Saturday, 7 April 2012

Lissy Lou's Vintage Easter Swap!

I've had great fun taking part in Lissy Lou's Vintage Easter Swap! I was partnered with Saphy, and over the last couple of months i've really enjoyed browsing her blog, and trying to find bits & bobs that i think she will like - i hope i've managed it! This is what I sent:

A vintage cup & saucer with lovely Spring violets and filled with some yummy eggs;

I'm thinking perhaps the cup & saucer will come in handy for her next tea party, and just maybe this vintage tea-strainer? If not, perhaps just for decoration! Also a small glass jug painted with little blue flowers and filled with yet more eggs!

A handmade "Derek the Dog" felt brooch from one of my favourite Etsy shops - I chose this because he's just so cute, and Saphy loves dogs!

An Easter themed pack of two tea towels, (to add to her large tea towel collection!)and a hand-knitted chick pin-cushion;

And a pretty Vintage tin:

And here's what i got....

A Pretty tin;

Now for a peek inside...;

I've been completely spoilt! I absolutely love everything!! In fact i can't resist opening up the tin and having another look every now & again! Inside was;

A lovely wooden heart decoration! Now i don't know if Saphy knew this, but I love these! It looks fab hanging on my dresser on the opposite side to one I had from hubby for Xmas;

A vintage Easter postcard - I'm chuffed with this!! I've wanted one for my Easter display for a long while and have just never got around to buying one - this is perfect!;

Some yummy chocolate and Strawberry Bear Yo Yo's - I shared these with Mia and we both loved them! She wants me to buy them for her lunchboxes now;

Lemon tea - this is lovely!! In fact i'm enjoying a cup while i write this!;

And this fabulous handmade phone/Ipod case - this is really me, I love it!! Its just what i needed as well!

And finally a Retro 1960's pillowcase! Look at the fab pattern! Now I have a bit of a thing about vintage pillowcases..whenever I see one such as this in a charity shop etc. I just cannot resist bringing it home with me - my airing cupboard is full of them! I use them, or sometimes turn them in to bags and aprons! My favourite in particular are those just like this one - in fact we have a similar one, but in blue, on our bed at the moment!;

Saphy, THANK YOU so very much, what a wonderful swap parcel! I have been very spoilt, I love everything!!

Have a great Easter everyone xx


  1. Hi Marina: You and Saphy both are very lucky girls. What great picks you both did. Happy Easter Day..Judy

  2. Wow, you were both spoilt! I am getting some lovely ideas for the Jubilee swap too! Happy Easter x

  3. How fun..what lovely swap pressies :) The little dog brooch is so cute. I like the retro pillowcase!
    I hope you are having a Happy Easter x

  4. Thank you so much, I loved all my bits and pieces. You were far too generous. there were so many lovely things in my parcel. Thank you again. The tea is my favourite tea and is lemon verbena. xxx

  5. Just found your blog and I love it! Your swap are gorgeous, I did this one too and had a great time! Love Katie x

  6. What lovely goodies you both gave each other, I did this swap as well and really enjoyed it too x

  7. Hi, lovely meeting you and thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog im now a follower of yours tooxx

  8. I love the blog and all the lovely vintage things xx

  9. Lovely swap goodies - I especially love the doggy brooch!

  10. Oooh, lovely goodies there from Saphy! Thank you for your comment on my blog and thanks for joining the swap. I'll pair everyone up at the weekend. Lynda xx


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