Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cathy Scalise's 'Amour' Valentine Swap

Well, the swap is over and what a swap it was. Over 60 ladies participated! My swap partner was Sandy of Hobnobbers.

My Valentine box was filled to overflowing with incredibly beautiful and imaginative gifts. Thank you again, Sandy!

I don't know if I can say one was more wonderful than the other... however the heart shaped lace pillow cover was just, well, I have to say it... to die for! It is just breathtaking. Then there was an adorable pair of tiny, ceramic, high heel shoes; a lovely lace doily/place mat; an embroidered, vintage hankie; a silver hors d'oeuvres fork; old hymnal pages; soaps; candles; bath crystals; a beautiful heart shaped, lace covered box which contained shells and game pieces spelling the word LOVE; tea stained, heart shaped paper doilies; bath/facial buff pads; 1920's music sheets; "Bits & Bobs" of trim, lace and stickers; a ceramic bird ornament; a sliver coin purse; gift tags; and of course chocolate! I hope I didn't leave anything out!

I was sent the links to all the other ladies blogs but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get them to post. I am not that "blog" literate. I can design a brochure for you in Photoshop but just can't seem to get the hang of the blog world. I will keep trying. I will post the list at the bottom, below the photos, but it will only contain their name and the name of their blog. No link.


Sheila - Faded But Desired Treasures
Melissa - Piney Rose
Janet - Janets Creative Pillows
Debbi - The Wicker Patio
Deborah - Debs Vintage Soul
Trisha - The Brantingham Family
Vera - Olivia Paiges
Gail - The Sassy Beach
Rhea - Sweet n Shabby Roses
Sandy - Hobbnobbers
Sarah - My So Called Junky Life
Eleanor - A Bit of Pink Heaven
Jenny - Fated Follies
Linda - Country Pickins
Joyce - Scrap for Joy
Julie Ann - Kitchen Floor Creations
Stephanie - Rose Petals and Rust
Carol - Songberries
Terri - The Glittered Nest
Lisa - Lisas Craft Boutique
Chastity - One Womens Haven
Cindy - Angel Heart Designs
Tracey - Magical Kardz
Mary - Vintage Patina
Jacalyn - RME Bath Products
Mary Jo - Creative Vintage Cottage
Lisa - Pupylov
Lori - Ruffles Ribbons and Roses
Valarie - Glittery Daze and Nights
Karen - Secondhand Rose
Jayme - Flaming Biscuits On The Farm
Elyse - Tinkered Treasures
Lisa - Pale Pink and Roses
Shannon - Shabby Shans Cottage
Vivian - Vivs Whimsy
Kathy - Lil Bit Old Lil Bit New
Stephanie - Crowns and Pearls
Nancy - Coeur d'Alene Gifts
Karen - My Desert Cottage
Tammy - One Frustrated Momma
Ramona - Samuels Family Frenzy
Cathy - Treasured Heirlooms
Pam - Treasures-N-Textures
Sherry - Sherrys Rose Cottage
Laurie - Mermaid Treasures Art
Sue - Suzeeez
Andrea - Vintage Bella Studio
Hannah - Ashmore Family
Meg - Vintage Garden Home
Nancy - Its Raining Pearls
Josette - My Grammas Soul
Angela - Henny Penny and Chickies
Melissa - Abigails Pocatello
Cassandra - My Artful Adventures
Renee - Vintage Recreations
Lorena - Rose Chic Friends
Amy - Paper Trails Leaver
Stevie - My Art Canvas
Jennifer - Jennifers Petal Palace
Shirl - Shirls Rose Cottage
Lulu - Coastal Sisters News
Jill - Jill Sibbald
Crystal - The Hummingbird Cottage
Hayley - Nesting Notions
Nicole - Gibbys Girl
Bryanna -The Canarys Cupcake


  1. Wow! I love that lace heart box! Absolutely to die for! I also enjoyed this swap!

    Happy Valentine's Day,

  2. The lace heart box is beautiful!

    This was a wonderful swap. Lots of Amour to be shared!

    Happy Heart Day!

  3. What a gorgeous box! It looks like it's been slipcovered. I'm sure you were just thrilled when you opened it. Happy Valentines Day!

    My Desert Cottage

  4. What gorgeous lace. happy Valentine's day.


  5. this is so beautifully done! love shades of white - that is what my partner and i chose, too:)


  6. WOW! What fun this was! I had a blast! Can't wait untill next year to do it again
    Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
    hugs sassy gail

  7. Oh my I am so wanting to craft a heart like you received! I have always adored lace and this is a brilliant idea your partner created! Mine wanted white too but being the stinker I am I added some pink! She was happy! every piece as you said was wonderful! have fun with your goodies, Lori
    have a wonderful 14th too!

  8. Loved your little vignettes! This was great fun and I enjoyed getting to know you! Thanks for your helpful tips on internet sales as well we ALL the lovely gifts. Stay in touch! Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs! Sandy

  9. Fantastic! I'm pea green with envy!

  10. Beautiful - both given and received. Thank you for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment. Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. Hi Vera,
    I love all of your goodies...especially your box! Everything is just beautiful!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Shabby Shan's Cottage

  12. hello!

    what an elegant box. lovely!

    happy valentine's day!

  13. Hi Vera! Wasn't this the best? Because you asked, and I have to confess . . . A friend cut that heart shaped glass on the box for me. She has a stained glass studio. I actually went to her shop to use her special saw, but it was a terrible time for me, and I wasn't altogether, together . . . you know? She took one look at me and cut it for me. However . . . this saw is amazing! You could feasibly cut out a glass jigsaw puzzle! So, yes, it's hand cut, no, I didn't do it, but a kind friend did. I'm gonna skip on over and see what you made now!
    Great fun!

    ~ Debbi {Debbi Thinks Deep}

  14. Hello, so nice to meet you! Happy Valentines Day! Wow your gifts that you received are just beautiful! I love seeing the different ways all the heart boxes have been decorated! Enjoy your day of visiting Valentine Amour Swaps, this was so much fun! A big thank you to our sweet hostess Cathy!
    Have a Happy Valentines Day.
    Blessings to you! Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  15. Beautiful lace box and treasures tucked inside!!

  16. Vera ~

    I love the lace covered box! All the treasures tucked inside are awesome too.


  17. Hi Vera, what a lovely box you received too! Its been so much fun visiting everyone. I have been so busy I decided I had better not participate, and boy I do regret it now. LOL Very Nice. Have a pretty day. (()) gail

  18. Oh wow, so many goodies!! Love your lace box. It's so vintage and pretty!

    Pei Li

  19. Vera
    everything is so adorable. I fixed my site so the comment wasn't down so far. It was driving me crazy too. Happy Valentines day. Kath at

  20. What a treasure to receive Vera, just beautiful.

  21. What a lovely and thoughtful gift.

  22. Hi! Vera, This was SO much fun, and everyones goodies are TDF!Your lace!! Have fun creating..
    Happy Valentines Day too!

  23. What great stuff! You will enjoy over and over as you craft with all your new goodies! Fun Fun Fun!!! Meg

  24. Hello Vera. NIce to meet you.. somewhat.. Via the internet.. YOu received a wonderful box of goodies, and the box was very stunning it's self. I saw you live in Arkansas.. This is where i am at too. Way out in the boonies.. I live just outside of Searcy ... Waves at Vera, just like a close neighbor.. Thanks for stoppin in my blog and posting on my swap goodies as well. Sheila