5/7/11

Mother's Day Vintage Brooch Swap


 Linda at A Swap for All Seasons hosted
a Mother's Day Brooch swap.

We were to get our partner a special brooch
and present it in a fun way.


 I was so excited to be partnered with Kathy
from Kat Collects. I've swapped with her
before, and she's a fun partner!

I was thrilled when my beautiful brooch arrived!


It is a Crown Staffordshire flower brooch
and I am in love, LOVE!

I actually have a small collection of these brooches.




The brooch was attached to a sweet fabric ribbon
tied around a bundle of beautiful ephemera.


Look at that sweet little baby! eeek!

Kathy, I am so happy to have had the chance
to once again swap with you!

Thank you so much for my beautiful gifts!


I wanted to do something really special for Kathy
because I think she is such an amazing lady.

I created this fabric heart that ties together
and opens up to a full heart.


I chose this sweet image for the center
because Kathy has two children,
a son and a daughter.

The flag brooch was an extra, because
she is the mother of a U.S. soldier
currently stationed in Iraq.




The brooch in the center is the one
I chose as her gift brooch.


Thank you Linda for hosting another beautiful swap!

You can visit Linda's blog to see more beautiful brooches.


Wishing all of you a wonderful and happy
Mother's Day
surrounded by those you love!

15 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Debi- That brooch she sent you is marvelous- I have never seen one quie like it..and you have a collection of them? Wow- love that!

And, the return gift you made for her is just so special-all the thought and planning that went into it. I'm sure her heart was touched..especially by the flag for her son! xxoo Diana

Linda said...

Debi,
Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day! Your post takes my breath away! The brooch that you received is do die for! Not to mention all that beautiful ephemera! Then I went on to see what you sent and I was equally blown away! The presentation is gorgeous and the American Flag in honor of her son is so dear. What a great job the two of you did!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very nice brooches, given and rec'd. That was extra special to make her the darling folding heart.
deb

Pam said...

Both brooches are beautiful and you both did a great job on the presentation. The heart is lovely and so unique.

Happy Mother's Day.

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

The brooch is so pretty...and your gift to Kathy just as lovely!...
Wishing you a lovely Mother's Day...
Susan x

Patty in Oz said...

Happy Mother's Day Debi!

Your post is wonderful. Wow, your partner is so creative...blows me away! The brooch she sent is so detailed and I really like the one you chose for her too.

Wouldn't it be a hoot if all of us ladies could meet in person 'today' wearing our Mother's day Vintage brooches?

I agree Linda plans the most amazingly fun swaps.

Hugs.
Patty

mercedes scott said...

Debi - your new brooch is so very beautiful! And I love the one of a kind heart you made for your special swap partner... I'm sure you are going to make her feel wonderful with your gift and all your attention to details that are significant to her. You are a wonderful swap partner! :)

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Debi, Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. What a sweet swap! The heart you made for your partner was very special...so obvious you put a lot of thought and love into it. I can't imagine what it must be like to have a child stationed over in Iraq.
I also adore the beautiful brooch you rec'd. I have a few of these myself and they are exquisite! Her presentation was ADORABLE. Loved the fabric ribbon she used. Happy PS! Xo, Sue

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Debi, Oh what a beautiful swap, I love the pin you received and I love your beautiful heart, what a special gift. I just love those hearts. Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Hugs, Terri

MARY PERNULA said...

WOW, both of you just did a wonderful job. I love the thought and beautiful presentation you both did on your gifts........HUGS MARY

KatCollects said...

Debi,
You made me cry again (happy tears) just reading your post. This really was one of the sweetest swap packages I have ever received, it means so much more to me than I can say. My Son sent me beautiful flowers from Iraq and he got to call home yesterday. I am so blessed. Thank you again for everything, you keep making me smile : ) : ) :)
Big hugs,
Kathy

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh! You are both very lucky indeed!! How fun.

Lynn said...

Hi Debi, sorry I have been missing in blogland for so long, and thank you for visiting me at my new blog.
I absolutely love this heart you created, it is so unique, love the soft cream lace and that image is perfect. Your brooch is gorgeous too, I have one very similar given to me by my special aunt/friend.

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

I hopped to your blog and saw this gorgeous fabric bundle you made for the brooch swap. It has been in my head for a couple days now. So beautiful. It inspires me to try to make something like it...which will be a first as I don't do much with fabric. Thank you for sharing it.

vintage brooches said...

both vintage brooches are very beautiful and pretty.