Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Kindred Spirits ~

How in the world can two girls, one so far north, another in the south, be such kindred spirits??! My swap partner in Heather of Pretty Petals Boutique's "Junque in My Trunk Swap" was Alice of Romantic Thoughts. I visit her blog and just get lost in the absolute beauty of it all. Heather, you must have known how much we truly have in common in our taste!! We even bought each other the exact same box to pack the treasures in!!!! Look at how she wrapped this precious gift to me:

Her handmade card ~ knowing that I love birds and nests!

A gorgeous initial "D" held by a precious bird ~

Just feast your eyes on the bounty!!!

Look how gorgeous these rolls of vintage papers are!

Look at all the wonderful trinkets and treasures!

Alice knew I love old papers and photographs ~

Doesn't he look like a little fairy jumping into the rainwater gathered in the flower??

Dear Alice, thank you so very much for each and every thing. I love it all so!!!! You really took the time to gather items that you knew I'd love! ~

Heather, thank you for pairing us together as partners. I know you took the time to see how much we have in common with our tastes!!!

I hope you don't mind all of the photos, but you are my sweet friends and I love to share with you!

xxoo, Dawn


Nancy Hood said...

wow, looks like someone knows you are talented to take these preloved items and give them a fresh breath of life~

vintage girl at heart said...

I am speechless.How wonderful and so YOU!!! Looking forward too seeing what you create next!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what gorgeous things.
She sure knows what you like
Enjoy playing with your goodies

Lana Manis said...

Oh Dawn! You had such a thoughtful, generous swap partner! Everything is lovely!

Tina Leavy said...

that is an absolutely fantastic gift perfectly suited to your creativity Dawn. what an absolutely sweet thing for your swap partner to provide for you. can't wait to see your creations.

Jessi Nagy said...


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh you lucky girl! Like the others have said, I can't wait to see what you create for our eyes. She truly did know what you'd like, didn't she? Have oodles of fun!

Maggie said...

You could never post too many photo's. I always love looking at your posts and seeing all the pretty things you show. Everything you received is so you. Can't wait to see what you create with your new treasures.

maggiegracecreates said...

Personally my favorite thing was the tags. Simple and so elegant. Lucky you all thse goodies.

Alice W. said...

You are soooo sweet! And you certainly made the little things look lovely in your far not enough compared to the bounty you gave me, however!!!! I really do mean that!!! So please do enjoy your "supplement" coming in a few days...hehe....

I will be posting my blog about your box today!! And I did think it was the most amazing thing when I opened the gorgeous toile fabric to see the same box!!! (and those fleur-de-lis...kindred spirits indeed!) but you used the bigger one!!!! You are way too kind!!! So just enjoy the new items coming as a gift for you kindness and generosity! I am so glad we found each other this way! If I am ever down south I am heading your!!!

Lady Em said...

I love everything!! It's all so neat!
You can use all of those treasures in your artwork, I know it!!

Sarah B. B. said...

What a generous swap! I know you are itching to use all of those things. ;)

Nancy said...

Oh, lucky girl! It is so nice to have swaps like this...everything is so lovely!

Can't wait to see what you do with some of the pieces.


Kentucky Bound said...

OOOOH! Aaaaaah! Gasp! Excuse my while I grab my hankie to whipe the drool from my chin! That was indeed a treasure box! I see many beautiful projects in your future!


Oiyi said...

OMG, everything is so lovely!

A bird in the hand said...

My gosh, Dawn. What a beautiful bounty indeed! You'll have hours and hours of happiness with it all.

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

Now that is a box full of fun!!!!
Love your blog and your cute little dog too!

Sandy said...

Swapalicious bounty!!! It is all so you! I am sure her package was filled with just as much care! Isn't it fun to garner new inspiration from swap goodies? I look forward to seeing how you will incorporate all your new supplies in your creations.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhhh my gosh !!! What a fun box to open ! I love all of those treasures ~~

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I had the distinct feeling that you two would love each other! and I wasn't sure if you even knew of each other before this swap??? but I am so happy to see such a wonderful friendship bloom. :))))

LOVE all your pretty swappy gifts... Alice is is so sweet and has beautiful taste. I love that card that says "the holy grail".... amazing!!!!

Have a happy day! xoxo heather

Robin said...

WOW is all I can say! I've never done a swap like this! I hope I can participate in one similar one day. Such thought went into every selection...truly amazing!

Lori said...

Dawn, it looks like you had the perfect partner for the swap...everything she sent looks so you:) i know you loved that package, everything looks wonderful!!!

Sarah said...

Lots of great junk you received! I am enjoying looking at everyones swap gifts!


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