Friday, March 19, 2010

Joy in the mail

This week, after weeks of baby sickness and sleeplessness, I've been inching my way back to normal. The gorgeous spring weather has helped immensely: the kids and I have spent many hours outside each day. Cleaning up the yard and gardens has helped; it does my soul good to see beauty and order emerge from the drab mess.

And this

helped oh, so much! It's my Vintage Swap package! Yay! My partner, Lorena, really pinned down my taste.

I knew I was going to like it when I peeked inside and saw that dishcloth used as wrapping paper. And it just got better as I pulled more out of the box:

wrapped:


unwrapped:


Lucy decided this little jar was hers:

I had a hard time getting it back from her! It's full of lovely old buttons, which are sure to find their way into something for her, anyway! Even the jar is super cool--it's from ink (I had to look up the Skrip name on the lid right away, I was so curious about the unique shape), and has a little glass pocket inside it so you can have ink right up near the top to dip your pen into.

I am in love with this apron, and put it on right away. The colors are perfect for spring. No super baby in this one yet; I'm busy wearing it!


And there was Pyrex (in a pattern I've got some of already!), and a super soft, totally adorable dish cloth,


and cool old cookbooks,


and the cutest vintage children's book:


What a thrill. Thank you so much, Lorena. I love it all. And thank you, Heather, for organizing these swaps. I can't wait for the next round!

Lorena's package is on its way (we were a wee bit delayed; oops!). I'll show you what I sent when I know she's gotten it.

9 comments:

Lorena said...

yeah! i'm so glad you liked it! thanks for taking the pics too - they look awesome! you made me covet my own stuff! LOL

Diane said...

I LOVE the vintage pyrex and apron, and well those photos with Lucy in her cape are too precious.

Gremlina said...

i LOVE that pyrex pattern. I have a bowl set myself & my eyes are peeled for more...what a great collection. you can never go wrong with vintage aprons--I always say. ;)

Heather said...

What a wonderful package. I really hoped that you enjoyed the swap :). Have a great weekend

Nancy said...

Love everything here! the apron is wonderful, the vintage books look interesting & fun, and I'm ALWAYS up for pyrex! lucky you :)

Luisa said...

I love the apron just right for spring. Lucy the future vintage shopper:)
Keep it up the crochetting. Recognizing our mistakes means it's a sign that we are getting good at it. That's what I tell myself with knitting. lol.

mamaayanna said...

Oooh packages are always nice, this one looks like fun! And what a cute little one:-)

FuNkY MoMmY said...

Thanks for sharing your goodies. I loved being a part of this swap too.

Ruby said...

Wow, what a great swap! That apron is so awesome! I have done some swaps, but none as chock full of this kind of goodness!