Monday, March 15, 2010

SPRING FLING GIFT SWAP

Look what came prancing into my house a few weeks ago, bringing with them a breath of fresh air. A chorus line of chicks, each one cuter than the last. Today we are calling for snow but I don't care. I have a bit of spring right here!
I joined my first swap hosted by Lori and really enjoyed myself. I was partnered with Stephie from Made by Stephie and just had a ball. We emailed each other and found out what each other liked and of course, we kept it 'springy'!
When I visited Stephie's blog I found that she was one of those bloggers that loves to re purpose old furniture and thrift finds, things we all love to do. And she had some great posts on how she changed an ornate mirror into a jewelry tray and how she took and old dresser and fixed it up as her own. Lots of great tips and directions. I urge you to pay a visit to her blog. This girl has talent!
Aren't these chicks darling?
Stephie kept the theme going with a cute cake stand, egg cups and a chick oven mitt. Oh, spring is in the air!
And she made a precious brooch or hair accessory from fabric that she brought back with her from Paris. Given that I live in pony tails, this will get a lot of use!
I had just as much fun shopping for Stephie and kept the spring theme as well and tried to remember that she loved vintage. You can go to her blog to see what she received from Blondie.

I told Lori she has to have a Summer Fling. This was too much fun. Pay Lori a visit, she has a great blog and hosts Get Your Craft On Thursday, which is neat.

Don't forget Wednesday is Kathleen's Blog Crawl for St. Paddy's Day! Don't you just love a party?

56 comments:

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Oh my gosh what delightful springtime treats! I love those darling chicks!!! =)

Annie Joy said...

I love the chicks, especially since they can be squeezed and loved by little hands! My sweet little granddaughters are on their way here for a spring break visit -- I've put all the heavy eggs up high so they won't drop them on their toes.

Kimberly said...

I love those little chicks. Going to check out her blog!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those are just beautiful goodies. I 'm glad you had fun! :) Those chickies are beyond cute!
Hugs,
Mona

Karen said...

OMG those little chicks are just too flippin' cute! Aren't swaps fun? I love them!
HAGD! Karen

Sonia said...

Those are the cutest chicks! I love the theme the egg cups and cake plate is adorable. What a great little vignette they make all by themselves for spring!

Hope you are having a great week!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

heartfelt living said...

What a fun swap! The litle chicks are just precious!!!
Love the cake plate too...actaully I love it all!
I did a swap once it was so much fun. Have been hoping to join another one. I'll keep checking for one.
Thanks for sharing your swap with us.
Blessings,
Karen

Kelli said...

What precious chicks! Those are just adorable! :) Lucky you!

Monica@The White Bench said...

What cuties, Jane! You're definitely ready for Spring!!!!;))
Monicax.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Jane,
Those are just the cutest things! What neat gifts you received and I will go over and check out her's as well! Your getting snow???? It's in the low 60's here today and sunny. Just gorgeous! What's up with this weather? Oh, and how was the lake house? Good weather there? Big Hugs, Cindy

Crystal said...

I just love chicks at easter and these are really darling. How cute those egg cups and cake stand are. I still have not figured out a tablescape for easter yet, this could be a good one.

Have a wonderful week.

thefinestkind said...

adorable!!! those chics are too cute...come on spring!

Lori said...

What wonderul things you received. Love it all. i just got my package today and will be putting Mr. linky up real soon. 2 lovely ladies have not received their gifts yet, but i'm dying to post about the Gift swap. I'll email all when mr. linky is up so we can all link and see what each other recieved.
Thanks for playing with me. Lynette at Lynette's L.A.M blog is having a summer gift swap. I'll be joining that one as well. These are so much fun!
http://lynetteslam.blogspot.com/

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh what cute things! I love how she kept with a theme. You must have been so excited opening the box.

koralee said...

Adorable chicks...I love all your sweet swap treasures. Thank you so much for sharing...have a lovely week. xo

Tootsie said...

I LOVE those chicks!!!!

Nancy said...

Oh, too cute!

On the twine eggs, just use the glue gun and wrap it around.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the little chicks....Enjoyed my visit to your blog...

Cottage Cozy said...

Boy did you ever make out, girl! How wonderful! I will check out her blog right now...

Charlene said...

CUTE stuff! Aren't you the lucky girl. I have a bunch of daffodils sitting on my counter too. They just say SPRING! The chicks are all too cute. Can't you see cupcakes all decorated & sitting on that cake stand? I CAN! ENJOY!

mbkatc230 said...

What cute things! A great breath of springtime. Love the cake plate, and those chicks are just too darn cute! Off to check out her blog right now. Kat

Jane said...

The chicks are adorable. Looks like it was a fun swap and that Stephanie hooked you up with some great spring items.
I'll go over and visit.
Jane

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane, oooh those little chicks are just precious! Everything she sent you is perfect for Spring... I will check her post and see what you sent to her... I love ponytails still too... please post a photo of you in your pony tail! xoxo Julie Marie

AshTreeCottage said...

The chicks, egg cups plates and more just too adorable!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

stefanie said...

ok, how cute are those...TOO Cute!!! what a fun swap!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love the marching chicks! Luckily they are inside and the forecast snow won't bother them. I guess I shouldn't tell you we had 82 degrees today. ;-) It was so beautiful We've had some not-so-great weather lately. Okay, okay, I know, 65 or so is not bad, even when it rains along with the cooler temps. It's all relative. In any case, spring is on its way, here, there and everywhere!

Hugs,
Tamerie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, those chicks are the cutest thing I have ever seen. Adorable!! All your swap goodies are so dear.....they just scream spring joy!

I love those chicks!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

June said...

Jane how darling are these?!!! I love those chicks and EVERYTHING else you got in this swap! This must have thrilled you to get all these treasures.
hugs

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You sure scored with all those darling springy items! I love the hotpad and the egg cups...to cute.

Lynette said...

Love all of your goodies - the chicks are just too cute!! This was so much fun and hope you join me in my Summer Gift swap too!

I'll be posting my gifts tomorrow!

Lou Cinda said...

Those chicks are soooooo cute!! And the egg cups! I am SO ready for Spring! I live in the South girlfriend and we have frozen our arses off this winter!!
Ri-flippin-diculous I say! Cameron had a ballgame Saturday and I was sitting there in my coat, wrapped up in a blanket with my heater on and the wind just blowing like the dickens and Cameron is standing out there on the field wearing a baseball uniform! I said, Man...he looks COLD!!!

Stay warm!!

Lou Cinda :)

Mama Thompson said...

Those chicks are so adorably cute...my goodness.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What sweet little chicks. It sounds like a fun swap, and you received some wonderful items.
Have a great week.
Blessings,
Marcia

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Oh, those are just the cutest decorations!

Sweet Tea said...

Those little chicks are adorable and bring a smile to the face. I could never be sad as long as those little chicks were around. Fun!

Sue said...

Janie, The chick theme was precious and all of your goodies were so cute. Who couldn't use another cake plate, I ask. Love the little egg cups- I think it is so frou-frou to use them and I can't find any. boo hoo
Glad you had fun with this, Off to check this "chick" out! xo sue

Theresa said...

Wonderful gift and I LOVE the little chicks:) They are just precious! Have a blessed day my friend!

cindy said...

How cute! I would love to be apart of something like this.
What is the blog crawl? Sounds fun!

Rettabug said...

Oh my....I NEED THOSE EGG CUPS!! The little chicks are sooo adorable, how on earth are they made?? Too, too cute!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Jane Sweetie...
What a wonderful Spring exchange you had. I adore all the chickie things. You can now decorate for Easter in a chickie theme. I love the cake plate. With a cloche over that, won't it look grand? You could then put your chickies in there. Love it.

I will go by Stephanie's and check out what you sent. I am doing an Easter swap. That will be fun. Can't wait.

We are expecting 82 degrees today here in the great AZ desert. I love Spring. The best time for temps. I will be thinking of you.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Thanks again for sharing today. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

susan said...

Jane-I just knew you were going to tell me she repruposed those adorable chicks and made them herself--I couldn't have stood it :) You got some darling things and a much needed touch of spring! I have busy painting at my daughter's house and have not visited as much lately (plus had the computer bug). Headed over to see what you sent. Happy St. Patty's Day!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

What wonderful treats! I missed that. Sounds so fun!

Melanie said...

Those chicks are SO cute! Adorable!

Meg said...

The spring fling was so so much fun! I love the chick theme you got from Stephie. Great idea! Your blog is awesome. I'll come back again! Have a wonderful day!

PAT said...

What wonderful things, Jane! I absolutely love the chicks!

GWENDOLYN said...

So many great things she sent you! I am so loving those sweet little chickies!!!
Blessings!
Gwen

Lorrie said...

How cute are those chicks--and their colors are wonderful. What a great swap Jane. Enjoy your goodies. I hope that Spring is poking up outside your windows as well. It does my heart good to see the earth coming back to life after this extra-long winter!

Cozy Little House said...

That is a good dose of springy pleasure you've got there! I'm so glad you enjoyed your swap. Blog friends are so much fun!
Brenda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Jane! What cute little chickies! And I love all of the accompanying chickie items...so fun! Happy spring!...hugs...Debbie

Joyce said...

Love the cute little chick for spring and all the other lovely gifts too. Swaps are so much fun and thanks for sharing your Spring time gifts. Happy St. Patty's day.
Joyce

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Jane! What cuteness...I have never seen anything like these little chicks! so darn cute! You are ready for spring...I would just look at those cute chicks every time I walk into the room....not how cold it is outside! Big smile. Swaps are fun. Love that little cake plate too. Very sweet. Hope your week is warm and springy...if at least on the inside!
Blessings,
Debbie

SmilingSally said...

I love your St. Pat's Day post.

Those little chicks are precious!

Liz said...

Oh those chickies are ADORABLE!!!!:)
What a great swap!

~Liz

Pat said...

How precious! Such a great spring event and the chicks are so fun. I've missed you! Be so glad when I'm settled and back in touch with everyone.

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
Pat

Queen B. said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO ** cute! **

becky said...

Lovely, things...the chicks are to cute.How sweet and cozy the Springtime is.Im a new follower to your blog.Hope to visit again soon.