I recently participated in a vintage supply swap hosted by Elizabeth of Creative Breathing. Elizabeth partnered me with Nancy of My Crafty Little Page. It’s always fun meeting someone new, and Nancy was no exception. Reading Nancy’s blog made me laugh at times – she has a fun way of writing. Anyway, I found that we had things in common; Nancy lives in Texas, and we lived in Texas, we both love vintage, pink, and everything Elizabeth creates.
When my package arrived, I was so excited! I had to first take in all the prettily wrapped packages, and admire before I dared open them. One of them even came wrapped in a pretty pink embroidered baby blanket:
The first box I opened had all these wonderful scrapbook and paper supplies – it even has the word “Wonderful” in it:
A roll of vintage wall paper. And look at this adorable little “Japan” girl! Nancy sent her to me because she knows I like Blythe dolls, and this little girl reminded her of Blythe – how thoughtful:
Some vintage ephemera, and a Wedding booklet with programs that Nancy made for her nieces wedding – so creative!
More lace, and even word cards – love the words :). Another package contained this cute pipe cleaner animals kit. I came across an old pipe cleaner character leaflet at a thrift store recently, and as usual, started to amass supplies (pipe cleaners & googly eyes) to “create”, so this kit came at a perfect time:
This pretty tin contained a doily, rosettes, cute little teddy, crinkle ribbon, more lace, vintage birds, vintage paper rolls, labels, vintage snowmen picks, and a pretty button bouquet:
And here is the cigar box that Nancy decorated and filled to the top with more goodies. I’m just starting to work with paper crafting, so this wonderfully decorated box was much appreciated. Nancy is so talented with paper craft/altered art. The box contained even more lace and ribbons, tags, beads, and vintage clothes pins. Also included were vintage Naval aircraft ephemera – I appreciated it since I used to work on military aircraft designs:
Vintage scrabble tiles – yay! Look at the pretty glittery vintage beads! Nancy knew that I have been on the lookout for a doll house. Well, she included these precious tea cups and saucers – I just love them!
Well, I think I am ready to tackle any project. Thank you sooo much Nancy for being my swap partner! It’s been great fun getting to know you. And thank you again to Elizabeth for coordinating this swap.