Friday, June 11, 2010

Something Old, Something New Swap Has Arrived

What a fun and beautiful swap this was hosted by Linda at
her swaps are always so fabulous. Come and play with us next time around. I think she is taking a break until August or September, you can read about it on her blog.

Anyhoo, on with the show. I had a sweet partner by the name of Becky and she has totally spoiled me with lots of my favorite things.

The beautiful package

in the box

Something Old
so many beautiful things

Isn''t this bag fun that she had the old stuff in

Something new!

Love the necklace Becky made for me, love it.
Can you believe that I set the new package aside and didn't find it again until the next day, after I had sent my thankyou note off to Becky. As soon as I found it and opened it I could have cried, thinking about how terrible she must have thought I was for not mentioning this beautiful treasure. I fired off an email immediately to let her know that I had misplaced my NEW package. As bad as I felt it was kind of fun finding this one last treasure to open the next day.

Something borrowed
I had told Becky that I love red/white so she sent me a beautiful apron, tablecloth and lace. So pretty.

you can see a bit of the tablecloth in the right corner.

Something blue

gorgeous package

and so many pretty blues

And a wedding photo too

the wedding photos were wrapped in this pretty paper with the pattern on top. Love old patterns for wrapping paper.

Thank you so much Becky I love everything and so glad to have met  you.

I know that Becky's parcel has arrived so I will share the package I sent to her also.

The package getting ready to go

Something old
I took a couple of the old tin jello moulds and put in some pretty old buttons and wrapped with this old hankie.

Something new

Found this beautiful tin container while I was out shopping one day and for some reason decided to pick it up for the something new.

Something borrowed
An apron, funny that we both sent aprons, and a pretty old pin

Something blue, found this sweet blue bird's nest filled with blue truffle eggs at one of our local touritst shops and decided it was perfect for something blue. Probably yummy too.

And a wedding photo too.

I done a wedding photo collage on a old book for Becky

My honeysuckle is going mad, it is crawling all over my gazebo and is going crazy with color. So beautiful! I have been trying to catch a pic of the humming birds, but they are so darned fast, haven't accomplished it yet, but I will get them one of these days..LOL...

Stay tuned my journal arrived today from the Summertime Journal Swap and it is so amazing! Will get the photos taken and post in a couple of days.

Happy Friday!


Nora Johnson said...

Always beautiful objets d'art to gaze at on yr site! Love the honeysuckle too - have a great weekend!


sharon said...

Debby, what fantastic gifts both ways! You always make me drool!

My grandma used to have honeysuckle, and I forgot all about it till I saw your photos, and I remember that sweet smell!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great delivery from the postman! So many treasures. Have a great weekend...........Julian

Jackie said...

Hi Debby,
Your photos are stunning!
I recently received the Beautiful Blogger Award and would like to pass it onto you, if you would like to come and pick it up.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

WOW, what a fabulous swap you received and sent! Everything is so lovely! Too funny about the aprons!

I was going to join but I didn't have anyone to "borrow" something from, LOL!

Heidi said...

Hi Debby,
I love love that idea for a swap something old, something new, etc. How cute! Looks like you guys had a ball with it!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wow - my first day back to blog visiting - and you really hit the jackpot! What a trove of treasures! Lucky you

Riki Schumacher said...

Fabulous goodies! Riki

Melinda Cornish said...

that honeysuckle is just beautiful!!!! It reminds me of my grandma....she always loved it and it grew around her front porch....both packages for the swap are great....i wouldve screamed with joy over either of them!


Hello and thanks for comming by. I had a wonderful time visiting your blog. I enjoyed my first swap and have made a new and special friend. I will continue to do more. It looks like you had a wonderful gift sent to you as well. Have a great weekend and I will be back. XO MARY

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That's an amzing swap on both sides! Wow!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness! What wonderful goodies. Swaps are so much fun! Your honeysuckle is just gorgeous...I wish we had some in our yard. :) Enjoy your weekend! Theresa

Sares said...

What a neat swap! I love everything all tied up in the red polka dot ribbon! That old wedding dress pattern is really something! Can you imagine having the skills to sew something so complicated?! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Debby!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful things! WOW!

Sandy Michelle said...

Such yummy swap goodness here :)
Have a great weekend in spite of all the rain :)

Sandy xo

Something Special said...

Yes the swap for something old new borrowed blue was fabulous. i got absolutely spoiled. Will you please return to my blog as I have a wonderful giveaway going on in honor of my sweet grandson being born last week. You will really like it! Thanks for the visit to my blog.

Heidi Meyer said...

What wonderful swap pretties! The necklace was a wonderful second day surprise. Loved all of your swap yummies too - so pretty! xoxoxo Heidi

Marlynn said...

OK, first of all - your Honeysuckle is to die for, took my breath away. I can even smell it. Love your swap - what you received and what you sent! WOW. Just reading this post made me happy and I smiled alot! hugs,

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Fabulous swap from and to!