Saturday, July 23, 2011


I knew they would be arriving soon, but today was the day, I received a welcomed surprise in my mailbox.... my BIRD SONG swap tags arrived.  

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my tags!   

Recently I made a difficult decision to close my antique booths.  Lots of reasons why, but mainly it just feels right to do so.  Anyway, I decided a spinning display rack from one of my antique booths would make a great piece to display my tag swaps.

Here it is plain, but not for long.

(click on all photos to enlarge view)

By the way, I saw this rack sitting in the corner of a local Hy-Vee grocery store alone, unwanted, covered in layers of dust.  I asked the store manager if I could have it and he was so delighted to get rid of it that he carried it to my car.

My BIRD SONG tag swaps arrived beautifully bundled with a swatch of lace tying up a vintage Contents page on bird poems and stories. 

Drum roll please, the unveiling of my BIRD SONG tags...

Isn't this first tag in my bundle wonderful?
 Update... the first tag is Karla's cover tag. 
I love the textures and depth of her tag - such a darling bluebird & bird cage charm.  Makes me smile!

My second tag is by Freda Butler
Freda, what a charming tag!  I love the colors, layers, textures, sweet silver bird's nest with attached twig.
Here's the backside of Freda's tag

My third swap is designed by Lisa Stanton
 Isn't Lisa's guy a cutie patootie?  
He is so bright and cheerful in the color and texture combinations she chose.

The backside of Lisa's tag

Christine Nay is the designer of my fourth tag swap
This is my free spirit bird - Love the flowing, wispiness of Christine's design - and the oodles of pink ribbon

The backside of Christine's tag

Tag number four is by Suzanne Duda
Suzanne, how sweet!  The frills, the lace, the colors,  just lovely

Backside to Suzanne's tag

Number five is wonderfully designed by Michele from Nook & Cranny
Michele's contentment banner says it all - the colors and textures she used echo contentment.

Here's the backside of Michelle's tag

Tag six is designed by Samantha Miranda
Samantha's bird house base is adorable and is yummied-up with great layers of textures

Backside to Samantha's tag

Seven tags were swapped... number seven is by designer Abby's Paperie Garden
Soft, muted sweetness in Abby's design of color, layers and texture 

Backside of Abby's tag

And for the grand finale....

Thanks again to Karla Nathan at Karla's Cottage for hosting our 2011 BIRD SONG tag swap.  You are such an inspiration!
Thanks to Freda, Lisa, Christine, Suzanne, Michelle, Samantha and Abby for your awesome tags!
Samantha Miranda - unknown blog address (if available, please share)


  1. Oh! You got one of Lisa's tags -- I'm envious! The first tag is Karla's cover, you silly! (wink!) Suzanne is someone I met at Silver Bella, so I know her last name is spelled Duda and here's her blog address -
    Your tag book is swoon-worthy -- I can't wait to see mine!!

  2. PS - I lurve your tag display piece, and I love even more how you got it!

  3. Boy those got there fast! I sent them out about 5 til 5 on Friday!!

    That display is great for tags, now you need to join about a dozen more swaps to fill it up.

    Samantha doesn't have a blog, but she sure should.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait for my tag book to arrive....

  5. Oh they are so cute....I can't wait to get mine. Thanks for sharing. I love your tag display is perfect!

  6. Hi Tami, I love the tags you received and am so happy to know you love mine! It's evident Karla put a lot of work into picking out the perfect bunch for each recipient, can't wait until I receive mine!!!



  7. First I am a button lover also and knew i wasn't alone in this LOL

    Second that rack is fabulous for hanging anything paper

    and love all the bird tags