12 minutes ago
February 6, 2012
I wanted to show you a few birthday things that I received a few weeks ago. (You can read my angsty birthday post here.) I found some grand inspiration from the cards I got and was so blown away, I wanted to share. . .
Look at the bottom right picture – Julia made me some art! I asked her to do it. My only request was “no white space”. Otherwise, she did it all on her own. Andrew bought a small canvas and some acrylics in colors Julia requested and let her go to town – I ADORE IT and I think I will never buy art again – I’ll just let my kiddo make it for me!
See the GORGEOUS Happy Birthday card up top left? The fox and the owl? Too fabulous! One of my best friends sent it to me and I was so impressed with this darling card, that I looked on the back to see if there was info on the company who made it. (She found it on Maui, in a spot I assert has the best shopping on the island. Read more here.) Here’s the back of the card:
I discovered that the card was designed by Petite la borde and there is a website!
Isn’t this one darling?
And this one?
I wasn’t feeling tiptop during all our snow and my sweet neighbor dropped the kitty get-well card by on my doorstep. This card came from Victorian Greetings and there are so many PRETTIES there. The art looked familiar:
Beatrix Potter! On the back of the card, it said that the art comes from a book called ‘The Fairy Caravan’ – well, I’d never heard of this one by Miss B., so I had to look it up. Seems that the story about a pig who runs away to join a traveling circus is aimed at older school age children and is longer in length (225 pages) than her books we’re all more familiar with. I’ve got to get it!
I’ve been hankering after ‘Falling Cloudberries’ by Tessa Kiros for awhile – finally got it! IT’S GORGEOUS. I collect cookbooks, so I’m stoked on a book even if I don’t cook from it too often, but you may have a different mindset on such matters. This one has exotic recipes from Scandinavia, Greece and South Africa. . .
I don’t know if it’ll get a ton of heavy everyday usage but there are some delightful sounding treats that I’ll be making and the whole book is just a work of art; the photography alone makes it worth having. Now I want ‘Apples for Jam’; the reviews are VERY enthusiastic.
Fascinating what you can find out from a card, yes?