Monday, February 24, 2014
Join my Vintage Recipe Swap
Ive decided to do another swap and I'd love for you to join in. This swap has come about by combining my love for baking, mail, vintage, kitchen cuteness and handwritten recipes.
So.. this is my idea. I will pair you up with another lovely baking, vintage, mail loving swapper and you will send each other one handwritten recipe and a gift.
For the recipe, it would be lovely if it was a family recipe, a favourite recipe or one of your own, handwritten. Lets try not to use computers unless you can't write of course. Anyone with a type writer is welcome to use that too.
The gift: Something handmade OR vintage for the kitchen/food related. So instead of a brooch or something personal, it's sharing something for your swappers kitchen. It could be a handmade/thrifted vintage apron, tea towel, set of cake forks, napkins, doilys, oven mits, tea cup, plates, serving ware, decoration, tablecloth, tea cosy, picnic things...something food/cooking/kitchen related! If your a maker, then feel free to handmake your gift, and iF not, I encourage you to hit the opshops/thrift stores, as this is where you will find lovely vintage goodies! Your gift doesn't have to do anything with your recipe..so you could send a vintage biscuit tin, even though your recipe may be for Granny's chicken soup!
This can be as small or as bulky as you like/can afford. Your swapper won't expect more than 1 recipe and 1 gift, so there is no need to stress about your parcel. A lovely handwritten recipe and vintage tea towel is perfect, and this sort of combo won't cost much at all!
If your keen to take part, and share the love of cooking and vintage kitchen-ness, then do sign up below with your email address.
It's open internationally. If you would prefer to NOT send overseas, please let me know.
I don't think I am the only one, who thinks, when it's time to bake, eat, serve food, there's something even nicer if the recipe is read off paper from someone elses kitchen and you have lovely handmade or vintage accessories to go with it! This is what this swap is about!
Please dont hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more info or are confused!
The closing date to enter the swap is 11th march(two weeks away). I will then contact you with your partners contact details where you can discuss your likes and loves. We don't want a beef pie recipe heading to a vegan cake loving girl! So you guys can discuss, without giving to much away about what your sending!
Once you have your partners details, it would be great if your parcel can be in the mail by the 1st April.
I would love to know what people send/receive and if they make the recipes, so you can email me or share on your blogs (let me know if you have a blog) or hashtag on instagram (if your on it) #vintagerecipeswap
Also feel free to share that your taking part, the more people sharing recipes and gifts, the happier the world will be!
Ok, I think thats everything, tell me if I missed something!