Package Exchange

A Retro Inspired Package from Afar
For those of you that follow me on Instagram, it might come as no surprise that I really love packages, sending them, wrapping them and of course receiving one every now and again! I have had the urge to do a few personal swaps and tweeted about it a while ago. A few new friends got in touch and so the fun began. One new faraway friend is Tarryn from the blog, Butter and Buntings! She was in the process of organising a vintage button swap, which I gladly joined. I was lucky enough to get Tarryn as my exchange partner and we decided to add some additional packages to our swap. I was really excited to receive a particularly large, padded envelope from Australia and waited very patiently until I got home to unwrap it.



Tarryn is an op-shop queen! In Aus they call their charity and thrift shops - Op Shops (short for opportunity shop). The things she sent me are the type of gems that I dream about and scour the SPCA for, but never find! From quirky vintage hair clips (which I collect) to teatime treats and retro fabric! The buttons were all sewn within a cheerful children's book from the 1960's! Package heaven! The tray above is one of my favourite items - ideal for displaying a few pretty items.



The delightfully pretty clips and a brooch were all on vintage bridge cards and each item had a typed tag made from retro wallpaper! Um...WOW! I also got a piece of said retro wallpaper, which will look mighty cute in a frame!

The above buttons are my favourite and the ones on the right were made by Tarryn with her Cath Kidston Button Factory!

Not everything is pictured, but I also got a very cute little plastic doily (love it), a tray cloth, Dove chocolate and Starburst (fav sweets that you don't get in SA), fabric tape made from vintage fabric (already, started crafting with this) and the cutest cards. Plus, each item was wrapped in a beautiful piece of retro fabric - bold, bright, floral prints!

Thank you Tarryn! I am so lucky to have received this incredible package from you!

8 comments :

  1. Hi Nadia, what a super package!! I also love wrapping and putting treasures like these together. Do you only have international participants in your package exchange, or do you accept local peeps to? I would love to take part in your next swap party. :)

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  2. Aaaaah what a beautiful, stunning package. Lucky, lucky, lucky for such a lovely lady xx

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  3. Hello! Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog! I was so excited to get the package! The Package Project which I will launch later in the year has people from all over, including local so you can definitely take part. This swap featured in the post is just one I did for fun. Keep an eye on the blog for the project launch. x

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  4. Thanks for the comment! Feel very spoilt by this lovely package! x

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  5. Oh, I am so glad you love the parcel. I loved making it up, and loved everything in it. Youve taken some beautiful photos, thanks for making it look so special. Now that youve recieved it, I can share it on my blog! Looking sooooo forward to my parcel arriving! xxx

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  6. What wonderful vintage loveliness! I followed over here from Taz's blog, she's great! I love how you collect vintage hair slides, sweet thing to collect!

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  7. Hello! Thanks for the comment! I really, really love and appreciate the amazing package! Thank you again! x

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  8. Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving a comment! I am so lucky to have received such a wonderful package! x

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