the first one was the vintage jewelry swap hosted by kjrsten. i got paired up with Holli Kristina (who's own jewelry creations i love and showcased here) who sent me vintage gems:
i haven't stopped wearing the pretty gold bangle! i told holli i loved that she sent me gorgeous brooches because it's one fashion trend i haven't mastered and a goal i gave myself this autumn-- to incorporate more on cardis/sweaters. didn't she do good?
here's what i sent to Holli:
(sent in a vintage looking tin that i believe used to hold coffee)
finding these brooches above made me want to incorporate them in my wardrobe. A butterfly ring and two pairs of earrings including a pair of Sombrero ones!!! aren't they fabulous? the middle sticks up and everything. At first i wasn't sure if anyone else would like them but me and then danielle (my thrifting date) said they were too cute not to get. I'm glad i did because Holli loved those best-- yay!
another fun swap i participated was actually the first swap i ever did and couldn't wait to participate in again this year. I just love the idea behind Sofia's Autumn Comfort Swap.
put your heart into sending four gifts: Comfort Food, Comfort Drink, Comfort Food for the Soul, and a Comfort Surprise.
Susie sent me a perfect autumn comfort package:
*comfort food: Annie's (yummy organic/homegrown products) shells with real aged cheddar and dark chocolate candies (my fave!)
*comfort drink: local coffee beans from Portland
*comfort food for the soul: The Pilot's Wife and postcards with her photography and favorite quotes (don't you love that? see more in her etsy shop)
*comfort surprise: vintage coffee mug for my collection
pretty me, no?
i got Laura who told me she used to live in La Rochelle, France. i decided to go with a european theme:
*comfort food: my absolute favourite coffee cookies! they are so good.
*comfort drink: french vanilla hot chocolate
*comfort food for the soul: parisian journal and french soap
*comfort surprise: two things she collected- postcards including a vintage french one i was so excited to find at my favorite antique shop- and quirky magnets. she also mentioned loving music so i threw in a mixed tape for her.
aren't swaps fun? i had a lot of fun with these two...
sending and receiving, so thanks ladies!!! xo
P.S. ornament exchangers, don't forget the deadline to mail your ornies are by november 22nd. i hope you're having fun with it and i can't wait to see all the beautiful ones you pick out!