Well, the postman delivered me two treats today. First up a lovely brown box from Artemis, filled with all manner of sweet and darling things!
Iris was so excited and helped me carefully unwrap each treasure, pausing only for a fraction of a second before pouncing on the next. It was a lot like Christmas.
I have been wearing the coin all day, it has a tiny wren on it. Perfect.
I mean, wow, look at this, she made it especially for me... (shakes head in wonder). Thank you Artemis.
And what's more, I also got a thoroughly unexpected family of owls in a frothy white tissue paper nest from my dear sweet friend Jessica!
I feel very lucky indeed.
We have been out all day, Iris and I spent the day with my parents. We did a little shopping and my mum helped me buy this beautiful silk blouse from Whistles.
I tried lots of things on so it was hard to decide which one to splash out on. I have a bit of a Whistles habit, but only in the sale. Siiiiiigh.
I also found some lovely books including this Japanese book from the late seventies called Gathering Mushrooms.
The illustrations are slightly creepy and beautiful.
If I wasn't such a book-lover, I would consider cutting some of them out to frame - a triptych of these would look pretty amazing on a wall don't you think?
And this Picture Puffin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, also from the late seventies. The illustrations are by Errol Le Cain, and they're so incredibly lavish, intricate and detailed.
Look at the Twelve Princesses in their beds.
Or the front papers.
I also love this one from The Silver Forest (a good blog name, oh yes?).
Anyway, each page heralds some new enchanting loveliness, I'm going to pore over it for some time yet I can tell.
A happy day. Thank you to two splendid girls for making it so.
p.s I have just remembered that I haven't even managed to post all my giant flea market finds, in fact I have a backlog of finds to show you. Argh. Does anyone know where I can score a little more time? Hmm?