Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vintage Spring Sweetness Swap

Last week, the Vintage Spring Sweetness Swap came to a close. My partner Kana and I mailed our parcels to each other and by mid-week they were received. I have done a half-dozen swaps by now and most have been fun and have allowed me to meet some wonderful women. This was that kind of swap. After we were our assigned our swap partner's name by Linda, one of the best hostesses I've known, we exchanged some information and started to get to know each other. I have found that I prefer to swap with someone who has a blog. That way, it is easier to be able to see what the partner's taste's and interests are. By the time Kana and I sent our packges to each other, we had a good idea of what each other liked. She sent me beautiful items that I know I will use in decorating and crafting ('cause I am already!).

Here is what she sent me....
The picture above shows the assortment of goodies. The bird pencil holder is covered in vintage wallpaper. I have a bunch of pink tulips (silk ones) that are being displayed in my foyer.An assortnment of eggs (the pictures don't do them justice) and a dove in a flowered nest...A teeny peep in a tiny egg-so darling!Tiny notebook and frame...Click on the picture below to see the fine glitter that enhances the vintage postcard image. I think this is my favorite item that Kana sent to me! There was also some German scrap and some vintage reproduction cards.This was in the package I sent to Kana... Some vintage seam binding, ribbon, copies of vintage images and coasters all in Kana's favorite color...An altered clipboard and birdie magnet also in purples....A vintage vinegar cruet altered with silk ribbon, a bird charm and a paper rose on the cork. The pearls are from old necklaces and bracelets....There are 2 things that are my favorite things to do. One is altering notebooks or journals. This one has a reproduced image of an old apron pattern (Kana makes beautful aprons) and button card....The other thing I love to make is banners. This is one for Spring. If you'd like to see pictures of each individual pennant, just click on my flickr pictures to the left which will take you to my photostream.I also made some tags and embellishments using Quickutz dies. So fun!A Springy tea towel and some chocolate carrots complete the package. Thank you Linda for hosting this swap. I'm looking forward to what's coming for Summer!!!!

Thank you Kana for being a delightful partner. I love all the things you sent me! I will be reading your blog to find out what fun you'll be having at "Inspired"!

12 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOODNESS! So many beautiful things you received and gave. That tea towel with the button chicks is the cutest thing I've ever seen! The banner and the altered journals are also gorgeous. Wow are you ever talented and creative!

nikkicrumpet said...

Do you have an Etsy shop or sell your stuff somewhere? And I assume you made the tea towel. If not where did you get it...if so do you make them to sell? Sorry for being so nosy but I just love your stuff!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

You received some darling things and I love what you sent! I'm with Nikkicrumpet and love the tea towel! Gorgeous!!

marie said...

Looks like you gave and got some lovely things!!

I vote yummy on that tea towel too! I'm tucking the button chick idea away for sure!

I really love the pearls in the bottle too!

To my knowledge you don't have an Etsy shop ~ I'm with Nikkicrumpet ~ you should!! i'd come shoppin'.

kana said...

Joyce,

Loving all of my swap goodies from you! You are a great swap partner!!

Karen Cheetham said...

This swap looks like it was a lot of fun. You received some beautiful items! Of course, what you gave was amazing also! tfs!

fullofbliss said...

What a wonderful swap!!! You received and sent so many beautiful things! I really think I am going to have to give this swap thing a try real soon. It seems like it would stretch me creatively and what fun!
~Bekah

susie said...

Hi JOYce, What a wonderful swap! I love everything from the vinegar cruet to the banner. You received some great goodies too. The bird pencil holder is sweet...especially that lace flower.
Have a Happy Easter Season.

Trish said...

What wonderful items you sent and received! You are so darn talented!! And inspirational!

LaurieStar said...

Joyce - wow. I love your swap! Loved what you got (especially that dove - so pretty!) and love what you gave. I was just going to ask you to make more banners like that for your Etsy shop so I could have one. Then I read your comment section. You do need one, ya know, you crafty girl! :) Beautiful things.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Everything is adorable!!! I love it when people share their swaps by way of photos. You're a lucky girl with this one! : )

deb said...

What a sweet swap - I love the assortment of colors. And your banner is darling. So are those tags.

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