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Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Vintage Stocking has arrived!

Gosh I love swaps! And Joli Paquet's Vintage Stocking Swap was a fun one! Look at what came in my mail the other day! Stephanie @ Tart Deco was my swap partner...be sure & check out her etsy...lots of great vintage items!

She adorned the stocking w/a red doily that she wove lace through & then added a tulle ruffle. Very clever!

The turquoise piece on teh stocking is a brooch. And just look at all these goodies!!!!

The glittered shoes are adorable & I just love the buttons & stamped tag & pin in the background.

A pink chiffon handkerchief, a bunch of felt butterflies, (2 are beaded!), vintage earrings (as y'all know...I use a whole lot of those!) & a stamped Peace on a ribbon. The stocking I made Steph needed sumpthin' sumpthin' & this little snippet of ribbon was just what it needed!

Love this little blossom & the Laura Ashley post-its are almost too pretty to use. I do think I'll use them in tags & stuff instead of post-its though.

And I love this hair clip from her esty shop! It's made from a vintage millinery flower. I wear hair clips almost everyday....love it!

Some sweet flocked chicks, bears & bunnies...will be great in an Easter diorama.

And she included a fabulous beaded egg. My grandmother used to make beaded ornaments. Maybe I should take up the craft?

And that ain't all...just look at this pile of crafting goodies! Laces, papers, stickles, stickers & paper flowers...thank you so much Steph! What a fun swap this one was!
And I haven't forgotten about today's matchboxes ...today's Day 11 box was crafted by Sophia @ Blue Chair Diary.

Inside was a wonderfully adorned paper clip. Thank you Sophia!

My Day 11 box gift was another domino/charm. I reallly wish I had spaced the double gifts out a little better. You just saw this one in the last post. Geeeze!

We're coming down to the wire...are y'all ready? Wish I could say I was but Christmas ALWAYS catches me un-prepared. *sigh* I guess it's the nature of the season.


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ah, that looks like a great fun swap...love the idea of making and using stockings.(())


How darn cute and fun. I need to get into the Stocking swap next year if they have one. Hugs Mary

Christine Edwards said...

Oooh, you lucky girl...what a beautiful stocking, and lots of lovely items inside. I still haven't mailed my package (gulp!). What a great box from Sophia too. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

BonnieLass said...

Thank you for the wonderfully vintage matchbox #5 with the vintage earring turned into a magnet. I LOVE it! Oh! And that stocking is gorgeous. Lucky you!

Linda said...

so so so pretty! love your vintage stocking swap pics too! I'd love to do that one of these years...

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

What fun stuff......Merry Christmas

Tart Deco™ said...

I'm glad you liked the goodies. Since you and I seem to be mind-linked somehow I knew you would ;) Your post pics give me one more example of how we linked we are- I have that exact same vintage brass hankie holder!

Your stocking and goodies were just as spectacular! I am going to link to your posts about the swap since your pictures are much more detailed and clear than mine.

Have a great holiday!

Steph @ Tart Deco