And to make my sunny day even brighter I have 2 show-and-tells to share:
First, I cannot believe that I actually won such a great Blog Giveaway! Precious Ms. Lidy over at French Garden House hosted a giveaway of the wonderful and inspiring new book Vintage Vavoom and I won! I cannot believe my good fortune. I had just been drooling over this book just the day before, when Ms. Lidy announced her giveaway. I entered, never believing that I would actually win such a great gift! Imagine my glee when I woke up Saturday morning to find Lidy's email pronouncing me the winner! Woo hoo! I could've pinched myself. I just cannot wait for it to arrive in my mailbox!!
But guess what arrived in my mailbox today? A lovely swap package from Kristy!
I had sent her some goodies along with a copy of Romantic Homes that featured the lovely and famous Ms. Alicia. Kristy sent me my dream of all dreams - a Laura Ashley catalog!
I have loved Laura Ashley for a long long time - since at least 9th grade... and we used to have a store here in Little Rock, but it is long gone and so is any hope of getting a catalog delivered to a US address... So sweet Kristy found me one on her side of the pond and sent it along with several other goodies to my little cottage.
I wonder if people in Europe find that getting American mail is as exciting for them as it is for us to reciver European mail? Probably not. I just love the sticker on the envelope: "Royal Air." Us plain ol' Americans don't have anything Royal, and well I have been a scuker for all things Royal since Di married Charles when I was 8 years old.
Here is a beautiful old cocoa box filled with vintage buttons- isn't it delicious?
Here is some vintage trim she sent also. Don't you love it? I even love the label on the white string/thread. I will be saving it for sure!
Again, do people in other countries love old American stuff as much as I love old foreign stuff?? I have always wondered about that...
So thank you, thank you to Liddy and Kristy! You made my week start off so beautifully and I feel so blessed!!