Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Heart in Hand...a Sweet Swap!

Valentine Candy Box Swap...
Heart-in-Hand
Image from Pinterest
Gifts from the Heart... 
The Heart-in-Hand is symbolic of charity, given from the heart.  The Shakers used this as a reminder of the words of Mother Ann Lee, the founder of their sect..."Put your hands to work, and your hearts to God." It also implies a loving welcome.  It is a fitting theme this Valentines Day...one my swap partner Sally of Sally Annie Magundy chose for her gifts to me.  Sally and I joined Sandy's fun Valentine Candy Box Swap. Sandy blog is 521 Lake Street and is one of my favorites!

Red and Aqua Happiness!

Heart-in-Hand Candy Box!
My favorite Valentine colors

Beautiful Card...a Heart and a Hand
I put it on my Valentine Tree.

My Heart is Like a Box of Chocolates...
The most beautiful supplies...they look so delicious in little paper cups.
This needs to be "pinned" over and over and over again!

Sweet Packaging for Larger Items...

Heart-n-Hand Pillow Pattern, Buttons and Fabric.
I am over the moon, Sally!
Thank you with all my "Heart."

To Sally...
Sally has posted her swap pictures...but just in case...

Sally's Box...Red and Aqua Happiness!

My Valentine Swap Tags....

I "Heart" My Friends...

Valentine from Tammy of Tammy's In Love
Tammy and I have become quite good friends through blogging.
The blogging community has been such a blessing in my life.
Tammy's card is also on my tree!

Tammy's treat from me...Valentine Spoolie Circus!

The cutest Valentine elephant ever!
The box was a Fernwood Mints candy box...

Some Treats for Local Friends...

I found these glitter cages at Walmart two Christmas seasons ago.

Candy and a Card...

Thank you again, Sally, for being such a lovely swap partner.
And thank you, Sandy for hosting...you're the best!

 
My next post will be about the Spoolie Swap!


15 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What precious creations! This seems like the best swap...for Valentines! Everything is so pretty! Enjoy your week my friend and your pretties! Hugs!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm in love! This is such a pretty post. So many lovely handmade treasures. Your Valentine Spoolie Circus is absolutely adorable!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Shirley! What a lovely post you've written about our swap, thank you - another sweetness added to the memory of the event. I'm so happy you enjoyed everything! I had so much fun making the box and finding things to go inside. By the way, I cannot take credit for putting items in cupcake papers, I saw it online long ago and adopted it as a favorite thing :)
Your spoolie circus is darling!
Thanks again so much for my darling box and being so dear.
Happy Wednesday!
Sally

Margaret said...

What a beautiful post. I just want to go craft a bunch of things and make'em pretty! I love all the ideas. You are a lucky gal! :) Maggie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a fun swap Sandy has hosted for us! Wow, Sslly really spoiled you. Love the box she created. Tammy's card is adorable and so is your spoolie circus, so cute.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh wow! Love this post, so many sweet and fun things you received and mailed out!! :) What a fun swap!! Everything looks so pretty and special! Love your sweet spoolie circus for Tammy, so cute!! :) xo Holly

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Tammy's in Love said...

This is such a fun time of year! I am in love with my little circus, the colors are so cheery and when you're looking at 0 or -10 degrees for weeks, something to make you smile is a real perk in the tundra where I live.

Love ya,
Tammy

vintage grey said...

What wonderful Valentine pretties to receive!! Lovin' the circus spoolies from sweet Tammy! xo Heather

LBP said...

What a beautiful swap box! I love Valentine colors. They are just that bright spot that we need in the middle of winter! That circus spoolies that you sent Tammy is just beautiful! I just check and the box I sent my partner is due to arrive at her house today! I love these swaps!

Linda

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Your valentine spoolie circus is so cute!

Thanks for the facebook love! ♥

Perfectly Printed said...

What lovely and special treats! Blog pals sure do take care of one another!

vivian said...

lots of valentine sweets! fun swappies! Im hoping to have some valentine fun this weekend!
happy Friday!
xoxo
vivian

Patti M said...

Such a pretty post Shirley. I thoughly enjoy our Pinterest "chats" too! LOL! Have a great weekend! ...(((hugs))) Patti

SueLovesCherries said...

Love the spoolie circus Tammy made you - it's so unique!