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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Flea Market editions arrived!

Diane Bouchard is a mixed media artist, and very talented. She was one of my partners in the "Petite Box Swap Flea Market edition" recently, and sent me this decorated matchbox. Isn't this so clever and so vintage!! I love the way she used the typewriter keys, for my initials. And that little ribbon embellishment is wonderful!
She filled it with all sorts of vintage flea market goodness. It was so fun to open and look through each little thing. There was some old advertising ephemera from way back that was British. I just loved it all. Thankyou to Diane.        
My first to arrive was sent by Erica Hofstetter of Zunky Chic. com. Her style is so similar to mine. She says that we must have the same DNA. I agree we are Kindred Spirits. We put some of the same things in our boxes. She sent an old piece of Chenille, and I am already using that one. I love the way she decorated the box too. She used an old pattern instruction paper. I love adding more buttons to my collection, and well it was just so me. Anyone out there that doesn't think that a matchbox swap isn't fun is fooling themselves. It is amazing the amount of stuff that will fit into one of these standard size matchboxes. Thanks to Heather for hosting this swap, over at The Speckled egg.

Notice how nice and neatly everything was put together.  I am wild about the tape she used.  Would love to find some like it!  Thankyou to both my partners, I love love love it all. I liked it so much I am doing a third one with Laurie of Indulge your Shelf. She expressed a feeling of DARN as she missed Heathers swap, cause it was too full. So I will be getting a new one soon. I will post that exchange later.
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Jessica Rodarte said...

I love what you received! They are both so unique and beautiful. I was paired with Erica for the Paris Swap, and I just loved what she sent me. She has such a lovely style!
I absolutely love what Diane sent you, too! I was especially swooning over my current love: Dennison labels. :)

Julie Harward said...

I had to laugh the other day when I was at Tiff's...Caleb told me that you were his sack of potatoes and that i was his sack a jueea! LOL

Erica said...

Michele, I thoroughly enjoyed making these boxes and am so happy you enjoyed receiving them. I'm even more happy to have found a new blogging friend! I can't wait to see what you did with that chenille. PS - the tape I used is Tim Holtz tissue tape. If you have a Hobby Lobby or Michael's near you, they should sell it there.

Pretty Widow said...

Hi Michele - glad to hear you liked everything in my flea market swap box! I had also planned to send you and Erica white lacy frilly things - but since i had the benefit of receiving your boxes before i started - i decided to go the opposite direction!

Anonymous said...

you received some great treasures in that small box...i've never been in a matchbox swap...seriously hope i can find one soon!

fairyrocks said...

It is amazing how many wonderful things your swappers were able to get in that box.
It just looks like too much fun.

Trisha said...

Those swaps look like so much fun! I am going to have to join in on one soon! Please send me your address so I can get your Pay it Forward gift to you. trisha_ahh@hotmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend!


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