Then I spotted one of Michela's beautiful postcards inside. Oh, Michela always sends beautiful postcards, I sighed... Then I noticed that the package was FULL of beautiful postcards, so now I am also the owner of beautiful postcards, but, do you know the difference between me and Michela? She SENDS her beautiful postcards to people and I'm going to keep mine all to myself! Ha!
I got quite worried about my internal monologue at that point, but then fortunately was distracted by a parcel of beautiful embroidered cloths and a pillowcase. Good timing, Michela!
And all of it wrapped in one Mr Berlusconi's publications - I suppose it could be one of his, or does he just have TV interests? I later had fun reading about the Royal Wedding plans in Italian. The article was all about Kate not promising to obey, or at least I think it was...
And inside it was this beautiful candlestick, made and hand painted... Just Outside Venice... in the 1950s! Oh Michela, it really is perfect.It has found a home already, although since I took this photo I've also changed the photo and added a second French blue and white flowered candlestick on the right.Did I mention the traditional Venetian licorice pastelles Michela also sent? They are delicious and I love the wrapping (of course). And delightfully, I'm the only person in the house who likes licorice!
Thanks so much to Michela, and to Betty of Mrs Yappy Dog, who organised such an excellent Thrifty Week and Swap.