Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I got mail.. yes really, MAIL!



Bit of a personal blog today hope you don't mind.. I'm excited and like to share :) It's been a long time since anything other than a bill (not counting once a year Christmas cards) has been dropped into my mailbox, delivered by the postman avec un stamp et tout, so you can understand my excitement right! My super intuitive children knew (ok maybe I dropped a hint) that the present that keeps on giving (for six months anyway) would be an 'arty letter from Paris, et voilà, my letter for Décembre has arrived! The brilliant idea was conceived by author of best seller Paris Letters.. Janice MacLeod. Can't wait for my Janvier lettre to plop into the mailbox!



I've been re-organizing my work space starting with the new pin-board above. Did you know there is a world shortage of cork, you're welcome.. my board above is made of some sort of composite materials covered in the cutest of materials by moi.. the calendar the work of my super clever granddaughter! To add to my Christmas delight a rouge wrapped treat from the USA arrived in the post from blog friend Genie from Buttons for Baga, six beautifully hand made table napkins.. merci beaucoup Genie they will be well used. Back to Perth business tomorrow :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe... p.s. what was the last thing the postie delivered to your mailbox that wasn't a bill?


27 comments:

  1. I love it!!! Your happy, colorful post for the day is absolutely the best way to start my day!! It's gray and grim and wet here again and at least ten more days of the same is being predicted, so you can easily see why I love your posts, Grace!!! I hope you have a wonderful new week!! Enjoy!!

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  2. What a very cool idea and so beautifully executed! Perfect for you I'd say.

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  3. Beautiful draw on the letter! Arianna

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  4. Well lucky you! I've never heard of such an idea, paying to get a letter!
    I actually got a snowman card at Christmas time with a happy letter from a new friend in Austria. But that was the only one.

    What is the problem with cork? Are the trees sick?
    Your wall are looking good. Fun.

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  5. Real mail? Fantastic! The last thing I received was a book from my daughter...so I'm pretty happy too. ;)

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  6. I'm trying to think of something good that came in the mail other than Christmas things but am having no luck, Grace!

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  7. Books! What better through the post.
    E-mail is better and cheaper by far than letters unless something is enclosed with letter.

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    1. Just thought when I was a postman so long ago now, I delivered several bags of mail including three letters!!!

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  8. How lovely, I can't remember last getting a proper letter...

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  9. Rarely get bills in the mail either now. They are mostly emailed to me. So I felt very strange finding Christmas cards in the mailbox round Christmas time. The notepaper featured in the first photo is such a beautiful design.

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  10. I'd be happy to get an email from Paris, but a a letter like this would be a special treat. Or, I could go back...

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  11. What an interesting gift idea. We receive postcards from friends travelling often enough and my mother's multi page handwritten letters. Not much else though and not many bills in the post now either. We no longer have to have the mail held or collected when we are away for five weeks.

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  12. This morning in the post I had the latest edition of UPPERCASE mag!! I used to send postcards via Postcrossing which meant that I now have over 1,000 sent to me- but since the postage cost went up I don't do it.
    Love the look of your space.

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  13. I've never heard of Arly Letters Grace. Checked out the link. What a brilliant idea.

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  14. Neat idea... who is sending the mail?

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  15. getting mail is so fun! love these! and no, i did not know about the cork so thank you ;)

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  16. I always (still) feel hopeful when I check the mail. I think the last thing that came...other than a bill was a thank you note. I do admire people who take the time to write them.

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  17. I didn't even get a Christmas card this year!! Lucky your for getting a real letter.
    Didn't know about the shortage of cork. Portugal produces half of the world's cork.

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  18. I love your workspace--so bright and cheerful. And the letters seem like great fun.

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  19. Awww, beautiful pin-board, Grace! Yes, I had to think of Sami´s cork-post a while ago!
    Hmmmm. I still havent´t anything on the DIY-calendar, maybe I should ask the Nieces, too!

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  20. Well, this is certainly a fun post. How great to get those beautiful letters from Paris. I love getting things other than bills in the mail.

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  21. I would give my right arm to receive a letter like that. Oh, how beautiful especially for those who are artsy inclined. The sketch is gorgeous. You did not need to post those pictures of your napkins though I think they look better here than when I packaged them up to mail to you. I enjoyed every minute I worked on them and am even happier that you like them. Hugs

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  22. What a pretty letter and beautiful napkins. I like your pin-board. The last non bill item delivered by the postie was some stuff for my dolls house this morning. Nice fun post Grace.

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