Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grandma's Attic Matchbox Swap

I was lucky enough to get a spot in this fabulous swap hosted by Vintage Dragonfly.  We used the larger matchboxes, decorated them, and filled them with yummy vintagey goodness.

I received my matchbox from ArtsyMarty ... and look at how beautiful it is!

 Not only did I receive a fabulous matchbox, she sent me the cutest little bucket and a card.  Seriously the packaging is so gorgeous i almost didn't want to open it, but hey ...  you know me ... i just tore right in!!!
 Marti wrote a beautiful note, and look at the delightful goodies in the bucket!  look at the butterfly and there is even a tiny tiara!  It's almost as if she knew of my "Empress Jo" alias
 The burlap rose ... to die for!!!

 and look at all of those gorgeous bits!  I love them, I was indeed a lucky swapper.

I sent my matchbox off to the wonderful Lesley of Harmony Road.  Here is what I sent!


The entire matchbox was covered in vintage music paper, and then i adhered a layer of 7Gypsies tissue paper to the music paper, so there was a wonderful collage effect.   On the top of the box was an envelope with a vintage card, a 7Gypsies tag, and the entire package was covered with a beautiful vintage doily!

This is the front view ... i really loved adding the little drawer pull

 I managed to fit all of this into the matchbox

 Almost everything i sent was vintage ... the buttons were from my generations old button jar, the beige crocheted lace was from my grandmothers collection ... she made it over 50 decades ago ... even the string was vintage.  I found it in an old tin film canister ...  I had a blast putting this together for the swap!  It is much fun to send little surprises off into the world for others to enjoy!

Thanks all for stopping by! peace, love & paper y'all!







15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Awesome ~ both incoming and outgoing.

JoAnne said...

You both made such beautiful boxes! Now time to get spooky.....

Pondside said...

So beautiful, both of them!

Lynn Stevens said...

I'd have to say you both made out like Bandits!!! Such a Fun swap!
hugs Lynn

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

This is true creativity! I'm endlessly surprised at the artistry in Blogland!

laterg8r said...

what a beautiful swap, so great to share :D

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