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10.22.2014

ETSY SWAP 2014 LINK UP.


Happy link-up day, friends! Amy and I have had a blast with this swap, and we are so thankful for all of you who signed up and participated! I hope you had fun shopping, found some new favorite Etsy shops, and made new friends in this community. There are some real gems out there!

Now on to the fun part! I finally get to show you everything I gave and received! Snail mail is one of my love languages, so getting to send thoughtful gifts and receive thoughtful gifts in the mail kind of makes my day...or my week.

I was assigned Laura of According to Laura Jean, and I had so much fun shopping for her! Fun fact: earlier this year, we found out that Laura knows my little sister Mer who is getting married in a few short months! The world is seriously small. Anyway, Laura loves a mix of nature, feminine style, and outdoorsy things, so I put together an eclectic box for her that hopefully she enjoys!






Moose Tea Towel | Gingiber
Autumn Note Card | Everyday Love Art
Vincent Van Gogh Print | Rivers and Roads
Jane Austen Post Card | Pemberley Pond

My Etsy goodies came from Jenna of Dearest Love. Fun fact: I actually know Jenna in real life!  We got to go to the Maiedae Mixer together as well as the Renew Retreat. I love becoming real life friends with my blogger friends! If you don't know Jenna, you should take care of that ASAP. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She is so kind and thoughtful and an incredible baker. She made the most scrumptious nutella bread while I was staying at her house for the Mixer. Yum. I still dream about that goodness. 

Jenna picked out some of the cutest post cards from one of my favorite etsy shops! See, I told you she was thoughtful. :) Check out what all she sent me! Thanks, Jenna! :)







Scenic Post Cards | 1Canoe2
Tinsel Twine | Thatch & Thistle
HEY Note Cards | Target

This swap was so fun, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! If you weren't able to participate this time around, don't fret! Etsy Swap will be back in the spring, so please join us then! For now, check out everyone's Etsy posts to see what they got! XOXO.




37 comments:

Christina Conrad said...

Loving that Jane Austen post card! I think I'm seeing an Austen theme going around with the Etsy Swap gifts!


Meg, you pulled such sweet and thoughtful things for Laura, and Jenna did such a great job shopping for you! And that tinsel twine is going to be so fun to play with - do you know what you're going to do with it?

Lauren Cornwell said...

Everything you got Laura was so especially wonderful, did you paint the Mother Teresa quote? It is so beautifully done! She is sure to love everything you got her. I love love love 1Canoe2 art, and I especially loved the John Muir card, what thoughtful gifts Jenna got you!Thanks for hosting such a fun swap!

Meg McIlvaine said...

The Mother Teresa quote is from an Etsy shop, but I cannot remember which one, and I forgot to check before I mailed it off! HAHA. Fail. It is super cute though!


You are welcome!! So glad you got to participate. Love these swaps so much!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Ahhh I know! It's so great! I heart Jane Austen.


Thank you! That tinsel twine is super fun, but I don't know what to do with it yet!!

Amy said...

i really do love what you sent and received. the moose tea towel and the CARDS THAT YOU GOT! gahhh so adventurous and the tinsel twine, i want that twine!

Madison said...

I love everything you sent and received! Seriously this is one of the best swaps out there! :)

meg - me with the three said...

Those post cards from Jenna = awesome! And that Van Gogh quote print. Love it.

Rebecca Petersen said...

You got some great things! I just love the cards!

Rachel Walker said...

I can't wait to participate next time! I was clearly a slacker and missed out on the first round :) I have so loved getting to see everyone's fun stuff! Such a great idea, friend!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

Oh my word! Everything is so wonderful!

Christina Main said...

That moose tea towel is my jam!

Hayley Gildersleeve said...

HEART. EYES. To all of this! That twine has me mesmerized and I'm oogling over those "Hey" notecards. Thank you so much for hosting the Etsy Swap! I've enjoyed the heck out of it.

Krista said...

Thanks for hosting this swap. I had a lot of fun. I love that tea towel you gifted!

Susannah said...

So awesome!!! This is my very favorite swap! You and Amy run it so well!!! :-)

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh! <--- that's me super excited! You got such lovely things! Love it! 1Canoe2! YES!

Laura Jean said...

I love love love everything you got me Meg! Ah they were the happiest presents ever and it came in perfect timing. Thank you much! You know me too well.

Victoria said...

That package that you sent to Laura is great!!! I think the moose tea towel might be my favorite...It's so cute!

I now know of another thing that I need to look for at Target! :) And I love those 1Canoe2 postcards and the gold tinsel. I'm pretty sure I'd have to frame them!

Amanda | Life With Grace said...

This is the coolest idea!! I found your blog from reading everyones renew retreat recaps, and all the ladies who went just seem amazing! I cant wait to participate in this swap next spring! :) So glad I found your blog!

esther julee said...

I have those "hey" postcards!! :) i love both the packages you put together for her and received!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Eeeeeeeps. I love it all!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh man, thanks Madison! We have so much fun hosting it!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Ahhh I know! I just stare at the postcards all the time. Haha.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Me too!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh yay!! Join us in the spring, Rachel! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Bah! I know...I'm all emoticon with heart eyes about it.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Right?? I want one!

Meg McIlvaine said...

I am so glad!!! Yay. Hope you join us again in the spring!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh I am so glad you enjoyed it!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks so much, Susannah!! We are so glad you participated!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Woohoo!! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Bah! I am so glad! Seriously, hope we get to meet in real life sometime, Laura!

Meg McIlvaine said...

I have taped my 1Canoe2 postcards to the wall above my desk for now so I get to look at them every day! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

I love that shop!! It fulfills my Jane Austen obsession. :)
Yes, please join us in the spring!

Meg McIlvaine said...

So glad you stopped by, Amanda, and I can't wait for you to join us in the spring. :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

They are just so cute!

Victoria said...

Great minds think alike!!! :)

Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven said...

I love that you got your partner something from Pemberly Pond (one of my favorite Etsy shops!) and you got cards from 1Canoe2 (one of my other favorite shops!). I'm definitely going to have to join in this when Spring comes around--such great little gifts!