took it into my kitchen with a yelp of uncontainable excitement,
and found piles of treasures spilling out like rubies and pearls!
the brilliant and enchanting milla of the girl who married a bear had sent me the most loving and loveable care package!
from the northern isles of the rugged washington coastline to the golden california hills, through mountains and meadows and along that wild and wooly sea...
and i am the lucky and joyful recipient.
i could not resist throwing on all my new goods at once!
there was a purple and white dreamy color scheme to the contents, conjuring magic spells and foggy coastal twilights...twigs and violas and elfin palaces in the woods. leaves and moss and little wooden rowboats, fields of fragrant lavendar and girls in white cotton frocks joining hands in circles, daisies and rosettes twined in their locks.
oh this dress! this magical magical dress.
it is a Laura Ashley vintage prairie girl dress, my heart pitter patters and i am all aflutter.
so now i have to quickly insert these two photos of me at 17 years old in my last thrifted Laura Ashley dress - and oh how i loved it...in fact, enough to set off for a backpacking trip in it, apparently!
back to the present, oh milla this dress is so seriously pretty:
all lilac roses and puffed sleeves - oooo!
milla also sent me my new go-to nightie dress.
girls, on hots days i mostly roam around exactly like this, in a bathing suit and a soft flowy shift.
well this is the prettiest most delicate little slip-nighty-dress i've ever seen and i can already tell i'll be living in it this summer.
antique embroidery and buttercup ribbons, pleats and tucks and cotton and lace.
everything lovely that makes me sigh and go all silly inside.
here's my colorful new kitchen decor - charlie's famous poster!
and of course, never forget....
thank you milla for the sweetest goodies. it has been utterly delightful to me.
my favorite thing about blogging is getting to know all you amazing, creative, wise and inspiring people.
and i just can't wait to meet you in person.