Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Paris Swap

I recently participated in a swap run by Sweet Goodness Swaps. I don't really do these anymore but this one caught my eye. Mainly because the girls that run Sweet Goodness were some of my first blog buddies, and it seemed to follow a similar inspiration to my Marie Antoinette living room (see post "Living Room inspired by Marie Antoinette.")

Here were the rules.
Colors: Pale blue/teal/aqua, white and black

Theme: Must include at least one item that is French-inspired. Examples, something must say France or Paris, or include an Eiffel tower or the fleur de lis. Be creative! If you are signing up for this swap you most likely have some French-inspired ideas already rolling around in your head!

Here is the gorgeous parcel I got from Linda.
The gingham box, rose decorations and vintage cards are just divine. You can imagine how excited I was to open it!

Shriek! A plaque featuring my girl crush, Marie Antoinette! With silk and bling, drool!

Gorgeous diamonte "Paris" brooch TO DIE FOR!!!

Look at the rest of the lovelies! Cath Kidston handcream and bath bombs,vintage ribbons and lace, jade milk glass bottle and basin, roses, gorgeous box, tags, victorian images on CD, and the delicious chocolates that were dived on by the kids and I!
Thanks so much Linda, you have the most amazing taste and crafting talent!


  1. Great to see you back with another post Peta.
    What a fabulous swap. So many gorgeous things. Lucky you!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

  2. Linda did a great job Peta!

  3. Wow, fabulous swap goodies:) Rachael
    p.s love your boyfriend and lover . . .

  4. What a wonderful package to get, Peta!:) I have enjoyed reading some of your posts, and will come back later again with my tea to sit and enjoy some more. Hope you are having a happy week!
    xo Lidy

  5. What an awesome package!! I know you were so pleased!!

  6. Oh I so wish Cath were more accessable in the U.S.!!!! Great pressies!! Lori

  7. I am stopping by to say hi! I found your blog and you title caught my eye!!! I too, LOVE pink!!! Blessings!

  8. Cool stuff!!! I love anything that has to do with Paris. Have a great weekend Peta.

  9. Oh wow!! Linda has really put lots of thought and effort into this one - fabulous

  10. ist das ein schöner Blog. Deine Fotos - wunderbar.
    lieben Gruß von Friederike

  11. Anonymous2:55 PM

    I absolutely love the box and the goodies. However, I thought that the brooch read FARTS. Sorry!

  12. Anonymous8:42 PM

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  13. hello so happy to meet you. Happy New Year to you also.

    Just had a chance to look over your blog and noticed that pink is one of your favorite colors. You should stop by my blog and put in an entry for we are having a pink contest right now. Hope to see you there.