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.


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!

~*~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!

Incipient Wings said...

they're both gorgeous!