Thursday, April 25, 2013

Supply Swap...Full to Overflowing!

It's Here! It's Here!
Dorothy's Supply Swap Box has arrived!
Dorothy, the smart and sassy librarian behind the blog Hensrule was my partner for this fun swap hosted by Elizabeth of Creative Breathing.  Miss E is currently convalescing from knee surgery and I wish her a speedy recovery...along with all of our bloggy friends.  It was so much fun to return home from my trip and find TWO packages waiting for me.  I purchased Elizabeth's patriotic treasure box and it was double the fun to unwrap.  The box from Dorothy was ginormous!!!  My sister was green with vintage envy watching me unpack the boxes.

The beautiful box!
Dorothy just posted some wonderful pictures of the box I sent her.  I worry that I won't be able to adequately express how much I loved the vintage treasures she sent me.  There were two boxes simply bursting at the seams with the most wonderful supplies...many of which I have never been able to find. 

Box detail...bluebird and mushrooms!  Two of my very favorite things.
The "blue" package.
There were several wrapped packages done in color themes.

The "pinks"


The most beautiful rosette.

Box Two.
Dorothy told me that she inherited simply loads of vintage crafting supplies from a friend who needed to downsize for a move.  I am so humbled that she would part from some of the items she sent me.   It's hard to photograph stacks of I don't feel I did them justice, but I will mention some of my favorites.  Mind you...these are only a few of the things she sent me.
1.  Millinery flowers and leaves...and dear little red and white mushrooms.
2. Old photos, postcards and brochures...and a wonderful Christmas issue of a 1950s Women's magazine.
3.  Vintage holiday supplies, chenille, wrapping paper, tinsel and reflectors. Pink plastic Easter baskets, ribbons and trims.  Valentines cards and doilies...oh, my!
It took all afternoon to sort it all out...what a fun time I had!

My favorite...Gnomes and Mushrooms.
This postcard was mailed from Barcelona in 1947.
I have a few ideas already for some of my booty.  The postcard will be scanned, enlarged and printed on fabric to make a pillow or wall hanging.  The wooden spools are earmarked for the feet of a patriotic themed box I saw on Pinterest.  The small wooden shadowbox might be used for a nest project I have in mind.  Oh, the possibilities!
Gotta Run! 
I have a glorious mess to create in my craft room!
Thank you so much, Dorothy!  You were a wonderful swap partner!
And thank you, Elizabeth for hosting this fun, fun swap!


Jill said...

What fun, you ladies are so creative!!

Tammy's in Love said...

Every time we do something like this I am amazed at what people part with! Amazing stash for you to play with!

VintageBettys said...

Dorothy sure knows how to pretty up a box! She is so generous and I was really happy to get to know her and sweet Miss Wilma ;) Dorothy gave me so many wonderful things that I honestly didn't know they now I am on a hunt and have some ideas of where to find some of these things! I forget where to find the millinery flowers can you please let me know? Shirley I popped over to visit Dorothy and your box is sweet as can are both very creative :)I can't wait to see what you do with it all!

Sandy McClay said...

Dorothy sure knows how to pack a box! My partner and me decided not to decorate the box, which was good because I ran out of time....but mine had box after box after box inside! How fun!!!!!

vivian said...

such fun! I love the paper she covered your box with. I received from my partner yesterday too.. so I'll be posting pics this weekend. Have a great day!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I'm so glad you liked your box, Shirley. I just LOVED mine too!
When I first saw that postcard I knew it had your name on it!! This was so much fun, I really did enjoy myself.
Hugs to you and Daisy,
from Dorothy and Wilma

ImagiMeri said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry I didn't participate in this swap. You sure did get spoiled, but then all you Blogland ladies are amazingly generous and talented, so it stands to reason this would be the mother-load of all swaps.

Have a lovely weekend crafting!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I just love all the vintage graphics.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

3 cheers for Dorothy! The box with bluebirds and mushrooms is fantastic! Can't imagine how much fun you'll have with so many great things!
This was a fun swap!
Erica :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Lots of fun things to craft with and even the box is wonderful. It looks as though your partner knew exactly what kind of things you loved. Enjoy!


vintage grey said...

What wonderful treasures to receive! Happy crafting! xo Heather

Patti said...

Oh, my eyes are bugging out! How fun for you! I can't wait to see what you do with everything. Have fun in your craftroom!!!


AWESOME package! You certainly will have lots of FUN making things with all your goodies! The mushroom postcard is so YOU!
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Shirley, so many wonderful treasures. A crafters paradise! Can't wait to see what you create. I love birds and mushrooms also.