17 December 2009

my delightful surprise!





The postman was just here. He knows me by name. You see, last winter his truck went into the ditch on our street and so we invited him in while he waited for the tow truck to arrive.





Today he brought with him a parcel. From France. No need to tell you how EXCITED I was to open it. The fact of the matter is, I might have had an idea what may be inside. What I didn't know is how incredibly marvelous it would actually be!




This beautiful plank was painted by my incredibly talented friend who lives in Toulouse. She certainly has a way with inks and paints. My plank perfectly fits my current mantra:

Avec peu on peut vivre le present a l'infini

Which, en anglais, means:

With little one can live in the infinite present



I absolutely adore it and can't wait to figure out exactly where I want to hang it so that everyone who visits can enjoy it~

You too can have a little piece of France, by visiting this fabulous little Etsy shop~

Merci Ange - truly one of my most cherished gifts from a friend.

xx

20 comments:

Torie Jayne said...

What a beautiful plaque! Have a sweet day!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

There are few things as happy as happy mail! Your new artwork is divine.

Ange said...

Mimi I'm sooooo thrilled it arrived, but MOSTLY that you liked it. May it bring you inspiration ever more. It's the power of the positive word.
Affectueusement, Ange

Windy Ridge said...

Oh my, so lovely! I have the PERFECT project for here, woohoo!

Jackie said...

REALLY beautiful and unique - LOVE it!! I stayed near Toulouse as a teenager with a family for a couple of summers - so pretty there!

Kathy said...

I asked Santa for Rosetta Stone in French this year. I will have my work cut out for me, but that is my New Years resolution. Maybe you will then take me with you????

Laura said...

Love love love it! Everything about it is perfect! :)

Federica said...

How exciting!
Happy weekend!

Nora Johnson said...

Dear Blogpal!
Just briefly stopping by with my very best wishes for Xmas and the New Year! Have missed your great posts while I was away but hope to see you very soon back at my place where I’ve just posted my latest Christmas "Lola Lifeline"! All the best & see you again soon!

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Mónica said...

I love this mantra.I'm going to share it, like a wave of love!
I also visited Ange's blog. Great work.

Mikal said...

Gorgeous!

Happy day,

Mikal

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

how lovely a package to recieve!
love the layering of colors and calligraphy- a big decision is always the perfect place to hang it!

Karen

Jacqueline said...

I love your painted plank, Kim and think I might have to have one for myself !! Will go and check out the Etsy shop in a mo.
Thanks so much for your comment, although, being winter, my garden isn't looking it's best, although, the touch of snow has given it a magical feel. We had even more snow last night and, after coming home from dinner in London last night, (it was our daughter-in-law's 30th birthday) we came out of the restaurant and were greeted with a snowstorm !! XXXX

Simone said...

Absolutely beautiful, lucky you :) xo

Kato said...

So very gorgeous.

And I LOVE LOVE the the inscription. Just beautiful.

Kato said...

So very gorgeous.

And I LOVE LOVE the the inscription. Just beautiful.

Ladoratrice said...

Meraviglioso!!!

Martha said...

LOVE IT!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Love Etsy! Shop on there all the time. I love that! The quote is so apt!
Brenda

seabold vintage market said...

LOVE this blue plank . . . blue is definitely my favorite colors . . .your friend is very talented!!