Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Swap

Well, I participated in my first “real life” sized swap and boy, was I every happy I did!  My swap partner was Lesley from Country Girl Corner in the UK.   The Shabby Chic Cottage hosted the swap.

I sent Lesley a (what I hope) was a nice package of assorted items (pppssstt Lesley, got a surprise headed your way too – found something & thought of you) & today, I received my package from her.

Okay, I had to pick myself up OFF the floor because I fell out of my chair.  Why? you ask.  Well, because look at the goodies she sent:

IMG_0790 OH YEAH!IMG_0792 Magazine & framesIMG_0793

Cat Sachet (Smells GREAT!)  And you know I LOVE kitties!IMG_0794A Vintage Tablecloth (YUMMY) – Look at the gorgeous embroidered flowers!  And the cutes frames….got ideas for those already.

IMG_0795 Country Living Magazine from the UK (WOO HOO)

IMG_0791 AND THE CREME DE LA CREME!  A LaMODE Petit Journal dated 1902! (I want to make that dress for a doll!)

IMG_0796 IMG_0797 Still with a piece of an original pattern in it!  And look at those needlepoint charts!

IMG_0798 The dressesIMG_0799 Ah, should I say, Toilette???


Lesley – THANK YOU!!!!!!!  You were spot on when you put this together for me.  Girlfriend, did you read my mind?????  :)

I hope dear that you were as happy with your gift from me as I was with yours.  And if you happen to read this, just ignore that you are getting a surprise in a few weeks LOL.

Until Later…………………….


  1. What lovelies you have received!!

    You have a beautiful blog ~ I'm so glad we found each other's blogs.

    Thanks for stopping by and entering my little giveaway ~ good luck to you!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  2. Hi,
    Wow, she sent you some wonderful treasures!! I would love that Country Living from the UK, it looks beautiful.
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog for a visit and leaving such a lovely comment, I really appreciate it!
    I absolutely love your blog site and I am now a follower.
    Have a great day.

  3. Hi...Thanks for stopping by my blog nancarts and entering my giveaway. This is such a fun way to meet new bloggers. I am now a follower. All your swap goodies are beautiful. So are your ebay finds. My Mother was a doll collector and now my daughter has what remained of her collection.

    Smiles and Blessings,

  4. What neat stuff!
    I am totally jealous of the Country Living mag from the UK!
    Does it really take two weeks to mail something there?
    I also took part in the Swap and sent/got some wonderful things, and it sure was fun!
    I wanted to come over to your blog home and say "hi" to you, my new friend, and tell you that I got your entries (all 3) for the birdcage.
    It is so nice to meet you and you are welcome anytime at my home!
    Blessings to you as you make dollies and your home :)

  5. That tablecloth is scrumtpious! Looks like you had a wonderful swap! Hooray for you!

  6. Marilyn,
    Now that was a box of goodness, what fun it must have been to open that up. Thanks for stopping by my Cottage & entering my giveaway. Your blog is so pretty, just full of eye candy, I’m now a follower. Have a great week!

  7. Such fun goodies in your UK package. I would be happy almost giddy, myself. Thanks for stopping by with such a nice comment about the new shop. I am excited. Thanks again.