Growing old disgracefully

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Whilst Sinusitis sucks, and I was banished to my sick bed, I did receive a special delivery from the disgraceful (but sweet) one; Desiree from Pull Your Socks Up, which seriously bought a smile to my sick ol' face.

We both participated in a Charity Shop Swap, hosted by Lakota, where we were to buy second hand goodies for each other for Christmas. Seriously, I couldn't have asked for a better person to swap with!

The card

Looky what I got, packaged up in a delightful vintage floral fabric bag...

Mona Lisa tray, perfume lady dispenser, daisy headband,
white beads, vintage apron (to refashion), ethnic belt,
zipper (which I can make into zipper brooch) & Santa candle.

I love it all, kitsch, vintage, floral, ethnic, and crafty :)

The beads, belt, and floral headband
(I have to wear shades cause my eyes are still so red and sore)

The apron fits me so well I almost don't want to refashion it...

Thank you so much Desiree, you brightened my day!

Would you like to see the package I sent to Desiree? Of course you do! > here



Anonymous said...

Lovely swap package. The apron is awesome with your denim jeans. I wear my Vintge aprons as tops, it's especially nice with hot weather.

Patti said...

That is a fantastic package from D. And what you sent her was pretty great too. I also like the apron with your jeans - it has a cool pattern.

Mongs said...

wow so lovely, what a beautiful package, that reminds me I got to speed up my swap gifts!


Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Awwwww ... you are such a honey in your daisy headband!!!!!!!!! You poor thing feeling so rottenly sick, I'm glad your parcel brightened up the day:)) I forgot to tell you where everything was from so here goes: fabric bag: opshopped; apron, Mona Lisa dish, Santa candle and Avon bottle from my local St Peter's Church jumble sale; 1950s beads, opshopped; headband by me. I know what you mean about the apron, the fabric is so pretty that I would probably wear it as is, but I'm sure clever you will come up with a solution. Oh yeah, the zip is from a 1950s wiggle dress I bought but the zip was broken and I replaced it - I thought the metal prongs against the turquoise might look really good as one of your beautiful zip creations! I wear your clip everyday!!!! xoxoxo

Helga! said...

O,wa-hey for Desiree!She always gets it right!

Erica Louise said...

Desiree, thank you for giving me the low down on where all of your goodies were from, so special!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Ooh I'd missed this, great swappy gifts, I especially love how Desiree's headbands are being rocked all over blogland!

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