Friday, October 19, 2007

Sweet, Sinister and Thrifty!

I'm sure you've been wondering why I haven't yet posted about what I received for Artsy Mama's Sweet and Sinister swap, right? Well my SINISTER partner Sid sent an envelope that said "Do not open until October 19th!" Argh! It was really really hard not to go through that box. So I locked it in the closet at work and waited (un)patiently for today to arrive.

Behold the letter . . .



So I have a treat to open every night until Halloween!! AND she's doing a special post for my 13th magical treat. :) How clever! And you should see how cute and enticing everything is!



Seriously, how am I supposed to resist!?! I had to pack it all back up so I couldn't see it but it's calling to me from the bag . . . sigh . . .

However, as today is the FIRST DAY of the Thirteen Days of Halloween Goodness . . .



I have my first sweet little gift to open! What ever could it be???



Why a wonderful black, white and glittery banner that says "Sweet and Sinister!" I couldn't photograph the whole thing as it's so long! I love it and it will hang on my porch for Halloween and then find it a permanent home up in the craft room.

Thank you Sid! What a fun package, I can't wait to see the rest of the treats! :) This gives me a great idea for a "count down" swap on Sweet Goodness perhaps? It really is fun to have a goodie a day. :)

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So I'm thrifting tomorrow with Joolz and Lizzy before we start the search for J's bridesmaid dresses. I did a little thrifting in Charm City last weekend and boy I got a lot! I picked up some books including the new Harry Potter for $1. It looks like it was never even read. Can you imagine? ;) Also found a nice duvet originally from Ikea and all that milk glass I showed you at the bridal shower. It was also a good day for linens:



As you know I love those linen tea towels and always scoop them right up. The one on the bottom left will be nice for Thanksgiving and I love the one in the bottom center with the pink and brown houses on it. The red Christmas tea towel is also linen and in perfect shape. ON the top you can see a cute veggie napkin, an adorable crib pillow case and a tortilla warmer from Puerto Vallarta. (Yes Vallen, I know you want it. :) )

And as I know some of you really need to see those kitties up close . . .



I know, sugar sweet. :) Now what to do with it?

Have a fun and fab weekend friends!

xoxoxoxo
RR

8 comments:

Breanna said...

I love the linens! And your swap goodies~what a neat idea! Just a little heads up, I am not nearly so clever...

Your package will be sent out tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend!

B said...

Hi, Rebecca,
I'm a recent "lurker" to your blog - found you from lurking on Heidi's blog at Vacuuming In High Heels & Pearls and also Risa, The ParTea Planner. Anyhoo, love your blog. I also love those halloween crackers you made. Last year for a Christmas Tea Party I made those with little packets of tea and teapot candies inside. This year I'm going to make the invitation to our Women's Fellowship Christmas Party on the outside part of the cracker and then fill the inside with some yummy Christmas candies. Also love that banner you got from your swap partner, and what a fun way to get your swap goodies, in 13 different installments. I'm in awe that you have the willpower to keep from ripping every single one of those little packages open in one swoop! Have fun!
:)

LeeAnn said...

Oh my goodness! I couldn't wait to open up all those goodies. I'd be peeling back the paper to just get a peek at what's inside.

Lisa said...

What a fabulous swap package! I will be interested to hear if you are "sweet" or "sinister" when it opmes to pacing yourself with the gifts!

Also, I love the new banner!

Jane said...

I love the idea of a countdown swap! Maybe 14 days until Valentines Day! That baby sheet is just darling! I can't wait to one day craft for my own wee one! For the fabric alone!

monique said...

What a great swap package!

The Thriftymamas said...

HI! I discovered your blog while looking for other people who love thrifting and vintage finds as much as I do. I love the inspiration that all of these blogs give me-- I just get so fired up! I might just have to use that 13 days of Halloween idea next year. It is too awesome. Anyway, I would like to tell you about my new blog. It is called Thriftonista. We sell gently used retro and vintage apparel and ALL of our prices are negotiable. Just place a bid. I would absolutely love it if you stopped by. We are at http://thriftonista.blogspot.com. Take care! Thriftymama T

Vallen said...

Yeah, I want it. Course!! But I'm happy that you have it and maybei t will spur me to make on eof my own.

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