How incredibly lucky am I to have friends that remember my birthday. It is so exciting to get an unexpected parcel in the mail.
Linda http://une-petite-folie.blogspot.com/ sent me a gorgeous vase by Margaret Crosswell, The painting on it is so soft next to the pretty pink roses. I love the fluted edge around the top. It will be just perfect in the master bedroom. Thank you so much Linda, I adore it! XXX
Several months ago I shared a story with Linda Master http://miraclechicken.blogspot.com/ about a Paris apartment that was literally a time capsule. Although the rent had always been paid, no one had been inside it for 70 years.
Linda and I loved a painting that was found inside the abandoned apartment by Giovanni Boldini. Rather than repeat the story, I will let you read about it here... http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/05/09/the-paris-time-capsule-apartment/
Yesterday I was totally blown away when I opened my gift from Linda. It is a miniature copy of Giovanni Boldini's painting painted in oil. Linda used her special router bits to make the frame and then hand carved the design around the edge. Thank you so much Linda! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. XXX