Friday, January 11, 2008

Too Many Gifts for Me

Yesterday, I decided to take a bit of me time and go shopping. There is a lovely little "village" not far from where I live that has wonderful shops, bakeries and delicatessens. I love shopping there especially if the weather is not inclement. While browsing a funny little floral shop, I found this charming hand painted wooden tray. It looks perfect with the needlepoint cushions on the sofa (which I didn't photograph, seriously, who am I kidding, will I ever get this photography thing or what?) Pretend the deep pink tulips there have already bloomed. Cute or what?
So mother came for tea today. As I greet her at the door, I notice a package sticking out of the post box. Jeez, doesn't that adorable little bird look familiar? Why yes, I do know that bird, it is a parcel from Claire Louise Milne, illustrator extraordinaire. Claire won a little giveaway I had a few months back and doesn't she mail me something. How sweet is that. Certainly unnecessary but completely appreciated. In case you cannot see (and aren't nosy enough like me and click on the picture to get a better view of blog pics), there is the most darling ribbon, delightful buttons, fabric in pinks and greens (how well does this woman know me?) and a thoroughly enjoyable copy of Canadian Home and Country which, by the way, is full of pinks and greens.

Thank you so very much, Claire.


Leigh said...

Your tray is gorgeous! I love the goodies from Claire, that was so nice of her!!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...
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Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Thanks, Leigh. Isn't that Claire a sweetie?

Leigh said...

Yes she is!!!

Amongst The Oaks said...

Thanks for the visit and nice comment. I've just started my visit at your blog. We could be twins; we like so much of the same things! I'm going to link to your blog if you don't mind.
I think my husband's family has relatives in Toronto. I'll check that out. Small world, eh?
Laura from Amongst The Oaks