Sunday, October 24, 2010

One on one swap with Mary

A month or so ago, Mary of Thyme to Spare and I decided to do a one-on-one swap. It was agreed that we would do something handmade, something vintage and something sweet....I always manage to get that something sweet in there!
Mary and I had both participated in a Spring swap a few years ago and we've kept in touch now and again. First, I will show you what Mary sent to me...
Mary makes wonderfully detailed mini scrapbooks and the Autumn Joy one is the one she sent. The pages are leaf shaped chipboard covered with scrapbook papers and embellished beautifully.





Flowers, ribbons, stamped images, quotes, vintage images and pockets....many things were used in the making of this sweet book. Mary has a good eye for colors and papers and it is even lovelier than my pictures show. Mary also made the owl paper piecing for Charlie for Halloween. I'm sure it's on the fridge in his kitchen.
In exchanging information, I mentioned that I collect pink Depression glass. Mary sent this wonderful plate, bowl and serving scoop (I've never seen one like it!)

Isn't it beautiful? I will be using it on Thanksgiving for the cranberry relish!
Because Mary lives in one of my favorite place...Cape Cod...she sent some Cranberry tea, cranberry conserve and chocolate covered cranberries (which are so yummy!)
Have you ever done a one-on-one swap? If there is someone whose work you love, it's worth the question  and they are fun and relatively stress free because there is only one partner.
In my next post I will show you what I sent Mary. It involves a tutorial. If you have a minute, hop over and say hi to Mary. She is new to blogging and it would be nice for her to know how friendly we all are.
I'll be back very soon!
xoxo
Joyce




8 comments:

Paula Clare said...

Hi Joyce,
What a mother lode of autumn goodies you have! I will certainly be thrilled to see what you sent Mary...and I'm off to go visit and say hello!

Cindy said...

What a great swap.And it's even more special..she is your friend!
Love the little bowl set..yes I can see it with cranberries in it!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

NanE said...

Oh how fun! I have never thought about doing a one on one swap but I think it sounds like a wonderful idea! I collect Depression glass too, what a very generous gift! I plan on sharing some pictures of my Depression Glass this Saturday. I also want to thank you for your sweet words about my post today. It really did my heart good to read everyone's comments. Have a wonderful week Joyce!

Celestial Charms said...

What beautiful items you received Joyce. My eyes were immediately drawn to the Trappist cranberry conserve. I love all the Trappist jams, but I never tried that particular one. How lovely.
Maureen

Nan said...

Oh what a wonderful swap that was and good idea with just the two of you. I'll go check out her blog.

Diane said...

She obviously put a lot of work into the swap for you! Beautiful job! And a nice surprise too - the Depression glass!
Diane

My name is PJ. said...

Everything about the scrapbook, including the colors used....PERFECT FOR ME! :) She does lovely work!!

marie said...

What a fun swap! The little scrapbook is so sweet and how wonderful of Mary to think of Charlie. I have a similar bowl and ladle in green glass. It belonged to my MIL. Using it for cranberry relish is an awesome idea! Now why didn't I think of that!

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