March 27, 2008

Vintage Swap


My Vintage Indie Spring Swap package from my secret partner arrived!

It was so fun to open...look at how beautifully it was wrapped!


Lots of ephemera....


An Interior Design student's Home Furnishings class work from the 1940's...(how appropriate is this for me, an Interior Decorator who specializes in vintage!) I'll post more pictures of this at some other time....the decorating budget is hysterical!

And lastly, the mother lode of embellishments, ribbon and trim!

What a fun package! There was so much more though that isn't pictured. The items were wrapped in newspaper from the 1940's, and old dress patterns. (Isn't that clever? Much more interesting than tissue.) The wide ribbon adorning the gift-wrapped package in the top picture was hand painted. I want to wear it as a belt! Or maybe a Miss Universe sash! Ok, maybe not. But I will be saving it. It's gorgeous....perhaps a table runner....

13 comments:

Dharma Designs said...

A crafter's paradise! How fun! LOVE your blog header, by the way!

Karen from A`Musements said...

I like your idea about wearing that ribbon for a sash.... You ARE a DIVA, no?! HooHaaaah!!!

XUE said...

I've always been interested in product design & packaging! Yes, this one is really pretty!

M.KATE said...

My dearest Diva, tks for stopping by, and yes, there will be a beautiful kebaya for a beautiful you, no problem, and you're so lucking to get this vintage swap box, looks like a whole box of goodies there. I am so glad to have met you, a wonderful friend and so glad to know so many things via your blog, and lastly, even happier that you received the postcards as I was kinda worried that no one will receive them, considering snail-mail is not reliable. Have a fantastic weekend :)

Cicada Studio said...

It's like she creeped inside your psyche and found out the secrets to making you happy! What a boon!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a wonderful package! No one would even know you were wearing part of your packaging....until you told us :)

Hey Harriet said...

What a mind blowingly awesome & thoughtful gift of treasures! Obviously a load of love & care went into compiling that package for you. How super special! You must have been like a kid in a candy store opening the gorgeously wrapped parcel. Sounds like you're still on a sugar high!

Secret swap eh? Well I've forwarded my postal details & birthdate to your 'sweet secret squirrel' ... fingers crossed ;)

picciolo said...

hey well done on winning the contest! And what a great parcel to get, I love the paper envelope with the number two on in the last photo.
And I'm glad you liked your order and that it got to you quickly, the end of funny looks for you in the shops I hope!
: )

Fog and Thistle said...

Wow! Who wouldn't love to get that surprise in the mail with no detail too small to be overlooked. Perfection in a box, you lucky lady!

Shiny Black Shoes said...

ohhhhh it look slike you hit the jackpot! everything looks lovely!

blueboygifts said...

sigh. Jealous here. VERY jealous here.
What a GREAT package.

Casey said...

WOW! You are a lucky gal. I would have had a hard time opening such a beautiful package.

BaldyLocks said...

That is the most amazing package ever! Wow. I feel humbled just looking at it.