Monday, August 13, 2007

More swap info...

Wow! We are getting lots of folks interested in this swap. Very cool. I have also been getting requests for a few more details. Sorry not to have posted this info sooner. I am very new at swapping and have never hosted before!
So here's all the details I can think of for now:
Children's Book Guidelines: Please go for something vintage, in decent condition for it's age. I personally do love to find children's names scribbled on a page or two, or an old bookplate in the front, so I think that would be okay. But please try to avoid books with coloring on every page and several pages torn/ missing.
I think anything published prior to 1975 should qualify as vintage. Try to keep the price you pay for your vintage book between $15-$20. If you can get a few books for $15-20, great!!!
Antique stores, eBay, and flea markets are wonderful places to find vintage books.
Picture books, chapter books, all will work as long as they were written for children-teens.
Crafty Bookmark : Anything you create or purchase from an artist who handmade the bookmark goes! I have seen crocheted and knitted bookmarks, clay bookmarks, altered art paper and collaged bookmarks. the possibilities are endless!
As mentioned, I'll take sign ups until September 2nd. On September 3rd I will match everyone up with 1 partner and notify everyone of their partners' name. Participants can then email each other their respective addresses. It would be wonderful if everyone could mail out their goodies by September 16th.
I hope that's helpful. Please let me know if you can think of any other questions :-) And thanks for your patience with a newbie like me!!!!

18 comments:

Daisy said...

Please sign me up for this...it sounds such a nice way of sharing. Do you need any more info from me?
Still thinking about hosting a "Scarecrow" swap, but like you I aint done one before and it's a bit daunting...I guess the motto she be "Daisy,get some "balls" and just go for it"!!
xxx

Jackie said...

Hi! I'd love, love, love to sign up for this! I'll also send you an email to verify.
PS: I work at a library and we get a LOT of vintage book donations for our weekly book sale...so to all the swappers, if you can't find what you're looking for at the thrift store, check out your local library book sale!

Flea Market Queen said...

I think I signed up...but just in case here I am again!
Thanks...
Priscilla

Ruth Welter said...

Hey Jenny, love your swap idea..really cool. One of these days I want to participate in an upcoming swap. Life is crazy now but hopefully, in the fall, things will slow down a tick and if you have another one, it would be fun to join in. I'll stay tuned. All the best..hope your summer is going very well.

Sarah B. B. said...

Children's books = Happy me
Thanks for hosting! I'll send you an email as well. :)

Marie said...

I'd love to swap. But it is doubtful that anyone would swap with me, my being all the way over here in England. Great idea though! I find myself wondering if you have been doing any special fairies this summer? I live in hope. :-)
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

Vicki said...

Hi there! Sign me up!! I would love to be a part of this swap. I would be happy to swap with someone overseas or in the US(I am in the US) Vicki at hollyhocks.typepad.com

Sadie Lou said...

I want to make sure I'm still on your list! I'm so super duper excited! Of course we all know what kind of bookmark I'll be making!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello, yes please sign me up..i love the theme!!

Vallen said...

Yes, if there's still room I'd like to sign up.

Laura said...

Hi: Please sign me up!!! This is my kind of swap. I love vintage children's books. I'm going to have to wing it with the bookmark though!

kari said...

Please add me to the sign-up list for your vintage children's book swap...I really love this theme! I will also send you an email. Thanks for hosting, it's going to be alot of fun!
Kari

www.alas3lads.blogspot.com

Cathy Nash said...

Hi,
This sounds like a fun project. If it's not too late to sign up, I'd love to participate.

Thanks,
Cathy

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I tagged you :) realizing you didn't have enough to do LOL :)

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

i just found this blog through a link ; I would love to sign up for this swap - will send you an email?
Blondie

Stacey Newton said...

Hi- I would like to sign up for the swap. I don't have a blog but my email address is sweettea16@hotmail.com
My name is Stacey Newton... So exciting! Thanks for hosting:)

Anonymous said...

Hi- My name is Stacey Newton and I'd love to sign up for the swap! My email address is sweettea16@hotmail.com. I dont have a blog (I hope that's OK) but I am thinking about creating one.
Thanks so much for hosting this swap!

Lennye said...

Is the swap still open? If so please include me! I've never done a swap so I will need some guidance. I can be reached at lennyehestad.blogspot.com or hestad240@charter.net

Thanks