Sunday, 26 September 2010

France Post 8 - Blogless but bloggers are always close

And that is because of all the gorgeous little bits and pieces, which I have received from bloggy friends all over the world, both in swaps and as pressies. Some of the them are in our house in England, and some of them are in our cottage in France. It is very comforting to be surrounded by bloggy friends' gifts when you can't blog because you can't get broadband at the cottage.

This sweet flower garland looks so pretty above the old door and below the wisteria, I received it in a flower swap with this lovely lady -

The next two pics are of gifts I received in a "colour" swap from Elizabethd. I had chosen beige, no easy matter, but her gifts were beautiful. I keep the lavender sachet she made with lavender from her own garden by my bedside, and the sweet little "ete" hanger lived on the front door all summer long -

My lovely Kiwi friend's gorgeous girls made me these precious hearts -
They are hanging in the big old armoire and greet me every time I open the doors to get out bowls or platters etc.

And Sarah herself treated me to this beautiful tea towel. I hung it up straight away, and it looked fab in the kitchen in the cottage, and then it struck me that green in the leaves matched my Lloyd Loom chair pretty well.................... and there it has been ever since -

And one day, while I was entertaining 7 guests for lunch in our garden, the postman drove up to the cottage and delivered this from my wonderful friend Dorthe -

She makes the most beautiful treasures, sigh. She also sent me this lovely card -

Oh, and when I feel posh or have friends round who also drink tea, then I do use a proper tea pot and of course the fabulous tea cosy I received from Judy at tapestries of nature -

It does make me happy to be surrounded by little treasures from blogger friends, silly, yes, but it is like having a teeny part of them with me. They make me smile every time I look at them, and of course they also make me wonder what these friends are posting about while I am away.

I must have had a sentimental 5 minutes here, lol, thinking about the summer in France, friends, and I just had to revisit these lovely gifts. I miss them here in England, but they are waiting for me at the cottage....

Have a lovely Sunday afternoon/evening/Monday morning wherever you are,

Toodlepip xxx

OOH, I HAD BETTER MENTION THAT I AM LISTING SOME VINTAGE LACE BUNDLES IN VINTAGELAND THIS EVENING. SOME OF THE VERY DELICATE ANTIQUE LACES WILL BE LISTED TOMORROW. THEY DESERVE GOOD LIGHT TO DO THEM JUSTICE, HOPEFULLY I WILL GET SOME DECENT LIGHT TOMORROW.

13 comments:

Maria said...

What lovely things you have been given Liz, I really like the tea cosy...

Rustique Gal said...

Liz, you have such sweet things. I love that you surround yourself with your friends while at your cottage. Dorthe's heart and card stole my heart! Happy Autumn to you...
Sherry

marigold jam said...

Like you I have lots of lovely gifts which I have received from blogger friends - including several from you of course - aren't bloggers just the most amazing people?!

Love the new background on your blog - it is new isn't it?

Jane

Elizabethd said...

How nice to think that we are all accompanying you!

Sarah said...

Oh Lizzie!! Your gifts have jazzed up your lovely little cottage!! I'm glad you like the heart i made:)!! The flower galand looks so so so so so so so so so so adorble, cute, flowery and beautiful.
Love Lucy :)

Sarah said...

Oh that girl is too funny! I do aprove of your placement of the teatowel. You are right, it matches perfectly. I love seeing all your gifts scattered around your cottage, it's so friendly.

Viola said...

Oh Liz, you have received wonderful gifts! So lovely! :-)

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

What awesome gifts! I especially like the tea cozy!
I'm still making my way round meeting fellow Bloggerette Sisters! I'm so glad to "meet" you! Your blog looks fantastic! I will definately be back soon!
Angela

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Liz, Oh your wonderful gifts are precious indeed. It is so special to have friends from all over the world and then to have treasures from them too, makes it even more special. You have dear company all the time. I love how you have your gifts displayed too.

Thank you for sharing such pretties in your cottage.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Suz said...

What incredibly pretty gifts. I am sitting the Amsterdam Airport as I write, going home to Minnesota (USA). I love my international friends.

The sachets are incredible. I have visited her blog before and it is such a treat. I read your next entry an saw all the wonder linen and materials you have made. i am just starting to making some sachets for a swap (first time!).


Suz
Katsui

P.S. Come and visit our blog, if you would like. We love all crafts, vintage clothing and vintage jewelry. My daughter and I make upcycled jewelry together. Right now there are pictures of Prague and Croatia. We are on our way home. We were here for our exchange student son's wedding! It was wonderful!

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Xela said...

I love what you get it. Fantastic little things Liz. And you made wonderful pictures. Have a nice evening my dear. Hugs Alexandra

Kelly said...

How lovely to have so many pretty things made by blogging freinds in your french getaway!

Serenata said...

Lovely lovely gifts from some great blogger friends. Isn't it lovely to have them around to remind you.

Wonderful cottage you have.