Who wouldn't absolutely LOVE finding this scrumptious package on their doorstep? I was so thrilled when I got this stamp and sticker encrusted goody box from my best friend in Germany.
Lena and I met in high school when she was here as an exchange student. I didn't even realize she wasn't American when I first met her, her English was so good. She tried to teach me a little German, but let's just say it didn't work out... lol We've been friends ever since! She's such a fabulous person and I can't wait to see her again!
I went to Germany a few years ago to visit her and we shopped at some incredible antique and thrifts stores. One store in Chemnitz is my all time FAV store! One of these days I'll dig up the photos and post them. I walked in and my jaw dropped. It was a huge warehouse filled with aisle after aisle of awesome old goodies! They had an entire room filled with nothing but unupholstered chairs! Of course my favorite section was the one that had a huge stash of awesome antique holiday goodies. I sifted through boxes and gathered all sorts of goodies. I could have bought everything...if only my suitcase were big enough! I even bought an old block puzzle, a box of antique wooden game pieces and tiny dominos, all for about $30 euros!! I daydream about that store all of the time...
So ever since then Lena has been on the lookout for awesome vintage treasures to send around Christmas time. How exciting! I was thrilled last year with a box of perfectly silvered glass balls with tiny necks, old plastic animals (I love them!) and a dexterity game, spun cotton mushrooms (soooo scrumptious!) and more!! This year was just as good!
The old labels are from the 50's and were used to decorated envelopes at Christmas time. The mercury glass balls are to die for! I LOVE that pink one!! She also sent a package of silver lametta made from real metal...it's sooooo heavy! A huge hunk of Lush soap is vegan and earth friendly...I can't wait to use it!!!
And this is my favorite!! An old abacus in patriotic red white and blue! It's got perfectly chipped paint and faded wooden beads. It's PERFECT!!! I will be displaying this prominently in a fabulous vignette.
Thank you sooo much Lena! :)