Yesterday brought two very special packages in the post.
Susanne from Past Mastery sent me the prize I won in her contest -- a miniature dummy board!
Isn't he gorgeous? He's "Gentleman with cane", painted by Sue after a full-sized dummy board dated about 1690, and he's PERFECT for my next big project, the William and Mary house! Thank you, thank you, Sue -- he's just amazing!
(If you don't know Sue's blog, please check it out, especially if you're interested in the period between 1600 and 1800. Or if you like art :) Or great stories!)
And I got a package full of gifts from Ewa in Poland, aka The Old Maid, who writes one of my favourite blogs, The Sunny Hours.
First were these two beauties -- without a doubt the most gorgeous blue and white china in my small but growing collection! Look at how perfect they are!
And she sent me a package full of WW II era British memorabilia. Dearest Ewa, these are amazing! Among the goodies there's a book for recognizing aircraft, and there are two actual decks of real tiny cards -- one with world leaders at the time of the war, and one of British bombers! I have to tell you why this is so perfect. The bomber cards are ideal, because a month ago I found a tiny model of a Bristol Blenheim for the pub and had already decided that the landlord would be an ex-WW II bomber pilot! Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness!
Now I'd better get to work on my own gifts for Caterina's Holiday Swap :)
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