my sister and i have been doing our monthly swap for about a year now i guess. it is really so much fun! we each pick a theme and then we go off to crafts stores, thrift stores, antique stores and find a set budget worth of goodies for each other. and my sister knows me so well now she finds me the best things! i hope she feels the same way about the things i send her!
so february was "valentine or romantic" theme, and this is what she sent!
aren't these velvet rosebud flowers amazing! i don't know how old they are but they are beautiful! and seem to be handmade too. i wrapped the stems yesterday with vintage ribbons from my stash. this is my favorite thing this month. they are so pretty i can't stop looking at them!
when i saw the box, i was like oh how cute! a vintage box. my sister knows i like cute vintage boxes to keep things in. and then i opened it and saw this beautiful vintage fan! so pretty! i have always liked fans..though i haven't collected them. when we were little we had those cheapy paper fans from the chinese store. and when i went to china town on a school trip i got a plastic one.. i don't know whatever happened to it. i think i like the fans cause our grandma has one that she got on her european travels.. and i just loved it. so anyways i love this fan! a perfect find for me!
i don't know why, but my sister finds things in targets dollar section that i never see! i even got some valentine paper from there.. but i did not find this adorable cupcake paper!
super cute treat bags, pretty inks (i didn't have pink or white yet!) vintage peach lace and pretty rose buttons.
to satisfy my crazy button cravings! i actually have been using some for crafts now that i have so many..i feel i can spare some. and these are really pretty!
pretty sandwich bags to wrap things up pretty!
the whole lot of wonderful, beautiful things! thank you so much amy! i love my romantic box of goodness!