A swap is always fun! The gathering, the crafting and then the moment you receive your box:
Look at this!
This box is filled with layers and layers of white tissue paper, this beautiful paper, the scrap pictures and the card in Stacey's beautiful handwriting on top and between the layers presents!
vintage millinery violets (good research Stacey!) and a lovely glass glitter anchor.
Layer 2: vintage Christmas decoration! I love it! Already some feeling of panic: Ohh what did I sent? This is sooo good!
We both are button floozies!
A vintage brooch that is already clipped on my favorite vest. I wear it every day.
You have already seen these small (2") bottle brush trees in my previous post!
These Christmas trees will stay in my cupboard all year!
And so layer upon layer was unfolded with the most lovely presents! You'll see a photo of the whole loot at the end of the post. In the process of getting to know each other better I managed to squeeze in a large wish list...:$}
I am fond of the Somerset publications, so could we please trade a magazine? Stacey promised me immediately to send me one, but she said she didn't want one herself.
And she didn't send me one, but three of the finest magazines. They are all very good, though Somerset life is simply the best. I wish I could buy it here too.
As I told you before: we both collect ephimera. Look at this!
And we promised to craft something for each other and these lovelies were made by Stacey, can you believe that?
I made her this:
A personalized portfolio, her blog banner was my inspiration. Check Stacey's blog to see what I have sent her! Or check my Flick'r album for more detailed photos of what I received and what I sent.
And I had another wish; I was so curious to taste the famous american candy corn every one was writing about and decorating with during Halloween. So Stacey managed to get a lot of candy corns even though Halloween was already over. And I wanted a cup cake ballerina
badly. I have seen them in so many blogs, but cannot find them here.
So Stacey, like the fairy grandmother of Cinderella, just send everything I wished to me!
On the bottom of the box, just when I thought this cannot be better, Stacey managed to fulfill my last wish; an original Ledger!! Aaaa awesome:
Look at the inside; written with real ink in the 30ties, I love it!
The loot, but I bet you cannot see anything on this photo :-(
But you can click to enlarge the photo of course and then wonder; was this all in one swap?
Yes it was!
This swap was so much fun and the perfect beginning of Christmas 2008 to me.
I hope you have enjoyed it too and I want to thank Stacey for all her lovely gifts and for being such a nice person and blog friend, hugs LiLi.