At the beginning of August I participated in a swap through Sweet Goodness Swaps, and my partner was Elise of http://www.birdnestsandpaper.blogspot.com/. She has a great blog and an etsy shop, from which I have purchased some wonderful vintage things. For the swap you had to include at least a vintage item, a homemade item and something sweet. Below are some pictures of the wonderful things that I received from Elise.
Isn't that just the cutest tin. I think that I am going to display it on my dresser in my bedroom to hold
things that I accumulate on top that make it so messy. This will be perfect to hold coins, jewelry and
other things that seem to end up there. Sometimes I collect stones that look like hearts that I intend to
do something with someday.
Inside the tin were extras that I can use when making ATCs and various art projects. Those are shortbread
cookies which went so well with the peach ginger tea. Yes, they went well together, and they went fast. LOL
There were also these beautiful fruit coasters which were tied up with a red ribbon and a vintage green flowered clip. I can't wait to use that on something.
This is one of two plaques that Elise made me. Isn't it just the nicest? It also has the second green clip earring on the ribbon.
This the the second plaque with a quote from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream which was the theme for the swap.
This is a close up of the quote.
I just love this picture of Swedish children dancing around the Midsummer's Eve pole. Next to Christmas this is the most important national holiday in Sweden.
Look at the wonderful bird images and the little nest with bird and eggs. I am a lover of birds in the wild, but do not like them near me. When I was already married and out of the house, my mother was raising a Baltimore Oriole in her house. I called to it and the next thing I knew I was under the dining room table. (When it was full grown she released it back to the wild.) Elise must love birds also since her blog is call Bird Nests and Paper. Check out her blog and her etsy shop, I am sure that you will like them.
Again, thank you dear Elise I couldn't be happier with my gifts.