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Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Lovely Gift From A Sweet Neighbour ..

Hello my dear friends,

as I have told you before I am very fortunate because I have some of the sweetest neighbours you could have and one of them is my neighbour Lise from across the street.

 Last week whilst I was doing one of my chores (weeding) which I really dislike doing and she popped over to chat a little and to gift me with something very neat and lovely! No reason for it ~ just like that!

And this is what she gifted me with ...

... it was one of her old toys ~ her little doll carriage.

I love all the wear and tear on it from being played with many years ago.
And take a look at this ...
... this is Lise actually playing with it! That is so lovely!
( I am so happy my neighbour found this old photo.)

Her nanny's husband had made it for her when she was a little girl, just two or three years old either for Christmas or for her birthday. She didn't 'need' it anymore and since she knows how much I love old treasures, she thought maybe I would love to have her little old toy so now she has given it to me to keep. What a sweet thing to do! I love it!

I am thinking of maybe keeping it just as it is, apart from a careful cleaning and repairing in some places. Of course it will need a new little blanket, mattress and pillow and  I will be looking into my linen drawer for some very nice pieces to create them with. Once done of course I will share the result with all of you lovely bloggers. When that will be I am not sure yet. Right now ... on this beautiful sunny morning, I am returning to our backyard again to finally complete my garden project (the riverbed redo) of last year which I will also share with you soon I hope.

But do stop by from time to time again and see what else I have been up too. It is always so nice when you do.

 I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day. 


  1. What a lovely gift! And the photo is so cute.
    May I borrow your neighbours :-D?

    Hugs Ines♥

  2. What a wonderfully sweet gift!

  3. What a sweet gift you've been given, and the picture of your neighbor is just precious. I'm sure you'll have a grand time prettying it up.

  4. What a wonderful treasure she has given you! I think she knew you would care for it and make it beautiful.

  5. Lucky you , it is a beautiful gift , a real treasure which I don't know how she could give up .

  6. You now have two gems, 1 - the beautiful pram & 2 - your beautiful neighbour