Thursday, May 20, 2010

matchbox swap

Bad Penny at The Linen Shelf
hosted a fabulous matchbox swap
I just received my package yesterday
(happy mail!)

(beautifully decorated with bits of nature - including sand from Monument Valley and Amish birdhouse gourd seeds)

(lovely handmade paper with rose petals, a gorgeous vintage button, teeny tiny ric-a-rac and fridge poetry magnets)

(tiny little seed packets and a beautiful quote packed into a wonderfully rustic and earthy matchbox)

(a vintage photo of best friends enjoying a summer day, a beautiful seashell and a fun beachy matchbox)

(like something straight out of a springtime garden, spring blossoms and a bird on her nest)

and Bad Penny from The Linen Shelf
(understated elegance of white on white, linen, lace and a shell button .... all with a bit of whimsy and fun on the inside)


Thank you Penny for hosting such a wonderful swap!!!
I will treasure my matchboxes :)


Anonymous said...

ooohh happy mail! that is always so much fun....even when it's looking in from the outside! i'm so happy for you!

sweet little treasures!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

it was a fun swap, thank you for your lovely altered matchbox :)

Jan x

Joanna said...

I enjoyed the swap too! Thank you for your lovely altered matchbox, xx

ELK said...

these are a amazing ..lucky YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Ooooo Kimmie..these little gems are gorgeous. It's so nice to get happy mail.
Mrs Noofy

Terri Kahrs said...

It never ceases to amaze me how so many wonderful treasures can be tucked into such a tiny space! Enjoy your treasures! Hugs, Terri xoxo

my cup of tea said...

I am so sorry I missed this swap! They all look wonderful!

Little Messy Missy said...

I loved looking at all the different ones everyone came up with!!!

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful! This reminds me that I'd forgotten to tell you about these wonderful matchboxes that I bought when I was in New Mexico several months ago. Each one was covered with a tiny copy of a first edition of a classic novel. I bought a William Faulkner, a Hemingway, a Carson McCullers, etc. I just loved them --

Beanie Mouse said...

Oh how fabulous!!! I want to do one of these swaps now!!!

BadPenny said...

You have displayed them beautifully Kimmie. It was fun & I love them all.

Mechelle said...

The matchboxes are beautiful!

Odd Chick said...

each matchbox was so cleverly constructed and they reminded me of the little treasures I saved as a young girl. funny how we lose the value for small things. well, not so funny. these beautiful trinkets reminded me again that beauty and friendship are in the simple things.

Marina Capano said...

Lovely!The matchboxes are beautiful!


Catharina Maria said...

That is a lovely mail !