When I blog hopped to take in the creation of the participants, I was blown away by the genius of it all! If you haven't already, I encourage you to visit some of these talented artists...they will truly inspire you...no matter what your medium of choice. You can find their buttons after this post.
So, while I was busy cooking up the "soup" and sampling what others were cooking, a few things were put on the shelf ~ until today...
Our Tucson Swap Queens had an amazing February "LOVE" themed mini matchbox swap.
Our gracious host, Queen Kathleen, chef extraordinaire!
chose a FAB menu of bruschetta based on the same menu found at Postino Winecafe' in Phoenix
|warm artichoke spread on toast|
The combinations were over the moon!
Roasted Red Pepper(chopped) with Goat Cheese
Salami with Pesto
Brie with Apple(Granny Smith) and Figs drizzled with honey
Mozzarella with Tomato and Basil (fresh leaf)
Proscuitto with Figs and Mascarpone
Warm Artichoke Spread
Smoked Salmon with Pesto
Tomato Jam and Goat Cheese
Ricotta with Dates and Pistachios
White Bean with Chopped Tomato (Humus)
It was an amazing evening and no one went home hungry!
One thing I did realize was that we need to swap first and eat later....otherwise we miss seeing all the treasures! It's too much like little ones at Christmas! lol
Here are a few pix I managed to take...
These are from my amazing "cupid," Sharon...
|love this uber-modern take with cool copper charms and mesh w/sparkle!|
|the treasures blew me away ~ a vintage red dress pin and 2 Patricia Healy copper charms!!!|
|this was Sharon's darling daughter's idea!!|
I played "Cupid" to Rose and here's what I created for her...
|all wrapped up|
|the matchbox with a "Rose" theme|
|and all the contents|
My dear sil, Anna Marie, placed an order for a vintage necklace and matching earrings...
|vintage clasp on brass disc|
|Swarovski pearls and crystals with crystal rondelles|
|double chain - sorry for the blurriness|
|the earrings with the Swarovski elements|
Thank you so much for stopping by today....I love your visits and cherish your friendship! Have a most beautiful week, dear friends.