Thursday, December 17, 2009

'Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.'

Quote by Ruth Ann Schabacker
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I like that quote. It has been lovely to untie some ribbons recently! This is a wonderful parcel from California Shelley, whom you may remember from back in the summer, when we made some connections via the French light opera singer, Marie Desclauzas. Shelley has been emptying some more cupboards, and very kindly thought of me.
She sent this exquisite lace collar,
and a present to save for Christmas Day!
Some lace which went all the way from France to the USA, and then came back.
She also gave me a lovely selection of magazine articles, and information about one of her local celebreties, who happens to be one of my favourite authors! I am saving these to read on the plane to Somerset, where we will be spending Christmas with Ben's parents.
Thanks you so much, Shelley - it was a lovely parcel to open!
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Tomorrow - more parcels! Ribbons to untie, both literal and figurative...

11 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

The lace collar is truly stunning

Heloise said...

Beautiful lace collar.

marigold jam said...

How beautiful - what a treasure trove. Whereabouts in Somerset are you visiting? It will be strange to have you nearby!

Jane

Michela said...

What a fabulous parcel!
Hope you won't leave too early ;-)

Sarah said...

Lucky lucky!! Gee I wish I had cupboard like that! All that would fall out of mine would be junk.

Serenata said...

The lace collar is so lovely and the articles - how fabulous - happy reading!

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful lace collar, you must be thrilled to bits.

Serenata said...

I love the name! So glad they arrived safely.

Sal said...

The lace is beautiful!
Hope you have a fab time in Somerset...and don't forget to take lots of photos!
;-)

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love that lace! Merry Christmas! suzie. xxx

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

Love & Hugs
Duchess