Sunday, October 2, 2011

Matchbox Swap - What I Received!

Here are the two matchboxes i received from the Curiosities Swap.  The top one from "jay" and the bottom one from "ell".  J's box was so charming and vintage looking with the tea stained floral fabric and gently aged floral lace applique.  L's box was more traditional halloween colouring with graphic patterned paper and nice crinkled ribbon holding a date charm.
Imagine how wonderful it is to take the first peak inside!  These babies are jammed packed with goodies!
Here are L's contents - i love the crisp colour palette especially the addition of the chartreuse.  Along with the paper medallians were some scatter sequins, two brass name plates, some creepy potion labels, spider web playing cards, black wings, feathers and beads.
I thought this was a clever way to "trade" washi tape.  Attach to a glossy card for easy removal.
Like me, both gals added some "extras" that were not inside the matchbox.  Ell included a six pack of glitter, some sparkly foam stickers, pipe cleaners, pencils, ribbons all contained in the coolest halloween goody bag!
Here are the contents of J's box - some lovely vintage lace and ribbon, a collection of shell beads, mini acorns and pumpkins, a spool of linen twine and a sweet little metal salt shaker.
J's little "extra" was not so little!  She cleverly used a charming book cover to sandwich a stack of goodies, tied with rayon seam binding and a vintage key.
Inside the bundle was an assortment of fabrics in rich tones, a cabinet card, a cool brochure and a couple of those illustrated items from Michaels - in this case some key rub-on's and a notepad with biniculars.
Thanks to both ladies for participating in this swap!  Sound like something you'd like to do?  Stay tuned to Heather's website and blog for the next Petite Inspiration Matchbox Swap!  Maybe we'll be swap partners!

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