Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sweet eye candy!

Hello everybody!

Een tijdje geleden vroeg Andrea Tarling van Vintage Bella Studio mij om een persoonlijke swap met haar te doen. Nou prima! In deze post laat ik jullie zien wat voor heerlijke vintage dingen zij mij stuurde. De afspraak die wij maakten was: we sturen elkaar een versierde doos met vintage dingen en een zelfgemaakt iets. Kijk gezellig even mee:

A little while ago my blogging pal Andrea Tarling of Vintage Bella Studio and I agreed to have a little swap. It would be a junque in your trunk inspired swap, a swap originally hosted by Heather of Pretty Petals in Spring 2008. Just put a lot of vintage items and a crafted item in a decorated box. Look what talented Andrea sent me:

As I opened the box the sweet tissue papers were smiling at me, over here I can only get white. So the packaging already was a hit to me!

And this is the 'trunk' Andrea made me; beautiful vintage wallpaper, vintage crepe and seam binding, to good to open, which I eventually ;-) did...I couldn't help myself:

The box was filled with all fun vintage goodies, that are hard to find here, as the vintage leaves on top of the box.

Here is a photo of the loot, but let's see some details;
you can click on the photos, as usual.

Shadow box designed and made by Andrea.
The photo doesn't do it justice, so lovely. It is in now my little studio of course.

A sweet ornament foofed up by Andrea with millinery flowers and vintage seam binding.

Is this eye candy or what? Look at this lovely pincushion Andrea made me.

Just look at those colors! See the wallpaper scraps and the tag Andrea has made me, yummy!

Of course Andrea knows that a girl has never enough ribbons, nor millinery flowers!

Yeah, yeah, I just said that!

Andrea made several pieces of ruffled crepe paper and some strips of vintage wallpaper tags, so beautiful!

And of course I love love love this beautiful antique pitcher. And the vintage napkins, one of them in the upper right corner.

This was so much fun Andrea, thanks a million!
Next time I'll show you what I sent Andrea.

It's swapping time again:
Last time I already told you that Stephenie of Just a little bit pink is hosting a swap; I thought of you.
My partner is the lovely Kitty of Reflections from the stone nest. Kitty is one of the most friendly people in blogland and on top of that she has an exquisite taste. Whenever I swap I always have a 'doubting' period, when everything is in that package on the plane already. I don't know, it's just my nature.
Anyhow; take a little peek in Kitty's box:

Just wait and see in a couple of posts, there is Natasha's revamp party on Friday too, what is inside. In the mean time, take care, enjoy yourselves and create some lovelies!
xoxo LiLi M.

Bedankt weer voor je bezoek, pas goed op jezelf en vergeet niet van vandaag weer iets moois te maken, xoxo LiLi M.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère Lili!!! Oh yes darling, you must check out my play from back in March I believe...It was in four acts. It was really a lot of fun. I need a week to post, but stay tuned! Lili, I just love your color choices and wares...they are so beautiful. You have such style my dearest. Have a great week out there in the Magical Netherlands!! Anita

kana said...


I love your trunk and all of the goodies Andrea sent you...just lovely!!

June said...

Hi Lili,
Andrea has certainly sent you some beauty. I love the little box. In itself would have been enough, but then she stuffed it full of her gorgeous creations. You lucky girl!
Thank you Lili for visiting me and leaving footprints on my heart.

Lori said...

LiLi, what a great swap!!! i love all of the pretty treats that Andrea sent to favorite is the sweet shadow box with all of the frilly trim, it really looks beautiful...i think the pincushion is really sweet too...i know what you mean about swaps...i get that nervous feeling too when i am sending my box...

The French Bear said...

Wow!!!! What an awesome swap, so many things!!! I just love these swaps, blogging friends always seem to know what we love!!!!
Margaret B

TattingChic said...

I love her blog! What a fabulous swap! She gave you some lovely goodies! That box is totally awesome! :)

Brigitta said...

Wat een schitterende dingetjes!!! Daar kun je toch uren naar kijken???


Elly said...

Yummie, yummie!!!! Wat een overheerlijke post! Ik geniet zo van jouw hele swapgebeuren! Je krijgt de mooiste spulletjes, maar ik weet zeker dat ook de pakketjes naar hun toe weer om te smullen zullen zijn, jou kennende. Het is af en toe net of ik op een Amerikaans blog zit als ik bij jou kijk. Op de één of andere manier lijk ik wel net altijd te laat om me in te schrijven voor een swap, aan de andere kant geloof ik dat ik niet eens zou durven, hahaha!
Wie weet trek ik ooit nog eens de stoute schoenen aan!
Have a creative day!

Anonymous said...

Olala ! I like the photo of the tissue papers you took and all the things Andrea sent you ! Her shadow box is gorgeous ! and i like the Parisian tags Kitty sent you ! They are beautiful, it is funny because i live very near Paris and i don't know where to find things like that ! I was looking for an Eiffel Tower stamp, very difficult to find ! It took me more than a year to find one (it comes from the USA :)

Belle journée !

Bellavien said...

Wat leuk een suprise Swap en wat een tijd en aandacht daaraan is besteed! Heerlijk Vintage: Lekker van genieten :)


Florence and Mary said...

What a box of delights!

Victoria x

Alison Gibbs said...

What wonderful swaps you participated in. Suc beautiful gifts from Andrea

Lori said...

LiLi, thank you so much for the link to your friend Jeannette's blog...what a lovely place to visit...i popped her into my google reader for when i have time to browse there a little more...i saw the postcards you were talking about...they are beautiful...

LW said...


What wonderful swaps you are in…
I loved Stephanie idea of a “Thinking of you” swap.

And the treasure that you received from Andrea
are wonderful.
Don’t you love to open boxes that are put together just
for you?

I am not participating in Natasha’s revamp party but I cannot wait
to peek in on Friday and crash the party so to speak.

Enjoy your week,


Miss Marple said...

Wow, wat ben jij weer heerlijk verwend geworden! Maar ook de sneak van wat jij hebt opgestuurd ziet er ontzettend veelbelovend uit...Enne, ja, ik probeer elke dag iets te vinden wat het genieten waard is!
LG - Irma

Andrea said...

You are such a sweet friend Lili! I am happy you loved everything! I know was thrilled with all the pretty things you sent me! xo Andrea

Marina Capano said...

What a cute post! all so cute!!! always!


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♥zoe♥ said...

envious looking at these pretties!! hehehe i'm going to wait and looking forward your swap for Andrea:)
Fabulous day for you too!


Elyse said...

hi lili!

what beautiful treats! all of these swaps and gifts among bloggers continue to leave me stunned, speechless and of course, thrilled!

enjoy all of your loot! i know you will.


Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Gorgeous! Blessings dear.

knutsel Rein said...

Dat ziet er allemaal luek uit!

Gabriela said...

Hello Lili,

These goodies are exquisite!

~ Gabriela ~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What delicious little treats you received! I can't wait to see what you sent!

linnea-maria said...

What a beautiful gift!! Everything is just awesome! Hugs /linnea-maria

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What a beautiful swap!The picture frame is stunning! Enjoy all your newly acquired goodies!
Take care
Isabelle x

rochambeau said...

Hi LiLi,
You scored with the Junk in your Trunk swap! Andrea made you a treasure chest, actually!

Looking forward to visiting Natasha's revamp!
Maybe I can get it together in time!


Fete et Fleur said...

Hello Miss LiLi! You always receive the nicest things. I just found out about Natasha's Revamp party tonight. I won't be revamping, but I will be visiting those who are. I can't wait to see what you do.


M.Kate said...

Congrats Lili, that is the nicest and sweetest package which came. Have a good day.

Bonjade said...

Jeetje jij bent verwend.....wat een mooie gift is dit. Idd alleen de papiertjes zijn al prachtig. Zulke mooie lieve kleurtjes.....
En de van te smullen.
Ik wens je een fijne dag.
Tot gauw.

Gypsy Flea Market said...

What a gorgeous and generous swap!! Can't wait to see what you sent in your package ...

Thanks for sharing Lili!


Catharina Maria said...

Wat een oog strelende swap is dit .Hier moet jij dan weer heel blij mee zijn denk ik .
Lieve groet Rini

The Rose Room said...

Wonderful swap goodness there LiLi! Rachaelxo