Saturday, February 16, 2013

Vintage Valentine Candy Box Swap

I was a host for "The Vintage Candy Box Swap" (a swap for Valentine's Day) and I ended up with two partners because we had an uneven number when it was all said and done.  I did not mind.  I also received a lovely box from one of the participants, because she is a good generous friend and she wanted to do it for me.  (she will be getting a little surprise in the mail from me)  So I ended up with 3 boxes of vintage Valentine loveliness.  Wow, did I get spoiled spoiled again.  Sit back there are lots of pictures in this post.  First I will show you what I sent to them. . . . . . . .


Here is the box I decorated for Wendy Wirth
 Let's go through the layers.




This was the one that was sent to Wendy Wirth.  I made earrings for Wendy.
And the next one was sent to Pam White



 I switched the little jar candle for some other things at the last minute because of weight because of shipping.  
                                          Pam's box was a little more kitchy vintage.

Around the first part of February, I received a surprise candy box from Laurie at Indulge your shelf


Aren't you just all drooling over this very Valentiney Vintage box!
Be still my heart.  I love this piece and the box it came in.  I just loved all that she sent so much  the next  picture is the Valentine I sent out to Laurie, to thank her for the goodies she surprised me with.  This heart was like a mini candy box filled with little goodies.   The only problem is that I did not photograph the contents of this little tin heart.  I do remember putting a bracelet in there.  There were just so many packages this month, I can't hardly keep up!  Love to you Laurie,  you are so very generous and thoughtful!   


This next box was sent to me by Pam White, of The Finderskeeper.blogspot.com and I am still drooling over the box and the contents.
My Heart be still!  These cards are from the gifted line!  Love them!





 Oops I think this photo is actually upside down.  Oh well I was giddy with delight when I tried these gloves on and they fit!
I could never have to much of little bottles with glitter in them.   I was completely in love with all of this.  Pam spoiled me so much


The next one was sent to me by Wendy Wirth. of thefrogprincess-ww.blogspot.com  She used a Heart shaped candy box

I love the pretty heart lace on the side.
Upon opening the box there was this wonderful graduation announcement from 1927.  I love it!


I loved the crocheted snowflakes, vintage buttons, and the needle book with needles, and she even included some ephemera, scrapbook supplies and dark chocolate, my favorite.  I think you will all agree that I did indeed get spoiled this February with amazing swappin!  Thanks to you all!  


7 comments:

The Junque Seeker said...

What a fun swap! Looks like all of you were sufficiently spoiled, and the boxes each of you created are just lovely!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! So many beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

PeggyR said...

The boxes are lovely!

pam said...

Thanks again for hosting! I'm glad you liked my box! I already have worn your bracelet for days and the hand towel is on my "pretty for company" shelf and my husband has been warned NOT to wipe up red drinks with it or he goes! I'm going to use my box to store my vintage valentine collection that is growing! Have a great weekend!
hugs-
pam

Bead and Needle said...

There's some mighty wonderful stuff going on here, inside all those gorgeous boxes! I loved Valentines Boxes as a kid...guess I still do. Hope your week is happy - Tanya

Laurie said...

'So much beautiful stuff! I loved, loved my little candy box surprise (you shouldn't have!!) It is all festive -- thank you for hostessing the swap!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Wow!! What gorgeous boxes and what fun, pretty goodies! Thank you for sharing. ; )
~Michele

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