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Monday, February 2, 2009

very vintage valentine's swap and junque in my trunk swap

For Heidi's Very Vintage Valentine's Swap, I was paired up with Lorri from Cute as Pie Cottage. I received this pretty, padded box from Lorri filled with wonderful treasures.
I have already started using it to store my trims.
Lorri sent me candles, a journal, note pads, jelly beans, a beautiful ornament, a shabby frame, and a pretty vintage card inside of the box.
Thank you, Lorri!

In other news, a surprise arrived this week. For my very first swap, which was for Heather at Pretty Petals' Junque in my Trunk Swap, an unfortunate thing happened. I didn't receive my box from my swap partner Trish at The Tattered Rose. She had sent it out, and there was a mix up at the post office, and I wasn't able to receive the box that Trish had put together for me. And, it took a long time just for her to get it back. Good things come to those who wait because I finally got my package in the mail, and it is just lovely:
She wrapped up the box in pretty fabric, an aqua bow, and pink silk flowers.
This is the cigar box that Trish altered for me.
Here is what was inside of the box:
and outside of the box:

I loved all the vibrant, colorful ephemera and embellishments:
Trish made these kewpie tags for me:

These packages were a delight to receive.