Monday, 17 December 2012

Faith, Hope and Festive Charity Shopping Swap

Good evening

Almost in the home straight for next Tuesday - I've a long list divided into daily tasks - if I stick to it, we will have pressies to unwrap, a scrummy dinner to eat and a tidy house to cover in wrapping paper!!

I do love it when you know that a swap parcel has arrived and been well received - an email last week told me that my swap parcel to Marina at Evelyn-May Vintage had arrived safely and I was happy to reply to her the next day saying mine had too.

Now it was dark when I got home to find my parcel had arrived but I so wanted to open it. So not in the best of light here are all my parcels and the gorgeous stocking that some of them were in;

The stocking has joined the rest of my collection and is hanging from the banister and making the hallway look very festive. The chocolate coins had a very limited life!

Inside the parcels were;

 A vintage tea-plate - just big enough to hold my elevenses!!

 A pretty cushion cover, some 70's napkins (that pattern is very familiar - we must have had that on something in my childhood) and a knitted angel.

There was also this gorgeous table cloth covered in the most amazing cross stitch - so, so pretty.

Here's what I sent;

A vintage Christmas book as I knew Marina collected children's books, some thrifted chinese lanterns, some CK smellies, chocolates, a Christmas tealight and handmade reindeer and toadstool house decs.

Thanks as ever for Lakota for organising this swap and to Marina for being a great swap partner :)

We spent part of yesterday turning the VV household into a colourful, slightly kitsch, Christmas explosion decorated house - the tree is up, things are hanging on shelves, windows and pictures (not ceilings - I live with 3 giants). No subtle, tasteful, colour co-ordinated stuff here - its so dark this time of year and we need colour/light to brighten things up.  Anyhow I tried to take pictures today but my big camera struggled and my little camera had a flat battery. I shall try again tomorrow and bore you all senseless with the pictures sometime soon ;)

xxx Vicki xxx


Vix said...

What a fab parcel, those napkins are very familiar to me, too! x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous swap gifts sweetie, your house sounds wonderful, any pics yet?

Bee happy x

Kandi said...

Oh wow that tablecloth is to die for it's stunning! x

Thrift Bee said...

Lovely gifts both sent and recieved. A very pretty plate and tablecloth especially.

sandy said...

I love the tablecloth you received. Beautiful! I haven't been in a swap for a while. They're lots of fun!

Crafty in the Med said...

Great swap goodies ...gorgeous embroidered table cloth.

Have sent emails with titles I think there are a couple more floating around somewhere.

Keep well

Amanda :-)

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely swap goodies! :) x

Lisa said...

Lovely swap goodies, the tablecloth looks like it had tons of work done on it. I'm sure you both must have been thrilled with your swaps.
Lisa x

Caroline said...

I too have a massive list - just hoping I'll feel a bit better soon so I'll be able to cross some things off it! Your swap parcels (both sent and received look lovely - that cross stitch table cloth is particularly pretty). Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas, Vicki xx

Lucy said...

What a lovely selection of parcels - I especially like the toadstool and reindeer you sent :)

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Lovely swaps there! I love that little mushroom you sent! :)

The Custards said...

Ah ha - lanterns!
I have some of those holly hock plates and they are amongst my favourite china - perfecto for a mince pie