Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vintage Christmas in July Swap

I always get  THE BEST swap partners!
For Erica's Vintage Christmas in July I was partnered with 
Maggie from Maine. 
She is the sweetest lady,
and she sent me not one, but TWO tins full of goodies!

The little angel above with the star is from her own childhood-1940's,
I thought that was the kindest, most thoughtful of her to send treasures from her own past.

This little Putz house is from her own village from the 50's!
A beautiful Christmas pin to wear, Santa picks, and a cute little elf ornament, an old ornament from her collection, and more!

Beautiful vintage rick-rack from her hubby's great Aunt.
The Santa Boot fabric is in the background, she sent for quilting.
She and I both love to quilt.

 This jolly Santa face was in the attic of the house when she moved in. 
He looks like the Santa I remember from the 50's.

 Beautiful old cards with sweet messages,  the envelopes and stamps still on them!

Another pretty tin with bits and bobs in it!

I love these little craft books!

Look at the beautiful hankie that still has the original Kresge tag on it!

More pretty embroidery for the tabletop.
I'm telling you, she went all out!

Y'all, in the bottom of the tin was this beauty, just waiting for me!
This beautiful Christmas apron from her own collection.

Thank you sweet Maggie, from the bottom of my heart!! :-)

And a thank you to Erica, too for being our host.

Happy Christmas in July,
from Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

This is a peek inside the tin I sent to Maggie.



Librarian said...

Love the hanky and the Santa booty fabric! I doubt I would give away such a treasure from my own childhood... I am not a hoarder, but some things are just to dear to me to part with them.

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

How sweet! Love that apron.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh Dorothy, as if any vintage apron isn't great, a Christmas vintage apron is fabulous! She sent so many wonderful things, and from her own past too....kind of makes me teary eyed. Looks like the two of you were well matched generous swap partners. Eyeing that putz house too, and so many other cuties. Erica sure "throws" a great swap! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun and everything is so sweet. The apron is amazing! Won't you look cute cooking on Christmas morning! Hugs!

Lutka And Co. said...

What a wonderful swap! - I especially like the apron!

Denise said...

wow, wow, and wow.


WOW! It's all so very nice and very generous!

Stephanie said...

Oh what wonderful treasures and how fun to have a Christmas in July swap :) Thanks for sharing with us.


Melissa said...

So many goodies! What a great swap!

vintage grey said...

The sweetest treasures and love the cute apron!! So neat!! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

Tammy's in Love said...

That's a fun load of goodies and Merry Christmas crafting supplies!

Jill said...

Lucky you! What a fun package to open!! I love everything!!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such sweet Christmas treasures! I just love that beautiful apron! And so sweet of her to send an angel from her childhood! :) Hope you have a lovely day! xo Holly

GardenOfDaisies said...

What wonderful treasures your swap partner treated you to! This looks like it was a really fun swap!

Sopa Azul said...

Many nice gifts! Your post has refreshed my hot summers day. Thank youuuuu..... :D

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Wow, Maggie is so generous! How very sweet! It sure like you traded some really fun vintage Christmas pleasures :)

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Patti said...

Ohhhh, such sweet Christmas items! Of course, I love the Christmas apron, but I'm really drooling over the Santa! Is it flat paper, or molded plastic?

Patti said...

Ohhhh, such sweet Christmas items! Of course, I love the Christmas apron, but I'm really drooling over the Santa! Is it flat paper, or molded plastic?

maggie said...

I am so happy that Dorothy liked my tin of swap items. I have to say, that I was equally thrilled over her choices. I'm glad that she posted a photo of what she sent as I have had a problem with my camera. I have to say I was amazed how much Dorothy & I have in common and I think that we will become long time friends.
Thank you Erica for hosting this swap.

the vanilla squirrel said...

Wow what an amazing swap.........truly overwhelming but she obviously knew they were all going to a good home to be loved as much! Happy July Christmas! X

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Dorothy! Your blog is looking so cute!

such a fun swap! I would have loved to been in it but I hardly have anything vintage Christmas and what I do have- I want to keep! ♥

Barb King said...

You received some great things! I love all those retro figures and the apron is really special! Thanks so much for putting my blog on your list of blogs that you read, I get so much traffic from your site, I really appreciate it!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Hi Dorothy, where have you been? Haven't seen you post. Hope you and yours are all okay.


Marlynne said...

Christmas in July, how fun!

Laura Adams said...

Hi Dorothy!
Looks like I missed quite alot! I really love that apron, Michele and I have one very simular to that in our collection. I just signed up for a spoolie swap over at Debs. I hope you are enjoying your summer :)

Susan Clayton said...

What a lovely collection of treasures! Maggie truly is a generous partner! Thank you for sharing.