Saturday, June 16, 2007

The one about the swap photos

The swap is now complete and all packages have been sent off!

Here are the piles of envelopes and boxes of all the paper that came in! I weighed each bundle of goodies as they came in so that I would be sure to return the same amount. I wanted this to be as fair as possible.

A shot of my family room during part of the sorting. I had a system down so I could divide up the booty and not give something back to its original owner. Wouldn't that have been a bummer to get a bunch of the same stuff you sent it? lol Only loose paper items were divided up. The few pretty packaged goodies that arrived were not divided up, but kept together as the sender arranged it. One participant sent in a pile of old b/w snapshots, so everyone got a few!
I carefully arranged and packed all the paper into neat bundles and tied them with a bow. At this point it was very hard to part with all this paper!

I love all the yellowed and age-bronzed book pages and sheet music.

Thanks to all who made this fun a fun successful swap by sending in those treasures!!
I even made a few new friends :)


Blogger Nathalie Kalbach said...

Those piles look so wonderful!!! HOw fun!

1:24 AM, June 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a success your swap looks like! HOW FUN!!!

9:16 AM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger Unknown said...

I got mine and WOW! I cannot believe the amazing, wonderful vintage goodness I received in return!

Thank you SO MUCH for organizing was obviously no small feat!!!

9:30 AM, June 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooooh, those packages are beautiful, can't wait to get mine!! I can see how difficult it must be to part with them. Thanks for hosting and doing all the work for us to enjoy.

10:49 AM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger SUZAN BUCKNER said...

I am waiting on my slow (but lovable) mailman today!! I am soooooo excited to get "real" mail, and it's gonna be great I know!! It looks like you went through a lot of work Marilyn, and WE APPRECIATE IT!!!! Thank you!
(I will comment again if the mailman brings me something...)

11:10 AM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger Dede Warren said...

This was a great swap. Lots of great papers landed on the porch with a thud this morning. Oh, so glad I participated, this is one swap that didn't disappoint! Thanks Marilyn, see you next weekend!

7:58 PM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger janna said...

I got mine today!!! I love it!!!
Thanks for hosting it~

10:26 PM, June 16, 2007  
Blogger Heather Simpson-Bluhm said...

Mar, I got mine today and I am still drooling over the package. I haven't even opened it up yet. I want to savor it an take pix! Thank You so much!!

11:19 PM, June 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

got mine! love it! thank you for doing this marilyn!!

6:23 AM, June 17, 2007  
Blogger Maria said...

I got mine and I got a love letter written from a soldier in 1949, Me and my husband sat down and read it together, it was so cool. Thanks for hosting. Everything is great.

11:25 AM, June 17, 2007  
Blogger Sherri said...

saw one of the packets....AWESOME stuff. A lot of work for you too. Do you think you will be up to hosting another one?

4:58 PM, June 17, 2007  
Blogger Anastasia said...

Oh how wonderful - cant wait to get mine now!! love vintage papers!!
thanks for hosting!!

8:39 PM, June 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow lady you sure are one organized paper sorter!! I'm sure this was a ton of work but what fun for everyone to receive their goodies...what a great idea for a swap!

4:48 AM, June 18, 2007  
Blogger Julie Collings said...

incredible! my big fat envelope arrived chock full of the most amazing stuff. i have already cut up and used some ledger paper and organized the wallpaper.
thank you everyone for sharing the best stuff from your stash, i am one happy gal.
marilyn you are the most lovely hostess!
thank you for the surgery to my envelope so you could include that big piece of blue and white wallpaper. fabulous! julie

7:41 AM, June 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Loved all the vintage goodness that landed in my house on Saturday! It was fun going through my package. Thanks again for hosting such a fun swap.


10:51 AM, June 18, 2007  
Blogger Tautchia said...

What a wonderful pile of goodness!!! Oh, how I wish I'd had some old papers to swap. My stash is slowly growing, thoug and I'll be on the lookout for the next swap. (that is, if you a brave enough to do it again!) Looks like it was a lot of work on your part. Bet there are some very happy swappers!

12:54 PM, June 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow Marilyn! I *thought* I realized what must be involved for you as the hostess, but clearly I had no idea! Well, I've been stalking the front door all day now...we must have a sub today because STILL NO MAIL!! argh. Thanks again for hosting this swap. :-)

2:27 PM, June 18, 2007  
Blogger Tammy Gilley said...

This was a GREAT swap, M!! I am thrilled with my vintage papery goodness!! Thanks for putting this together, you rock! xoxo

3:43 PM, June 18, 2007  
Blogger Jo Wholohan said...

Wow this looks so yum!!!!! What a great idea, do you think we could do something like this on artyaspects???

7:28 PM, June 19, 2007  
Blogger Lorrie said...

My envelope chock full of yummy paper (and lace and buttons) arrived yesterday. Ideas are running rampant through my brain thinking of all the lovely things I could do with these treasures. Thanks so much for hosting this swap, Marilyn.

11:13 AM, June 27, 2007  

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