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Petite Inspiration Box -Paris Edition

Warning – spoiler alert!!!

If you have me as a swap partner, this post will spoil your surprise!

paris box swap 005 cropSweet Heather at Speckled Egg has done it again!  I am becoming addicted to these wonderful swaps.   This version of the Petite Inspiration Box Swap had a Paris theme, so I simply had to play.  Each participant was assigned 2 swap partners.  We were directed to create a box (using a large match box as a base) full of pretties that fit the theme.  I was inspired by some French photo postcards in my collection, some really fabulous antique buttons from Paris,  as well as a wonderful issue of Vogue from 1926, so I sort of went the route of French couture and fashion (mostly!)paris box swap 011 crop

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Inside the boxes, I placed a custom made cuff bracelet, a vintage beaded flower, some vintage lace and french trim, a lovely key chain made from the handle of vintage silverware, a fun Paris magnet,  a fabulous glass ball button, and a tiny milk glass jar holding an enameled Eiffel Tower Charm.  I also included a tiny envelope of papers from a French grammar book plus a selection of actual ads from the Vogue magazine featuring fabulous shops in Paris, circa 1926.paris box swap 009 crop

I plan to drop these pretties in the mail tomorrow, and can’t wait to see what my partners send me in return!paris box swap 017 crop

Au Revoir!!

8 comments to Petite Inspiration Box -Paris Edition

  • Sue,
    Amazing. Just amazing. I love your contents. I have not done too well with contents this time. Well, you at least have given me a springboard to think of other things! You are so artistic and what you do is so unique. You just blow me away!
    Suz

  • ohmygosh Sue!!! your petite boxes are totally gorgeous!!! your partners will be so thrilled to receive those pretties esp with all the tasty goodies you tucked inside 🙂

  • Juliejayne

    Sue,
    You are SO my inspiration! I don’t know when you sleep, girlfriend!
    I can’t even find time to wash clothes, much less make art weekly. I have a goal to get busy! Hugs, Julie

  • Pam

    What a lucky swap partner! Absolutely beautiful!

  • These are BEAUTIFUL!! I am getting ready to send mine off as well….that is if, I can get them shut!! I can’t seem to pack it tightly enough just yet!!

  • Lisa

    WONDERFUL boxes, what an inspiration these boxes are; thank you for sharing them with us 🙂

  • Love seeing your boxes. I too was in the swap and just loved the theme.

  • Oh Sue, your partner is SO lucky! How beautiful!
    LuLu♥

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