Saturday, 13 February 2010


It's been a week for presents. A friend of mine had her birthday on Monday and when browsing folksy for inspiration I remembered she liked Russian dolls. I was really pleased to find one person selling the little Russian doll purse and from another I bought the little handbag mirror.
I was smitten with the badges and decided to buy those for myself!

S's teacher retired this week. Ever since T started his school career our farewell end of school year gift to the teacher has pretty much been the same. My sister-in-law was a teacher and although she always appreciated the gifts she was given she said there are only so many boxes of chocolates or teacher mugs you need! With this in mind I wanted the gifts we gave to be something enjoyable but disposable. So it runs along the lines of croissants, jam, juice or coffee/tea or hot chocolate depending on the person's likes and then some nice bath or shower products and sometimes a small bottle of wine. The note then reads 'A few treats to help your weekend get off to a relaxing start and end that way too.'

The last present this week was a wonderful parcel of goodies sent over to us from the ever kind and generous Lynn. Inside there was something for everyone. Stickers for S, a plane for T, a CD for G and lots of things for me! Don't you just LOVE the heart tissue paper and the ribbon? Excited as I was to find out the contents I didn't want to open the gifts and risk ripping the paper. I had never tried lavender flavoured chocolate before, but I have now and it was delicious. Below are a few of the lovely postcards Lynn has made from her own photos. Aren't they just beautiful, the creamy rose is so dreamy.

And how about this hand felted heart, it's just so beautiful.

Thank you Lynn from us all.


  1. All really lovely Lisa - especially all the hearts!! xxxx

  2. I love the flowers, everything looks so lovely.

    Hugs RosieP x

  3. good idea for S's teacher!! I love the flowers!!

  4. Hi Lisa, many Valentine's Day wishes to you and G! Have a good weekend! xxx

  5. Ooh, it is very weird to see my pictures over here - ha! So glad you enjoyed my humble offerings...hope the plane actually flies!


    P.S. Love the little matryoshka dolls!

  6. Those New Tree chocolates are delicious!!! It is true, teachers must get the same types of presents over and over again... Yours will be very much appreciated, I'm sure.

    Have a lovely weekend
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  7. Hi Lisa - love your idea for a teacher gift - may very well be copying that one come the end of the year x Thanks for your nice message on my blog at the weekend, by the way, much appreciated xx

  8. Ohh what a lucky freind you have...I too adore Russian dolls! Think I may have to head over to Etsy for a browse.
    I tried the Lavender chocolate too recently and you are right it is yum!!

  9. I adore Russian dolls and am swooning majorly ;)

  10. All so lovely, Lisa!!