Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Maija was my Tussie Mussie Swap Partner

May Baskets and Tussie Mussie Swap Gifts!


was my swap partner for the May Basket swap. 
We had never met before so this was a double treat.  I met a new blogger that I adore and I got a lovely bunch of gifts too.
I thought this would be a fun thing to participate in as I remember making May baskets and bringing home flowers from the woods and hanging them on my Momma's door each May day.  Even years after I was grown I would always send her May baskets from the local florists.  It was my way of sending her my love and a piece of spring to brighten her day.  So this swap was special in the memories it brought to mind.
 Look at this lovely piece of artwork Maija made for me! 
 I absolutely love love love it, Maija!  It is so gorgeous! 
The antique couples postcard,  the ribbons, flowers, pearls and lovely wrapping is such a beautiful meeting of artistic soul and lover of Vintage items. 
The cone was huge!  I mean huge!  It is a wonderous 30 plus inches long from hanging ribbons to the bottom of the lace covered tip. ( I already had my hubby hang it in the corner just above my computer so that I can enjoy it each day.)   Inside she lined it with lovely sheet music and filled it with all kinds of goodies that I adore.  There were four packs of gorgeous glitters,  antique buttons, ribbons, a precious small peat pot paper basket,  a note card pack, and a pad of paper to help me keep track of my want to do list, There was a cupcake magnent, and the cutest lollipop I have ever seen.  It was made with a lolly stick and wound with the cutest pink/white ribbon cord.  (How cute!)
Look at these beautiful buttons.  The large green one is going to be made into a bracelet right away!  Maija,  Thank you so very very much for my lovely gifts.  It was fun swapping with you and I hope you will enjoy the May basket I sent to you.  It was fun putting it all together and thinking about you during our preparations.  Let's do it again soon!

This all started with Linda at http://aswapforallseasons.blogspot.com/
She comes up with the cutest ideas for swaps.  This is the first time I have done a swap with her group and I had such a good time putting together my May Basket for Maija.
Thank you to Maija and to Linda for coming up with a delightful spring experience!  I am such a happy camper with all my lovely goodies.  Now I have to enjoy my bounty.
If you haven't joined in the swaps it is a wonderful way to get to know some new blogs and a good way to make friends.  Join in soon!  You will love the experience.
Sharon

7 comments:

Dorthe said...

Sharon,
your cone is a wonderfull romantis piece , what a lovely swap.I love the papers used, and the colors.
xo Dorthe

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Sharon... Wow that cone is something... Hope all is well and you are enjoying spring... I may start planting flowers next week if our weather holds up here...

Debby said...

Hi Sharon,
Love your beautiful tussie and goodies from Maija!! This was such a fun swap and I look forward to many more over there.
Debby

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sharon, what a beautiful May basket you received! I've only done a swap once, but I really enjoyed the experience. I'll have to check out Linda's blog.

Mitzi Curi said...

Sharon, I'm delighted to discover your blog and your gorgeous jewelry designs! I am going to take your recommendation and get involved in a swap.....that's something I haven't done. Best of luck on my blog contest/giveaway!

Mitzi

Piney Rose said...

GORGEOUS tussie mussie! This was truly a fun swap - I loved it.

Maija said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! I loved swapping with you!!

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