Vintage Swap ...

I hope you had an amazing holiday weekend.  Ours threatened to be icky due to rainy weather and yet we just swapped the pool for hours of cards and Scrabble playing.  It turned out to be just what we all needed!  And with my cast ... easy peasy for the Mama!
One of my highlights of the long holiday weekend was receiving not one, but two. vintage swap packages!  As you know I hosted a vintage swap and matched up a number of darling participants with partners I felt were well matched.  That way they would get something perfect for them and likewise!  As the partners were announced the darling Trunks Up Vintage mentioned she wanted to participate as well, so I found myself the lucky recipient of two partners!  And since I love to thrift for vintage ... I knew I could easily handle a second partner!

Both of my packages arrived on Friday and I was giddy waiting to cut into both of them!  Not only did I receive amazing stuff, but both of my partners worked so hard to find things I would like.  I was so touched to find happies, hand written notes and little messages telling me why they chose what they did.  Words are my love language and both of them nailed it!

When my first package arrived from Jennifer I literally gasped.  The box contained two amazing happies and of course, a handwritten note!  As I unwrapped my box I found a natural clutch with a hot pink interior and bamboo handles, #perfectforme, and a darling milk glass candy dish with a bag of candy ready to display and use for the holiday weekend!  

Jennifer found the most perfect things for me and just like any good thrifter found things she would want to keep herself.  The gifts I want to keep for myself are the best to give away!!

How amazing is this milk glass candy dish?  These pictures do not do it justice.  It is heavy with details for days.  My Nana always had a candy dish on her coffee table and I would beeline for it as soon as I arrived.  Now that the holiday is over I will looking for the perfect spot for this beauty and will treasure it always since a candy dish evokes such special memories for me!

And I am headed out for drinks with girls tonight and can not wait to take my darling pink bamboo clutch with me.  Look for styled pictures on Instagram this evening.  #excited

Well done Jennifer ... you made my weekend for sure!!!

Check out her post on what I sent her and how she used it.  I knew the minute I spotted them they were perfect for her precious family ... 

My second package arrived a few hours later just as I was headed up for a nap.  This cast is heavy and wears me out!  

Please notice I immediately sat down on the floor in the hall way and dived into my package.  As you can see Avery showered me with happies.  Each one was individually wrapped and tied with a note.  So sweet and her choices were over the top amazing!

 I am still styling most of my loot but ... I immediately dived into two of them the next morning!  Coffee mugs are my jam and I was so excited to have my morning coffee in this darling cup with lid.  It will be perfect for evening tea with the lid ... the tea won't get cold while it steeps!  And yes, I did have some sour gummy bears while reading blogs ... I love sweets!!

The single large Blue Willow saucer she sent me is the identical match of one I already owned.  I am thrilled to have a pair for hanging and displaying.  I recently moved a ton of my blue and white into the dining room and left the powder room bare of some of its bigger pieces.  

Sad right?  I will now take all six of these amazing antique plates and add them to my book cases.  I could not be more thrilled to have an exact match.  As I use all of the darling things she sent me I will take more styling pictures and update you.  Her package was filled with so many amazing happies and I need to decide where each one will go.  

Avery ... you blew me away!  I adore you and hope you had an amazing birthday yesterday!  xo

You must check out her feed ... she has an incredible booth and I want basically 95% of the items she has most days!!

I have asked the participants to link up their styled treasures for you on their blogs and Instagram accounts ... make sure you check out each one for their posts!!!

I had an amazing time swapping ... keep your eyes peeled for the next one coming soon!


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