HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.!
A HAPPY & SAFE 4TH of JULY TO ALL!
Holy Swap, Batman!
Patti from Primitive at Heart and I did a "summer swap" recently. Have you ever participated in a swap and felt totally outdone? Wow...did Patti ever go above and beyond! Like including the cute little Boyd's bear in the pic above (I have a little Boyd's bunny and I'm going to try and introduce them later!)
Everything was so perfectly prim and smelled so good!
Patti carefully packed this basket lined with doilies to the brim with items like this blackened beeswax tealight holder and "rusty" jar top and mini wreath hanger. She also included 2 sets of these prim labels printed on stained muslin.
My pictures don't do justice to the wonderful Americana items Patti sent. Here again, everything was wrapped up in little bags tied with gingham. See the muslin under the Americana goodies? I was telling Patti we only have one quilt shop in town for fabric. I actually went in there Friday after work to pick up a yard of muslin to trace patterns at camp and can you believe it? THEY DIDN'T CARRY MUSLIN! Then I came home opened Patti's swap box - that girl sent 5 yards of muslin!
So many smell goods! Tarts, dipped tapers & a pantry cake. Check out the little wooden stars!
The sunflowers in a "rusty" can with a tin star, pip berries and sweet annie is probably one of my favorites. Patti's work is so detailed and well-done. Surrounding them are a painted star tin (in my colors...mustard yellow & burghandy!) dried spiced oranges, pantry cake, recipe cards and vintage wooden handled masher.
So there ya have it. I've been outdone big time! Thanks Patti, for your generosity and friendship!
While camping this weekend we were able to hit a craft show called the "dancing hippo". It's been running for almost 40 years at an old stone-built town hall on a backroad about 10 minutes from our campsite. Lots of baskets, quilts, woven items, hand-blown glass, alpaca wool, but no prims! The closest thing I could find was a lady selling "softies", and they were awesome as were all of the other wonderful artists and their handmades.
Blessings to all ~*~ Lisa