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california treasures

The sweetest friend has sent me thoughtful treasures all the way from the coastline of California.  It was such a wonderful mail day to open a package from Carissa, seeing her carefully chosen pieces of her home state for Sofia to discover and enjoy.  Seashells, sand, saltwater taffy and gorgeous hand drawn map to show exactly where it originated - we couldn't be more grateful.  I'm looking forward to the day we can get our little ones together and sit over a cup of tea.


  1. Love these pictures!! The first one is really neat. Love the view.

  2. What a gorgeous thoughtful gift. X

  3. Amazing gifts and what beautiful photographs of them too! x

  4. Beautiful photos :)
    What a sweet package to receive!
    I love the idea of drawing a map of where everything is from.
    It makes it that more special!

    1. Isn't that the best idea? She is truly something special...

  5. The sand in the jar is such a sweet idea. Makes me want to head to the beach right now with jars to fill for all my landlocked babies.

  6. Such lovely photos of a sweet package. Love the connections that come with the blogging community.

    rachel xo

    1. It's probably my most favorite reason to blog, the community here is incredible.

  7. How thoughtful and lovely of your sweet friend. Receiving items the "old fashion" way holds such special meaning x

  8. So very special. When the nightly news screeches out all the hatred in the world I am reassured by such beautiful acts. This planet is full of warm, loving and giving human beings. Sigh :) x

  9. found your blog from che&fidel! so a beautiful space, loving your photos. As an American living in Sydney its great to discover blogs from all over! :)

  10. sweet, precious thoughtful gifts...


  11. Oh goodness, I am always excited and delighted by the content of your blog, but what a surprise to find Plum's and my little package so beautifully portrayed. You are too kind, and your words are so sweet. So excited for our pending visit over tea!

  12. Salt water taffy is something I miss more than anything. Lovely package and photos. Xx

  13. Love these photos so much. I've never tasted salt water taffy before - it looks absolutely lovely!
    Ronnie xo


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