Saturday, February 13, 2010

Meet my partner!!!!

A couple of months ago I signed up for Cathy's Amour Valentine Swap at Treasured Heirlooms. It was my fist swap ever and I had such a fabulous time. It's been very difficult not to show you the wonderful box of goodies that I received from my swap partner Mary over at Vintage Patina

Isn't that anaglipta wall paper to die for!!! The box is so beautifully covered complete with the sweetest flower made from old clothing patterns.


The box was filled with so many wonderful goodies that I have already put to good use!


Great old Bingo cards and mathematical flash cards....


Wonderful handmade clips


These gloves are fabulous and are already in a vignette in my bedroom.


Sweet little ballet slipper ornaments, a candle, and a neat little ceramic tag that says dream...


I LOVE this flash card!!! (I know I'm easily pleased) and the clock face tops my new lampshade in the master bedroom. The sweet little bird is also with me in that room.
Mary and I had a very interesting phenomenon happen. We were completely on the same wavelength when it came to our goodies. We both sent each other a heart filled with buttons. We both used paper patterns as wrapping paper, and we both sent vintage ephemera. Mary was the perfect swap partner!!!!
If you want to see what I sent Mary then click here. And If you want to see all the wonderful boxes that were shipped all over the country hop over to see Cathy for the list of all the participants.

32 comments:

maryboys said...

karen - your photos are just excellent. and i'm smiling again - because our posts are so similar:) what a wonderful swap it was!

xo
mary

Cassandra said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning! This was such a fun swap. Thanks for posting. I just love your blog and will be back often.

~Cassandra

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful items, Karen! Love the white theme, too! It seems like everyone had a great time giving and receiving in this swap.

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Everything is simply beautiful. Happy Birthday today!!!

Connie said...

Lovely and it just seems to fit you, sugar. I love them. Wish I had entered now but other things prevented it. Next time, next time! Hah.
xoxo,
Connie

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Ahhhh! Beautiful, calming and lovely!

Thank you for sharing!

Sandy

Debra said...

Happy Birthday Karen,
I'm wishing you the sweetest birthday today.

Debra

Debbi said...

Oh my gosh Karen! The white theme is awesome and so beautiful!
Happy Valentines Day!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Happy Birthday . . . Happy Valentine's Day . . . and ooooh what a happy MAIL DAY you had!!

Have an absolutely wonderful art-filled day today *smiles*

Cathy said...

Karen,

I am so happy your swap partner got to know you. And I see you got to know her very well too. Two happy customers! That's the ticket.

Thank you for joining in my first swap and helping me make it a huge success.

Enjoy your treasures my friend.

xo Cathy

Myrna said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! Hope you have a wonderful day!!
p.s. be on the lookout for a package delivery next week! ;-)

Lisa said...

Oh what lovely whites! I really have enjoyed seeing all the white ones today! This swap has been fun!!
Hugs, Lisa

Crystal said...

This Amour Swap has been so much fun.

I would say Mary did her homework. She seems to know you very well. How special is that, that you both sent each other similar items. A match made in Blogland :)

Happy Valentine's Day

Piney Rose said...

Besides my package, yours and Mary's are both my absolute favorites - I love these goodies! The button clothespins and ballet slippers, and the WHITE flashcard - I love them all!

Debby said...

WOW!!! what a gorgeous bunch of goodies, beautiful swap.
debby

Jayme said...

I love everything you made for your partner! Those little tickets are precious. Happy Valentines Day!

Vera said...

Karen,

What lovely things you received. And I love the way you posted your photos! This was really a lot of fun!

Vera
Olivia Paige

VerdeSalvia delle colline di Firenze said...

O my gosh!, the two boxes seem to be done by the same hands! And the filling too!
Congratulations, you choose a wrote by Francesco Guicciardini, a florentine such as me!
Hugs,
Dani

Me! said...

Dear Karen,
I so enjoyed your photos! I have to agree after checking both posts, you were assigned the perfect partner. Don't you love serendipity? How much fun is this!?
Happy Valentine's Day!

~ Debbi {Debbi Thinks Deep}

Jessica said...

Darling swap box and goodies! You and Mary were the perfect match!
Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping?

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Karen!!!! Mary did so GOOD!!!!! Everything she gifted you looks like YOU!!!!! I'm so happy for your girl ~ enjoy your treasures....hugs and love, Dawn

Lori said...

You girls did a tremendous job with white! Loved the flash card! I wish i could have remembered to include one to my partner I have a box of vintage french ones! She'd had loved that! Yep, we all did really well and had fun too! Lori

Charlene said...

It's so nice when you have a gret partner! Enjoyed our phone conversation & that you liked my lamp shade story. Now you are int he KNOW! Hope you have a glorious week. I'm sooooo very glad we have been able to get to know one another so much better. Did you have a wonderful Valentines Day? We had a nice one (a bit strange because our grandson was with us tonight at dinner but,he's a love & he will be with me all day tomorrow because he is out of school for President's Day). HUGS! Charlene

Sheila said...

Stunning Valentines gift you got. I so love anaglipta paper. and have some ..This swap has brought us all together for the same reason and i think that is just the
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Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh such lovely gifts!!! Love all the whites. Thanks for sharing!
Daphne

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy belated birthday to you. Mine is on the 26th -- a great month for birthdays. :) HOpe you had a wonderful time out with friends for sushi. Love all kinds of Japanese food. Yum! Your swap gifts are so absolutely perfect and wonderful. You two were definitely the perfect match. Enjoyed the story of your middle name. Wishing you a beautiful day! Tammy

GypsyNurse said...

Hey Karen....
pop on over to my blog for a moment~
surprise, surprise!!!
Cat

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh Karen,
These pieces look as though you sent them...you must have been so happy to see all of these fabulous goodies coming for you! You guys were really on the same page!!
Fabulous swap....I know you are hooked now!!
Happy Belated Birthday xOxO Nerina

Shabby Shan said...

You received so many pretty items! I love all of the whites! This swap has been so much fun! Thank you for sharing!

Shannon
Shabby Shan's Cottage

stephanie said...

Such pretty goodies...It was a fun swap, wasn't it...

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Ok, that is the coolest swap EVER! I've never done one before, I need to get onboard with that deal. I love getting presents, and also love to give them. I love the hat box you did for Mary, wonderful! Lisa

Christine Edwards said...

Wow, what a fabulous swap package you got. Mary is indeed the best swapper. She and I swapped last Easter, and she spoiled me rotten then. A great partner to get for your first swap. Hope you had a happy heart's day. ;-)

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