I never knew blogging could be so much fun! Thanks to Gina at theshabbychiccottage.net, I was able to participate in my very first swap! This one was a "Spring Supply Swap" where I was partnered with two other women who share similar interests.
About 5 pm last night, I saw the mailman walking up our path with 2 packages! I figured I'd take my time and savor the moment. Nope! I dove right in!
The first package I opened was from Michelle at afullcottage.blogspot.com.
Opening the box....
Box full of goodies!
All kinds of yummy scrapbook paper....
Different shades of white cloth doilies...
2 jars of shells and buttons....
I ADORE this fabric! Red is my absolute favorite color! I've got big plans for the vintage glass pearls too.
Wall paper border. Love the country look!
2 white candles that fit my new candle holder!
Vintage sheet music. I was actually searching for more of this!
Decorative balls with cinnamon sticks...
The whole lot!
Next, this is what I sent to Michelle. Like me, her favorite color is red. Originally, I started collecting anything red, but it soon turned into an Americana Theme!
Lots of red, white, and blue quilt squares and anything with those colors. The snowman was made from a wooden laundry pin. The white ceramic ornament can be painted or left as-is. You can open it up and put a little gift inside! There's also a hand-sewn gingham heart ornament.
More fabrics, ribbons, thread, and vintage eyelet trims.
This is a vintage hand-made stained-glass ornament I purchased at a Craft Fair years ago. Because it's a heart, it can be used all year long.
Red sparkly glitter and tiny beads.
Using knives and gouges, I carved a Santa Claus into a vintage spool.
What Americana Theme would be complete without American flags?!
That was too much fun putting together! Thanks Michelle!