Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vintage Supply Swap


Shirley's Swap Box

I was getting ready for work yesterday.

Wilma was practicing her voice lessons.

Dothan was plotting to kill Wilma......


There was a knock at the door,
The mail lady left us a package!

Shirley's Swap Box arrived!!

Have you ever, ever, ever, in your long-legged life seen anything this cute??

I'm sorry y'all, but if I ever make anything this adorable
I'm afraid it will never leave my house!
Shirley is so talented.

And it was loaded to the "Big Top" with treasure!

Look at these clowns, how sweet is this?
The background gift wrap paper was included, too.

Colorful buttons and pretty sewing needles.

"Little Golden Book" bookplates printed on sticky paper with my name on them!
She went to a lot of work on this swap.

Look at this.
Vintage Paperdoll clothes banner!

There was more, so much more, and I love every bit of it!
And everything she sent was things that I didn't have.

Shirley's baby girl, Daisy, sent these doxie cards to Ms. Wilma!
She had a fit over them...

I felt so blessed, I almost cried.

I don't usually blog about sad things,
God knows there is enough of that.

But aren't we blessed to live in a country where we can have fun and freedom to do the things we want to do?

Thank you so much Shirley from for this happiness you sent to me,

and thank you Elizabeth at for hosting.

You are both blessings to me.



ImagiMeri said...

Oh well done Shirley!!! Dorothy, you definitely hit the jackpot! Now we need to see all the cool things you're gonna make out all those goodies.


Shirley Hatfield said...

You took such nice pictures! I am grateful...because I forgot to take a picture of the box before I sent it...I was too excited to get it in the mail. I am so glad you liked it...I had many happy hours sorting all the vintage stuff you sent. I was amazed...I don't have nearly as much vintage as I would like...most of my supplies are Christmas themed. Thank you ever so much!

Sandy McClay said...


OMG!!!!!! Perfection! Everything is so wonderful! You got a partner like mine...:) That banner....too cute, but the box....oh boy....Shirley is so talented, I hope one day to get to swap with her! Have a great rest of the week!


Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

What a great swap! Lots of great stuff you got there. I'm in love with the buttons.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

After I finished laughing at Wilma and Dothan I was drooling over all the wonderful goodies you received.
what fun! (())

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I had to laugh and smile after reading about Ms. Wilma and Dothan! :) OOOOh how exciting and what goodies you got!! :) I'm sending out my swap goodies to my partner very soon! What a wonderful swap this is!! Shirley and I are nest swap partners, I'm excited for that one too! Have fun with all your new things! :) xo Holly

Jill said...

What fun you're going to have!!

I am so envious of you people that find this great stuff!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! Everything is just adorable! I wonder if I could cut out some paper doll clothes and make a banner! That is the cutest idea! Have fun!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Amazing! Shirley really spoiled you, you lucky swapper! She sure is talented! Love the clown box, and everything she sent. Fun swap, sorry I missed this one.

Denise said...

You make me smile.

VintageBettys said...

Hi Dorothy! How is Miss Wilma! What a lovely... Big Box of sweetness that Shirley sent you!!!!....and look at all of those cute doxie cards! and that darling little banner made from paperdoll's all just too cute! I can't wait to see everyones swap nest projects!

Createology said...

WoW! That is a wonderful box of vintage treasures. I recognize so many of them from my childhood. I absolutely adore the paper doll dresses on the line with clothespins. Happy Creative Hearts...

Librarian said...

You are so right - each of us who live in what we can call a free country should never forget to appreciate that!

While I don't care much about clowns, I absolutely LOVE the paper dolls clothes banner!! I want all those pretty dresses in my size, for real :-)

Nancy said...

This was such a fun swap. You did have a great partner - I love the paperdoll dress banner. I see a lot of ladies from the swap in your comments so I'll have to go check them out. xoxo Nancy
PS - Yes - we are blessed!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

OK I just came from Shirley's post. The two of you knocked this swap out of the park! The bookplates are so perfect for you!
It looks like she really took time and put so much thought into it. And so did you!
Great Job Girls!
Erica :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

What cuteness, every little detail! You lucky girl!


Marlynne said...

What a thrill that package was I'm sure!!

Marlynne said...

What a thrill that package was I'm sure!!

vintage grey said...

A sweet packaged filled with treasures from Shirley!! Such a fun swap!! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

Susan Clayton said...

What a great swap - I'm enjoying seeing all the goodies passed around. Visiting from Pink Saturday Link party

Jenn R. said...

Yes indeed, we are blessed in our Country. In our lives.

CUTE CUTE CUTE post and "stuff" ... I remember those cards w/the donkey on them ... wow that took me back ... love the banner of the vintage paper doll clothing. How cute is that! Enjoy cuz it's so cute! Thanks for sharing it!
Happy Pink Saturday!


paintedlady89 said...

Such a great swap,I marvel at all the wonderful treasures that you all find.
I love what you have received and can't wait to see what you create from this collection!

RobinfromCA said...

What a terrific treat to find in your mailbox! Everything is just adorable and so nostalgic - love it!
Have a lovely weekend,

Barb King said...

Lots of great stuff I just love those vintage dresses!

Kay G. said...

Well, I am well pleased at all the lovely things that you received!
I would have been letting out whoops of delight!!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness! What a darling circus box! It sure brings back memories for me - when my grandparents took us to the circus! Everything is sooooooo fun!!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

My goodness Dorothy you sure were blessed by Shirley. Yes, she is one sweet and talented lady!! Glad to see you been having fun!