Thursday, April 22

Doin' my part.

 I think I've done my part to help support our US Postal Service this week.  I kept 'ol Mike busy delivering not only my mail, but my swaps!
Packages from my partners in Heather's Petite Inspiration Box Swap arrived early in the week.
This box is from the lovely Melissa at Abilgail's Pocatello.

Look at the sides! How clever is that?? Her colors were all cream, brown & dingy robin's egg blue. Very Cool.
Look at all of the goodies she sent, rusty stars, bits of lace,'s too bad I don't like that stuff. 
You know that's a joke. Honestly, why do we foam at the mouth when we see this stuff?  But we do!
This one is from Heather, our hostess. Isn't it wonderful! That vintage taupe velvet ribbon...yummy! 

She had it packed up so neat too, old faded newspaper stuffed in the box for padding.
The eggs in the nest are actually pearls, she included a little bag of them for me to create with.
Bits of lace, flowers & feathers.
These tags are so beautiful! I don't know how Heather fit everything into that little box without any of it bending. 
I had a lot of fun putting boxes together for this swap.  It's such a cool way to get to know new friends.  My husband compares it to little girls trading Barbies, except we trade buttons & lace!
I had to share my latest 'find' with you.  I was strolling through one of my favorite malls last week, & saw this book poking off a shelf. 
It stopped me dead in my tracks!
Pages, & pages of beautiful sheet music, & the most amazing engraved illustrations!  Loads of them.
Each, better than the next.

They will eventually be used in some art, but for now I'm happy just flipping through the pages. 
Hope y'all have an amazing weekend! I'll be working on my Paper Cowgirls projects.


The Feathered Nest said...

O.My.goodness....the music book is AMAZING!!! I love it Lisa!!!!! So many gorgeous images!! And I just love all the mail love you've been getting...looks like it was a wonderful swap to be involved with, so many precious treasures ~ I know they'll be turned into something gorgeous! hugs and love, Dawn

Rochelle said...

What a find you got girl! Those are some of the most amazing jealous...

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, that book is something i DREAM of finding! it's beautiful!

vicki said...

Wow - those little boxes of treasures are fabulous. They all left me thinking that I am jealous! That is an amazing little swap - next time, I want to play!!!

The real treasure is that Music book - that is just beautiful - what a great find. You will make some beautiful creations with that for sure!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Lisa, that book is so beautiful! What a find. I can only imagine the creations that will come from that book. What fun swap items you received. laurie

Debra@Common Ground said...

These swaps are so amazing, you all are such talented gals. I just love all the bits and pieces of goodies that I see in these. AND the music book is wonderful!!! The graphics alone are incredible, what a great find.

Annesphamily said...

That music book is unbelievable! I was just amazed at the shots you took!What a wonderful find! Hugs Anne

Donatella said...

I just love the music book!would love to find one too...lots of wonderful treasures you got...

C'est Magnifique said...

I love your little nesting boxes you got Lisa, they are so fun aren't they!? What your husband said about little girls trading is pretty cute... and so true! LOL! Come over to my blog and check out my boxes I received in the swap. It's not the first post, but the next one down and then there's a link in that post to see the boxes I made and sent off if you're interested!


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a wonderful swap with all those lovely goodies you have received, Lisa.
That music was a great find! Look at all those gorgeous illustrations. No wonder you had to take that home.
Have a good night!


OMG!!! I love the swap thing, I need to get in to one of these groups. I also love your new score on the vintage sheet music. XO MARY

TinyBear said...

Beautiful boxes. What a lovely swap Lisa. Everything looks so yummi.
LOVE that music book. What a great find. Those images are amazing.
xo Tina

Dorthe said...

Lisa, LUCKY dear,
what a find, just too good to be true, it is gorgeus.
And all the wonderfull post, from your swapping friends, -both full of gorgeus ,and sweet items, for you to make wonderfull art with.
What a week, you had,sweet friend,-fantastic.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Granny's Place said...

You did a great job, loved this post.
Wish you a wonderful weekend,
Greetz Madelon

Lori said...

OH!!! Lisa, the music book you found is absolutely stunning!!! wow...i would have been dancing on air for a good long while if i had found such a thing...what a truly wonderful find...lucky you!!! i love the boxes that you received for the swap, they are so pretty...and all filled up with the sweetest bits and bobs for you to play with!!!

Kristal said...

I'm sure opening the mail box and receiving all your swap goodies is so much better than what I get in the mail...bills!!! LOL!! What fun it must of been to opening all of it, kinda like Christmas.

Your score of the music book was another great treat. I just swoon over those old picture.


Lululiz said...

What an amazing music book, those illustrations are soooo beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Every single bit - every egg, every paper, the music book - just lovery, unique - soooo special! Jennifer I'd love for you to visit me one day at jennsthreegraces MD

trash talk said...

I bet Mike is your secret sweetheart, right? He'd be mine if he was delivering packages like that to my door.
I hate to differ with the hubster, but little girls do not trade Barbies...we borrow. On the other hand, little boys DO trade football cards, marbles, bicycle parts and stories of the ones that got away!

Janet Ghio said...

Your swap boxes are just beautiful!! and the music book you found--Wow--what a treasure!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...that book is amazing!! The little boxes are just so cute! Lucky girl!!

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

What a beautiful book. Is this one from Lone Star? You always find the most beautiful things; I'm going to start stalking and following you! :)
And your swap boxes are GORGEOUS!!! Let me know the next time you join a swap - I'd love to create and give something like this.

Ticking and Toile said...

Wow Lisa~ that music book is beautiful! I can see why it stopped you dead in your tracks!! What a wonderful find! Love all the swaps you are doing ~ what fun. Can't believe how creative everyone is.


Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh SO lovely Lisa! Congrats on your find! I'm an image collector, and the images on the sheet music are wonderful! (:

Debby said...

So many gorgeous goodies from the swap, all awesome. I love my mailman too...LOL..
Your music book is incredible, so beautiful.

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Great stuff girl! Those little treasure boxes are so sweet. That music book is amazing.I'm so glad you found it. Had a blast yesterday.

Anonymous said...

You've got yourself a good mail person there! And some very fine swapping friends! He probably finds you camped out by the mailbox every day still in your jammies with a cup of coffee just waiting for the treasures and surprises in his bag! Can't say I'd blame you, Lisa!

Love the music book! What a treasure! And so are your swaps and the friends who sent them.


Storybook Woods said...

You must be dying with excitment everytime the mailman shows up. Clarice

nancarts said...

This book is amazing! What a wonderful lucky find...and all those pics, WOW! I can see looking longingly at all that. AND all those great swap gifts you received! There's lots of art in those treasures.
Smiles and Blessings,

Dumpster Decorators said...

Beautiful images in the book.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Beautiful music book and the Ladies are gorgeous!!!! You really found a treasure there. And your swap was wonderful. Can't wait to see all the beautiful treasures you make.
Hugs, Pat


So many beautiful things. I love that little birdnest with the pearl eggs.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Lisa! I stopped by for a quick visit but I can see that I need time to savor each and every post I've missed and all the lovely goodies you've received and given. Since I'm at work right now, I'll have to come back this evening. All the best! :) Tammy