My parcel from tendstowardschaos arrived at the post office yesterday and I picked it up this morning. Although I took photographs straight away I couldn't post them on the gallery earlier because today's power cut lasted from 6 am to 9pm. I am hastily putting them up now in case we get another long power cut tomorrow.
It was such an exciting parcel, multiple small parcels inside a sturdy box so nothing was broken, and she included lots of explanatory notes about everything.
My theme was the 19th century peasant/working class home and she sent me so many lovely things for it.
She painted this me beautiful miniature copy of Old Battersea Bridge by James McNeill Whistler. I happened to have a miniature easel which fits it perfectly. I love this picture and am so thrilled to have this brilliant miniature version.
She had some old clay beads made by a friend and made lovely hand-dipped huckleberry scented candles for them to turn them into adorable rustic candlesticks.
She bought me some miniature bread and cheese and then crocheted a lovely bread basket to hold them all.
Then there was a set of beautiful tapestry cushions
followed by a hand carved log chair. It must have taken you ages to carve that out of a single piece of wood. It is so perfect for a humble cottage.
From the same wood as the chair she then carved me a set of bowls, including a serving bowl painted with a pattern from an 1875 Norwegian bowl.
And also for the kitchen she added some tiny glass bottles, one with micro beads that could be dried peas.
She found a dear little sewing machine for me
and as if all this wasn't enough she then threw in a packet of little charms, which can be used as ornaments, and a little brass house sign.
And here is a picture of the whole lot together. Thank you so much tendstowardschaos . Truly I have been so spoiled by you. Thank you for stepping in to angel for me. Actually I think this was an archangel package.