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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Countdown to Christmas - Day 1


Yes, it's begun - the Countdown to Christmas!

Every day from now until 25th December one of the 25 matchboxes I received in the Countdown to Christmas swap hosted by Linda on her blog
will be revealed in all it's glory.

My first matchbox was made by Marcia from Vintage French Hen

What a way to start!!!  The box has been covered with fabric and made into a wonderful little house, the number on the door is of course number one!  Inside, has been lined with some Christmas fabric as has the end of the drawer and attached to that there is a little red pom pom knob.


Marcia's gift inside the matchbox is a strip of stamped fabric which is simply beautiful, I love it!  I asked Marcia what sort of fabric it was, she said "the ribbon is cotton from a vintage napkin. I tore it into strips and stamped away"


Thank you Linda for organising this fabulous swap, and to Marcia for her beautiful matchbox and gift.

Matchbox number 2 will be revealed tomorrow!

If you're matchbox or Christmas crazy and would like to see some more, hop along over to Linda's blog where on her sidebar she lists links for all 70 participants of the swap - oh, and you'll hear some Christmas music there too!

16 comments:

Erica said...

This is adorable! And that ribbon is lovely.

Mrs A. said...

Didn't you do well!!! My boxes finally turned up at 12.30 today. Talk about hot sweats, I nearly strangled the postman to priss the parcel off him. Isn't it exciting!

Sophia said...

It is SO adorable. I'm all about the little knob on the drawer. Hee

I'm participating too and am so excited!! :)

Healing Woman said...

I never knew a matchbox could be so adorable. Great job. I look forward to seeing each one.

marie said...

Love, love, love this matchbox!! So cute!

love this swap too ~ it's been such fun!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful, love the printed fabric.
Bet you cannot wait to open the next one.

Vintage French Hen said...

Hi Sherry, So happy you like the matchbox I made! To answer your question, the ribbon is cotton from a vintage napkin. I tore it into strips and stamped away. This is such a fun swap! Can't wait until tomorrow, Happy Holidays...Marcia

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How adorable! Is that baker's twine for the window slats? How cute!

It might be cool to make an advent calendar with them since you have 25 and can put a little gift inside!

Linda said...

Love the gingerbread house- so creative! And the handmade fabric banner is divine!

Christine Edwards said...

I love how some got so clever at altering their matchboxes. The stamped muslin is nice too...a great embellishment on the tree or other decor item. Hope you have lots of fun with the countdown.

Sunset97 said...

hey sherry,

wow, i guess you were very fortunate that your matchboxes arrived before De.1 ... :) i know you must be thrilled to have them now...

i did my share of peeking ahead of time...
i really like the house marcia made...very pretty and different in a good way..!! i also have one of her matchboxes...but i havent looked inside of it yet...

your blog is the last blog tonight i'm gonna check out... coz it is 2:32am my time...i need to get in bed....
i'm sure i will be here tomorrow to see what cha got!! :)

have a good day...!!

tracy

Peace said...

Breathtaking! I think I have one of Marcia's on my little tree too! :OD
Peace

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, this is Gorgeous Sherry!
I'm still waiting patiently for my matchboxes to arrive here!! Just hoping that Postie can make it through the snow today!!
Jan x

Terry said...

Very cute little house! Enjoy!

Ira said...

I love your little matchbox house! Can you imagine looking outside those tiny windows? Great job! Ira

Linda said...

How fun...I love that little house matchbox and the printed fabric is lovely!