Sunday, May 18, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day!

I missed it the first time around and after all, this is my blog, and I can write about what I want to write about.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Okay, I haven't lost it.  You don't need to worry.

I'm just trying to catch up. 

This past February, I was in a swap.  With the FABULOUS Meri from ImagMeri's!  I can't wait to show you all the sweet treasures!  (I know, you've been waiting for this for three months!)

Now imagine my surprise to find this amazing package on my front porch!

A blanket bag!  What a creative and fantastic mind Meri has!  Who would have thought to send a swap in that!  I was so tickled and I made myself be patient to open it until I got my swap items out to her.  I was very strong.  Very. Strong.  (Alright, you caught me.  I did give into temptation and opened it before I sent mine out, but don't tell Meri!)

Can you even begin to guess what was inside there?

Well, I'll make it easy for you.

Here it is!

 It's a picnic basketpalooza of divine crafty fun!
Just look at that cute basket with the adorable button!

I know what you're saying...

Open it!  Open it now Sweet Bee!
Oh yeah baby!  Check it out!

 Where did she find so many vintage valentines?  
And look at these cute little heads...

and a bundle of vintage trim...

and – dare I say my favorite thing – a flashcard...
(must be that teacher in me)

and more vintage trims...

 and sweet paper ephemera...
and a sweet little Pez...

and this adorable dolly....

 and so many little small delights....
buttons and tokens and game pieces and buttons and cute bunnies and....

the perfect Sweet Bee valentine....

and the sweetest little faces on covered buttons....

and look at that lining – isn't it gorgeous? – so perfectly cottage...

and now...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Thank you Meri and thank you Sandy for organizing this delightful swap!
And thank you for your patience.  



  1. I love it I just don't want to go back to February. what a basket of goodies that was a good swap.

  2. Hi Janelle, I hope you were able to put the goodies to use. Now that I'm downsizing, I think the package would have been bigger, but maybe it's a good thing..........huh? Thanks for stopping by.


  3. BEST. GIFT. EVER. Surprise gifts are always so fun.

  4. Sweet! Easter next??? ;-)


  5. What a sweet basket! Love the idea of a swap!

  6. the inside of the basket is adorbs!! Missed you the last few months. Glad you're back!

  7. This is the sweetest surprise I've seen ever, love it!


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