March 7, 2013

Easter Spoolie Swap

Now that my partner and I have exchanged our Easter spoolies, I can share everything that I received from my generous partner Pam at Virginia Retro.
The idea behind this exchange was to make a pretty gift out of a vintage wooden thread spool, or new thread spool.   Pam sent me TWO decorated spools.

Just look at all the special details.  Who doesn't love a pink chick and the vintage rabbit card adds the perfect touch.

In addition to these darling spools, she also packed a box full of all kinds of lovely treasures.

Love these vintage Easter cards.  I don't have many and I've got plans to scan these and do something special with them. 
She also tucked in several linens, vintage hankie and pin.  Be still my heart!

Loads of embellishments, tags and miniature straw hats will be put to good use in an upcoming project.

A beautifully decorated egg container also filled with all sorts of special treasures was also part of my over-flowing box.

This seriously was the gift that kept on giving and giving and GIVING!

Thank you Pam.  This was such a fun swap and it's been such a joy to get to know you and your blog (Virginia Retro) better.   

Your spools are taking center stage on my fireplace mantle!!

Here are a few pictures of the spool that I made Pam using a Christmas putz house that I decorated for Easter.

And here are a few other things that I tucked into her package...

This was such a fun Easter swap.  Thank you for organizing it Sandy!  


vivian said...

this was a fun swap. I'm yet to mail mine out as I'm waiting for something I ordered to come in the mail.. hopefully today! I cant believe easter is only a couple weeks away... soo early this year!
my sons birthday is april 24th and its been as late as that before. I like it better a little later. oh well.. we can not control the calander. but we sure can have fun crafting regardless of when it comes! have a great day Kim

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my! What goodies you got!! Love everything, a very pretty brooch pin too! :) Your little houses you made for her are just darling!! :) I got a peak at those a couple days ago :) Happy Thursday! xo Holly

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always so amazing to see what these talented ladies included! Just beautiful and FUN!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- so cute!! What a great swap! :)

Tammy's in Love said...

I finally put away the Christmas treasure box you sent me with the Putz house on top...sob. I'm wondering where you are finding the little Putz houses???

Cheryl G. said...

What a fun swap!
So cute!

Nellie said...

What amazing goodies from a spool! I have several and they are just sitting stored in a tin! Perhaps they have some more life in them after all.:-) xo Nellie

NanaDiana said...

What a cute, cute exchange. I love all your goodies! What an amazing bunch of talented people we ave out in blog land- xo Diana

Sandy said...

I forgot to mention that this is what everyone needs to do once they get their stuff...I will add it to my next two did GREAT! Wonderful packages of Easter and Spring and joy!!!! Thank you for being in my swap!!! Let's think of something new to do for summer, OK??? Sandy

craftyles said...

Such cute spoolies. You sure got a treasure box full. Love the one you made with the putz house too. Your mantle looks great!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

What a fun swap. Looks like you both were winners. I know you will make something adorable with those little straw hats!

chris mckinley said...

Such lovely Spoolies!! You both did such a great job!!


Lynn said...

Love all of the amazing goodies you got in the mail this week! The spools are so cute! I love your Easter crafts and can't wait to see what you do next!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Lynn and the wienee ranch crew minus one special and sweet girl!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I'm thrilled that you like everything Kim. You were a great swap partner! Aw sweet~the spoolies part of your mantle display? Yippee!

I'm working on my display, using the cuties you sent me, and will post photos soon.

:) Pam

Carly said...

What fun! Have a beautiful Easter with your family! xoxo Carly

Jodee said...

You gals are soooo creative! I love to see what you come up with next!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Pam knocked it out of the park! I'm in love with the Bunny on Roller Skates card! And her spoolie with the purple ribbons hanging down reminds me of a pretty May Pole!
You both sent great things.
Erica :)

vintage grey said...

Such a sweet swap! Love Pam's spoolies!! I just adore yours you sent, too!! xo Heather

Chenille Cottage said...

what fun! Your spoolies are adorable. It was such a great suggestion for an Easter Swap. I just finished mine today and can hardly wait to get my package in the mail to my partner, Joyce.
Have a nice weekend.
Carolynn xo

Corey Moortgat said...

I swear, all these posts are making me want to decorate for Easter! I've never decorated for anything but Christmas, but you are tempting me strongly!!!

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