Rejects Revealed

Almost one month ago, I ran this post about my closet full of reject shop items, asking if anyone would like to get rid of their rejects and swap with me.  It was to be a blind swap, so you wouldn't know what you were getting, kind of like a goodie bag, but better.  Paige, Ayla, Amanda, Mary, and Kim took me up on my offer.  I asked them how many packages they wanted to send out- they'd get that many back in return- and who they'd best want to swap with, so I could match up styles and tastes as best as I could.  It felt so good to pass on some old stuff, and I'm so in awe of the packages I got back in return.

First came Ayla's:

Crocheted scrubbies, a granny square pincushion, 
a lovely necklace and earrings, and an embroidered zip pouch.
All useful and all lovely.

Kim's arrived the same day:

A butterfly car charm, stamped keychain, glassine bags, and blank tags.
Handy packaging, indeed.

A few days later, a package arrived from Mary:

Two adorable felt brooches.
Gus wore the butterfly immediately.  I got the flower.

Then Paige's arrived a few days after that:

The jewelry motherlode.
Can I tell you that I have wanted one of those bird necklaces forever?
Score!

As you can see, I made out like a bandit and now have a bunch of lovely and fun things to play with instead of having a closet full of paper goods that I could never possibly use on my own.  It was totally worth it, and I really hope everyone had fun with the swap.  We'd like to do it again in a few months once everyone's piled up some more rejects.  Maybe you'll decide to join us!

For anyone who is interested now, or who missed the original post, I actually have three more packages' worth of stuff I would be happy to see go.  Let me know if you're interested and I'll take a look at your shop!  What might it include?

Check out what the ladies got in return!
Mary 1 // 2 // 3

10 comments

  1. totally awesome. i'm obviously a loser for not joining in the reject swap of reject swaps! serious treasures.

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  2. I can't believe those were all rejects! They were all so cute! Especially that bird necklace!

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  3. I'm so glad you liked them!! You got really awesome stuff from the others.

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  4. What an awesome idea! Please let me know if you do another swap like this!!

    Shawna
    jsbarts.blogspot.com

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  5. This is such a fun idea, and I totally have some appropriate stuff! Could you contact me when you get the next swap going?
    x Hilary
    hilary . l . adams @ gmail . com

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  6. Definitely remind me in a couple of months because this was really one of the funnest swaps I've ever done. I loved everything I got. :)

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  7. This was such a fun idea! I've loved reading what everyone got in their "reject" bags. I'm loving that lode of jewelry you got from Paige!!!

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  8. I'm on the verge of opening my etsy store, so I hope to participate in the next round. Such a clever idea!

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