Last weekend I was getting a little worn out at catching up on chores and by Sunday
afternoon I decided to take a little break for a cup of tea...
And browse through this wonderful old book about roses...
It was published in 1914 and given to me a few years ago by my childhood (and
adulthood) friend, Stephanie Lloyd.
I love spending leisurely time with this book. It even has a signature by a previous owner
or gift giver that is dated 1915. The book boasts color plates and the pictures are
And, as I was having my tea and enjoying the book my eye started wandering to some
of the antique perfume bottles I have. My mother had a very large collection of antique
perfume bottles and when I moved out to California she would often send me one for
my birthday. There would always be a sweet note saying something like "I was looking
at this and thought you should have it". I thought maybe you might enjoy seeing a few too.
They are all hand blown and hand painted and very old.
The long thin bottle below was carried by Greta Garbo in the movie Ninotchka in 1939.
Unfortunately, the stopper was misplaced.
It really turned out to be a very relaxing afternoon. Tulips, roses, dried hydrangeas and
a lovely book. Not to mention a relaxing cup of tea.
How quickly time passes. All of a sudden evening seemed to be setting in.
I also want to mention that if you hurry there may still be room in Jermaine's French-Kissed
Paris Shopping Spree trip. For more details visit here or click on the notice on my sidebar.
And remember to send me a postcard!
I hope you are enjoying your week!
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