I have a bunch of very belated thank you's--for swaps, birthday gifts and assorted "in the mail" niceities. Isn't that a cool photo? Certainly you wouldn't call two boxes of assorted mosaic tiles "junk," would you? Well, that's just some of what I recieved from my swap partner in the Junk Swap, for which you were supposed to stuff a flat-rate box with assorted "junk" for your house in exchange for someone else's "junk."
This was my partner Sue's first swap, and she really did a great job. First of all, she stuffed that box with so much stuff, I just had to weigh it to see. It was 16 pounds by my scale! I'm sure those mosaic tiles were part of it, but she also crammed beach glass, shells, rubber duckies, religious artifacts, scarves, Pez dispensers, plus a bunch of office supplies, containers, sewing stuff, etc., etc., etc. I hope Sue starts a blog soon, since she is obviously a wonderful collector. Thank you, Sue!
A few days later I got this box of goodies from Lisa-Gabrielle at Jungle Dream Pagoda for winning her blogversary haiku contest. (We jokingly write haiku at work whenver a magazine layout spread is ready at deadline, so I've hd practice.) I had to laugh because she included a vintage birthday card and wrote "It's probaby not your birthday..." but it was! And what lovely gifts: a gorgeous and soft apron, a metallic purse, a cute 60s plastic mirror, Japanese bookmarks, and little wooden tiles. Thank you, Lisa-Gabrielle!