Each Christmas season I am invited to several ornament exchanges. I toil about what ornaments to bring to the exchange. I wonder if the recipient will be a traditionalist and do only red and green? Will they be a mish mash tree person or are they like me and do a themed tree? Buying a gift for the unknown drives me crazy. I like to put a lot of thought into my gifts. I try really hard to pick just the right gift. Then I decide I was placing to much pressure on myself for something that is supposed to be fun. That was when I decided I would make the ornaments. Two years ago I came up with the first version of the ornaments. Only they were copper. The next set I made was also out of copper but I placed a patina on them. All were gorgeous, For the Ornament section of Crafts N Things I cam up with the Shabby Chic version If you would like directions they are in the December 2010 issue. The recipient of this set plans to use them as decorations in her windows since her house is kind of a Beach Chic meets Shabby Chic. I was so excited when I found out that she could use them year round.