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Randomness to the max

The other day I bought a lovely basket at the thrift for something ridiculous like $1.99. I imagined all the wonderful picnics I could serve from it, all the stuff in my car I could organise in it, how lovely it would look in the laundry room…Morgan had other thoughts. It now lives under the kitchen table and has a slight smattering of catnip in it…lol.

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With lovely spring flowers appearing in my garden, I’m feeling more like spring cleaning and spring decorating. Fresh green mantle and decluttered, clean house, here we come!

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A generous new friend, Mona, sent me a small envelope of indigo seeds from Denmark. She included a tiny bow dyed with the precious blue dye. I’ve started the seeds and hopefully, come autumn, we’ll be trying out the deepest, richest, bluest dye ever seen!!!

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Speaking of garden, I’m excited to say that I’m making home-grown garden lettuce salads for lunch already.

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And finally, my friend Sara sent me such a beautiful and generous surprise. I can hardly believe it! In a huge box full of packing peanuts were two precious and beautiful tea cups, (which have already been put to proper service), a spectacular glass paper weight, and a guardian angel! The most beautiful, porcelain guardian angel in the gentlest Victorian dress, with white feather wings, pearls and lace. No one has ever given me a guardian angel. I’m so touched Sara. I’m feeling absolutely weepy writing this. Thank you so very much. The angel will be called Sara, and will look after us from now on. Biggest hugs and kisses, and one day in person!

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Sharing with Nancy and hanging out with the random bunch over there. 😀

Comments: 16

  • March 26, 2015
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    Indigo seed – wow! Wish, I had it in my garden (earlier have often coloured fabrics)..
    Haha, Morgan has a new bed!
    By the way: if I see any things that I want, in my head immediately runs a movie, what all I’ll do with them. Full of anticipation… … and this alone, it is sometimes worth to take the things with me –
    Have a nice weekend

  • March 27, 2015
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    Morgan is a very, VERY smart kitty. 🙂 Fresh lettuce from the garden sounds delightfully delicious!

  • March 27, 2015
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    I LOVE the paperweight, just gorgeous.

  • March 27, 2015
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    Morgan knows a good thing when he sees it! What an amazing box of goodies! Lucky you! Everything is lovely. Fresh lettuce — yum. Indigo seeds — fun is coming! Fun post. Happy Friday!

  • March 27, 2015
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    Morgan says MINE!

  • lom8nance

    March 27, 2015
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    Wow — those gifts are amazing. Especially the angel. How sweet! Nancy

  • March 27, 2015
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    You must live in the far south to have lettuce ready to eat already! What an amazing box of gifts you received- that paperweight is beautiful!

  • March 27, 2015
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    Oh, what a cat that Morgan is getting first dibs 🙂 All those seeds and lettuce beautiful post.

  • March 27, 2015
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    Morgan is so adorable and I can’t blame her for claiming the basket. Our cats would do the same.
    Wow lettuce from your garden already, that is fast and I bet tasty.
    Gorgeous gifts from your friends. The Angel is divine.

  • March 27, 2015
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    Lovely Random 5…indigo seeds, how wonderful! Your cat is saying “Thank you for my new basket.” 🙂

  • Jo

    March 27, 2015
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    Sweet kitty in the basket, and what lovely friends you have. And the flowers are lovely.

  • March 28, 2015
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    Oh Veronica … how lovely to get some a beautiful present. You my dear deserve it! As for that gorgeous cat .. he looks very content. Your lettuces are looking particularly good – time for a salad! BTW .. I just love your blog 😀

  • daryledelstein

    March 30, 2015
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    what lovely friends you have – and that angel is identical to the one my friends put atop their Christmas tree!

  • March 30, 2015
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    such sweet gifts. I love that Morgan commandeered the basket. It is a perfect bed. Little did you know

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