plain brown wrapper

it doesn't look like much, i know...but there it is. my swap package for leslie at junkgirl studio. please notice her blog header - it is seriously wonderful, isn't it? if you stop over there, will you please leave a little comment asking leslie to (please) post more often? i love seeing her posts, and like pavlov's dog, i start to salivate whenever i see her blog header - but then there's not a new post and i'm left drooling anyway.

but i digress. again.

i had two partners in my "it's about time swap". i will tell you that i loved this theme more than i even anticipated; but i did not mail out "on time" which is slightly sad as i hosted this one:( i am so eager to see what the other swappers came up with, too! please email me a link if and when you post photos...thank you:)

so leslie likes both a neutral palette, as well as beautiful pink and robin's egg blue. it turned out that i went with mostly "found" items in the neutral scheme, and added tiny accents of color. i just had to package it all up in this precious little jewelry chest...i can't wait for leslie to get this:) which she should...after i mail it. now there's a thought.

the theme - clocks, numbers, time.

i believe i may have become a bit too expressive in the thrift store when i found this, but it's all in the past. look at this "perfect for leslie" avon bottle!

and a peek at some ephemera and handmade tags - i have a serious love for vintage alarm clocks after really getting into this swap theme...

and there will be more to share with you. i still have to photograph the fabulous vintage swap items i received from shelley over at sweet pea! i sent her box out in such a high state of excitement over last minute thrift shop finds, that i forgot to take photos. however, shelley was kind enough to send me the photo below. she also posted more "detail" photos over at her blog.

i will try to post photos soon - of both my "time swap" items from shelley, and my "nancy drew" items from olenka...
thanks for stopping by:)


Lori said...

you had two very lucky partners...the swap gifts you gathered are just wonderful!!! what a bounty of goodness:)

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

what a great package, mary! i re-e-e-eally enjoyed this swap. i'm late with my package, too. sigh. ele knows. it's completed now. i just have to gather up my children and get myself to the post office.
i agree. leslie should post more. :)

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

How wonderful! I would have been squealing loudly in the thrift store, too, for that little bottle!

trash talk said...

Brown paper packages tied up with string...these are a few of my favorite things.
Now you will always have time on your hands.

Anonymous said...

omg I love it!!! big mermaid hugs


Gretchen said...

Mary - I am participating in the "Frenchie" swap that Shelley is posting. I just wanted to let you know that your swap for Shelly was out of this world fabulous, and as I mentioned on her blog comment, I would of thought it was Christmas had I rec'd your fabulous swap. She's one lucky lady. I'm especially drawn to the watch faces, as I am a jewelry designer that redesigns with vintage pieces and am really having a tough time finding them for sale. Anything I design with a watch faces sells instantly, so thus the search goes on. Have any extra you'd like to sell?
I also love the way you packaged each of your swaps, and you've definitely inspired me.
So excited to do more swaps and am thrilled to be a part of the French themed ongoing swap. If you have time, please visit my blog and check out my posts entitiled "The French Flea". It is a shop that I sell my jewelry at and other smalls nearby my home in Minnesota. You might enjoy the posts, as there are some great decor ideas.
Have a great week and good luck with your Frenchie swap. You'll have a lucky partner for that as well.

Christine Edwards said...

Mary, I love your "It's About Time" swap package. Oh, I wished I had participated. I just have such a hard time finding all of the wonderful vintage items like you do. Looking forward to seeing more from the swap.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

This is got to be the best swap theme ever! Wonderful Avon bottle! It's all wonderful and I love how you put it in a jewelry box. I need to get more creative!

Anonymous said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous!

Angela Harris said...

1 million ooohs and 7 trillion aaahhhs. The blue box is amazing. What a cool package. Too bad it didn't get lost in transit and delivered to my house:)

Angela Harris said...

This is a painfully beautiful swap package!

Pretty Things said...

WOW! I wish I could get on into swaps like this -- they are RIGHT up my alley!


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