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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Grandma's Attic Matchbox Swap

Today the mail was really fun, because in it I received my "Grandma's Attic Matchbox Swap hosted by JoAnne at Vintage Dragonfly  And here is the beautiful and stuffed to the brim and beyond matchbox that was sent to me by Michele Murray from Nook and Cranny gifts.  I love love love it, and feel very spoiled with all the vintage goodies.  When I opened it it was all wrapped up in tissue and tied with the vintage lace, and after unwrapping that I found this matchbox all wrapped up in a vintage hankerchief with this picture attached to it.
After unwrapping the hankie, I found this sight.  I love the distressed doily, brooch and old watch.

Here is the contents.  So much to look at!
Then there was a sweet organdy bag with these pretty earrings inside.  I love them, and will definitely wear them.

And here is the matchbox that I sent to my partner, Becky

I sure have as much fun decorating and figuring out what will go into a matchbox as receiving one in the mail and going through it.  

Thanks so much Michele Murray for the great matchbox you sent!


Jo said...

Omg, what pretty goodies you both gave and received! I'm in the same swap, and i'm mailing mine off tommorrow ... i loved this swap!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a clever idea. So colorful and unique. It reminds me of my favorite aunt who loves little treasures like these. Thanks for reminding me how special she is to me.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

OMG, Michele, how lovely all your treasures are!

Michele was my partner in the Fairy Swap :) She made me such a lovely shoe!!


JoAnne said...

You both did a wonderful job! What gorgeous creations and your goodies are awesome!
I hope you'll share these pics in our flickr group for all to drool over.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Michele,
what a wonderful swap!!Love both boxes and treasures inside.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Kendra Morris said...

These matchboxes are so fun and cute!!I really love all of your pictures too. FUN and CUTE!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

what a wonderful matchbox swap for both of you! I am also in this swap and have had a great time making my box...it awakened so many tender memories of being in my Oma's attic in Germany when I was a little girl....heck I am still a little girl after allllll these years LOL!
I hope we will be partners one of the fine swaps....
Creative hugs, Karla

Anonymous said...

Amazing swap and wonderful work!
Have a nice weekend, kisses:)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh i am loving all the goodies you both swapped. Simply gorgeous !
Hugs June xxxxx

Unknown said...

I am so pleased you love your box. I agree with you, it is as much fun creating a box as it is recieving one.
I love the box you made for your partner, love the gramma card and the hair comb.
I can't wait to get mine...
Have a great weekend.
Michele M

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful idea and an anmazing swap!!!

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