Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Swaportunity!

As adults we don't get a chance to proclaim giddy happiness all that often.  Or maybe it's just my life in the long cold winters of the Upper Midwest that become a bit mundane... I signed up for It's a Very Cherry World spring swap to relieve the winter blahs.  Little did I know that I would meet a new friend whose name would light up my inbox before our swap was in the mail!

Our emails flew back and forth from the coast to the tundra as we shared our stories and got acquainted with each other the old fashioned way:  we wrote!  Letters, not texted abbreviations.  By the time her box arrived at my house it was as if we had known each other for ages!  Stephanie sent me lots of treasures from her collection of ephemera, she parted with some pieces that I  may just look at for a long time before I can bring myself to USE them.

Life is better when it's fun!  A gorgeous wall hanging made by Stephanie of  Stephanie, like me is a newer blogger but her talent is anything but novice!  It was love at first sight.

I opened the items in my box like a six year old at a birthday party and speaking of party, look at that chick complete with party hat and glitter!  Stephanie also parted with an adorable vintage Easter card that I sat on its own throne to display it.  CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!  She didn't know that when she showed a photo of the chick's brother (yup, she got one for me and one for her!) last week that I loved him!

Now here's Lil, a gal with great gams! 

Here she is again, more leg, what a Tootsie!

Check out all the fun stuff and imagine with me... Lil writes the Telegram to her sweetie, Eugene and says, "I'm coming to see you." Stop  "I'm taking the train." Stop  "Tickets for Coney Island." Stop

I'm a kid in a candy store with all my adorable gifts, and now, Dick and Jane and Baby Sally are loaded up and ready to go.

Heading out to the Ol' Southern Minstrel for the show at the Grange Hall tomorrow night at 8:00.  I have to go now too, I feel another 1940's project comin' on.  Thank you Stephanie or making my life so much fun!  


  1. Lucky you...Blog friends are delightful. Speaking of I received the sweetest little lot of books. Amazingly darling. I am so excited to add them to the collection. Your note was just as sweet as could be. Thank you again...smiles...Renee

  2. What a great assortment of goodies! I can't decide which I like best! Oh, gosh, I remember minstrel shows from when I was a kid. My dad and (much older) half-sister were in them together.


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