mogish

Franca Marzi

Judy Westeggard-Jenkins

Day 2 – October 18


Golda Rader

Debbie Mishima

Tracy Moreau

Linda Sharp, CDA

Day 3 – October 19


Sandy McTier

Deb Antonick

Lauré Paillex

Wendy Young

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Thank you from all of us ~ for your likes, comments and follows and supporting the Decorative Arts!

Do you like what you see?  Click onto the ‘free’ category to enjoy other free patterns!  Add your email ‘to follow’ and receive updates on new posts!  Would love the follow!



Up Next ~ Homespun, Heartfelt and Handmade, Eucalyptus, Mr Creepy, Plaid Bowl Flour Sack Covers and The Pilgrims!

194 thoughts on “Ornament Exchange 2017

  1. Lori Davis says:

    Love the colors!! Thank you for sharing this !!

    1. Thank you! The colors came together nicely!

  2. Carol Williams says:

    Another winner, Amy! LOVE it!

    1. Thank you! Enjoy!

  3. Sherry says:

    This ornament is such a pretty twist on the usual Christmas colors! Thanks, Amy!

    1. It was fun playing with the colors to come up with the vintage feel! Thank you!

  4. romaland says:

    Look at you going all happy! 😉 Cute, chick. Thanks for sharing.

    1. yeppers…happy colors again Oh boy! Thank you!

  5. Barb says:

    Love the eucalyptus! Thank you.

    1. Thank You!

  6. Maryann says:

    Beautiful Amy

    1. Thank you!

  7. Debra Dennis Cannistra says:

    Love your ornament for the blog hop…I believe I might have one or two of these bells in my stash. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    1. Thank you and Enjoy!

  8. Lisa says:

    This is very nice. I still use eucalyptus in flower arrangements and the oil in my homemade soaps. I think it’s perfect on the ornament.

    1. Thank you! My home is filled with this fragrance…so nice!

  9. madeline says:

    Thank you for sharing with us Amy!

    1. Thank you! Enjoy!

  10. Nita says:


    1. THank you!

  11. Stefanie Roy says:

    Love the colors! And the texture is a nice touch! Thank you!!

    1. The colors are just perfect! Thank you!

  12. Melody Korlinchak says:

    Love it Amy

    1. Thank you!

  13. Judith Armstrong says:

    Thanks so much Amy … I love this .. so pretty

    1. Thank you Judy….a bit away from my usual, but it came together nicely!

  14. ELeanor M says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern. I love.

    1. Thank you!

  15. DeDe Rains says:

    That is such a cute and clever ornament !!!!

    1. Thank you! Was so much fun to create and photo!

  16. Peggy Jones says:

    Aqua and Red Rocks my world. Thank you for the lovely design. Love the wood piece too!

    1. It all came together nicely! Enjoy and Thank you!

  17. Amy- just beautiful! It’s so cute! I am going to try it. Even tho I can’t draw a stick figure!

    1. Thanks Louann….hope you will join me in class someday! Enjoy!

  18. Teresa Marsh says:

    Love the ornament 🙂 thank you

    1. Thank you Enjoy!

  19. Linda Stoddart says:

    Great idea, love the colours!

    1. Thank you! The colors came together nicely!

  20. Love eucalyptus!

    1. THank you!

  21. Paula Konsavage says:

    Great job Amy. I might just have to try my hand at it.

    1. You can do it Paula…you have the perfect brushes! Thank you, Enjoy!

  22. Lori Fife says:

    This is Lovely!

    1. Thank you! Enjoy!

  23. Molliann Stocks says:

    This is so exciting! Love your design, Amy!

    1. Thank you! Enjoy….

  24. Janice says:

    I love this- so quick, yet so beautiful, and not too “cutesy”. Thanks for taking part in this fun Exchange!

    1. Thank you Janice! It really does make up quickly, Enjoy!

  25. Deborah C Sledge says:

    Perfect on this ornament shape.

    1. THank you! Just love CD Woods turned ornaments!

  26. Mirella says:

    Beautiful! I love the colors.

    1. Thank you! Enjoy!

  27. Michelle Pollhein says:

    I love the colors of this ornament. So fresh and creative! And, the glitter adds, too!

    1. glitter just adds the perfect touch! Thank you!

  28. Laura Jeffery says:

    I too enjoy vintage, your ornament Eucalyptus and Berries with bakers twine is wonderful.

    1. Thank you! Glad to have a new vintage friend! Enjoy!

  29. lynn says:

    Love, love, love this!

    1. Thank you Lynn! See you in class tonight!

  30. Carol Doyle says:

    Wonderful Amy. Love the colors.

    1. Thank you! A fun project!

  31. Rose Grandt says:

    Thanks so much Amy! And thanks for the extra TLC!

    1. You’re Welcome and Thank you…enjoy painting!

  32. laurascook says:

    love this and can pull out one of these ornaments and get started right away!

    1. Love the shape of the turned ornaments! Enjoy!

  33. Christine Hairstone says:

    Really really cute, Amy…bringing the eucalyptus into the future, 🙂

    1. My hearts in the past…love bringing things of the past to the future! Enjoy and Thank you!

  34. Patrice Volante says:

    Love this! I recently purchased some wooden ornaments like that

    1. Enjoy painting and Thank you!

  35. Bernice says:

    Love the ornament. Can’t wait to have sometime to paint it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Thank you so much! Enjoy!

  36. Cindy says:

    Thank you! Your ornament is darling!

    1. Thank you!

  37. Joyce G says:

    Beautiful thank you Amy for sharing!

    1. Thank you Joyce! So happy to have so many painting friends!

  38. BECKY S DEWEASE says:


    1. Thank you!

  39. Connie Bartch says:

    Love this! Thank you.

    1. You are very welcome….Thank you!

  40. Virginia Over says:

    What a fun way to get new designs

    1. We enjoy blogging as much as painting….always fun to share and meet new Artists too!

  41. marilyn cunningham says:

    Hi Amy, I love your design and the shape of this ornament ! And, yes, smelling that eucalyptus brings back memories…..

    1. Enjoy…and Thank you!

  42. Vera Collier says:

    Love this ornament! Especially like the inclusion of some baker’s twine😊

    1. Thank you Vera! Gotta have the twine!

  43. boydalot says:

    Thank You Amy this is soooo different. I love the color combination.. Will be trying this one for sure.

    1. Thank you! This is a little different than my usual….but oh, so fun! Thank you!

  44. Debra J Cannistra says:

    Very nice design Amy, thanks for participating in the Blog Hop!!

    1. We all love blogging as much as painting and it is a fun way to share! Thank you.

  45. Cindy says:

    Such a fun idea with so many different designs!! Thanks Amy!

    1. Thank you! It is a fun hop!

  46. heidimichelle85 says:

    I love the idea of using Eucalyptus for a Christmas ornament! Also love the colors you used.

    1. Thank you! The colors ended up to be perfect together!

  47. Coette Morris says:

    Thank you for this sweet ornament pattern!! I lived in Fallbrook CA for awhile and Eucalyptus trees were everywhere. I decorated with Eucalyptus and sure have missed the smell of these wonderful leaves. I will be painting this design for sure and I will look to see if JoAnn’s carry the Eucalyptus here in Amarillo! Thanks again for sharing your design!

    1. I am enjoying creating again with eucalyptus! Thank you!

  48. lbarbadora says:

    Love this Amy….and I even have some of these surfaces in “my stash”!

    1. I could get into these turned ornaments… big time!

  49. Nancy L says:

    Beautiful colors!

    1. Thank you! A little twist on my usual dark colors!

  50. Barbara L Duncan says:

    I am enjoying the Ornament Blog Hop, and thank you for participating.

    1. Thank you! So happy you are enjoying it!

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