Thursday, April 15, 2010

A May Day Tussie Mussie Swap

I am so excited to share with you the beautiful package that arrived in my mail yesterday from my wonderful partner Lynn over at Her Creative Spirit. I am sure many of you know her but here is her link if you do not, be sure to go and visit, you won't be sorry. I met Lynn a few years ago through blogging, she is so darned sweet and such a talent.

While blog hoppig I noticed tons of posts around a Valentine's Day swap and finally went to see where this was happening, that is when I found Linda's awesome blog A Swap for All Seasons. Of course I was too late for the Valentine's Day swap but there is always a new one coming along. Here is the link for the  blog. Low and behold here was the next swap party

and I emailed to join immediately. I waited a few weeks or more to find out who my partner was and I was over the moon when I found out it was Lynn. What are the chances that I would end up with someone I know and who's art I love and admire. We both live in Canada so maybe that is how this all came about, not sure, don't know, but wait until you see what landed in my mail. I am so excited to share with you.

look at this gorgeous tussie with all it's vintage beauty.

this beautiful linen wrapped gift was over-flowing with beautiful bits & bobs!

hmmm...guess what was in this beautiful package?

a beautiful card of a collage Lynn done, love this.

How much do I love these beauties, so precious.

Yep!!! You guessed it, this was wrapped in the linen, look at all these treasures.

Can you believe the beauty of these fab paper beads that she made, a little hand in the bottom of the box saying hand made. So special. They are really gorgeous in person.

A beautifully wrapped box of these beauties. YUM!!!

Check out this gorgeous nest charm that she made for me, it is so beautiful! And that cute little embellishment saying created for you, sweet!

Isn't this beautiful eye candy?

A close up of the top of the tussie mussie.

the front of the tussie

All together now...oh.............

and more

I am so blessed with all these special treasures!

Can you even believe how gorgeous everything is. I love each and every little bit & bob. That is one of the most gorgeous tussie mussie's I have ever seen, oh it is so vintage and so pretty. What about the beautiful nest charm, so pretty. I am exhausted going from one pretty to the next, over and over and over. I can't help it, just can't stop looking.

Thank you my sweet friend for being such a beautiful person and the best swap partner ever!

Lynn's parcel hasn't arrived yet, fingers crossed it will arrive today so I can only share a peek of what I sent off to her and will share more when I know her parcel arrived. This was a great swap, looking forward to the next one. Thanks also to Linda for hosting our little party!

Here is my sneak peek of what I made for Lynn. More later.


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Debby, what a sweet blog with precious bits and bobs you have!

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog!


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Jan said... many beautiful bits and bobs/laces/jewels to treasure! Love that birds nest with the pearls!
Lovely things for lovely Debby Doodle!

Paula said...

Hi Debby,
It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for visiting me and for leaving such a sweet comment!!! Your blog is gorgeous! I love the tussie mussie Lynn made you, it is beautiful, and all the bits and bobs are fabulous too! The one you made her looks beautiful, I look forward to seeing more! Have a blessed day! Love, Paula

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous!!! I'll be back to see what you made for Lynn!

Melinda Cornish said...

all I can say is "holy cow!"

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a gorgeous swap offering!

I want to be in that swap LOL.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the sneak peak Debby, I am loving it already and just hope it arrives today, it's a great day for taking photos too and you have taken lovely ones of what I sent you :) Again, I am so happy that you love everything :)
Hugs, Lynn

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so in love with that tussie mussie filled with so many beautiful treasures. It is gorgeous and you really had a great swap partner. Can barely wait to see yours. The sneak peek was delish.

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness -- you were spoiled! I would faint to have something like that delivered to my door! I adore it all, but especially that little pastel-colored, beaded floral item (pin?) in the bottom of the photo. Sigh. Thank you for sharing!

Terri said...

Woohooooo! Lucky, lucky you! Lynn is really special isn't she?!
She has truly sent you a treasure. I am sure Lynn will be just as equally blessed with your parcel when she gets it, as you are such an amazing artist yourself!

Liz Revit said...

Hi, Debby. You hit the jackpot! Love all the goodies you received. I especially love those paper beads.

Sue said...

Debby, as a lover of vintage, I LOVE the tussie you received from Lynn....WOWZA!!! The tussie is beautiful and the contents are amazing. What a treat of treasures to receive!


Heidi said...

ooh, that's a great swap package! I adore that little wire nest with the pearl eggs!

You won the cupcake card giveaway on my blog! Come over and send me an email with your address! :)

Marilyn Rock said...

WOW! What stunning things! I really enjoyed viewing them; thanks for sharing! Love the sneak peek of what you made for Lynn.

TinyBear said...

What a beautiful Tussie Mussie Lynn have created for your Debby -and all those goodies are great.
Can´t wait to see yours too.
xo Tina

Nora Johnson said...

Fab post as always!

btw Thanks for all lovely comments - am so busy just now with travel,assignments & deadlines that I won't be able to visit/stop by yr great blog for a little while. Sorry! :o(

Hope you're having a lovely week


laura said...

Oh Your Blog is incredible.. and that bench on your banner... I have that in my home... we are birds of a feather & I am so very glad we found each other.. I will be back to study everything after hours.. xo Laura

Diane said...


Sares said...

Wow! You must have had so much fun opening this package! I absolutely agree, each and every bit and bob is beautiful!

Terri Kahrs said...

Lynn's work is stunning and your tussie mussie is beyond gorgeous! And filled with to the brim with sweet surprises - your pictures made me swoon with delight! Lucky YOU! Hugs, Terri xoxo

sissie said...

Hi Debby,
You certainly did receive so many beautiful things. The tussie mussie is so pretty. Lovely creations, she is very talented.


Rosemary said...

What a great assortment of beautiful things!!!
Very fun!
Have a wonderful evening!

My Grama's Soul said...

You truly have a lovely blog, and what a lovely gift your swap partner made for you.



Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

So gorgeous!
I hope one day to be able to create such loveliness! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my!!! That Tussie Mussie is to die for. Such vintage loveliness. And the sneak peek of yours is looking beautiful as well. Can't wait to see it in its entirety. Theresa :)

Karen said...

That is GORGEOUS! And filled the most amazing things! WOW! You scored big time. I just love each and every little thing! You are going to have such fun using all those things here and there. Unless of course you are like me. Once someone gives me something - I HOARD IT - never wanting to use it. But eventually - I think I will have to. I just hate to.
And yours to her looks stunning too!
WEll! Now that I know what other tussies look like - NEXT year I'll have a few more ideas!
Such fun!
Thanks for sharing - and YES! I think you and I were a little early to post this! OH WELL!!!
:) Have a good weekend!
Karen - Some days are diamonds

vintagesusie & wings said...

Hi Friend,
Now usually I'd just be so happy & excited for you but this is just....too much!!! I love it all!!! So many wonderful little bits & pieces, I want all of it & the tussie it's self is stunning. What a lavish swap, thanks for sharing all of your booty with us. Have a wonderful weekend...

Mari said...


Myrna said...

Wow! You SCORED!! I'm gonna hafta go over and sign up for a swap..what FUN!!

Christy Laudig said...

Absolutely fabulous and inspirational. Love all of the details and treats that were lavished on you. So sweet and a great story that goes along with the treat.

Hope you're having a great month!


Cathy said...


Oh my goodness, you raked in. This is quite a boatload of stunning goodies. I can't wait to get my tussie!

Thank you for your kind words on my Cottages & Bungalows feature.

xo Cathy

shana said...

Love it all!!! Thank you for the comment you left on my blog. I am really enjoying this and it has only been a couple of days.

shabbyscraps said...

xoxo, Tiffany

Deborah said...

What a lovely swap that was. I need to go visit that swap website. Love the goodies you received. Perfect vintage gorgeousness. Right up my alley. Love that you decided to keep your country house.It does seem perfect for you. Truth to tell it sounds like something I would love too. Thanks for stopping by and saying Hello and Happy Pink Saturday!!


Hi Debby, I guess I forgot that you are a fellow Canadian goose!

your swap gift is amazing you are right to be thrilled about full of beautiful stuff!

i love the post, full of photos of all the yummy eye candy!

ciao bella
creative carmelina was here, eh!

Beth said...

Very beautiful goodies you have! Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog..... I love yours!

Trudi said...

Debby - I imagine you must have been over the top - like you said - just going over and over each bit - the nest is so adorable and all of the lace and doilies. Yours looks as special too!

Marlynn said...

WOW - you are a lucky gal BUT I know that she received just as beautiful of items from you. Loved the post. hugs,

Oxana said...

Hi Debby! What a lovely swap!!! Love it!!!
Thank you very much for your kind komment!

The Tin Rabbit said...

I know you were so excited opening this beautiful swap gift...everything is so pretty! Have a wonderful week!

Sheri said...

Hello Debby!

Your blog is beautiful! I enjoyed reading about your Tussie Mussies -- it looked like Christmas. What a great idea.

Thank you so much for the encouragement you left for me on my brand new blog (Blooms to Heirlooms) the other day.

Janee said...

What a beautiful creation Lynn made! She is a lovely person inside and out. I can't wait to see your creation too.... the peek looks beautiful!

In the Light of the Moon said...

So many wonderful treasures..Each trinket a joy..What a tease you left us with..( : Warmest Regards,Cat

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Fantastic items!! All so sweet!


Dorthe said...

This is a gift of real beauty,-so many wonderfull things you recieved,understand you can`t stop looking.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Wow! What beautiful things! Such a lovely swap! So glad I found your blog!

Christine Edwards said...

Wow! I can't get over the beautiful tussie you received with all of those wonderful and thoughtful treasures. What a fantastic swap you had with Lynn!

Karin said...

Beautiful!! What a fun swap!