Thursday, June 25, 2009

Swap a la Francais or HOLY COW I GOT THE MOTHER LODE

Hallo! C'est moi, lulu!  I was lucky enough to participate in a french-inspired swap with other bloggers. Thank you, Shelley/Sweet Pea, for making this all happen.  I was lucky enough to swap goodies with Donna of Annie, Fannie & Abigail blog.  MON DIEU!  I cannot begin to tell you how generous, wonderful and SO 'lulu' this parcel is.  Firstly, there were 21, yes 21, individually wrapped packets of stuff.

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all kinds of goodies....lots of letters that spell "paris", oo la la, frenchy, funky...but I will tell on myself: when I first took the photos I didn't realize some were two-sided....

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But, then, DUH, I turned them over and VOILA: Swaps 015

I can use the pieces of metal and the cross, religious medals in my Junk Jewelry and LOOK AT THOSE FROU FROU EAT-Your-Heart-Out GLOVES..sheer! The jar holds BEADED black trim...the jar is gorgeous in its own right...

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You can't tell but these are MIRRORED buttons on the original cards, post cards and more mirrored thingamajigs THAT I JUST LOVE AND WOULD BUY FOR MYSELF!!!!

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All the pretty laces, and wonderful french cards, millenery leaves and posies..oh my and the photo of all the goodies opened.

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How about a couple of old collars that say it all ('Paris'  'France' )as does my expression! They were in a box labeled 'FUN' and the frame pieces were in a box labeled 'FRAGMENTS'.  I CAN"T STAND HOW FAB YOU ARE, DONNA!!!!!!

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So, I bid mes amis Adieu! and merci merci beaucoup, Donna!

oxoxxo lulu, your newest BFF

6 comments:

sweetpea said...

Wow Lulu girl~~looks like you done good! So glad you were part of this.

Hugs,
Shelley

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Hey can I have them keys????? chips

Diana Leitner and Donna Cedergreen said...

Lulu-sorry about the mix up with the cards-you got the right package. Mary's is very similar to yours. We had a great time putting them together! XO Donna and Diana

trash talk said...

It is so you! Love the new look...save that for Zapp!
Debbie

bella shabby said...

What great things ! Dianan and Donna always have the best finds! Sue

Artsy Fartsy said...

Oh I am loving all those little finds!!! Greatstash! Janna