mail love: sunny california

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I've always been a great fan of mail swaps and care packages ever since I was introduced to it by a fellow blogger friend from Australia. Since then I decided to reach out and try to do more swaps with more people from all over! Here's the first one I've done for this blog from the beginning of the month with a lovely lass named Stephanie

It was such a joy swapping with someone from California since I grew up there and she made sure to include some candies that I haven't had in years! Thanks so much dear and I look forward to swapping with you again :) Here's some photos of the goodies she sent me! You can also check out this post of hers to see photos of what I sent her. 

 A beautiful hand-written letter
 I love little notebooks, and these two are just too adorable!
 This one had so many unique designs for every page, perfect for a paper junkie like me :)
A pretty blue box to hold pretty things in
A copy of InStyle that's hard to find in France
Three little fine tip pens, I've been using them so much
 I have had such cravings for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! I miss American candy so much
I love this gorgeous little paper weight heart
Such lovely packaging!
A necklace from her Etsy store. I love the bicycle pendant! I wish I could make necklaces like these too :)
And lastly, I love this porcelain jar with a little bird on top! Now it's holding my heart shaped sugar cubes

Thanks again dearie!



Ari said...

This is adorable! How do you go about arranging to have mail swaps? :)

Kymmie said...

Oh, you were absolutely spoilt rotten! I'm now going to pop over and see what you gave your lucky mail swapper! xx

Girl about Oslo said...

Yes I want to do a mail swap too...
And I know just the person...

Thanks for the tip:)

All of us aught to do more of these:)

Have a great day

adri. said...

awwwwww all of these are soo gorgeous!!!!!!!
i am a paper junkie too!
i made a recipe book for my grandma for christmas. it's similar to this little notebook.
this is a great idea, that you found someone, you can mail with. it can be interesting. it's sooo good, when you find something in your mailbox.. especially when you find something THIS BEAUTIFUL. [=
i love the packaging design too. and i saw your friend's blog with your gifts to her. you two are really really really creative!

have a nice weekend and thanks for following! [=

the runaway romantique said...

ari: I've just put up a little note on my sidebar for people who would be interested in mailswaps and anyone who is interested can mail me :) It's a good way to get it started, then you can agree on certain things to send each other, like stationary, candies, etc! Don't forget to have fun if you do try it out! <3

kymmie: Please do! She has an adorable little blog :)

girl about olso: I'm glad that you want to do swaps too! Hope you'll have a great time doing yours :)

adri: Thank you! That sounds like a lovely idea, the recipe book :) You can find someone to swap with too, just put a little post or note on your blog :) I love doing mail swaps, so exciting to put them together and to receive them too. Have a great weekend <3

ching said...

ooohh lala, i've never tried those package swap things. maybe i should some time. and those goodies are oh sooo goood!

c'est freak, le chic said...

This is such a lovely's so personal too. Your gifts are so cute as well x

arttu said...

Aww, so cute things! I love gift swapping too and snail mailing is one of my hobbies. And it's such a pleasure to get a package :) and i loove your blog's layout, gorgeouuss!

Comewhinewithme said...

How cute! I want it all! following you now:-)

mienkintoshfairie said...

AAAAHHHHHH! You're so cool! I want to do a swap with you! I love what you sent her as well ^_^

steph said...

cha! you are too sweet! i am most looking forward to doing another mail swap with you & of course this time, we'll have our little tricks to cheat the postal system ;D how neat to see the things I sent you all the way in another country! thanks again for all the awesome gifts you have sent..i'll be using them for a very long time :)

love, steph

Nancy said...

Wow, that's a really generous swap! How lovely to get some great little treasures!

My name is Renée. said...

Oh that notebook is so adorable!!

little t said...

Oh What beautiful packages. I loved the package you sent too! And discovered another blog in the process.

I want to do this myself soon.



Jamie said...

What a fun swap!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

She sent such lovely things! This is such a sweet idea :)

Story said...

wow, this is very new to me - especially if it's among nearly strangers :) i've had a foreign penpal, but that's all ^^

by the way,
is what I finally put in my glass jar, that you commented :>

Savoir Affaire said...

How exciting! I too fell in love with mail swapping! I don't know if you've heard of but that where I was really able to have fun and be creative with swapping! I miss it. Your items that you received are lovely!

Valerie said...

What a fun idea! The blue box is SO cute. And so is that bicycle necklace.

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