Wednesday, 5 November 2008

No longer a stranger

Monday I received a red postal card on my door mat. A parcel waiting at the depot. I didn't know what it could be. The only thing I am waiting for is a calendar from Story by Mia. I picked up my mystery parcel with a sweet stamp bearing a polar bear. All day I kept it safe on the shelf at work. Lunch and tea breaks came and went. I did not peek. I clutched my surprise close to me all the way as I walked home in the dark.
A warm cup of vanilla tea and my favorite corner of the sofa. Then savour the unwrapping of this extra special Autumn gift from a kind and thoughtful stranger, Erika.
Inside I discovered a lovely handwritten note, a glistening silver acorn, scented candles, gloves, chocolate, the most amazing tea I have ever smelled, a book which I will keep in my bag and read in my breaks at work, a beautiful pewter candlestick and cup. Thank you so much Erika I love it all. Its perfect.

Thank you so much to sofia as well for organizing such a soul warming swap. What a perfect beginning to this season.

10 comments:

The Tilted Tulip said...

you've got much more restraint than I could ever be expected to muster. such a lovely package of goodies!

Brittany Noel said...

This package looks so amazing! I would love to be part of a swap, it sounds so fun and mysterious!

jenny said...

Love your blog. Your pictures are so beautiful. I think we also need to know how to find Erika' blog. She clearly has great taste too.

Lobster and swan said...

Hi jenny and thank you, I think there is a link to Erika above in my post : )

sofia barĂ£o said...

wonderful :)

Erika Tysse said...

Yippee! It arrived! I am so pleased that you enjoyed it! I have convinced Sofia that she need to do another in Spring... Enjoy the tea, there is more where that came from...:)

Bettyjoy said...

What a wonderful surprise and such lovely things - and pretty pics too:) Glad I found ur blog:)

beth said...

those leaves are stunning!

Cristi said...

So glad I found your blog as well! Would you mind sharing how your friend got this swap going? Did she ask everyone first? Was there a theme? I would love to do something like this with my sisters and cousins as we are spead out across the country. Thank you for sharing such a neat idea! Blessings! :)

Lobster and swan said...

pop on over and ask Tamzin my sister at http://www.saladandsequins.com/

have fun if you run a cookie swap, it was so good receiving sweet treats in the mail x