Sunday, February 20, 2011

Petite box swap (Flea Market edition)

I am a participant in the Heather's Speckled Egg Petite box swap-Flea market edition. We were asked to decorate up two matchboxes and fill them with flea market finds, goodies and eyecandy. We all have two partners and it is just great fun to see how many things can be stuffed into that regular matchbox size. It is amazing all that can fit in those boxes. I kind of gave mine a little theme on the tag. "Vintage and Vintage look from 1910-1960. I just tried to imagine walking through a flea market at the time I was putting this together. One of my most favorite pastimes. I have missed out before on these swaps, and was sad about it. I have been checking back lots to make sure I didn't miss the next edition. It was great fun. and I am so looking forward to recieving two matchboxes from different gals.

It was fun to do up two identical boxes and put the same things in each one.  I will mail these out this week.  I thought this was one of the funnest swaps I have been involved with.
I made a old looking bracelet with a key attached, put in vintage lace, trims, domino, millinary items, glass glitter, clothespins, embellishments, tags, chrystal chandelier drop, old hanky, many papers, some vintage, old ephemera, german embossed scraps, and vintage buttons etc.
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9 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oooooh...i'm in this vintage box swap as well and can't wait to ship mine out and to see what my partners created. what fun, han? i will be positing about mine after everything is exchanged. do stay tuned! YOURS are just lovely! your partners will adore them! :)

Linda said...

Wow! That is one roomy (and very beautiful!!) matchbox. I can't believe what all you fit inside! Once again I am amazed and jealous :) of your super creativity. I LOVE your "stuff."

Holly Loves Art said...

Thank you for being my newest "follower." I'm happy that you decdided to so that I could find you! YOU have a beautiful blog! Hope you're having a great weekend.
Cheers,
Holly

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That swap looked like a Great one...I just didn't have the time to join :( Maybe the next one Heather has as I love making those little matchboxes and filling them with tiny treasures.
deb

JoAnne said...

Nicely done Michele! I'm so glad you got in on this one. I told you they're addictive.
Now you have to join the monthly group I'm in-it's one on one trades with a new theme each month.

The Gilded Cherub said...

Hi Michele...
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, that was so sweet of you. I just love the match box swap that your in, you did a wonderful job. How did you ever fit so much in such a small box?? Fantastic! I cant wait to see what you get, I hope you post what you receive. Have a wonderful week.

Lorene

fairyrocks said...

That does look like too much fun . You have a generous heart.
Keep smiling and creating

Laurie said...

OH! I am so jealous! I really wanted to do that swap but so did 60 other people and they ran out of room!! You are generous with your good stuff Michele!

Erica said...

Oh my goodness! Your box is lovely and those treasures are to die for! I can't believe you fit all of that in the box!!! I had trouble closing mine! I can't wait to get it! (And I see you ALSO included a domino! How funny!) I see so many things that will be favorites, treasured, and hoarded! I'm so glad you received your box and you like it. I can't wait to get this one! If you ever want to do a one-on-one project or junk swap, just let me know. You have the style and the skills that I love!

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