I can't believe I found this. It is probably the prettiest vintage shoe organizer I have ever seen. Love, love, love the fabric and it is in perfect shape. In fact, I don't think it was ever used as there is really no way to hang it. I won't tell you how much I paid for it because it was more than I normally would spend, but I didn't care and I splurged anyway. My thinking is that I get such great deals on a lot of stuff, that it's okay to splurge once in awhile on something really special, and to me, this is. I still can't believe it's mine. Okay, I know, I am officially gushing, but I know some of you out there will "get it."
On to the valentine love part of this post. I promised to show you what came in the mail the other day. My very first swap, my vintage heart swap, I was partnered with Barb from Lavender Lollipop Lane. Wow, did she ever "get me." Here are a couple pictures of what she sent me.
Just look at all of these lovelys, and pink roses galore!
She even made this adorable little bracelet, just for me. See my name on it? And, I just love those vintage buttons.
Barb, just sent me a note to tell me my package arrived to her, so now it's safe to show you the swap I sent her.
Pretty pink & red box I found at Cindy's last sale.
Here's what was inside. Swirly lollipop, bag of vintage valentines for crafts, heart shaped lavender sachet, sweet tarts, heart shaped cookie cutter, with heart shaped recipe card for cut-out cookies, heart shaped cherub box with vintage buttons, calling cards and key, little paper heart holding crystal heart earrings (not shown) and a heart shaped box of chocolates. In case you couldn't guess, the theme was hearts.
Here's what I sent my partner Jo in the oh so charming itty bitty swap. Jo, if you haven't gotten this yet, please don't look.
The rules for this swap stated that you were to make a 3 x 3 inch valentine to swap with your partner. I got a little carried away and made four of them. Of course, I couldn't just send those, I had to include a few extras.
Here is the tin I sent them in. I found it someplace, I forget where, last summer, but it was the perfect container to use for this swap.
Inside the tin were the four itty bitty valentines, true love suckers for Jo's 5 year old twins, sweet tarts for them too, chocolates for Jo and some vintage wallpaper and french poetry book pages for crafting.
Here are some close up pics of the valentines I made.
I had so much fun with this creative swap I'm now eager to stretch my creative muscles and do some more.
No school for the kiddies today. I am planning on heading over to a little flea market in my town. This is same one that I did here. Have a great weekend!