un cadeau from france!

darlings

we returned on the i-210 freeway (remarkably not much traffic at all) and used the key (the smallest one) to open the mailbox in the lobby chez teamgloria towers and……

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a Parcel from France!!

when we saw the postmark of ARLES we gasped and said “thank you Heather!

carefully unwrapping the blue (we adore blue) blue tissue paper we saw many gifts. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

a sea-shell, a rose-scented soap and a lustre (from a CHANDELIER!)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

instantly (well, after photographing of course) we Thought Carefully about Where to Put Everything.

the shell joined the shell collection (can one say collection if it’s two? we think one can).

and the soap went into the bathroom (alas, not a very photogenic area of the apartment so you’ll have to imagine that)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand the lustre?

we found some blue-blue ribbon and made a few stitches and clasped a tiny gold safety pin around the hook where the glass would have been attached to a chandelier (we adore a chandelier) and made The Divers (Paris 1930) print suitably adorned in a somewhat République française manner.

n’est ce pas?

Merci, Heather!

it is possible to get a Tiny bit down when one has returned from a Trip.

but not when one has a parcel from france containing gifts.

Petites douceurs à offrir en cadeau

indeed.

as one might say if one was in the mid-to-late-eighteenth-century and wearing a very full gown of satin with many layers of tulle and suitably restrictive corsetry and sheltering behind a large fan (from Venice – the souvenir of yesteryear type travel) with a buckle-on-the-satin-shoe peeping out from beneath the full skirts and – oh – one can dream…….

although it is equally delicious to have a light tan and a long black t-shirt cotton soft dress and flip flops and hair-tied-back-in-a-messy-bun after a lovely weekend in Palm Springs. 

just saying.

thank you Heather.

tres gentile.

8 thoughts on “un cadeau from france!

  1. Heather in Arles says:

    Hooray! Oh, that took awhile. La Poste must have put it on “the boat.” :) Could you read my scribble-writing? These were such tiny, extremely late house-warming gifts and alas, I could not figure out how to send an entire chandelier! So pretty what you did with your one drop though–and next to the HH! I am delighted…
    Bisous,
    H

  2. beautycalyptique says:

    ooooh :) now if everything goes well with miss j. you will receive a parcel from berlin, too ;)

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