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A "Very Vintage Halloween Swap"......

Sunday, August 3, 2008

It's true!......I have decided to host my own "little swap".....a "Very Vintage Halloween Swap"!

I have participated in a couple so far & found that they were simply delightful!!! It is a chance to meet some of the lovliest people & put together the most charming surprises!......I know it is August & we are all continuing to enjoy the summer, but I wanted to get this swap started, since I would love to give you all plenty of time.
So this is how it will work. You will have till Monday, August 25th to leave me a comment, letting me know you would like to participate....Please make sure you add your e-mail address to your comment so I can get in touch with you.....As soon as you sign up, I will be sending you each a tiny "Halloween Favor" for signing up....a small assortment of darling Halloween tags...courtesy of Holly at ""..... I've also added a "button" to the right side of my blog, that you can add to your own blogs....Please help me spread the word! After I have all the participants, I will pair you up with a partner,..... e-mailing you to let you know who it is & their specifics.
As for what to send your lucky partner?....I think something with a "vintage feel" would be lovely! I know I always covet the darling Halloween items that look like pieces from years ago! It can be one thing or a grouping of little Halloween surprises....but should not exceed $20-$30. You are all a creative group out there!! could make something wonderful or purchase your gift!....Either way, please make sure & put a bit of thought in the presentation!...wrap in sweet paper, add a little ribbon, write a wee card!...make it something you would LOVE to receive!!!
And the last thing...You will be responsible to make sure & have your "Halloween" swap box in the mail & sent to your partner by Monday, September 22nd. That way we all will have our suprises in time to set out & use during the month of October.....Also I thought we might all enjoy seeing what each other received, so on Wednesday, October 1st, lets all post about this swap, showing all our "gifts"!!!.....I will add a list of all the participants & their partners & we can go down the list visiting each other! What a great way to kick off October!
So I invite you all to be part my "Very Vintage Halloween Swap"!!!!...I think it could be amazingly fun!!...& maybe a bit "spooky" in the process!....Sign up soon!......Your friend, Heidi XO
P.S. Of course I am hosting a Halloween swap..... After all, I am a naturally born "witch" birthday is October 31st!!!!....Bye for now!....


mysteryhistorymom August 4, 2008 at 12:09 AM  

Heidi- Let me be the first to sign up! This sounds like so much fun!:-) Thanks for hosting! Lori

simple~needs August 4, 2008 at 5:49 AM  

count me in.......:)


we went to an auction a few weeks ago and i found a ton of vintage halloween goodies! woohoo!!

mysteryhistorymom August 4, 2008 at 6:43 AM  

Heidi- Here is my e-mail toosillysisters(at) This is going to be so fun!! Lori

Apron Thrift Girl August 4, 2008 at 8:34 AM  

Please sign me up. thrift girl at earthlink dot net. Thanks. I can't think of a better combination than halloween and vintage.

Joanne Kennedy August 4, 2008 at 9:42 AM  

Oh I love Halloween and I love Vintage looking Halloween the most! This is right my my alley!

I want to join in! Please add me.

My email is



Lynn @The Vintage Nest August 4, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

Heidi, I have so far participated in one vintage swap and it was a blast so I would love to be included in your Halloween swap. Thank You for hosting. ~ Lynn

Twyla and Lindsey August 4, 2008 at 2:22 PM  

Hello Heidi,
We just discovered your beautiful blog today and would LOVE to be apart of your vintage Halloween swap
Both my Mother and I. We both share a blog together and the same email address:
This swap sounds wonderful and I already have some ideas for it!
Lindsey and Twyla

Anonymous,  August 4, 2008 at 3:17 PM  

I would love to sign up for your swap! Halloween is my favorite time of the year!!! Thanks!
My email is:

Mad Red Hare August 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM  

Oooh, oooh, pick me pick me! This would be my very first swap since I have been blogging!

Cottage Rose August 4, 2008 at 6:00 PM  

I would love to be apart of the Halloween swap. I have not been in one before, and it sounds so fun. I can't wait to meet my partner. OH and I have tagged you so please stop by and see what to do. Have a great week.


Twyla and Lindsey August 4, 2008 at 6:01 PM  

Since discovering your blog this afternoon I have been going back through your archives and enjoying your blog so much! My mouth has dropped open more than once at the beauty you have brought to this space. Your blog is what I want mine to be when I grow up. Twyla

Anne Fannie August 4, 2008 at 6:10 PM  

Hello Heidi Ann, I would love to join this fun vintage Halloween swap! Sign me up!

Katy August 4, 2008 at 6:14 PM  

That sounds cute! I am not a major fan of Halloween all! LOL So I will probably sit this one out and maybe do the next one!!! :) How fun that it is your birthday on the 31st of Oct. though!!!! :)

OH..and is that house in the sidebar pic...the white that YOUR home?? If so..I am totally jealous! That is a GORGEOUS house!!!!

Susan Hickam August 4, 2008 at 6:59 PM  

Heidi I would love to participate! It will be my first swap online. It will be fun to start thinking fall when the days are in the 100's here in Kansas.

Susan Hickam August 4, 2008 at 9:07 PM  

Hi Heidi! My e-mail is

August 5, 2008 at 8:14 AM  

I would love to participate in the swap. This will be my first. I am really excited. :o) is my email address.

The Vintage Vagablonde August 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM  

Sounds spook~tacular! Lynn sent me over and I love Halloween and Vintage items too.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda August 5, 2008 at 10:21 AM  

Hi Heidi...count me in! This sounds like so much fun! I love Fall! ...and the pretty colors of harvest! Thanks for hosting!

And tell Holly, she looks beautiful, even in her PJ's! So not fair! LOL! Congrats to all of your winners!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Pearl August 5, 2008 at 12:32 PM  

Hi Heidi... Rhonda sent me over as soon as she found out about your swap... heheheee... I adore the Fall Season, too... and this swap sounds like alot of FUN! For sure count me in... Thanks for hosting and I'll be back to snag your Button when you get it posted!


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda August 5, 2008 at 1:48 PM  

Hi Heidi, We still have just the arm brace, and David is only to take it off when he bathes! Which would be NEVER if left up to him! LOL! Why am I laughing...I should be shamed! Oh boys....LOL! We go back in 2 weeks and then hopefully we will be through with it all! The X-rays looked really good, though! I couldn't believe how much new bone had formed in just 2 weeks! We will have to throw "NO CAST PARTIES for David and Andrew that week! :)

Hope you are taking pictures as you rearrange your living room and are going to share! You have my curiousity up now! :) ~Rhonda

mommyholly August 5, 2008 at 2:03 PM  

Sign me up, momma!!!! :) How super fun, I LOVEEEEE Halloween!! xo!

Lisa August 5, 2008 at 6:14 PM  

Heidi- count me in! This will be my first swap! Sounds like lots of fun :) Thanks for hosting...Lisa

my e-mail:

Shelly K. Hein-Simmons August 5, 2008 at 7:24 PM  

I would LOVE to be a part of this swap! Halloween is my hands down fave holiday and I do adore all things vintage!

Great idea!

My email is:


The Fairy Glade August 6, 2008 at 1:48 AM  

Hi I live the UK and I am guessing that you are in the USA. I would however love to participate in the Halloween Swap if that's ok, assuming that a "partner" wouldn't mind the shipping costs. I understand if not. Let me know. Just in case my email is

Christine Edwards August 6, 2008 at 9:21 AM  

Yeah! I'd love to participated in your Very Vintage Halloween Swap. Thanks so much for hosting!

Shara August 6, 2008 at 9:33 AM  

I would love to be in on the fabulous swap. Vintage is my middle name. Well, not really. I am a veteran swapper and love all things Halloween, all things Holiday and all things vintage. I am itching to get Halloween crafting, so this is the perfect opportunity! Thank you!

Anonymous,  August 6, 2008 at 10:29 AM  

I would love to participate! Tere

Christine Edwards August 6, 2008 at 12:41 PM  

Heidi, my email is flwave at hotmail dot com. Really looking forward to this swap as I love all of the Bethany Lowe Halloween decorations!

Angie at Home August 6, 2008 at 7:19 PM  

Oh... please sign me up.

My email is:

My blog is:

Happy Halloweeenie Everyone!

KatCollects August 6, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

I am new to this, but would LOVE to join this swap. Now I will definitly have to get my blog up and running to show pictures : ) Thank you,

Angela Harris August 6, 2008 at 9:08 PM  

HEy there! I NEED to be in this swap too! I just collected a huge pile of Vintage clip art. Counti me in!

Leslie August 6, 2008 at 9:13 PM  

Oh Halloween is my favorite holiday. Please sign me up for your
swap! Here is my info:

Louise August 7, 2008 at 7:10 AM  

I've been thinking about this and decided to try it!

It seems like so much fun, and I loved some things I did last year for Halloween.

Angela Harris August 7, 2008 at 8:17 AM  

Sorry I don't know I missed giving you my E-mail YOURANGIL@HOTMAIL.COM

Beth August 7, 2008 at 5:20 PM  

Hi - I found you from a post of Lori's over at Morning Glories & Moonflowers. I'd love to take part. I love Halloween and really, only have one glow witch ornament to put out in the yard. Thanks for hosting!

e-mail is:
bethvanduzer (at)

Melissa August 7, 2008 at 6:28 PM  

I'd like to join in on this very vintage swap. As much as I don't want summer to end (winter was harsh this year) I really want fall to be here (and last a long time too). email:

Anonymous,  August 7, 2008 at 10:51 PM  

Please sign me up! I love to make lots of vintage Halloween goodies for a fall craft show I participate in.
=) Carrie

carriegray2(at)coxdotnet or

Polka Dot Moon August 8, 2008 at 9:17 AM  

Please sign me up! This will be my first swap, so I'm super excited and Halloween is my favorite!!!


Thanks :)

Anonymous,  August 8, 2008 at 1:54 PM  

Hun with a swap involved. I'm in. Halloween is one of the fun holidays I love to decorate. My email is:

Looking forward to this fun. Jeanne

Unknown August 8, 2008 at 7:27 PM  

Please count me in for this fun swap!
Thanks for hosting, this will be a lot of work for you, but you seem to have thought out the organization very well!

Tanya Peacock August 8, 2008 at 8:42 PM  

Count me in!

Tanya Peacock

Rockabyeretro August 9, 2008 at 3:13 AM  

Would love to be a part of this:)

Anonymous,  August 9, 2008 at 5:32 AM  

Hi Heidi!! I wanna participate.
But i live in Argentina, so you must considerate mailings times are so longer..

My eamil is

Teresa August 9, 2008 at 6:51 AM  

I would love to be included in this swap...I love all things Halloween!

GARAGE SALE GAL August 9, 2008 at 8:44 AM  

Hi, I just found you from Two Crazy Crafters and I Want to SWAP.
my email:
I'm so excited ! Thanks for doing this.
Warmly, Deb

Cami August 9, 2008 at 9:52 AM  

Count me in too. I make a lot of my own holiday decor and Halloween is one my favorites. My black glass glitter is just waiting to be used!

everydayiscamiday @

Suzie Button August 9, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

I'd LOVE to participate! Halloween is SO much fun! my email is Can't wait to begin! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap!

Anonymous,  August 9, 2008 at 12:09 PM  

oooh I would love to participate. I am in that a problem? I suppose whoever is paired with me will have to be mindful of shipping costs so they will have a challenge on their hands to chose 'light' objects ;0)

My email is londonsouthernbelle(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacey August 9, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

Im so excited- I would love to participate! Count me in!

Stacey August 9, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

Oh- my email is and my blog is

Michele August 9, 2008 at 8:53 PM  

Hi Heidi...found your blog through Two Crazy Crafters and I would love to sign count me in!! My email is


Anonymous,  August 10, 2008 at 7:53 PM  

Yes Yes Yes! I can't wait! SIGN ME UP!!!!!

Debbie August 11, 2008 at 6:19 AM  

Hi Heidi, please sign me up. I love making Halloween projects. If you do not still have my info shoot me a email and I will send it again.



KatCollects August 11, 2008 at 9:55 AM  

Hi, I signed up for this but don't think it showed my email address. It is Thank you

Anonymous,  August 11, 2008 at 1:03 PM  

I would like to be a part of this swap, please! miriam-at-crafterbynight-dot-com.

Thank you!

Trish August 12, 2008 at 5:59 AM  

I would love to take part in this swap! My email address is


From A Creative Heart August 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM  

Good Morning!
I would love to be included in this swap as I am pulling out my patterns for Fall Shows....
Thanks so much for hosing this!!!

Anonymous,  August 12, 2008 at 6:26 PM  

Yes, Yes, Yes, I want to participate. We have company this summer staying with us so I have lagging. But I am ready to get going again. What a great idea.


Kay August 12, 2008 at 6:45 PM  


I too am interested in this vintage halloween swap. Please count me in. This will be my first as well.


Anonymous,  August 12, 2008 at 7:44 PM  

I would love to join this swap if you will have me.

Marja Kristiina August 13, 2008 at 3:58 AM  

Oh, this would be sooooo my thing! Could I please join in, in spite of the fact that I'm over here in Finland?

warm regards, Marja

PS. Found this through Dev The Fairy Glade

Marja Kristiina August 13, 2008 at 4:02 AM  

It's me still!

If I'm allowed to be included, one week will not be enough time for me and my swap friend to receive our gifts via international mail. Could the date of the gift display in one's own blog be postponed a little...?

Just my two cents. Cheers!

LingoVise Says... August 13, 2008 at 2:36 PM  

This sounds like blast... I'm in, I'm in, I'm in! Thanks so much for hosting :)

lingovise at aol dot com

threesidesofcrazy August 14, 2008 at 6:48 PM  

Sign me up please - I love swaps and I love vintage and I love Halloween so this is perfect!! Thanks for hosting and giving us so much time to put together the perfect swap packages for Halloween! I;m posting about it too!

LBP August 15, 2008 at 5:49 AM  

I would love to be in your Halloween Swap! I have only done a couple of swaps before but they are so much fun!

My email address is


Anonymous,  August 16, 2008 at 8:17 PM  

I would love to participate--this will be my first swap!!! Thank you for organizing this! Dana

Unknown August 16, 2008 at 10:34 PM  

Heidi Ann:
Please contact me before assigning partners. I still want to participate!

Heidi Jo the Artist August 17, 2008 at 12:53 AM  

Sounds fun, count me in!

Anonymous,  August 17, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

Oh, how fun! May I join? LOVE Halloween and love swapping!

Lisa M - euphoria7 at windstream dot net

Valita August 18, 2008 at 1:23 PM  

Please sign me up! I have never done a Halloween swap before.
My email address is

Anonymous,  August 18, 2008 at 7:04 PM  

What a lovely idea! Please add me to the list. My e-mail is


Sassafras and LuLu August 19, 2008 at 8:55 AM  

If it is not too late I would love to join!

blessings, Carol

Genevieve August 20, 2008 at 6:59 AM  

If you still have room I would love to join!

Carla August 20, 2008 at 8:34 AM  

Sounds like fun. I would love to join in. This will be a first for me.

Anonymous,  August 20, 2008 at 5:10 PM  

Sounds FUN! Can I join too!

Sherry August 21, 2008 at 11:30 PM  

I would love to join your swap!! Please add me to the list.

Thanks so much!

Claudia Bugh August 22, 2008 at 2:35 PM  

Hi. I love this idea. I would love to join - but with the caveat that my swap gift would have to be purchased as I'm not capable of "crafting" anything that would fit this category.

If that is acceptable please count me in!

Anonymous,  August 23, 2008 at 8:29 AM  

Count me in for the swap! I love Halloween and this sounds like it would be so much fun.

My email is:

Tinsell and Whimsy August 24, 2008 at 1:26 AM just found your site tonight, or I guess early morning now......just in the nick of time. I am a new blogger and have never participated in any type of a swap online......but I am a Halloween fanatic, I create Halloween all year long.... so I could not pass this one by. I love your site and I am excited about seeing all the Halloween treasures created. My email address is Please email me and I will give you my you can see some of what I do. Thank you this it sounds like fun!

Anonymous,  August 24, 2008 at 7:21 AM  

Heidi - This is going to be so much fun and Halloween is my favorite time of year. I want to play.

Ruth -

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: August 24, 2008 at 8:39 AM  

Hi. I forgot that my blog "profile" link is still down. Here's my contact info:


Jeri Anne August 24, 2008 at 11:58 AM  

Hi, I just saw the link through Lori's blog, and I am so happy I'm not too late! I LOVE vintage Halloween and would love to be a part of it! My email is Thanks!

Reflections from the Stone Nest August 24, 2008 at 1:22 PM  

Hi Heidi,

I woud love to sign up for this halloween swap. Sounds like a great deal of fun! My email is:

Thx for hosting,

Anonymous,  August 24, 2008 at 7:05 PM  

I'd love to join your swap too! I've spent the last 2 weeks trying to decide wether or not to join in since I have several other swaps going on right now...I've got a handle on my other commitments so here I am! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap! Missy

Unknown August 25, 2008 at 8:52 AM  

I've been thinking and thinking and I just can't resist. Not only do I love Halloween, I love vintage. So, I'm in!


CONNIE August 25, 2008 at 3:50 PM  

Hello, Heidi, please count me in. I'm so excited!

Anonymous,  August 25, 2008 at 6:16 PM  


Please add me to the wonderful Halloween swap!


Kana Conger

Bridget August 26, 2008 at 6:29 AM  

See, this is the downside of being on vacation ... I'm a day too late, waaaahhh!

It is a great idea though, and I hope it's successful enough that you'll do it again next year.

Mimi September 1, 2008 at 2:08 PM  

Oooh, I only just spotted this, but if it is not too late and there is someone in the UK without a swap partner I would love to play please! Thanks! mrsclaxton07AThotmailDOTcoDOTuk

priscilla cerda September 1, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

please please please....can i join in on the fun!
priscilla(dot)cerda{at}! i've never seen something so fun like this before! yahoo!

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