(Apologies for posting so late, but I had a family emergency and was gone until late this evening.)
*doin' the button dance!* UPS finally delivered my package of buttony goodness from Mamaphunk! She really did it up fabulously and I'm so excited to be able to share my stash with you. Thank you SO MUCH, Julie, you spoiled me rotten!
I finally got the package in my hot little hands and torn it open to find a note telling me, well, I'll share that with you a little further down the line:
First thing I pulled out was the DARLING zippered pouch with a sweet little flowery dangle and a special matching surprise inside! I immediately had to hide the necklace from one of my daughters cause she wanted it so badly...those vintage plastic findings are the bomb and they will explode only on my neck, thank you very much:
Then I discovered the jar of luscious buttons and three more bombs, for the bath! This is where the note comes in, she told me to go relax in the tub and enjoy myself with the bombs of fragrance...they're HUGE!
I went to dump out the buttons and found that Mamaphunk had organized, strung and labeled each bundle of joy with an estimated date, wow! I could hardly contain myself because of all the vintage-y buttons! I'm leaving them attached to the cards because it's so neat to have an actual history on them. All of my buttons have been collected through the years with no clue as to where they came from other than thrift shops and yard sales. Excellent idea, Julie, thanks!
Here are some close-ups...I, of course love each and every one of them, but my favorites are the sparkly rhinestone ones on the left, you wouldn't believe how they catch the light!
This was my very first swap ever and I could not have asked for a better partner. Thank you, Mamaphunk, for making my virgin swap an experience I'll never forget! (pun intended)