Wednesday

Vintage Swap


I recently signed up to participate in a Vintage Swap. Names were drawn two at a time for partners. Each was to buy a regular Manila envelope 8 x 10, or something close to that. Fill it with vintage treasures of all kinds, such as postcards,buttons, tea towels, fabric, ribbon, jewelry, hankies, stationary, small books, and anything else that you could stuff in your envelope.
You and your partner were to email each other sharing a little about yourself and the things you collect or like. It was so much fun putting together my package for my partner, Abby.
The real fun came today when I received a package in the mail filled with the most awesome treasures. There were pink and brown buttons attached to Manila tags, vintage ribbons in green and red strip, some really cool postcards and pictures, two beautiful hand embroidered table runners, a children's story book, a wooden hand-carved stamp of a car, a pink and brown bag, and lace, trims and more buttons.
My biggest surprise was when I unwrapped a little book with yellowed pages, for as I turned the pages I discovered it was Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice 1924.
Thank you Abby for making my experience with the Vintage Swap one I will remember for many years.
Until next time. . . .Create and have Fun!
Debbie

5 comments:

Tatterededge said...

Pea green with envy. I think we should do this on MMCA!!

vintagecollage said...

Stay tuned. . . .I have something in the works!!!!

Joelle said...

Wow! That must have been fun!!

abbytrysagain said...

Debbie-so glad you liked the book! This swap was a lot of fun. I wished I could find you some old photographs-but those are hard to come by here in Portland. Thanks so much for my package-I loved it-abby

Mrs. Q and Miss Candi said...

Debbie,
I love your blog. Where did you join the vintage swap? I would love to get in a vitage group.
Thanks,
Elizabeth
www.turtlelane.blogspot.com