Love Vintage Package Exchange

March 26, 2010 | Comment21 comments - join the party! |

I love vintage, and I know many of you out there do too. So let’s treat each other to a small vintage package exchange.

(Photo from Bluebird Vintage)

Sign ups: Start today

About The Exchange:

The love vintage package exchange is a swap of vintage or vintage inspired things. Vintage doesn’t mean old or expired. ha ha Technically, vintage is anything over 20 years old. When sending packages, its great to think of presentation, so lets try and wrap the items up nicely. Use your creative skills. Need ideas check Oh, Hello Friend for some the most lovely packages, which I also used as the template for the layout of this swap. If you haven’t heard of her exchange , which if you love exchanges or swaps, I am sure you have, it’s called Lovely Package Exchange.

(photo from Sadie Fox)

Exchange details:
Here are all the details!

Swap Partners: You can request up to 2 people to exchange with (this is if you want to send and receive more packages) or keep it simple and request 1 person! Keep in mind that if you request more than one person, you are able to put the effort into both packages. I will try my best to pair you accordingly and with someone with similar interests.

Overseas: If you live outside of the USA, you will be paired with someone who is willing to send overseas. If you are in the USA and willing to send overseas, that person you are sending to will also send to you .

Interests: The form includes all necessary information so please fill it out thoroughly .Also include any favorite links, etsy shops, etc so you can give your partner an idea of the things you like.

Ideas: item ideas you can include in your vintage package: old black and white photographs, old Polaroid pictures, handkerchiefs, fabric, buttons, trim, doilies, gloves, t-shirts, books, magazines or pages from old books and magazines (makes sure they include photos), children’s books, old patterns, needle works, small toys and knick knacks, tea cups…you get the idea, as long as it’s vintage.

Flickr: Join the vintage love package exchange flickr group! — to post all your images of packages sent and received.

Dates: Sign ups will remain open until Friday, April 16 so you have 3 weeks to sign up, tell a friend! Partners will be assigned Monday, April 19th.Packages must be sent by May 7th. You have just over 3 weeks to send your package!


You must have an active website to participate: whether it be a blog, shop, etc. Since there are not many ways we can regulate who joins, I am hoping by requiring that you have some sort of URL, that this will keep the exchange honest.

For a dollar limit, that can be tricky as some great vintage finds are very good deals. I would say the package should be worth anywhere from $20-$25. By that I mean, you would pay that amount for the vintage goodies you will be sending.

If you join, you are committing to sending a great package! Please with questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have. Any additional information added will be updated here, so bookmark this post and check back!

Sign Up Form

By email to thericebabies(at)ymail(dot)com

I am not having you include your addresses, I will leave it up to you to email your partners once assigned, to get your mailing addresses from each other.


Website: (blog, twitter, shop)

Email Address:

Location: (city and/or state)

How many swap partners would you like: (choose 1, or 2)

Are you willing to send overseas:

What are your interests: (things you would like to receive, etc)

Favorite shops links:

Anything else you’d like to mention: (special requests, notes, etc)

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21 comments - join the party!

Wow!!! Sound so interesting… I donΒ΄t think IΒ΄m up to the challenge but I will spread the word. CanΒ΄t wait to see pics of packages sent!

by Patricia on March 26, 2010 at 6:38 pm. Reply #

I'M IN!!! πŸ™‚ just my kind of thing. The banner is already on my blog and I'll email you shortly xo

GREAT idea!

by Micaela on March 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm. Reply #

awesome, i'll spread the word… i currently have two swaps in the works so i have to finish those first.

by cArLa on March 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm. Reply #

Sounds like fun! I'll email you soon!

by 4smartmonkeys on March 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm. Reply # first swap! so nervous, but I'm in!

by Little Trends on March 26, 2010 at 11:27 pm. Reply #

Hmmmm, very tempting! πŸ˜€ I'll add the button to spread the word! πŸ˜€

by Maggi on March 27, 2010 at 12:19 am. Reply #

This sounds like fun! I'm So bad at these, though. I'm a notoriously late package sender. However, I will tweet this because I know A LOT of peeps that will FLIP.

Thanks for the heads up!

by RachelDenbow on March 27, 2010 at 2:02 am. Reply #

Rachel just led me to your site via her tweet — count me in! I'll send you an e-mail soon — BRING ON THE VINTAGE! πŸ™‚

by LY on March 27, 2010 at 2:40 am. Reply #

Exciting! I love swappies πŸ™‚

by Holly on March 27, 2010 at 3:38 am. Reply #

I've joined up! Can't wait. xx

by Chantelle {fat mum slim} on March 28, 2010 at 7:59 am. Reply #

Hello I left you a message on your etsy shop about swapping dolls xx laurence

by laurence on March 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Reply #

hey! thanks for dropping by.. how was Blim this weekend? i'm considering joining blim as well but i think it conflicts with portobello west dates… every last sunday of the month right?

by Kym on March 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm. Reply #

Can't WAIT! I live for vintage. Shopping for this will be so much fun πŸ™‚

by Ashley on March 31, 2010 at 1:31 am. Reply #

I'm in and posted on my blog! Referred by Time After Tea.

by chandlerguera on April 6, 2010 at 2:44 pm. Reply #

I'd like to sign up for this one. Sending you an email soon.

by Michele Brooks on April 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm. Reply #

just sent you a email and will pop your link on my blog πŸ™‚

by mitmot on April 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm. Reply #

HI! I sent an email signing up last week, I didn't here back I just want to make sure you got it! Yay so excited!! πŸ™‚


by LaLa on April 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm. Reply #

So sad I missed out on this… πŸ™

by Katyha on April 29, 2010 at 1:58 am. Reply #

oh,sadly I'm too late for this. Hopefully you'll be organising another one soon x

by Amy on May 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm. Reply #

;-( I am too late…… i do hope you do another one! please!

by Frog, Goose and Bear on May 6, 2010 at 3:34 am. Reply #

My packages are sent (one has been received). I posted the pictures on my Flicker account (chandlerguera) because I couldn't figure out how to post to your Vintage Love Exchange photo set…I added myself as a contact to you on Flicker.

by chandlerguera on May 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm. Reply #