Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Vintage Halloween Swap!

Heidi who has a wonderful blog called http://foxglovesfabricandfolly.blogspot.com/ hosted a Vintage Halloween Swap last month!

I had the good fortune to have been paired with Jeanne at http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com/. Let me just say that she totally outdid herself!
Everything was wrapped so pretty! It was so exciting opening all the gifts in the box! Look at this!!! I was running around the room, jumping and squealing like a kid at Christmas!
This little glass pumpkin was one of my very favorite things. It is much cuter in person than in this photo. This little pumpkin will stay out all year, not just fall.


These little leaf candle holders are so cute and the pumpkin pie candles, yum!
The beaded pumpkin is just lovely and the wheat arrangement is perfect for my dining room. I love the patchwork pumpkin lady with her plaid patched dress and twig arms.

There was a little stuffed ghost, a beautiful tin pumpkin wall plaque, and those glittery (and y'all know how much I love anything glittery) stickers! I have already used them in my Fall Journal.

There was also a darling notepad, some cookie cutters, a pumpkin carving knife, a pumpkin windsock, a ghost candleholder and candle, a really cute pumpkin votive candleholder, some orange lights (that I have added to the arrangement over my fireplace mantle), a cute little scarecrow pumpkin, a pair of Halloween socks, some candy corn (gone in about 2 hours) and a fall dishtowel! And last but not least a jar of yummy preserves!
These are also gone! Yngwie was eating these out of the jar with a spoon!

Thank you Heidi for hosting such a fun swap! And Thank You Jeanne for being the most wonderful swap partner ever!!

Blessings

Linda

16 comments:

roseylittlethings said...

Wow, your partner really spoiled you! Lucky girl!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It has been so much fun this morning seeing all the wonderful Halloween goodness everyone exchanged. So much generosity. ~ Lynn

Jeanne said...

Well I agree with the comments, we spoiled each other Linda. I am so happy you had so much fun Linda. You should have been in my kitchen when we opened your wonderful treasures. Talk about squealing like a sissy girl! I just realized I left out the Halloween hanging you gave me. It was hanging on my porch. My husband just mentioned it. We go through the garage to come and go and I forgot I hung it out there. Right now we have to go to the dentist. I'll post it as soon as I can. You did a lovely job of posting. Come over and visit and see how I posted yours. Smiling big. BOO!

Hugs...Jeanne

glorv1 said...

That is so great, all the Halloween goodies and how neat the exchanges.Its always fun exchanges gifts and goodies. My friend Yaya and I just did that. Nice post.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful swap Jeanne put together! So many fun and pretty things!
~Kelli

Linda said...

Aww what fun! You got some adorable goodies!

KatCollects said...

You got great things!!! This was such a fun swap to be a part of.
Kathy

Susan Hickam said...

Looks like Jeanne had fun picking out all those wonderful things. I love your little glass pumpkin too(even better in person-wow). Have a Happy Halloween.

Mad Red Hare said...

That glass pumpkin sort of reminds me of a paper weight. Lots of cute stuff you got there.

PEA said...

Now that's what I call a very fun parcel to receive:-) Wow, you certainly did get some wonderful goodies from your swap partner!! Everything is so delightful! xoxo

Jeanne said...

Good morning Linda, I had a very tough time at the dental surgeon. I had an abscess and ended up having surgery on my gums. Ouch! We got home at 5:00pm and I went straight to bed. I am not up to posting but I will show the wall hanging asap. smile.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my post. I hope your computer gets well soon. :) I am imagining you son eating preserves with a spoon. I just loved that. My husband saw your post and he said. "You gave away your plum jam?" He loves it too.lol

Hugs...Jeanne

PS. Your little glass pumpkin is from my papr weight collection. I wanted to share something I love. I am so happy you love it too.

Jeanne said...

Oops, pardon my mis-spelled words. I guess I am still groggy. smile...Jeanne

Arlene Grimm said...

What a fun day you had opening all those goodies.

Lori said...

Linda, Hi~

What a fun idea. I love your little swap package.
I would've been running around and excited like a little gril at Christmas too!!

Hugs, Lori

Mam said...

Good for you, Linda! What fun.
Nancy

Mountain Mama said...

WOW! You really hit the jackpot.
You will sure have fun decorating for Halloween.