Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day! - Amour Valentine Swap, and a blog giveaway

Hello all, I've been away for a bit, just started a new job - transcribing for a medical office - and devoting my time to that until I get it off the ground.

**I do want to mention a fantastic blog giveaway at patinasoul - hurry!**

And here is my Amour heart box from my wonderful swap partner, Stephanie, of crownsandpearls . I dearly love every trinket that Stephanie sent. My beautiful box was done in a creamy white with white roses trimmed in a touch of silver glitter. I opened it and it was filled with all this wonderfulness! I can tell that Stephanie took time to find out what I like, as she sent bit of bird memorabilia, old silverplate spoons, bits and baubles to create with, alphabet cards with my initials, a Keep Calm and Carry On pendant, a gorgeous petite valentine box she decorated, the sweetest vintage handkerchief - all packaged so beautifully! A big thank you to Stephanie for all of these - I couldn't be happier... and thanks to Cathy for such a wonderful Amour Valentine swap! Here's my pics, and after scrolling through them, the other participants are listed - click to see what they received -

Sheila - Faded But Desired TreasuresMelissa - Piney RoseJanet - Janets Creative PillowsDebbi - The Wicker PatioDeborah - Debs Vintage SoulTrisha - The Brantingham Family Vera - Olivia PaigesGail - The Sassy BeachRhea - Sweet n Shabby RosesSandy - HobbnobbersSarah - My So Called Junky LifeEleanor - A Bit of Pink HeavenJenny - Fated FolliesLinda - Country PickinsJoyce - Scrap for JoyJulie Ann - Kitchen Floor CreationsStephanie - Rose Petals and RustCarol - SongberriesTerri - The Glittered NestLisa - Lisas Craft BoutiqueChastity - One Womens HavenCindy - Angel Heart DesignsTracey - Magical KardzMary - Vintage PatinaJacalyn - RME Bath ProductsMary Jo - Creative Vintage CottageLisa - PupylovLori - Ruffles Ribbons and RosesValarie - Glittery Daze and NightsKaren - Secondhand RoseJayme - Flaming Biscuits On The FarmElyse - Tinkered TreasuresLisa - Pale Pink and RosesShannon - Shabby Shans CottageVivian - Vivs WhimsyKathy - Lil Bit Old Lil Bit NewStephanie - Crowns and PearlsNancy - Coeur d'Alene GiftsKaren - My Desert CottageTammy - One Frustrated MommaRamona - Samuels Family FrenzyCathy - Treasured HeirloomsPam - Treasures-N-TexturesSherry - Sherrys Rose CottageLaurie - Mermaid Treasures ArtSue - SuzeeezAndrea - Vintage Bella StudioHannah - Ashmore FamilyMeg - Vintage Garden HomeNancy - Its Raining PearlsJosette - My Grammas SoulAngela - Henny Penny and ChickiesMelissa - Abigails Pocatello Cassandra - My Artful AdventuresRenee - Vintage RecreationsLorena - Rose Chic FriendsAmy - Paper Trails LeaverStevie - My Art CanvasJennifer - Jennifers Petal PalaceShirl - Shirls Rose CottageLulu - Coastal Sisters NewsJill - Jill SibbaldCrystal - The Hummingbird CottageHayley - Nesting NotionsNicole - Gibbys GirlBryanna -The Canarys Cupcake


Marydon Ford said...

What an awesome swap gift ... you have some beautiful sweet creations.

Happy Valentine's
Have a lovely day ~
Hugs, Marydon

Jacalyn @ said...

Wow! So beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

Wishing You a Wonderful Valentine's Day!

Cassandra said...

What beautiful treats! Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Happy Valentines day.. Beautiful gift you received. Sheila

Cathy said...

What a lovely lot of Valentine treasures you received. Thank you for participating and making my first swap such an amazing success.

Happy Valentine's Day my friend.

xo Cathy

Karen Valentine said...

The box you received is just lovely. My partner and I did shades of white too. I'm really having fun looking at all the boxes! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

My Desert cottage

maryboys said...

melissa - such a wonderful white box:) and thank you so much for the info on the paperweight...i love the 5dollarfrenchmarket, but haven't seen this one yet!


The Victorian Parlor said...

It's all beautiful!

Happy Valentine's Day!



stefanie said...

sooo pretty...Have a wonderful Valentines DAy!!!!

Vera said...

Very, very nice. You are a lucky girl! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Olivia Paige

Lisa said...

Super lovely! You picked whites! That was a great choice! I went pink, which I love, but yours is wonderful!! This was so fun!!
Hugs, Lisa

the sassy beach said...

WOW! What fun this was! I had a blast! Can't wait untill next year to do it again
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
hugs sassy gail

Lori said...

Oh how exquisite! I love the beautiful details inside too! Have a wonderful Valentines, Lori

Shabby Shan said...

Your box is beautiful and I love all of the trinkets you received! Happy Valentine's Day!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

sandy said...

I loved the elaborate box. It's beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!
Hob Nobbers

Elyse said...


the box is so pretty -- everything is so lovely! the white theme is so elegant.

happy valentine's day!

Shirl said...

Hello, so nice to meet you! Happy Valentines Day! Wow your gifts that you received are just beautiful! I love seeing the different ways all the heart boxes have been decorated! Enjoy your day of visiting Valentine Amour Swaps, this was so much fun! A big thank you to our sweet hostess Cathy!
Have a Happy Valentines Day.
Blessings to you! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great stash!!!

Jenny Fowler said...

Lovely box! Stephanie is such a sweetie!!

stephanie said...

You are just too sweet, Melissa! And, might I add just the best swap partner ever....Happy Valentine's Day....

Lisa said...

Happy Valentines Day!

What a lovely box filled with gorgeous and fun goodies.


Mermaid Treasures said...

Such lovely valentines!

Charlene said...

Swaps are sooooooooooo much fun!!! ENJOY! Charlene

Kath' said...

I had a blast too. I think all of the things are so lovely. I clicked on here to become a follower. Happy Valentines Day. Kath' at www.lilbitoldlilbitnew. Toodles

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Kathleen said...

What a beautiful gift box, and you lucky girl to get all those gorgeous little treasures. Looks like a fun time ws had by all! Hugs, Kathleen

Meg said...

Just getting around to see all the Valentine Stuff!! Great pics and it sure looks like you had fun. Good Luck with your new job, fondly Meg

Deborah said...

Lovely stuff. It is great when your swap partner likes the same things you do because it is easier to find things they will like. Looks like you and your partner were kindred spirits.

Tracey said...

stunning i just love vintage things i can imagine you was so pleased with your box .
my swop partner and i have not recieved our boxs as yet but it has been great fun taking part in cathys swop.
i love your blog
love tracey xxx