This package is going out today to my new blog friend, Heidi as part ofI'll post more pictures after she's received to keep it a surprise! Unless she wants to see more now, then I'll post some teasers... Have you checked out the flickr group pictures? Gorgeous junque from these generous swappers!
Edited to add: This vibrant pink velvet ribbon is from my grandparent's florist & greenhouse in the 1950-60s. When they bulldozed it all and subdivided the property in the 70s, sooooo much cool stuff got buried & added to the landfill. When my aunt was cleaning out some craft supplies she sent over a box off 80s frilly lace and wood boxes - suddenly almost stylishly shabby chic - and in there were two yummy old rolls of velvet satin from the my grandparent's floral supplies. The ribbon is almost brittle but the color so vibrant I had to use it to wrap this package. And then I remembered this vintage cotton fabric. Not the direction I planned. But it looked very springy and happy on a dreary day. I can't wait for Heidi to get it and enjoy it all!