Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stay Handmade Etsy Swap

Recently I participated in this wonderful Etsy swap. Jessie was our fantastic host for this and she paired me with the most amazing blogger ~ Micaela. Being a follower of the Dolce Vita blog I was super excited to be paired with Micaela. Her style is one that can't be matched. We emailed each other back and forth - quickly we became great friends :)

It was so fun getting surprise filled packages in the mail that were just for me. These are the items that filled those packages:
This gorgeous hankie - that I had been eye balling from Random Retro for quite some time. I am going to frame it and once I find those perfect nightstands for our bedroom it will have a home there.
This gorgeous mermaid print - another of my favorites! It's from Artist Andrea's shop. I have not found the perfect spot yet - but I will I promise you. It will look fabulous in the most shabby vintage chic frame.

Andrea was also wonderful enough to throw in this really stunning organic tote bag that has one of her original drawings on it. Of course the real diva in the house saw that it said ooh la la on it (same saying that one of her shirts has embroidered on it) and announced it was hers. We have dubbed it her treasure hunting bag and with the amount of tag sales we go to I am sure it will get much use!
The gift that really touched me was this wonderful tin - isn't it the sweetest?! Micaela picked it out for me at her favorite vintage shop. Again I knew we were vintage soul sisters because I was looking for tins just like it to hold all my not so pretty bath products in.
It matches our half bath perfectly (sorry for the dark picture - but it is really difficult to take a good picture of a half bath!) I love love love this swap. I had an incredible time and the best part about it was that I met a really wonderful person who will remain a friend for a very long time. Thank you so much Micaela :)!!! If you want to see what I got Micaela - and I know you do - head on over to her blog Dolce Vita. While your there make sure you check out her to die for art collection.


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely, lovely gifts that you both have chosen!
The little hankie you received is so pretty. :)
Vivienne x

Anonymous said...

so sweet, I love it.

Annabelle said...

Oh my! Such lovely finds! Micaela has a great eye.
I especially love the tin, beautiful.

Micaela said...

truly, you were a swap partner made in heaven! :) i am sooo glad we got paired up because i adore our friendship so much!

the photos with your beautiful daughter and the tote-- ADORABLE!!!!

you got me suuuuch perfect gifts!


you made my day with this sweet post.

Haylee said...

I did a swap once with Micaela too! Isn't she just awesome? She always gives such thoughtful gifts.
I'm super in love with the tin she found for you. Good idea to use it for bath products, it looks so cute on your bathroom shelf!