^remember the Tom Hanks postcard i sent in a postcrossing? Tom Hanks is Janette in Germany's favorite actor. I had already sent her a different postcrossing originally, only to find a fun Tom Hanks one afterwards. i decided since i still had her address to surprise her with Tom in her mailbox. Today she surprised me with a ROBBIE WILLIAMS one she made from a concert picture she took in Dresden. I might have screamed OUT LOUD!
^this is was a sweet hello from my VA girlfriend Danielle. Don't you love the photographs? thinking of you Danielle. xo
^another surprise parcel today! Awhile back Cynthia wrote about being excited about reading "french milk." I told her after hearing her talk about it, i couldn't wait to read it. I was shocked by her kindness to send me her copy, hoping i'll enjoy it as much as she did. Cynthia you made my Monday! thank-you neighbor!!! you're such a sweetheart.
^from Megan : fun letter & vintage goodness! she sent along old photographs that i loved! including one that could be used as a postcard. love, love love!
^Passion's letters never fail to make me smile. She's included kinder sweets (THE BEST chocolate!!! - makes me think of when we lived in Germany and how much we loved kinder eggs) for me and Max to share (i love how the candies say "Maxi") & an awesome cd i'm actually listening to at the mo! Passion is hosting a "new friend" swap btw! details here.
^my first ever letter from the most beautiful mail giver, Bianca. Seriously, even Max said her handwriting looks like a font! & i love how she always decorates her envelopes (if only i had her penmanship and artistic skill). I was pretty darn excited for her letter! she sent along some postal goodies (including mailing labels i somehow forgot to snap).
^bianca, this was my favorite postcard x
^remember the strung pottery necklace i could not get enough of?! Holli Kristina sent the gem along with sea glass & shell from her travels & lovely tea! Holli, the necklace is so much prettier in person- if that's possible! i wore it to work today & got so many compliments. So one-of-a-kind! x
^from fabulous erin (her letters always make me feel like i'm sitting at a tea shop with her) / Carrie sent me a postcard from TEXAS while she was in my beloved state! (this one is of the Grassy Knoll & if you remember your history it's also where JFK was assassinated) Carrie OF COURSE i love that you thought of me while you were in Dallas, the city i LOVE. i need to send my "micaela adores carrie" package soon-- i know! I have it all ready, i just need to package them up. SOON! / letter from Cait (i love the paw print on the back of her envelope that says "High Paw Maverick!" cute. / beautiful postcard from postcrossing member living in the Czech Republic.
^my twinkie surprised me with a hand-made postcard of the iconic Bardot - LOVE YOU TWINKIE!!! you cute cute girl! / penelope cruz gorgeous covered letter from Faiza. Oh Faiza, SUCH a fantastic surprise!!! i'm already excited to write you back!!! look what this beauty sent me:
^gorgeous inspired vintage pill boxes (perfect for my tylenol / midol / and vitamins!), drop cards with the sweetest inspirations to give or to leave kindly for a stranger (i think i'll do some of that cos the thought of someone finding one just makes me smile). Faiza got them in the stationary swap and so kindly passed some on my way. I can't thank you enough! your partner Meghan (who i just adore) has wonderful taste! Faiza also sent along fun dip (instantly brings me back to my childhood). She sent some to my twinkie as well saying, perhaps we can enjoy "some candy" together across the miles. Faiza, means more to us than you'll ever know! we seriously just got off the phone gushing about your absolute kindness!!! THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART FAIZA!!! x
^reply to Erin (made out of a j.crew catalog) & some postcrossings.
^parcel to Tillie (who's also hosting a lovely swap btw!!! the hostest with the mostest indeed), postcards for postcrossing (including one to a fellow art lover of one of my favorite pieces), & little something for Lindsey in NY.
^my reply to Bianca.
Since i got the lot of my incoming mail today, my outgoing is pitiful in comparison. Though do know that i'm excited about sending out some replies! x
because is there anything better than happy mailboxes?!