Friday, August 21, 2009


Don't you just love the package? This is one of two (!) boxes that I received from my swap partner, Joanna. When I first saw the post about the Mermaid's Trousseau that Bryanna was hosting, I was intrigued. But also apprehensive as I had never participated in this kind of a swap before. Bryanna assured me that I would be fine, so I signed up. The idea behind it was things you think a mermaid would have in her trousseau.
As I opened the box, more beautiful packaging was inside.
A lovely star fish in place of a bow.
A beautiful starfish pin with pearls.
An amazing bottle

The bottle and star fish in their new home.
Then, yesterday, the second box arrived. It had the same wonderful packing label (which I cut off and saved for who knows what!) and was filled with more great stuff. I love the shell 'ribbon.'
A beautiful fish pin, swimming in aqua tulle.

This lovely mirror, with a pretty pink sea star and a sand dollar.
This is the back side of the mirror. So now I do not know which side to display. I guess I'll have to change it weekly.

A magic wand!
The back side of the wand. Again, which side to show?
Coral candle holders.
There were various other things in my trousseau. too. I just have to thank Joanna, again, for such lovely gifts. I had a great time thinking of things to include in her box, as well. She will do a post one of these days so you can see what she got.

And for a sneak preview, below are two pictures of the mermaid I made for her. I figured a mermaid's trousseau needed an actual mermaid.

Miss Cori, a mermaid from under Coronado Island, surrounded by some of her trousseau items.
A close-up view of Joanna's new mermaid.


NicNacManiac said...

Oh Tamerie,
These trousseau goodies are so pretty!! The wrapping is almost as charming as the wonders inside!!

Lucky lady, enjoy the rest of your day! xOxO Hugs, Nerina :)

Maya said...

I love that package label..., and all that is inside. The mermaid is darling!

TUTU Monkey said...

How FUN!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!! where did this week go?

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow, how cool! Love your presents and just adore you mermaid, so cute.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What Fun
It is like Mermaid Christmas!! haha
Fabulous... love it all.. and love your own little creation!
have a great weekend. xx Julie

Sandy Michelle said...

You guys did an awesome job on the swap! What fun! What a coincidence too because sweetfinds sent me pix of the bottle after she read how to beeswax them on my tutorial. It's a small bloggy world out there!

Sandy xox

Bryanna Lenan said...

WOW!! Joanna did a wonderful job! Everything is gorgeous and I agree that I wouldn't know what sides to show, either! AND I love Cori... awesome! I can't wait to see what Joanna puts on her blog... about your swap!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great theme, and such a darling little mermaid! You received some wonderful things...great thought process put into this swap!

Maija said...

Fabulous treats, Tam!!! I adore Joanna!
I can't wait to see your beautiful face in a few short weeks!

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, you received some wonderful things here. Congratulations.

The Vintage Rabbit said...

What a great swap to be a part of!!! Your Mermaid doll is so adorable!!!

Have fun in L.A. if I don't see you!!!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Ooh Tamerie... how beautiful, you lucky girl... how do you join these fun swaps??? I love the vintage pins, and the mermaid you made is too cute! The bottle is wonderful... why don't I just say I LOVE it all!... Julie Marie

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Hi Tamerie,

Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies. I love them all... esp. Cori, the mermaid. :)

You are definitely an awesome swap partner.

hugs, Joanna

maryboys said...

this was a perfect swap theme for you, tamerie! i love what you created for joanna, too - she has great photos of your gifts on her blog...very pretty!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Love all the wonderful treasures you received from your swap ~ especially the starfish!

Melinda Cornish said...

love it all and it looks like it will fit right in at your house!!!