Happy Mail

When I’m feeling blue there is nothing like going to the mailbox to discover…
The Black Apple print I ordered as a little happy gift for myself. I love everything about this print, especially the polka dot peter pan collar. I can’t wait to have a special place to display Miss Pansy. 
A letter from my friend Sarah who is working in Boston for the summer. She is coming to Dallas for our friends wedding in a few weeks, which happens to be the same weekend as my birthday! Yay! I can’t wait to see her. I always feel blessed to have such a great friend when I read her sweet words. 

These postcards weren’t in the mail today but they will be soon when I send them out to friends and family for them to discover in their own mailboxes. All of the Paris vs. New York pictures are so cute though…I might have to keep a few for myself.

It has been a busy and productive day filled with lots of writing, snapping pictures, and knitting. I think I will take a break soon because I have a big, pounding headache due to a mixture of stress and sinuses. I think the best cure is an evening of knitting and watching Michael Phelps swim for gold. Yup. That should work. 😉

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Have you received anything special in the mail lately?

  1. I adore the print! Mail is a happy thing.


  2. Elise says:

    So darling! Mail is the best!

  3. Kristin says:

    I adore Emily Martin’s art! The Black Apple is probably my most favorite Etsy shop ever. :) I have a few of her prints. I think my favorite of her Flower Girls series is Geum. So lovely!

    I haven’t gotten any good mail lately, though next week I should get a vintage-style apron pattern I ordered. :)


  4. Sarah Dee says:

    That print is amazing! I have wanted a Black Apple print for so long :)

    xoxo Sarah

  5. Jenny Taylor says:

    That print is so sweet! And how nice of your friend! She’s a keeper for sure. Getting mail always makes my day. :) I also really love sending letters and notes. It’s a simple gesture to brighten someone’s day. Sometimes I’ll even send my husband postcards, even though we live together. It’s just more special than hand-delivering. 😉

  6. Erica says:

    Oh, the joys of ‘snail’ mail. The print is darling. I love her rosy cheeks. What a wonderful gift to yourself!

    I really want to get in the habit of sending real mail to friends and family more often. It just seems more thoughtful than e-mails and adds a personal touch.

    • meredith says:

      I love the fact that letters are handwritten. It’s like you can see a little bit of the writer’s personality through their handwriting. :)

  7. look see says:

    Love her work – beautiful print! :)

  8. Sheryl says:

    I love to get handwritten letters in the mail, especially when the writer has added their own personal touch through the stationery they have chosen.

  9. Jen says:

    I love getting mail! There really is nothing better than a kind note from a great friend on beautiful stationary! Makes me want to have a pen pal :)

  10. Alessandra says:

    Take care and some rest, you deserve it!!!
    Love the pansies lady, too!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  11. Anke says:

    Nothing better than a little surprise in the mailbox!
    I just discovered your blog and I love it – keep up the great work! x

  12. Jo says:

    Oh I’m totally with you on this Meredith! That print is beautiful!! I’ve been swooning over that etsy shop for a while now.

    Hee hee, I certainly have received some lovely purchases recently! Not only did I receive these gorgeous handmade earrings and ring: http://harryandleelee.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/look-what-arrived-today.html

    …but also one or your beautiful creations! Thanks me dear, I LOVE it!!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Hope Phelps cured your headache! Ennis certainly got me jumping up and down!

    Jo :-) x

  13. Hogan Shogun says:

    love the postcards

  14. That’s a beautiful print. I love that little face, so darling! I always wrote lots and lots of letters to penpals when I was younger. Somehow I stopped doing that, I don’t know why. You made me realize I miss writing (and receiving) letters. There is nothing like receiving letters in the mailbox. Like getting a present every time again!

  15. I spent a lot of this summer treating myself to many packages. I love getting stuff in the mail. I have wanted this particular print by Emily for awhile and this post sealed the deal. I just went and bought it! I look forward to finding my treat soon too. 😉 I write snail mail once a month to my friends and loved ones, only rarely do I get one back. Nothing but junk mail does get discouraging. I love writing the letters though and it is a great excuse to my excessive stationary buying. (sigh)

    Thanks for sharing!

  16. elisesophie says:

    I hope your head gets better! I have been knitting for the whole weekend, so I’m having a little break today. I received a lovely vintage dress pattern that I’ll hopefully get to sew in the next few days. Enjoy the swimming!

  17. What lovely mail! I especially like the stationery from your friend. Very pretty.

    I recently wrote a post about mail too: http://claireabellemakes.com/2012/07/22/i-love-post/


  18. Rachael says:

    I love getting hand written letters from my British penpals – makes me feel less apart from my English homeland!

  19. Anita says:

    I love the print and the Black Apple etsy shop! Just ordered a couple prints from there myself! As for mail…I’ve received a couple books I recently ordered, but not much else. I have been writing letters to family and friends and have enjoyed that immensely. Hope you have a beautiful rest of the weekend and a fabulous week!

  20. Xixia says:

    Oh gosh, are those post cars from Paris vs. New York?? I just ordered that book online, and I cannot wait for it to arrive!
    Your print is so beautiful – charming and quaint, with a slightly vintage feeling. Truly lovely.
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

  21. Jennifer M. says:

    What a gorgeous print! I just love some of the art I find on Etsy – people are so talented out there!

  22. nini says:

    I adore the postcards!
    Merrily merrily,


  23. Sanaa. says:

    I LOVE that Black Apple Print! It is beautiful! Everything in that shop is pretty much beautiful though. I am currently eyeing one of her prints and I think it might look beautiful on my wall. You have inspired me! 😀

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