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,
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.