Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Bucket Full of Sunshine Swap!
Yesterday evening I received my summer swap package from my partner Elise. I wasn't able to completely enjoy all its glory until this afternoon.
Did you see that sign she made for the front of the basket? How cool is that?! I think it's my favorite part. :)
Then she made me this gorgeous apron! Holy cow! Look at the colors. The little bird applique is simple amazing. I love the fabric choices too. I can see why she is selling these like hot cakes!
I also received a wonderful book on herbs that contains some great recipes and a magazine. I already tagged a few to try this week. I have a ton of cilantro and dill to use up.
And here's the rest of the package. Her container is a very fun chicken wire egg basket. I will be storing my zippers in this when I get it empty of all the goodies inside. She also made me flower pens. Also included are 2 pillowcases, a ball jar full of thread and goodies, a milk glass vase, and a vintage strawberry jam tea towel! I am going to use that towel in my kitchen. That is until it inspires me in the future. Then it may have a personal introduction with my scissors.
I really love it all. I have had nothing but great experiences with these swaps and encourage anyone who is not participating to keep an eye out for the next one. I also love how all my swappers wrap up the goodies in reusable items. Tea towels, rick rack, ribbon... you are all such a great group of people. I am so glad I found out about this whole crafting group.
I did end up hitting the thrift store on Monday to check out the chair. The bad news is it wasn't what I thought it was. I hate it when that happens. The good news is sitting right next to it was this-
But wait! There was two of them! I picket them both up for $30. I really love its modern lines. The wood has a wonderful mahogany patina to it. It was a worn leather seat which I was going to recover until I researched a label that was under one of the chairs. A spoonful of Google and a pinch of eBay told me this is chair was made in Norway by Vatne Mobler. It was designed by Sigurd Resull and they call it the Falcon chair. These are in very good condition with a few wear marks. eBay had them listed for $150! I think I did alright. The leather covers snap right off, so I may just make new cushions in a lighter microfiber. Does anyone know anything about midcentury modern furniture to tell me some more about these chairs or the designer? Most websites I found where not in English. Our first newlywed funiture purchase arrived on Saturday too! But that will have to wait til another post. I think I pictured you all out.