10.08.2008

Very Vintage Halloween Swap by Heidi

Heidi of the wonderful blog Foxgloves, Fabric & Folly (don't you just love that name?) hosted a most fabulous Very Vintage Halloween Swap and we all agreed to post about it on October 8th so here we go. Thank you Heidi for being such a fabulous hostess and keeping all of us on track.

Now I have to tell you that so far I have participated in two swaps not knowing either of my swap partners. I have been the luckiest lady in the world as both swaps were over the top wonderful. My fabulous partner for this swap was Ann of AnneFannie's Green Acres. Ann really out did herself and when her big package arrived opening it was like Christmas in October. This was the crown or tiara that I created for her. And I hear she will actually wear it to a party. How fun is that? I loved creating it.


. I knew whatever was inside this box was gonna' be good because she even decorated the outside.



Just look at this......all wrapped in cellophane and tied with a black rose and gorgeous Halloween ribbon.


Isn't that a darling tag?



That fabulous orange pail decorated with that hissing black cat is filled to the brim with stuff.

To: Lynn From: Ann :)



Okay...I can hear you saying "Get with it Lynn...I want to see the goodies!" I am totally in love with this witches shoe. I put it on the foyer table with the Halloween black flower pot and decorated candles.


Next I pulled out these charming Halloween stickers. I have been using them all month on my outgoing packages. I am sure the mail lady is getting a kick out of my decorated packages.


Now won't I be the cat's meow on Halloween wearing my cute knitted slippers? Aren't these adorable? They are so cozy I know I will be wearing them all winter. :)



My kitchen is all Halloweeny too with the cutest dish towels she included. I can't use them. Don't want to mess them up. I am having a little dinner party Halloween Eve. I'll use them then. Perfect!

Ann is one talented lady! (Have you ever seen her gardens?) Look at these charming Halloween tags she made. I will include one on Boo's (my grand-daughter) Halloween gift.



Can you believe it? We're not done yet! Now everyone needs a bottle of frog toe nails. Don't you agree? I am loving this. This bottle will not be stored after Halloween. No way! It's staying in the kitchen. What a great conversation piece.



Look at this primitive pumpkin. What a charmer. He's a foot tall, has twigs for arms and is covered in orange stars and a tin moon. And in embroidering it reads "October moon, Shining bright, Pumpkins aglow, in it's light."

And last but not least the most fabulous scaredy cat. I adore this piece. He sits in the family room on the table behind the sofa in a little vignette of fresh flowers and white ceramic pumpkins.



Now did I tell you I was lucky, or what? Thank you Ann for your generosity and thoughtfulness and for a most memorable Halloween. And psssst.....let me tell y'all a little secret. Heidi is hosting a Very Vintage Christmas Swap. Run.....don't walk to her blog and sign up. It promises to be one fabulous swap.





44 comments :

Amber said...

What a fun swap, Lynn! And I think you look cute in your pink gown at the hairdresser!

Lilly Cottage said...

Oh Wow that is THE BEST stash of goodies, so many beautiful things what a talented thoughtful girl, I must dash over there to tell her straight away, I love it all but the tea towels and the orange tub/bucket and just wonderful!!
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Fun package, Lynn. I love all the surprises tucked inside. I have to say, though, the witch's shoe is my favorite.

dana said...

Wow, Lynn:

You received the most fabulous treasures in the swap. I think each and every one of those could come over and live at my house, too! I love em all. The witches shoe is just awesome and so is the the cat---not to mention those wonderful slippers!

Dana

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a feast of Halloween goodies, and what about that witches shoe? OMG, I love it all, but that shoe! Karen

Dawnie said...

those are absolutely adorable! I love all of them!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, you got some wonderful things in your swap! Love the towels! Too cute! ~Rhonda :)

jeanne said...

Lynn, how much fun can one stand. I love all of your Halloween Swap. I love the way it was wrapped in the cute tin. She sure packed lots of treasures in there. BOO!

Hugs...Jeanne

Darlene said...

OMG...you got some FABULOUS things!!! How FUN was that!?! CUTE, cute treasures!!!

jen said...

I Love it all, what a great partner! The crown you made is FAB!!!!

Tamara Jansen said...

That is just the coolest idea! Enjoy those toasty warm slippers :)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What a wonderful swap. I love the witches shoe!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

What a haul MH~
I really want those cozy slippers....the gift tags are very sweet too~lucky you :)
I am dropping out of swaps until after the holidays...must save money for my surPrise :)

mommyholly said...

WOW what a great package!!! That little boot is the cutest! And she had it wrapped so perfect, what a treat!! :) xo!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a great swap! Those slippers are just too cute.

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

What beautiful gifts!!! Lovely!!!!!

Jenny S said...

I have already signed up for the Christmas swap so I can't wait!!Should be great fun after seeing what you got there!!

Judy said...

What wonderful gifts you received. Lucky girl. Enjoy!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I love the hissing cat and the shoe is incredible. Looks like you'll be having a happy halloween with all those goodies.


Kitty

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a spooktacular box of goodies!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

You should be wearing the tiara. You certainly opened a queen's package. Everything is absolutely adorable!

KatCollects said...

This swap was so much fun. I love seeing what everyone received. You got some fun things, love the way it was all wrapped. And the crown you made is adorable!
Kathy

Joy said...

Lynn, that witch's shoe is awesome!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wow! You did good! Your packages of treasures truely are wonderful. You must feel very special because your swap partners wanted to treat you so well. Thanks for dropping by our blog. It is great to meet you! Twyla

Donna said...

Wow, what a fun package filled with all those Halloween goodies!
Love the crown you made!

Hugs,
Donna

randi said...

What a cute, cute blog you have! How fabulous a swap package, too! Lucky you! And the tiara? Too adorable! So nice to "meet" you! :)
hugs*
randi

Mad Red Hare said...

Wow! You are a lucky girl! I love it all, but especially the cat doll.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Awesome Halloween treasures. I did Heidi's swap too and it was great.
Deb

fairychildheirlooms said...

WOW! you got some great stuff! My Mom-in-law has those same towels... so cute!
Missy

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Lynn, I am finally able to visit everyone's blog for the Vintage Halloween Swap. I must say, you have been a great swap partner. I enjoyed getting to know you and I am so glad you enjoyed my present. I sure enjoy showing everyone my Halloween Crown.
Love, Ann

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Lynn, What incredible swap boxes! Not only is each item just wonderful, but I also love the way both you & Ann, took time to make the presentation lovely as well!...I am so happy you had a nice time with this swap & with your partner, & so appreciate you being part of it! ....Heidi XO

antigoni said...

Excellent job. I loved them all. Beautiful pictures.

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Bristol said...

What a fun stash you received in the mail, love the slippers~
Bristol

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Lynn, I was thinking about you this morning! I'm glad I came by! What beautiful gifts!!! Halloween is fast approaching and I look forward to seeing your set up!
Make sure you wear your new crown on all hallow's eve and declare yourself the Good Witch!LOL
~HUgs, Ann-Denise

Louise said...

You made quite a haul! And she sent you such nice things, too! I love the tiara. I would have NEVER guessed that's what it was from the hint you showed before!

Ballerina Girl said...

Wow, you hit the Halloween jackpot!
Great stuff, and fun idea. I will go over to check out her site!
Thanks for sharing!
BG

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Wow!! Look at all that great stuff :0) I love papercrafts so those Halloween tags are the best! Well, all of it is..LOL

Thanks for visiting me...
Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Sandi McBride said...

How wonderful! What beautiful Halloween goodies...but I want the Witches shoe, most definitely!
hugs
Sandi

Dee Light said...

What great Halloween Fun!!!

Linda said...

Lynn, these are the coolest goodies. I love it all, especially the Halloween shoe and scary cat is great...hugs, Linda

Jennifer said...

Lynn The halloween decor swap gifts are adorable!I love that high heel shoe also.This looks like so much fun!.Happy fall !Hugs,Jen

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Oh what a lovely crown!!!!

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