Monday, January 28, 2013

All The Things

Bed made. 
Shack packed up. 
Jesus and Mary well hung.


Good bye again, little shack. 
Such delicious melancholy.


I've been spoilt rotten again...

I received this wonderful gift from dearest Shelley.

Knowing of my love for Frida she sent me this gorgeous felt finger puppet...

which is also a fridge magnet! She seems very happy with Elvis, Lucy, Albert and the fridge crew.

I received this lovely parcel of goodies from sweetheart Aysh. A gorgeous Indian bracelet (which I have worn every day), a fabulous glitter nail polish, the fabulous eye shadow and a handful of chocolates! 

My darling Mazzy Boy sent these wonderful vintage craft books to feed my insatiable desire for vintage crochet patterns.

And finally, mi Helgita sent me this parcel of treasures: books, vintage coasters, a hand mannequin (not pictured as it was otherwise occupied, flipping the bird in another room), a cute kitchen timer and the gorgeous 1950s skirt...

...which I wore today, being aunty of the year! 



Thank you all for your gorgeous generosity! 

Sarah
xxx

38 comments:

Helen Le Caplain said...

Your gifts are lovely, aren't you lucky?! :)

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pastcaring said...

You look delicious indeed in your melancholy and double gingham, I hope it won't be too long before you are back at your shack, rclining on The Whore and cavorting on the beach.

Such lovely lovely gifts from all your adoring friends, Sarah! Finger puppet/magnet Frida looks a little pissed off - what has Elvis said to upset her?
Beautiful bangle and crochet porn, and the 50s skirt from Helga is perfect for Aunty of the Year. Just look at your awesome Max-handling skills!
Lovey love love you, Honey Pie! xxxxx

freckleface said...

Your bedroom is heavenly! I love your little shack so much.

Aunty of the year, perfect in every way. And oh! that little bottom!

I am VERY happy to see your Elvis magnets. xxx

Marla Robinson said...

Love your Frida finger puppet. What an adorable pic with that sweet baby. You look glorious in red.

Frocktasia said...

I love the hilarious aunty of the year picture :)
You look wonderful perched on top of your bed, a bit like Bettie Page with more clothes...x

delia hornbook said...

aahhh gorgeous Aunty indeed. Love your gifts the skirt is a beauty and so are those little costers. Enjoy and have a lovely week, dee xx

Vix said...

Melancholic but beautiful.
What fabularse parcels! That skirt of Helgita's looks like some Frida herself would have worn and you look like a frigging goddess in it!
Parcels of joy indeed, love Shelley's Frida puppet, the parcel of sparkle and the retro craft books.
Loads of love! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Ofelia said...

Baby Max is so gorgeous!
Seeing your paints of San Jose and La Santa Maria reminds me of many of my family bedrooms.
We always have saints in our bedrooms; my guess is to gives us for spiritual and physical protection; especially from some of those colorful and nasty actions that usually happen in a bedroom!

thorne garnet said...

Jesus, Mary, where's Joseph? Must be the Nutcracker.

Mariela said...

Such awesome gifts! I love getting packages in the post. There's something magical about getting an unexpected package.

cb said...

Oh my goodness that frida doll!!! Soooo cute!!!!
Xoxo

edie pop said...

I'm sorry you had to leave the shack again, I hope you will soon come back!
I love the photos with your nephew, I should take some lessons from you on how to handle a baby..and he's so cute!!
The presents are all fabulous especially the new skirt from Helga and the little Frida!
How cool is your fridge?
I love you more than parcels of goodies!!
xxxxxx

Joni said...

What nice gifts! And I can imagine how sweet it must feel to come back to your little shack on the weekends. Probably worth the travels!

Carina Rosenholm said...

Love to see pics from your schack!

menopauselsupermodel said...

FRIDA!!!! Oh how AWESOME!!! Vix is right--that skirt looks like something Frida would definitely wear.
Such wondrous prezzies!
You're doing great as an Aunty! It's not like you were letting Max kick back with a beer and a cigarette!!
I love pix of your sweet shack--so homey and so YOU!!

Sacramento Amate said...

I am not surprised you get all these parcels. You are gorgeous and lovely enough to eat.
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PinkCheetahVintage said...

The Frida puppet is cool and you and the baby are precious!!! You are clearly amazing with kids! Pop over here and baby-sit any time :)

Helga! said...

It's a treasure shack now!!! SQUEE to receiving so many Parcels of JOY! You must be well loved, my darling!
Aunty of the Year?! Aunty of the frigging Century, I say!!!
You are my sexy Senorita!
I love you more than babies BUMS!
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Teresa said...

Such gorgeous and thoughtful gifts! I love your skirt and I have a vintage metal letter holder with the same floral pattern as your coasters. :)

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

oooohhh presents! Lucky luck you!

Ivy Black said...

You do look gorgeous n'ginghamy. And you are indeed Aunty of the Year.
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Linda Wolf said...

Lots of love has come your way, you lucky duck! ;)

Your shack is looking great! I know your new sofa has been the catalyst for some exciting change and expressions of creativity. Love the flowers on the Jesus and Mary pictures.

Fantastic Auntie pics as well. You look so AMAZING in red, even if your just holding a little one!

xxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

I laughed out loud at the Aunty of the year pic! Love the look on your face hhahaha! I love your shack :D

Trees said...

So many lovely packages!! Enjoy reading the Bone People by Kerri Hulme, its one of my favourites:)

karensomethingorother said...

wonderful treasures! I lurv the skirt, the adorable BABY and the Frida finger magnet! Aunt of the year? Hell! WOMAN OF THE CENTURY!

Indigo Violet said...

Lovely presents. Last year I lucked upon a Frida Kahlo print at an op shop for $5! It's actually by Diego Rivera, and it's a nude Frida from the back, kneeling and embracing a huge basket of white lilies. I adore it.
I am also a crochet freak - I went through a phase of making hats but I'm over it now.

Sue said...

I would totally give you Aunty of the year!!! The littlies are blessed to have you in their lives, you will always make it fun for them!!

Melanie said...

I love your new baby handbag, but isn't it inconvenient for carrying change?
Love what you're wearing, love the Frida and other treasures. I want to see a closup of your well-hung Jesus.

DearHelenHartman said...

Auntie of the Year! Hint for holding your title - give lots of melt, sugary chocolates before giving child back. Love the decor!

The Grande Dame said...

You are a lucky duck with all your presents! I always love seeing pics of your little shack, makes me wish for one of my own :)

two squirrels said...

What fabulous gifts, wonderful!!!! I am just so in love with that skirt from fabulous Miss Helga. It looks great on you, aunty of the year, because you are so beautiful.
Love V

Lyosha said...

the first images left me speechless! perfect look! great mix of blue and pink!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Luna Tiger said...

I love this glitter nail polish so badly !!!
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Krista Gassib said...

Beautiful treasures for a most gorgeous gal! You and Annibel are too sweet!
Xxoo

CityScape Skybaby said...

Ha ha, love the pic of baby disappearing under your armpit Sarah, and the look on your face while he does it! I always feel a big sigh coming on when I see your shack AKA my dream home by the sea. And so many pretty prezzies, looks like life is settling down a bit after all the stress you were having to go through. xx

Forest City Fashionista said...

Your fridge looks like my fridge - basically a big bulletin board that keeps stuff cold. Your expression in the photo of you with babe tucked under your arm is priceless. Aunty of the century I'd say...
Sooooo happy you liked the mini-Frida; she and Elvis may get a thing going on.

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I FUCKING love the "Queen of Everything!" magnet :)

Truly Madly Beauty said...

Yaaaaaay! So happy you liked your goodies my darlin Sarah & that the bangle is getting plenty o' loving oh Aunty of the year. I knew it would be going to a good home! ;)

Aysh xox