And when the Japanese spunk in question is as pulchritudinous* as this
who could blame me?
You'd get all hot and bothered too I reckon...
I received this yesterday, it was a surprise Christmas present from lovely, lovely Tam who writes the blog A Treasured Past, and makes fabulous jewellery from vintage stamps. I haven't been to Tam's house (she lives on the opposite side of Australia) but crikey, I would love to! From what I've seen on Tam's blog, it's stuffed to the gills (in a nice and stylish way) with beautiful, quirky vintage stuff. A bit like a mueseum - one of those touchy, feely ones. Tam and her husband have got everything, from cool 70's Dragsters to ancient fossils!
Tam also sent me
a couple of gorgeous vintage decs for our tree.
(which is still to make an appearance btw)
Just like the vase, both made in Japan,
this awesome little macrame owl
Something else to smile about? Well, thanks to Maxamillion (as in one of), I am now the proud owner of my very first personalised tea towel
Max also sent me a pile of vintage Ladybirds, this one has one of my all time favourite covers
and it's still wearing its dust jacket!
This lounge room makes me smile
as does the beautiful vintage book it's in (a gift from Anne, one of the Pineapple Princesses - it used to belong to Anne's Dad who was mad for Modern design)
made me shriek with joy!
(more on this another time - this baby's getting its own post!)
All this to make me smile (Anth home in less than a week too) and only one thing that made me cry. Taking 'our baby' back to the Vet's today for more surgery.
they don't call it "Puppy Love" for nothing!
(look at that tail!)
* beautiful (just don't ask me to pronounce it!)