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 most beautiful rosette.
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 supplies...so 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!
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!