Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Vintage Christmas In July: Let's Swap!

Hello, Hello My Friends! Are you ready for Christmas? lol
Have you been tucking little x-masy things away for this swap?
I sure hope you'll join in!

 I found this Christmas tin at the Goodwill for a dollar and it gave me an idea for the swap! This is your basic sized cookie tin. And since I know it's something everyone can easily find at the GW, thrift, or garage sale, I think it will be the perfect container to hold our swap goodies.
The best part of using a sturdy tin is that we can include a couple glass ornaments, and they'll be safe for shipping. This tin isn't "vintage", just vintage inspired. So don't worry if you can't find an old one.
This Swap is open to non-bloggers. I've had great results in the past with opening my swaps to non-bloggers, and I hope that will continue! If you don't have a blog please make sure you leave an email address in your comment.
OK, Here are some things that I want to say and I hope that you'll still like me when I'm done. :)
  If you want to participate you must send primarily VINTAGE x-mas items. You'll need to dig into your personal stash if you haven't found enough to fill your tin by the deadline. Hopefully you'll have luck at Estate, Garage, and (my favorite) Church Sales!
I don't consider Christmas things from the 80's or 90's vintage. Even the 70's are iffy. lol
This swap is for people who really love old Christmas items! And the idea is to receive a pretty tin full of exciting things for your collection or holiday crafting!

  You CAN include supplies for holiday crafting. And 1/4 of your tin can be NEW items. This silver tinsel is from Michael's. You may also make one or two items for your partner, whether it be an ornament, card, etc.
And these cupcake liners and candy cane ribbon were from Michael's too! Also, it's totally up to you if you want to include additional things for your partner besides the filled tin in your package.
Let's ship our packages no later than Monday, the 8th of July. That's right after the holiday weekend. Please comment on this post only if you would like to participate. Make sure to leave me a way to contact you if I don't know you! I'll leave the swap "open" for a few days, and then I'll post your partners! As with my other swaps, please take the time to get to know your partner! It's such a great way to make a new friend!
I hope you'll join in! Thanks,
Erica :)


  1. Yup, pick me a partner!

    The December Baby

  2. I knew I keep picking up Christmas goodies for a reason! Count me in!

  3. I'd love to swap along! You know I love my vintage Christmas! Shara @ monkeybox

  4. Erica,
    I'm in!! I came across a great vintage christmas garage sale.
    Chris =]

  5. Hi Erica,
    Please count me in for the swap. Thank you!

  6. Count me in too! I have a Christmas cupboard in my craftroom needing to be thinned down a bit.

    PS. Our family will be leaving for a 2 week vacation beginning June 22, so I'll be sending out my package early, but that wouldn't effect the timeline of my partner.

    Thanks for hosting, Erica!

  7. Yes!! Please count me in! I LOVE vintage Christmas!!
    Kim @ A Vintage Fairy

  8. Would love to participate in a Vintage Christmas swap. Please include me.

    Thank you, Debra

  9. Erica I have been waiting for this swap please count me in my dear.

  10. Oh yes, I want in, Erica! I love a good swap!

  11. Hi Erica, We are quiet followers of your blog, but would LOVE to join your swap. You can reach us at Have a great extended weekend. Michelle & Ashley

  12. Count me in, your Valentine swap was so fun!

  13. I'm In! I was going to pass it up, but I have enough to share in a swap! LOL!!!! Plus I LOVE MAIL!!

  14. Oh please I would love to do this. I'm mad over vintage Christmas.

  15. Now I see the post, what a week to get behind on my blog reading!!!

  16. I missed two different swaps the weekend I was away...bummer! Sounds like a lot of fun, though. =D

  17. I would be interested in the swap if it's not too late. I do not have a blog but I do love all things vintage including Christmas . This sounds like fun and I have plenty to share!!



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