One of the big surprises about blogging has been the meeting of like minded souls through other blogs. Other amazing ladies who "get you". Who understand your need to have so many cups and saucers, enough even to host a WI morning tea, to collect things that you remember seeing at your Gran's house, that made you cringe back in the day but now make your heart flutter and knees go weak when you spot them in an op shop.
About 18 months ago I started reading a friends blog ( I had never heard of them until then) and after a few months I added another three or so to the list. Then when we moved out to the country I thought it might be a fun idea to start one. And about 7 months ago I did just that.
I had no idea how much I would love it. Love the comments, help and advice from many who I now consider "friends". Finding ideas and inspiration when you feel like you have none. And then when you scout around a bit, you find other blogs. Blogs that when you read them you could be reading about yourself!
Blog friendship is new to me but I love it.
This week I received the most amazing parcel. It's always a treat to open the letterbox and find a parcel (not a bill) addressed to you.
Allison from the blog Just Underneath sent me all of the treasures above, wrapped up in a tea towel with string. Inside the bundle and carefully wrapped up (in washi tape might I add!) was a beautiful vase, which will be displayed in the granny cabinet, two lovely doilies and the most amazing retro apron I have ever see, the colours are a knock out and even better still it fits! She has obviously read my post on retro aprons, so has cottoned on to the fact that I love them.
If you pop over to Allison's blog you will see that this lady has a "knack" when it comes to op shopping, she finds the most amazing treasure. Wait till you see all of the retro Johnson ware! You get to see glimpses of her two gorgeous kids and corners of her home which are filled with op shopped finds.
So a big, big thank you Allison, you so made my week!
And if I'm ever in NSW, we will have to meet up for coffee and a treasure hunt! xo
"I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something you can be thankful for..no matter how simple it is."
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