Thursday, March 10, 2011

May Basket swap announcement!

I don't know about you, but I am certainly ready to start thinking about spring! I've had some inquiries about my annual May Basket swap and after being inspired by these fabulous woodland vignettes at my favorite local nursery, I have decided to host it again! If you're new to this swap, check out my May Day posts through the years here , here , here and here. Also this post and the amazing May Basket flickr pool with several years contributions and has loads of inspiration.

Here are the details: The May Basket swap originated from the idea of making a fun little basket full of spring goodies and placing on a neighbors doorstep on the first of May. Since for this swap the baskets will be mailed, you will want to choose your contents wisely. Fill your basket with spring goodies of any sort, vintage inspired it always nice. Since you can't send real flowers think silk flowers, velvet leaves, millinery flowers, birds, butterflies....whatever makes you smile:) When you get your swap partner you may want to email them and see what kind of color combinations and/or style that they would like. This swap can be interpreted in a number of ways. Some people like to have an additional theme, like supplies, handmade, vintage or a color combination that they love. Be sure and discuss these things with your partner. I would say the estimated value of the basket and contents before shipping should be about $20-25.

If you know that you can meet the
mail out deadline of April 15thand you are ready to commit to this swap, leave a comment on this post with your email address and if you are willing to mail internationally. I will confirm you are in the swap via email and you are not registered until you receive a confirmation email from me.

I will take sign-ups up to Sunday March 20th. Baskets need to be sent out (Priority mail) by April 15th to give enough time to get to your partner by May 1st!!! **Both bloggers and blog readers can join. This swap is open to US players only due to high price of shipping overseas. **

24 comments:

salamandermuse said...

Oh boy! I almost forgot about this! I did it last year and had a blast. I would love to join in again! Thanks :)

Morgen

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

I was actually just thinking about your May Basket Swaps the other day! Sooooo happy that you're hosting another one! I'll email you my info in the morning! :)

salamandermuse said...

Oops, I forgot my email address: morgenflower@comcast.net

Lorraine said...

Yay, I would love to do this again!
My email is kbeaumo1@san.rr.com
Thanks!!

papertrails leaver said...

Love this! Would love to join this swap! I was looking at the photos on flicker and have lots ideas. My email Amy.duff71@comcast.net

Recycled Rita said...

I would love to do this! I made a good friend the last time!
karen...
kben1334@sbcglobal.net

Kim said...

I really need something like this now in my life, I would love to be involved.

thank you
Kim
Schusters@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Oh yes please include me.......

Anonymous said...

Oops here's me..... Margie wachter
Cawstonfreespirit@verizon.net

Marti McClure said...

I had so much fun last year and have been waiting all year to do this again! My email is itsmarti@cox.net. Thanks!

Marti

Anonymous said...

Happy Saturday Kari,
Please count me in for this fun swap and thanks for hosting it!!! If there is any chance I could be paired with a newbie like myself I would sooooo greatly appreciate that.

I'm at TJohnson7@smdc.org

Thanks Kindly Kari, Tricia

Debb said...

I would love to be included... thanks

debbebennett at yahoo dot com

Suzie Button said...

Sounds like Spring fun! Please add me! I prefer to not be international. You can contact me at purrpage3 at verizon dot net Suzie

Jan said...

Hi, This sounds like a wonderful swap. I would love to play!
newmexicoparrot@yahoo.com
Jan Wills

The Junque Seeker said...

Hi, Kari! I really enjoyed the Sweet and Sinister Swap, and would like to join the May Basket Swap, please.

terri_w_73130@yahoo.com

mIzZ(hONeY)bEe that's ME aka mArLEnE said...

Hi Kari...please include me...I had a great time the last time I did... beelieveinme@comcast.net have a honey of a night ~ sweet dreams! Marlene

Yvonne said...

I'd love to participate this year. My email is yvonne@leblib.org. Can't wait to hear from you. Thanks for hosting!

Samantha said...

This sounds fun Kari...I emailed my info this afternoon!

Jennifer Young said...

I would love to participate in the swap! My name is Jennifer Young and my e-mail is:GJLaurabell@aol.com

Happy Spring!

Jackie Desiraye Ramos said...

This sounds so amazing! I would love the opportunity to be included.

grajea@ymail.com

thanks,
Jackie

Tammie Moore said...

Oh I would LOOVVEE to do this swap again. Count me in...
Creatively,
Tammie Moore
mooretreasures@verizon.net

Jennifer said...

I would love to join! Please count me in
Jen Phillips
eatpeanuts.blogspot.com
jenmphillips2005@yahoo.com

Cathee said...

This sounds so lovely please sign me up!can not wait to share a basket of goodies!ESP vintage!!! :)
Cathee
Email..
with2eez@aol.com

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