Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Etsy Swap 2014.

When I first heard about Megan and Amy's etsy swap, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

Basically, you get paired with someone to give a gift to, and someone will send you one as well. It's a super fun way to get special goodies and to make new friends!

I was assigned to shop for Christina. When I read her "Call the Midwife meets Downton Abbey" style description, I knew I'd have so much fun with it. I loved trying to figure out her personality through her blog and her instagram.

I loved looking around etsy for the perfect gift. I knew I wanted to get her a vintage teacup, but finding one that could ship in 2 weeks was a challenge. I finally came upon Polka Dot Rose and loved her teacups, so I ordered one that I thought fit Christina's "Call the Midwife meets Downton Abbey" style.

I also got her a little Oana Befort postcard. I love her work and love how whimsical and fun her drawings are. And it had a tea pot on it, so I thought it went well with the theme.

I was dumb and didn't take cute little pictures before I sent her items off, so head over to Christina's blog to see what she received from me!

Now for what I received.

Elizabeth over at Oak and Oats is one of my favorite bloggers. So when I knew my package would be coming late, I secretly wished it would be from her, because she posted an instagram picture about sending her items off late! (Wow that was confusing, sorry).

Anywho! It was her! And I got so giddy!

So the first thing I pulled out was this adorable tote from Brookish. Isn't it perfect for little weekend trips or to throw books in? I love it :)


I then pulled out this oh so delicious Lindt chocolate bar. Taylor (my best friend) and I have been devouring it ever since it came in. It's amazing, and you should go run out to get some.


I'm pretty sure I was the hardest person to shop for. I think I was super vague in my description of what I liked, but Elizabeth seriously hit it on the head. These wooden posts from Open Door Traders are darling. This picture doesn't even begin to do them justice. I love them.


This little wallet is perfect for when I'm going out but don't really need to bring my whole wallet. It's from Elah Tree and I love it (are you seeing a pattern yet?).


The final two things I pulled out were these rolls of washi tape. I was literally on Thatch & Thistle's site last week looking at their washi tape. And then I got this in the mail. I love them. I'm so excited to decorate my snail mail with these two. 


Basically, Elizabeth did an absolutely fabulous job and I had so much fun with this little etsy swap! You should definitely be involved next time Meg and Amy do one! And go check out all these amazing shops! 

12 comments:

  1. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHI I am so so glad that you love it all!!! I thought you were easy to shop for because I was just pretending I was shopping for myself - its that bad? I just think you are so adorable and we love a lot of the same things!

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    1. It was a good tactic! Cause you did an amazing job! You are so sweet :) I'm thinking we could be kindred spirits!

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  2. Ah fantastic:) This Etsy swap is such a neat idea and really encourages everyone (shop owners included) I'm Natalie from Open Door Traders- super happy to hear you love those studs! All your goodies look like so much fun- glad to have found your blog through Oak and Oats! :)

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    1. So happy you popped over! I do love them! I'm wearing them today and I've been getting compliments on them all day!

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  3. I love what beth sent you! she is such a good gift giver!!
    and that teacup and saucer you sent christina...<3 so cute!

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    1. She is so good! It was such a fun thing to do! So happy to have been a part of it!

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  4. Everything is so cute! I love what you sent Christina. Like love love. And Beth did such a great job with your gifts too! Yay! :)

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    1. She did an amazing job! I loved the teacup too! I wanted to keep it for myself haha

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  5. First of all I'm new to your blog via the Etsy Swap so heyyy! Second, I love that your name is Charlie. THIRD...I love that you sent your pal a little teacup! :) So fun. And I LOVE Oana Befort's work, excellent choice! You scored some awesome stuff too! Yay! Are those wooden posts earrings?? I love theeemm.

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    1. I'm so glad you're here! I'm about to go check out your blog now! Thank you :) Yes, they are wooden post earrings! They're from Open Door Traders! You should definitely look them up! It was such a fun process! I think they're doing another swap in the Spring and I definitely wanna do it again!

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  6. I loved reading Christina's post about the goodies you sent to her!!! You did an awesome job! :)

    And Elizabeth got my name during the last swap - she puts together great packages too!!! I love what you got - especially that chocolate bar!

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  7. I love my tea cup! It was so fun opening the box and finding such a pretty, one of a kind treasure inside. Seriously, your gift was so thoughtful! Thank you!!!

    And boy, I feel like Brookish might have made a killing on this round of Etsy Swapping. :) Love the tote!

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