words: Robert Louis Stevenson
illustrations: Eloise Wilkin
from A Child's Garden of Verses, Little Golden Books, 1957
(my copy 1977)
A few lovely things that have made me happy lately...
a parcel of Christmas goodies from this flamboyantly fashionable girl as part of Lakota's Christmas swap. Unfortunately the postie was a tad heavy handed in his delivery of Sarah's gorgeous parcel, damaging some of the other contents in the process of flinging it over our (admittedly) high front wall. Naughty postie.
Cool Chrissy card Sarah and I love those pineapple pot holders. Thank you x
Receiving the One Lovely Blog Award from Sharon who has a very lovely blog herself. Sharon's Sunlit Memories is a must see if you are interested in the wonderful illustrations that were a feature of children's books in the 1960's. She also has a collection of vintage paper dolly books to die for, here's one of them
The perfect award for me...considering my husband thinks I use the adjective lovely far too frequently on this blog. I'm afraid I've tried, but I just can't come up with a better alternative...and anyway I like the word lovely... it's a lovely word.
Now the tricky part...I'm meant to nominate five lovely blogs. To make it easy (because obviously I think all the blogs I read are lovely) I'm choosing from blogs written by fellow West Australians. Here they are, please check them out.
1. Tammi's little poppa
4. Aliya's Paper Moons and Macarons
5. and sweet Em's Vintage Sweetheart (thanks for visiting me at the oppy on Sunday's Em)
I'm also meant to tell five random facts about me (this will be riveting. ha-ha)
1. I love cheese. Waaaaay more than chocolate.
2. I hate sad movies. The older I get the more I avoid them.
3. I am, and always will be, a book-worm.
4. Lately I have been really getting into Jonathon Creek.
5. I have a crush on Kevin Mc Cloud (I hope my husband won't mind me saying this...sorry Anth)
BORING!!! but thanks for the award Sharon x
Receiving a lovely (there's that word AGAIN!) little reindeer from Marlour of Planet Fur
hello christmas tree
Now it's my turn to craft it forward. Yikes! I was thinking of these pot holders I made from vintage hankies...
but looking at Marlous perfect little deer, I'm not sure they're good enough...
their backs are probably nicer...
than their fronts.
I'll have to put my crafting hat on...
Discovering beauty in a bunch of decaying roses
like I say "some things get better with age"
I know it's either feast or famine around here, thanks for persevering I really appreciate it x