Saturday, October 9, 2010

52 Loves 21


Everyone knows my favorite number...

52
 (52 weekends in a year...
...52 chances to get to the flea market!)

...and I thank all of you who have emailed me of Ebay or Etsy listings with my special number...
...some of these 52 finds I have claimed as my own! 

Additionally I am especially grateful to a few of you who have sent me surprise packages with a 52 inside!
How sweet and thoughtful is that?

One of those special friends is my dear friend Manon....
...many of you know her from her beautiful blog Manon 21.

We found each other online in the early days of my blogging journey and we have corresponded ever since...

In fact, I would consider Manon
to be one of my very best blogging friends!
We share a love of antiques, vintage textiles and hunting treasures at the brocantes in France or flea markets here in the USA.



 Last week, I received a package in the mail from dear Manon...
Wrapped up in this antique French newspaper and tied with a beautiful black and pink ribbon were all sorts of tiny treasures handmade by Manon...
...just for me!


There were tiny custom tags for me to use on gifts and packages...


Pretty little hand made linen bags with my number 52 stamped on the front....
 Cut out black and white circles with number 52
to tie on vintage treasures or packages with string or ribbon...




All sorts of handmade tags and stamped treasures!





And this vintage circle tag with, of course, that spectacular number 52

...and this is not the first package of French styled 52's I have received from Manon! She has sent vintage game pieces, enamel numbers and other wonderful handmade treasures
...created just for me.

I am always on the lookout for her special number too...

21
 
Thank you Manon!

Some day Manon and I will have the opportunity to 
meet face to face...
It will be as if we have always known each other.
I look forward to that day!
We will probably go antiquing together!
:)

To see Manon's beautiful blog showcasing her exquisite taste, her collections, her wonderful handmade items and bits and pieces of her lovely home and life and travels in France...
click HERE!

We are enjoying our last weekend at the lake...
I hope that you are having a good weekend too!
:)

34 comments:

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Laura, what a lovely post to share with us ~ thank you. when I started my blog I wanted to include the number 21 since it is my birth date, as well as our home address..but I simply could not come up with something to include the 21...I adore both you and Manon's blog. have a lovely weekend
xo
Colette

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet, sweet lady Manon is, and how lucky it is that you are friends. I love all your goodies. Hand made is the best. I'm off to visit Manon!

XO,
Jane

Design Elements said...

LOVELY!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a sweet thing to do for you Miss 52! I too, have something in common with your best blog friend, Manon... got a few 21s here from family & friends. It is a grande number indeed.

Hope you're doing well, Laura. xo~Tracie

Ashley said...

What a wondeful post! To take out the time to send special gifts is just heart-warming, have a great weekend! xoxoxo www.1942charm.blogspot.com

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Laura,
What a lovely friend to have. I have formed some wonderful friendships with a couple of my fellow bloggers as well. I love how warm and encouraging everyone is, especially when you need it. Your treasures are so special, I love them all.
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

KarenSue said...

This is what blogging has come to! Making wonderful friends that you would have never known.
Enjoy!
KarenSue

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a wonderful group of 52flea items! Joan@anythinggoeshere

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

How wonderful to have a friend like that.
I hope you meet up someday.

Suz said...

Manon is a treasure! I do hope the two of you meet some day!
Hugs,
Suz

very merry vintage style said...

Such a beautiful post, and a beautiful friendship!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Hi Laura,
I love knowing what the 52 stands for
I was kicking myself I did not ask you that question in my interview with you.
Now I like you even more..
Blessings
Pam

Marie-Andrée said...

I love your blog and I want to thank you for the link to "Manon 21" blog. really nice
have a nice day

Andy's Attic said...

Love all your 52 treasures from Manon. Such a dear friend she is to think of you with all those 52s! I will go check out her bog now.
Annette

Jen Kershner said...

Love it all. What a thoughtful friend.

Gert said...

Oh my what a lovely blog and what a great friend you have!

Blessings....
xoxo Gert

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Laura
What absolutely gorgeous gifts Manon has sent you... So thoughtful.. and so clever!!! she is certainly talented.. those gift tags are adorable...

Well I am one of Manon's followers.. but must remember to pop over to her blog more often.. always something delightful there.. as there is here..

Have a lovely weekend.. xxx Julie

Evi said...

you lucky girl to have such a wonderful blogging friend! I love all the goodies. They are truly you.
Can't wait to see what you will do with them.
Hugs, Evi

tales from an oc cottage said...

What fabulous treats! How sweet a friend she is!

m ^..^

All That Jazz said...

What a darling gift! I love all the treasures she made for you, how special. She is very creative! I will check out her blog!
~michelle~

Karena said...

Laura so wonderful to recieve such a special surprise package!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Bleudelavande said...

Oh Laura I know how lovely and special is Manon 21 and her wonderful handmade treasures!!!! I wish you to meet her very soon! It will be a special day between two special bloggers.
Have a nice sunday.

manon 21 said...

21 LOVES 52!

Je ne pouvais pas penser en te faisant ces petites choses que cela te fasse autant plaisir.
Merci Laura pour ce beau Post d'amitiés,tes commentaires me font un immense plaisir.
Je suis à Paris je pars chiner avec une pensée pour toi mon amie.
Bon dimanche dans ta jolie maison du lac.
Amitiés

Manon

Bohemian said...

What a touching Post... Manon obviously has a generous and caring Spirit... those are qualities enduring Friendships are made of! How Blessed you are to have such a sweet Friend who thinks so much of you and shows it in such thoughtful ways from the Heart!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Andi's English Attic said...

What a wonderful and very special lady to have sent those beautiful things. You can't get a more personalized or thoughtful package than that. xx

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Laura, what beautiful things! I love the number 5 so much!!!!
Thank your for your inspirations!
Have a happy week,
Yvonne

Ingrid said...

I love everything about this post, especially the birdcage tags.
Thanks so much for introducing me to Manon 21, such an inspiring blog.
I gave you both a mention today.
I x

Ange said...

I too would love to meet Manon one day! She is such a talented lady. What she has sent is just exquisite and YOU deserve it :)
xx

Kristina said...

Those tags are awesome!! I'd love to have some to tag the clothes I design...so cool!

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Hi Laura,
wonderful awesome gifts from Manon you recive... how wonderful to have a friend like that and I wish you to meet her very soon.
Warm hugs, Bine

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

what a lovely package. what a lovely friend. Lucky you...

Georgia Gibbons said...

she is a very good friend among many. you are blessed.

Diane said...

That was truly special!
Hugs,
Diane

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

How absolutely wonderful, Laura. I especially love those fabulous birdcage tags Manon made for you!