Friday, November 13, 2009

Fabbo Friday and Fab Mary Poppins and Niki

One of the very best things about Blogging is not only the chance to celebrate all the everyday moments of life, but also to celebrate and embrace all the incredibly talented people in this mysterious universe.
Two of those Blogging friends recently helped to save my sanity in the move back to Little Brick. Mary Poppins (from whom I ordered a personalised bunting and two Parisian Lavender pillows) sent me the prettiest and best smelling parcel all the way from Mary Poppins country this week. Mary is a very talented stay at home Mummy with a lovely Blog, adorable children and her pretty wares are always in demand. She is living proof that a few spoonfuls of pink and pretty sugar is the best tonic when life is a bit tough. And I loved the little freebies Mary was kind enough to enclose, the pretty shopping list and a card with one of my favourite sayings: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.
Thank you Mary for being such a wonderful blogging friend. You really put a smile in my heart that week and Daisy was so over the moon with all the pink hearts Mary enclosed in the parcel! It is a pity I don't have scent transmission on my computer so you could smell how divine this parcel was with the lavender pillows. I half-expected a few bumble bees to fall out dazed and wondering where they were. You can find Mary Poppins at her wonderful Blog here.
My other adorable parcel arrived a few weeks back from a Blogger friend that many of you may already know - the incredibly talented Niki from Nostalgia at the Stone House. Niki's Blog is filled with dazzling images of her beautiful home, life and art. She makes incredible dolls and wonderful gifts with a real English theme to them. My eyes feel as if they've been reborn when I visit her!
If you love pretty vintage fabrics, nostalgia and all that is fab, glorious and British then visit my lovely Niki in her Stone House for a big dose of nostalgic prettiness!
This is my gorgeous vintage brooch holder I purchased from Niki. She even sent me a brooch to help the collection. When I first came back to Little Brick, I hung this lovely lady on my door to cheer my spirits every time I looked at the chaos. I love the vintage fabrics, colours and prettiness of this holder. You can find Niki at home here.
Thank you Niki. It is always uplifting to visit you and drool.
Enjoy your weekend. We were hoping for our shed to be painted but the painter has cancelled again and so hopefully we will get more of our Ikea storage installed this weekend to lessen our chaos.
Thanks for popping in. xx


  1. What a lovely post Josephine, thank for saying lovely words about and me and my pretties. I have been feeling a little low so has certainly put a sweet smile on my face, I adore the brooch holder too, absolutely sunning :)

    Hugs to you and your family

    Mary poppins ;)


  2. Blog friends are great aren't they? They add a little extra colour and joy to your day! :) xxx

  3. How adorable! Your gifts look gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more pics of your house as the renovation continues...

  4. Have a terrific time at your daughter's house, and a Happy Thanksgiving dinner with your loving husband and the entire family!

  5. What lovely treasures from well treasured friends. Good luck with the unpacking and have a fantastic weekend.xoxo

  6. Hi Josephine,
    Thank you for such a kind and generous write-up... I am blushing! I'm so pleased that you liked your brooch pillow purchase and its lovely for me to see it in use with the additions of your pretty jewels.

    Have a lovely weekend - I can't describe the awful weather lashing at our windows this evening...and I have to be up at 6am for the V&H Fair...hope it dies-down by then!
    Niki x

  7. Hiya!!!! Missed you! :) I love your goodies...I have to say that the little Paris pillow is my favorite. Paris and England is where I hope to travel to someday.

  8. Gorgeous!!!!! have a lovely weekend Josephine!!!

    lesley xxxxx

  9. such lovely little touches for your home - daisy must be thrilled with that gorgeous bunting. hope the home organisation project continues to go well and that soon you can bask in the glow of your efforts!

  10. Thats what is fabulous about blogging, all the wonderful people and the wonderful talents we see. Thanks for visiting me whilst I have been away Jospehine.

  11. Hello Josephine

    How funny, I have been admiring that little cushion for a while, so gorgeous! It has now gone to a very good home.
    When I found out that Niki was opening a shop and in Shepton Mallet of all places I was over the moon as it happens to be my nearest town (just 3 miles away!) Not sure my bank balance will be so pleased though as I'll be tempted many times no doubt!
    Hope that the painter won't let you down yet again next time, how annoying for you.
    Good old IKEA, Altough I try to buy vintage furniture most iof the time, when I haven't, I've got it from IKEA. I think that they are really good. I like their armchairs and bookcases.

    I am thinking of you and hope that each day that goes by you feel closer to getting there with your house.

    I bet Daisy loves the pretty banner! I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Mary poppins a few months ago, beautiful things.

    Take care

    Isabelle x
    P.S: I read your previous post with great interest, I agree totally and often say that in some ways my Mother's generation had it a lot easier than we do now.


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