Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Came Early!

There were several vintage Christmas swaps the last few years and I somehow missed out on all of them. I wanted to host one myself but, really, I'm not organized enough for that! sweet friend Laurie Jackson contacted me and offered to do a one-on-one swap and of course I took her up on her offer immediately. I'm so glad I did, because a) I LOVE vintage Christmas goodies, and b) what she sent is beyond wonderful. It was packaged perfectly and such fun to open!

The first package I opened had vintage napkins, unusual crocheted lace, a hankie, ribbon, bell appliques, precious beaded poinsettia blossoms and more.

There were fabrics and trims - I especially love that quilt piece and the 1950s print.

A sweet Rudolph jello mold, cute decorated match boxes, shiny embellishments, and buttons. Also a bit of angel hair and lots of wonderful striped crepe paper. Laurie sent me a bit of the crepe paper on a package last year and I've been looking for some ever since.

There are cards and some unusual paper items. Don't you love that little finger tip towel and the bit of Victorian scrap? There are some little greetings printed on vellum, too, that were probably intended for Christmas cards, pretty metallic and white doilies, vintage photos and postcards.

More fun paper items - a honeycomb bell, old book pages, vintage cups with snowmen (that I somehow cut out of the photo!), a little bell and oh, I love that Kordite Freze Box!

And of course there were stickers! We both love vintage stickers, and each had lots that the other didn't. I'm crazy for that set in the upper left corner. I love those little multicolor bits of metallic scrap, too. Laurie also included one of her handmade crepe paper roses - beautiful!

I'm not sure how she could give up this flocked apron, but I'm so happy to have it! It just makes me smile.

I love these pastel items, too. That little putz house is adorable. Do you see the two tiny deer just above the snowman sticker on the left?  The lace samples are so pretty, and there are more on the other side.

I saved this for last. The ornament tray was wrapped in a cute bag from a shop in Laurie's area and tied with red tulle. She lined each opening with cupcake liners and filled them with tiny Christmas treasures. I love each and every little thing, but this guy...

may be my favorite. He's a sweetie.

Laurie also sent me a Christmas snippet roll that I'll share in my next post. You'll want to see it, I promise!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the vintage Christmas and that it puts you in the mood for the holidays - it won't be long now!

I didn't get great photos of what I sent Laurie, but she has some on her blog here. You can also see her pics of the things she sent me here (spoiler alert - her post includes the snippet roll.)

Also, Laurie is hosting a White Christmas Button Book swap on the Button Floozies blog. You can read about it here to get all the details including sign-up instructions. I'm signed up! Hope you'll join in!


  1. Beyond WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome Christmas gifties!! Very generous too! What a great package to receive!

  2. We had some fun, didn't we? I'm so happy you liked everything! I loved my package from you!!

  3. I love it all and laurie has amazing stash. of course my eyes really loved the pastel one. I am still to find putz houses in my price range!!! you are one lucky lady,looks like an amazing swap