Even though the temp was 12 today at noon and there was snow on the ground, off I went to the Post Office to mail today's orders, but especially to see what was inside the box. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Both Josh and I were disappointed. John was even more disappointed because he waited in the car and there was a big line at the counter. As I said, the temp was 12...with a windchill of minus something.
When I got home, though, there was a package on the porch. I wasn't expecting anything. Hmmm. It was not any ordinary package. It was from my buddy, Tamara who owns Zinnia, a very cool and eclectic alternative art store in So Pasadena, CA.
I was talking to Tamara a week or so ago on the phone and was telling her how I missed her store and how inspired I always felt every time I went there. And that was often. Tamara definitely has a knack for display and especially for finding cool stuff. I was saying, no whining to her about needing inspiration. Now fast forward to today, and I received this:
The box was gift wrapped and then had an outside layer of clear wrap with sparkly stuff trapped between the layers. Inside was the wrapped cigar box filled with bits of inspiration and a number of Valentine things for me.
Did you see the date at the top of the magazine page? 1946! It was their Valentine issue with many ads and suggestions for sweetheart gifts. Each add stated the price of the object and then "add 20% fed tax"!!! We think taxes are high now. Many ads were for cigarettes, cigarette boxes and lighters. I can't remember when I saw a magazine ad for cigarettes. But I have gotten sidetracked. Inside, under the top layer was all this goodness:
Everything was all pink and red and sweet and silly. How fun to get such a surprise package. Now I am going to have to think of something clever to make with all the ingredients she sent to me. Thank you, Tamara. I loved getting this package!
I loved all the comments on words yesterday. Either I am not a nerd or we are a gaggle of them!