Do you remember this autumn swap organized by Sofia, which I mentioned a few days ago ? Well....just look at what the postman brought me, directly from Atlanta and all the way to Spain....Oh my, I've been really spoiled ! My secret swapper is Erin who's a stationary designer living between Atlanta and San Francisco and she put so much love and attention to each detail, I just couldn't believe my eyes and to be sincere, felt a little bit uneasy....do I really deserve all that and how poor looked the autumn package I sent compared to this !
she knew my favorite colors are turquoise and shades of pink...that I'm rather a tea drinker and she even made the tea packages herself and added some sweet delicacies : crystallized ginger and papaya. The Chinese tea balls are so cute, I want to keep them just as they are....Of course, I'm keeping the lovely pale blue velvet ribbon which she used to adorn a package and the ring made out of old Chinese money made me smile and fits me perfectly !
inside the package, Erin included one of her lovely and clever calendars which comes into a Cd box which you can then use to display your calendar. They're so pretty I'm going to get one to send to my sister for the new year. I've never been a big fan of calendars, finding them generally boring but these are just too cute and you can find them herelook...more sweet cards celebrating la vie en rose...I will keep the sweet necklace as well..Erin, how did you know I have a special pink sanctuary at home ?
and last but not least.....Erin sent me this book, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith as she thought it would be appropriate considering the title of this blog. Touché ! I've never read it nor saw the movie. I didn't even know Dodie Smith was the author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians. I started to read it and am completely hooked....and with the book came a package of cookies which are so good ! Erin, you're right, they're totally addictive..(shit, where can I find those in Spain?) I'm having them for tea, reading my book....thank you so much dear Erin and hope your autumn package will be as nice !!!