Friday, August 31, 2012

Swap-errific...Fall and Friendship!

One more day!
September is almost here!  Yippee!  Break out the tubs of Autumn and Halloween goodies.  Tomorrow I will be going to Swiss Days...the kick-off to my holiday crafting and celebrating. Today I wish to share with you a couple of the swaps I participated in.  The lovely fall banner on the left is from Deb the Garage Sale Gal.  We completed our trade early, so we agreed we could post each other's fall garlands.  The swap was for a garland spelling F.A.L.L and any fall-themed goodies we wished to include.  The items Deb sent reflected my love of owls, acorns, and...Circus Peanuts!  It's embarrassing how much I love them...they are my childhood in sugar! =D

I was spoiled!
I don't know how Deb got all this into a 12" postal box! 

As I unpacked it, I kept saying "oh, my!" over and over.

Everything was wrapped so festively...
where did she find leaf-shaped doilies?
For love of owls! 
The most beautiful owl tag!

Dear little owls have joined my other autumn birds on their special shelf!

An owl brooch adorned with glittery stones!
I didn't show you everything...the crafting supplies, real Minnesota candy...
 and other fun items...
But look how nice my kitchen door looks!
I am ready for fall!
Friendship Garland...
I finally received enough pennants to hang my Friendship Garland!
I cannot express how much I love them...they are so wonderful!
Wish the light was better.
Each pennant represents the blog of its designer...
(L to R) Sandy of 521 Lake Street, Tammy of Tammy's In Love,
I can sit in my office and admire them everyday!

(L to R) Chris of Perfectly Printed, Elizabeth of Creative Breathing,
and Meri of ImagiMeri's Creations. 
Each crafter has a unique style...isn't that a wonderful thing?
Thank you so much, my sweet friends for including me in your swaps and in your lives!
You constantly amaze me!


Dorothy said...

Hi Shirley, I don't know which pennant I like best, they are all so cute! And your door is very pretty with the Fall wreath! I'm ready for Fall weather, myself.
Have a good Labor Day weekend,

Cheryl said...

Lordy, lordy.... you were totally spoiled! Lucky you, what fabulous treasures!!!


Hi Shirley,
That was a Great Swap and I'll be posting the banner you made me this weekend!
The Friendship one is awesome! So much talent in blogland!
Have a Great Weekend!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Fun fall stuff! ♥

My Vintage Mending said...

What a great fall package. So nice to see your banner hung. Smiles...Renee

chris mckinley said...

Love your Fall Banner!! I have mine all cut out and ready to put together...and another thought came to mind...and I think I'm changing it up!! Your friendship tags look great!! I was honored to trade with you!


vintage grey said...

What a sweet fall package!! Love your friendship banner!! xo Heather