Oh Comely Perfect Strangers Project
I love collecting independent and interesting magazines. Magazines that you keep forever because every time you get a chance to flick through them, you see something new.
When I feel in need of an injection of inspiration, I sit for 10 minutes with a stack of old magazines and instantly ideas start to flow.
What could be lovelier than a real, honest and true good deed?
A parcel, lovingly put together, for a complete stranger.
I was in.
I peeked into my local charity shops, found a few things from home, that I was saving for just such an occasion and bought a few nice bits.
£10 was the limit, but I think it was more about reading a little snippet about your swap partner and packaging up a kind parcel of goodies. Whether it cost £10, less, or a little more.
I loved searching for things in her favourite Autumn colours, digging through my tissue papers to find a burnt orange and a single feather from my craft box to complete the wrapping.
It seems everyone was as lucky as me. To enjoy receiving a parcel as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Just have a peek at #perfectstrangers.
I was truly spoilt with homemade gifts, little packages, thoughtful trinkets to treasure.
When I opened the beautiful box I couldn't believe the coral and mint postcards. I have been searching for those colours everywhere to decorate our family dining room with and I was so touched that Claire had found them. Surely it wasn't just a coincidence?!
From Claire, from a stranger.
How lovely. Thank you so much Claire.
And Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers, especially my brother and sister in law in New Jersey.
I feel thankful for the opportunity to be creative, share what I love with people I love. Knowing that you are reading means the world. I couldn't imagine life without blogging now.
Happy days everyone!
Watch out for the next #perfectstrangers project next year by following Oh Comely.