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A Thrifty Christmas Gift Swap. :)


When Janet from the blog Words That Can Only Be Your Own posted about the annual Thrifty Christmas Gift Swap she started last year , I couldn’t wait to sign up. It sounds such a fun and festive idea. I knew I would enjoy putting a box together for my recipiant Kate ,who is a new Mum with a love of vintage and reading among her interests. Janet asks that your box should be all about hand made and thrifty finds and the suggested price be around the Β£12 mark. I couldn’t wait to get started. πŸ™‚
I’m not terribly good at the whole handmade malarky but as I frequent the odd craft and vintage fair with my Mrs Tibbs Teacups stall , I am in a good position to hunt down some pretty things. πŸ™‚ Here is what I put in Kates box.

A Christmas Spice fragranced expresso cup candle. I found a set of two mustard expresso cups at a vintage fair and thought they would make adorable candles. I think it has a cozy retro look.

A festive felt Christmas Pud brooch made by the lovely ladies at Juniper Spools . I had to purchase myself one too…..they are so cute.

A darling dove decoration, perfect for the tree. My friend Lisa has a tile company Tile Productions and makes gorgeous tags and coasters with any spare material left over.

A copy of Truman Capote’s ‘ Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ which I found in a second hand book shop.I loved the film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. It does differ from the book though…so I would love to know how Kate finds it.

A pretty bow brooch pinned to a Bo Peep playing card. I like to sell vintage brooches atached to these nursery rhyme cards as they’re quirkiness always attracts attention.:)


I wrapped everything up in this cute Christmas paper and sent it off in a well wrapped shoe box. The lovely Stag card is handmade by Claire at http://www.folksy.com/shops/realicoul/

My parcel has arrived too. I am very very tempted to open it but I have been very good and placed it under the tree. Can’t wait for Christmas Day.:)

I will of course do a follow up post on the contents of my present then.:)