Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mother Mary

This swap was one of the most beautiful swaps I've experienced.  My friend Lynn, who I only know through Blogland, suggested we do an altered matchbox honoring the Blessed Mother.  You see, we both have a special place in our hearts for her.  I was truly inspired as I put together these special treasures.

Here is the magnificent box Lynn created for me.



Here are the treasures the box held.  Among them were a vintage salt cellar with blue glitter (Mary's color), an altered bottle cap, 3 tiny lockets, a "worry" charm, vintage hanky, chain of charms, and the most beautiful spoon necklace with the miraculous medal as a center piece.


Thank you, dear Lynn, for all this goodness.  The box stands on the top tier of a corner shelf in our breakfast room for all to see.

Here's what I created for Lynn...
the matchbox, a Year of Mary calendar for 2012, a tote bag from the Pope's visit to Germany


Thank you for visiting this special post with me.  Blessings to you and yours this weekend.
xoxo
Karen

5 comments:

Fran. said...

Oh my goodness Karen that is an awesome matchbox!! What a cool swap theme!!!
it's amazing what you can put into the matchboxes and the bottles!! Have a great day!! XO Fran.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hello Karen ~ you gals are just Soooooo creative...Both matchboxes are gorgeous and what a lot of wonderful goodies too. Fabulous Swap!!
Jan x

Terri said...

What a fabulous swap!
I love the box Lynn made for you and the one your made her is wonderful too! Lucky girls!
Hugs,
Terri

~*~Patty S said...

Oh how beautiful and touching and meaningful ... you girls outdid yourselves!

I am very drawn to the Blessed Mother too...she has been in my life since I was a baby...I have a little Mary collection too ;)

You have me wondering who the "Lynn" is...inquiring minds you know

also meant to say I Loved the swan in the baby shower post too!
oxo

Incipient Wings said...

Wow!!
they're both gorgeous!