I know the goodness just keeps coming. Thank you sweet, dependable, strong postman. This episode is the tale of two countries, France and England. Three absolutely wonderful, creative, kind and beautiful women all dear blog and flickr friends of mine and of each other. I dream one day of sitting on my porch on a warm summer day with these friends, sipping cool drinks, creating with our hands and experiencing the joy that such relationships can bring. You might even want to join in the party. I could go on but after all this is about the STONES, or is it? The lovely ladies I am referring to are Joanie (ninimakes), Sonia (cozyhomemaking) and Nanou(les fabulations de nanou). I think this will be the year Nanou starts her own blog. No pressure :)
First the very thoughtful parcel from Joanie including a precious heart stone in a little sweater. She picked it up on a walk in her new hometown.
Next comes a wonderful parcel filled with special handmade gifts and nature finds that only Nanou and her children could put together. Nanou lives in Nice, France.
He must smell something from his ancestry. He is a a Charteaux cat and thus his family used to live with the monks in the mountains of France.
Last but of course not least is Sonia, almost a neighbour of Nanou. Sonia lives in Montpellier, in the south of France. She and her adorable family hunt for treasures when ever they get the chance. Stones , shells and fossils are some of what they seek. You will see from this parcel, as in all the ones above just how much love and care goes into the wrapping.
Okay Byron knows this parcel also came from France.
Or maybe he is just trying to identify the fossils for me.
Can you make out the teeny tiny perfect stitches on the cuff artfully depicting a spider, a web and fern (the snail). On the back is liberty of london fabric (the strawberry thief) and to join these miniposts together the unique vintage green button was a gift from Joanie to Sonia. This is the most beautiful cuff I have ever seen.
You girls really know how to send joy by mail.
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