Grandma's Attic Matchbox Swap
I see that my Grandma's Attic Matchbox Swap has been delivered, so I'm going to show you all the goodies I sent:
On top, I layered a piece of vintage crochet lace with vintage millinery netting, tulle, roses and rosebuds, a piece of tattered vintage bling, and organza ribbon, which was the only "new" thing on there.
Here's a glimpse of all the goodies inside. My partner, Lorraine, said she liked rhinestone buttons, lace, pretty paper ephemera, and the whites, pinks, and aquas.
I was really glad she specified "pretty" ephemera, because so much that is lovely is not necessarily pretty when it comes to old paper, do you know what I mean? Here you can see the way I lined the bottom of the matchbox with old paper, and a bag of pretty vintage wallpaper pieces I tucked in there.
Pretty paper ephemera -- almost all antique.
Dresden and antique scrap, plus an old glassine stamp envelope
Lace, ribbon, embellishments and bling...
a little packet of paper ephemera that didn't fit into the matchbox...and some vintage millinery flowers that did...
and of course, beautiful buttons!
I haven't heard yet -- but I am hoping she loved it!
In other news...I'm getting ready to tell you about a fun new venture I'm beginning. Stay tuned!