Friday, October 2, 2009

Swap Treasures!

I  promised to show you some beautious things I have recently received in the mail.
First up is the treaury of goodies I received from Linda Freeman in the Swap for All Seasons Altered Tin Swap. Linda is a teriffic artist and I just loved the things she included in this swap! The tin itself is an Altoid tin. I believe Linda used alcohol inks to paint the outside. (The photo does not do justice to the mottling of the colors) She then added an image of a lovely Victorian lady in a frame.

It's amazing what you can fit into an Altoid tin! Here are some of the tiny treasures I discovered...
buttons,charms,a sweet little doily, lace, a bird pin, small vial, a Currier & Ives butter pat and milk bottle caps! (I've been looking all over for these!)

Scrabble tiles....notice the beautiful way Linda finished the inside of the tin and lined it with sheet music.
The inside bottom of the tin displays another vintage lady's image and the words...kindred spirits.
Linda included an additional package of treats...some adopted relatives, a neat button, a silk scarf, foil leaves, a tiny spool of thread and a beautifully packaged tag packet. I love the label!
Wasn't I lucky to have Linda as my swap partner? I sure think so!
Here are the pictures of the package I sent to Linda. I chose black, red and cream as my palette and Fashionista as my theme. The flower on the lid is made from pattern much fun to make!

Inside were some bits and bobs (ooo that sounds so British!) including gummed tags, buttons, tickets, vintage seam binding, vintage style pins and various tags.

I included a box of chocolate mint Altoids since I had to eat them all from the other tin for Linda's gifts.
That only seems fair, right?

I packaged the tin, the candy and a little notepad I made in a box and then decorated the lid of the box.

Another successful and fun swap! Thanks to Linda Freeman, my swap partner and Linda Smith, the premier swap hostess who has a talent for matching up the greatest partners with me! If you go to her blog, she will be posting the details of her Winter Swap soon. Take a chance and sign up. It will be fun!


Elyse said...

how awesome! aren't swaps just the best? so full of just-right treasures and thoughtfulness. enjoy!


Mimi Sue said...

She did a great job on that tin. Loved the inside as much as the out. Your tissue flower is adorable. Mimi

Celestial Charms said...

Wow, I'm drooling right now. Such a great swap package. The lovely packaging on top of the tags, should be a tag itself. Just beautiful!

Linda said...

Hi Joyce! I'm so pleased you're enjoying the tin...I had such fun altering it and gathering treats for you. I'm just tickled pink over the one you made me...we are indeed kindred spirits!

deb said...

So many fun projects Joyce! I love all the fall projects. And that pretty card from Cherry Jubilee. So fun.

Anonymous said...

What a fun and beautiful swap! The tin you received and the one you sent are both beautiful and full of so many sweet things. Who knew so many treats could fit in such a small container.


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