I came across the blog Roses, Lace and Brocante perhaps over a year ago and was smitten with the writer's love of all things French and Paris. Have you visited this beautiful blog yet? If not, then you must. Shane writes from New Zealand where it's summer right now but has a special connection to France. Back in early December Shane had a giveaway on her blog. My name was chosen to win a lovely French market bag and Shane said she'd add a few other things to the giveaway. I was thrilled to have won the giveaway. December 29, I received an email from Shane apologizing for the delay in the parcel arriving as due to Christmas holidays and work she was putting it in the post that day.
Yesterday I had been to town shopping for hours. I don't usually 'shop' that long unless I'm looking for something in particular as I get too tired. My good friend, Lois, met me at the mall and helped me with a few purchases. What fun we had! When I got home I retrieved the mail from our rural size mail box which was stuffed with a parcel envelope. I knew what it was right away!
I opened the envelope and carefully pulled out an array of beautifully wrapped gifts. Oh my! There was ribbon, lace and string tied around brown paper packages. So many pretty and 'Oh so French' gifts!
The sweetest wrapping 'ribbon' ever!
Inside was the colourful French market bag with the rooster on it, lovely scented soap in a French post card package, much needed hand and nail cream, an Eiffel Tower notepad, a cotton tea towel, a package of Lindor chocolates (I ate the white one!), a pretty package of napkins which are in the drawer already, and a key to my hotel room in Paris! :)
It is all so delightful Shane....right down to the tiny clothespin with Paris stamped on it!! Thank you so very much.
I have a small bulletin board on the kitchen wall that I change out now and then. I happened to have two French-style cards on it and added a few of the items from Shane's parcel.
Un petit peu....or is it Une petite peu??
I've forgotten my French and all the male/female stuff. :)
So, if you haven't visited Shane before please pop on over to her lovely blog Roses, Lace and Brocante and tell her Pam sent you. I know you will enjoy your visit there as much as I do.
Have a super day!