A very dear friend of mine recently blessed me with this beautiful book by Edith Holden...
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady...smiles...thank you Miss M, you are indeed a treasure!
My sweet friend knows how much I love anything vintage, beautiful, and country~inspired,
and I was touched beyond words that she thought so particularly of me...❤
"A friend is a gift you give yourself..."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
There is so much lovely detail on every page...the love Miss Holden had for the countryside is evident in her beautiful and detailed paintings...
"Edith Holden's words, all carefully written by hand, include her favourite poems, personal thoughts and observations on the wildlife she saw surrounding her home in Warwickshire, and on her travels through Engalnd and Scotland. The equisitely beautiful paintings on every page of birds, butterflies, bees and flowers, reflect her deep love of nature; they have been executed with a naturalist's eye for detail, and the sensitivity of an artist..."
~ Introduction to The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady
The daily journal entries are written with such care and simplicity, and a warm colour palette is used for her incredible paintings...
"The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein."
~ Psalm 24:1
The other day, upon visiting the post office, I was excited to find a very sweet letter waiting from me from my new and very dear penfriend in Virginia...smiles...
Did I ever mention how much I love receiving letters in the mail? Letters bring such pleasure!
"There are a few things that people really value in their daily life, and one of them is certainly receiving letters. In spite of the vast electronic communication services available to us, most people still love to get letters in the mail."
~ Lady Lydia
Oh, and just look at this beautiful and delicate vintage hankerchief dear Ashleigh sent me...she said she found it on a recent visit to her local antique store and thought it needed to move into my cottage...wasn't that so thoughtful and kind of her...? ❤
"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it..."
Today is gloriously clear and crisp - the perfect day for tending the garden...my mom and I are very busy planning our spring garden and discussing all the lovely flowers, vegetables and herbs we are hoping to plant this year...Spring is just around the corner, my friends, and how very glad I am!
Thus, I bid you farewell for now, sweet friends...❤
I hope you have a beautiful week ahead filled with many lovely blessings and smiles!
~ Blessings ~