Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Little Japanese Blossoms ..

Hello my dear friends,

again the mail lady made a stop at my front door with a little parcel.

Inside the little box was a treasure from my winning bid on eBay not even a week ago. I don't bid on eBay very often anymore but when I was browsing the pages of vintage millinery flowers I came across the pretty little flowers that I just couldn't say 'no' to. So I bid and won and now my little pretties are here.

The neatest thing about them is that they are originally from Japan  ... the occupied Japan. They were made over 60 years ago and they look like they were made yesterday, that is how well kept they are.

 I was just about to open the box it looked like it had been tampered with because a corner had been pulled up slightly an d your could see the tip of a flower. But that wasn't so, the corner must had got caught on something and slightly torn.
Once the box was open this it what I saw ...

... the lovely person that sold the little millinery treasure to me had taped some little flowers to the inside of the box lid as a sweet gesture and I thought that it was so kind.

Then underneath some pretty tissue paper that was embellished with yellow roses, there they were ... my little Japanese blossoms.

Just take  a look ...


... aren't they the sweetest little blossoms?
I just wish I already knew what I am going to create with them. Any ideas?

Thank you for visiting me again here at Todolwen ~ it is always so nice when you do!

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Oh, those little flowers are so precious! I don't think I'd ever be able to use them. I'd want to keep them just as they are...probably in a little vase in my china cabinet! What a treasure! xo

  2. How beautiful.....I would use them as is...on display.

  3. It is very special when something beautifully crafted survives time and distance.

  4. Beautiful little blossoms. They are lovely as is.

  5. Beautiful - can't wait to see what you will do with them.

  6. Oh so lovely! If they were mine I would be definitely using them in a crazy quilt piece. I can 'see' them in your little egg creations too!

  7. These are so sweet. I can see them kept the way they are in a wee vase, or in one of our egg creations.

  8. So lovely flowers from far, far away.
    But you have the best idea to create something out of them, so sleep some days over it and then it will turn out perfectly :-).

    Have a nice day

  9. those are the sweetest little flowers.. i can imagine them inside a tiny tea cup.. with a little spring scene... maybe rabbit and ribbons.. but again... maybe on a cover of a journal with laces
    sigh... love all that kind of stuff.. and thank you for sharing..
    happy spring... i think here in pa it has finally sprung..
    big ladybug hugs