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Tuesday, October 29

WOYWW 230 - All the pretty things...

I missed last week - full of cold and missing our girl - she spent half-term in Italy on a school art trip! And on my desk, you can see my beautiful gifts...


There is a beautiful watercolour from a street artist in Florence...


... and he drew a quick sketch on the wrapper, so I'm keeping it too!

Then a beautiful Venetian brooch...


... and a stunning leather journal embossed with the Bridge of Sighs.


She had a really wonderful, if exhausting, time, and I shall treasure all these pretty things :)

Hoping to visit lots of desks over at Ms Julia's Stamping Ground this week to catch up!

With love xxx

PS We were very lucky to miss the worst of the storms battering the UK on Monday - our thoughts and prayers go to those who suffered damage, injury and sadly, some fatalities...










18 comments:

Nikki C said...

Such a pretty lily you have there and that book looks so pretty with the embossed leather hugs Nikki 1

Regina Hamilton said...

That water coloring is just stunning. #5

Jackie said...

Lovely gifts but now so precious as your daughter bought them for you!
Jackie 27

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic gifts, Claire! Thank you sharing! Glad to hear you missed the worst of the storm. Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell #9

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous gifts from a gorgeous city - lucky you! MMx #41

jill said...

Such beautiful gifts from your daughter which will be treasured i'm sure. happy woyww Jill #37

Julie Ann Lee said...

Those gifts are just perfect - stunning and pretty and personal! I'm so glad your daughter enjoyed her trip. Venice is the most beautiful of places and she will treasure her memories, I'm sure. We too escaped the devastating storms, although Monday was mum's moving day! How tragic it was for the people, especially the mother in Kent, who lost loved ones. Have a wonderful WOYWW. Missed you last week. Julie Ann xx #20

AntiquityTravelers said...

Claire these are such lovely gifts! but I'm sure the one you enjoy the most is having her home again :)

Karen Busby said...

What beautiful things to give you. I think, weirdly maybe, that I would treasure the sketch the most :)
Thanks for sharing.
Karen no.51 x

Krisha said...

Beautiful gifts, love the water color.
Krisha #18

Alpha Shanahan said...

so nice to receive gifts. they are lovely works of art. alpha 91

trisha too said...

Lots of pretty things, definitely treasures.

A Happy WOYWW to you, Claire,
:)trisha
#75 this week with
a mess, bunting, and
tiny book

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely presents there, the lily painting is beautiful as is the leather book...glad she had a good time!
Hugs, LLJ 35 xx

fairy thoughts said...

hi Claire
your daughter obviously missed you too, the watercolour is gorgeous arum lillies are my favouite flower.
I hope it doesn't spoil anything but can I just tell you that the bridge is the Rialto not the bridge of sighs. Either way it is a beautiful journal
janet #38

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW Claire! You have a very generous and thoughtful daughter, your gifts are so beautiful!

I am full of cold too, virus whatever, had it a week and it won't go away!

Cazzy x #99

Becky Pancake said...

Your daughter brought home wonderful gifts.I'm sure you will cherish them forever.

Rita said...

OMGosh!! What stunning gifts from your daughter! I am especially drooling over the leather journal! The watercolor is lovely and I would never throw that away, either. Wow! :)

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful treasures from Italy, good luck with your new blog Claire. Hope you'll still play along with woyww every so often.

Hugs
Brenda 63