Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vintage Vacation Swap

My first swap.
And I was so very excited.
(if you haven't noticed, I get excited a lot)

I was paired up with the sweetest person,

If you've not met her yet, please stop by and say, "Hello."

So I put together a few things,
(she's already received her package so it's okay to share)

I decided to take Shannon to the mountains on her vacation.
To Wyoming.
This is the Grand Teton, in Grand Teton National Park.

Way up high, a rushing stream flows by
a resting place for climbers and hikers.

I sent her a vintage photo
of my husband's grandparents
on their honeymoon.
They went to a mountain lake
and fished.

Too cute, right?

Inside this is a beautiful blue Teton tourist plate.
Sorry, I forgot to take a pic before I wrapped it up.

I also forgot to take a pic of the cookbook I sent to her;
Inside are recipes from some of the best known restaurants in the Mountain West.
Some of my favorite places:
Brooks Lake Lodge
The Bunnery

There were recipes for things like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Which I baked and sent to her
(after taste testing a few - dozen, of course)
Every vacationer needs a little journal
to write down memories
so here is Shannon's

And no vacation would be complete without a place to put special treasures found.

A little knitted treasure bag.

Everything was wrapped up:

And tucked away in a box,

With some goodies for her crafting,
And most important,
a little something for her special bulldogs,
Zoey and Annabelle

 And sent off.
Hope you enjoyed your vacation, Shannon! 

(Shannon, I just heard from Hubby
my box has arrived and is waiting for me
to get home later today. Yeah!!)


  1. Oh, I am sure Shannon enjoyed all of her goodies from you!! A vacation to Wyoming would be wonderful!! I have never been that far north and west. I adore that vintage picture of your loved ones on their honeymoon, so, so, sweet!! Enjoy your upcoming weekend, my friend, and thank you so much for coming by for a visit~ Vicki

  2. Great stuff! Love the treasure bag and the vintage photo. It is cuter than cute.

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Those photos are GORGEOUS!! Loving her presents you sent too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. The Grand Tetons...
    ...wish I were there!
    It all sounds lovely and
    what a special way
    that you captured the
    adventure and wrapped
    it up for Shannon.
    xx Suzanne


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