Do you remember this post, about Jane Birkin's basket and Tommy's basket? Look at what I got in the mail yesterday (I have been getting really good mail lately, & will share more next week!).
Alice sent it to me -- she had a local artisan replicate her mother's traditional "Madeirense" basket, which is just about the kindest thing ever. The basket is so, so beautiful and I can't wait to use it as my new purse. I had people ask me about it in the few hours between picking it up from the post office and heading home with it! It makes people smile! I've seen the evidence. I really don't mind that some people will find it strange. I find fake tans and acrylic nails strange! To each his own, etc.
If you're interested in a Jane Birkin-style basket, you can get one here. It's pricey, yes, but what a great story.
I was inspired by Tara-Lynn to pull out some felt floppy hats. I love wearing hats so much. A hat & a straw basket is a good combination, I think.
(I have been singing the praises of coconut oil as hair conditioner for long hair since watching this video by Loepsie, and I just love it. I can say without feeling as though I am bragging -- because I beat myself up in so many other ways! -- that my hair looks great.)
May: Oh, great! I'm glad I could help, or even just give you something new to think about.
even eve: Thank you! That sidewalk kitty was so sweet.
nice-etc.com / caitlin: Yeah! Thanks! Can't wait to snap your face! Haha.
Wild and Precious: Oh, thanks! I'm glad you like it.
Hannah: I have some fantastic pictures of Oreo. She's not the most lively cat so it's pretty funny to catch her in a crazed pose. The second cat is Switchblade, who has anger issues. It's a really fun camera. I love when I remember that I have it in my purse.
SwanDiamondRose: Oh, please do! I love your digital pictures.
Diana: Oh, she wasn't stressed!! She ignores the camera. That picture was taken while she was hunting! Geoff was holding up her "cat charmer" just outside the frame and she was trying to catch it. We like to make her get some exercise since she is pretty lazy, and she happens to go crazy when she's working out her animal insticts, ha. Thank you!