Filed under: 18th Century, Christmas, Etsy, Fripperies, Gift Ideas, Gin, Jack the Ripper, Marie Antoinette, Paris, Perfume
Welcome to the third of my It’s the Thought That Counts series of items that remind me of particular friends. People who have inspired me to put together these selections of temptations for your browsing pleasure.
I have previously put together a collection inspired by her, but simply couldn’t leave her out of this current round-up of Lovely Stuff I Would Give My Friends. Particularly as our tastes are quite similar in many ways – we both adore slightly seedy Victoriana, Marie Antoinette (naturellement), Gin, and have a fascination with Jack the Ripper.
Goodness, that makes us sound really charming! 🙂
Anyway, I present for your delectation, a themed selection of wonderful things: Thinking of Melanie…
Direct links to items shown, left to right:
I’m having a lovely day full of delightful surprises, very well chosen gifts, wonderful food and even better company – slightly marred by now having to work tomorrow due to staff sickness, but ah well, onwards and upwards I suppose!
I also smell quite divine, as I am currently wearing one of the be-ringleted one’s gifts, a bottle of Diptyque’s L’Ombre dans L’Eau [Shadow on the Water].
Am surrounded by piles of Excellent Stuff and feeling very pleased, but so, so desperately wishing that I could have the long wished-for lie in followed by bacon-sandwich-in-bed, followed by a sedate walk through the woods, followed by cold turkey, home-baked gammon and general slouching around in a state of deshabille, like drunken bumble-bees.
Work (being the first day of Sale) somehow just doesn’t holds the same appeal!
Ah well, work is the curse of the drinking classes and all that.
Lots of love to you all, and I hope you had a truly magical Christmas day!
Until next time, darlings
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