I received a very modest-looking envelope from wendiek on Tuesday. It really wasn't over-stuffed at all. But TARDIS-like, it was much bigger on the inside...
First, there was a huge amount of special paper, including very beautiful Japanese papers, textured paper and others.
Then there were two navigational maps of fjords, some pages of a Dutch travel brochure, and a whole pile of postcards. She included a handy translation of the Dutch text for some of them. (The big, nude gal at the top, for example, says "The Bigger The Better"
Some labels from Dutch products including chocolate, coffee and beer. (Well, the beer is Belgian.) And pages from Dutch magazines and some from a book on plants.
A road map, some lovely sea life illustrations, a diagram of glassware and bottles, a "Caspar und Hobbes" cartoon, a library passport, some sheet music, and a few other interesting pieces of Dutch ephemera.
Here's a ferry schedule, some public transit tickets (I'm guessing), a panel of Dutch Christmas stamps, two coupons worth 20 Punten each (no idea what they're for), a photo negative strip, and a few blank pages from Wendie's old passport. On the card are some old Netherlands coins and a variety of wooden and metal buttons. (Not shown is a beautiful hand-painted ceramic bead that I forgot to include in the photo.)
A spectacularly fresh-looking Donald Duck comic from 1967 (in Dutch, of course.) Wow!
Two different drawings of the same monster, by her son Joris. Very
And finally, Wendie sent me the very first ATC she ever made! I love it a lot, and it contains a number of the ephemera bits I sent her earlier this month.
Thanks so much for all this stuff! I can hardly believe it's all mine!