Sunday, September 4, 2011

Miniatures from my holiday and birthday

Last friday we got home from a wonderful holiday in France.
We went to Paris....

to the Dordogne..... 

  and the Loire Valley....

I didn't find very many miniatures this year,
but I didn't came home empty handed
The painting and shopping cart are E-beertje's souvenir's...
I'm sure he will tell about them himself!
The 2 little owls on the piece of agate were my birthday gifts from my kids!
I bought another Venus of Willendorf (already have one from Germany).
The dragon came from a castle and the Egyptian statue came with the first episode of a series,
bought in the supermarket for only 1 euro!!!!!

Close-up of owls and Venus.

When I got home there was a big pile of mail waiting!!!
 Lots of birthdaycards and presents

My friend Kootje made me the beautiful embroidered pillow with lavender.
And my friend Jolande brought me a souvenir from Riga,
a beautiful book for my sorceress to put all her spells in!!!
Thank you ladies!!!

There was also a package waiting for me...
It came from Nicky...the one that makes those beautiful little dragons!!
Just look how she spoiled me for my birthday!!! 
A little box with fairy wings (love the little toadstool on top!!!)
and a wonderful fly agaric (my favorite toadstool).
And................. 
Pickle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just before I went on holiday she showed this little dragon on facebook and I loved him!!
But I didn't buy him.....
I wanted to save some money for souvenirs
So it was a wonderful surprise to find Pickle as a birthdaygift when I got home
Thank you so much Nicky!!!

11 comments:

sylvia said...

Ik geloof direct dat je een fantastische vakantie hebt gehad en dan nog al die mooie kadootjes als je thuiskomt, maakt de overgang weer een beetje draagbaar.
Dank je wel voor je kaartje trouwens, zo lief van je!!
Liefs Syl

Catherine said...

It looks like you had a great time in France.

You sure got some wonderful gifts! Happy Birthday!!! Catherine XXX

adrie said...

nog Gefeliciteerd met je Verjaardag ,en mooie kado,s gekregen.
groetjes adrie

Maria Ireland said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time on holiday. Great little minis too. Fantastic gift i love your dragon he is so cute. Happy Birthday.
Hugs Maria

Eliana said...

The photos from your trip are beautiful! Thank you for showing them. The minis purchased are fabulous, a real treasure.
Hugs

BiWuBär said...

Welcome back - we're glad to hear you've had a wonderful trip and (very important) a successful hunt for miniature treasures. But most important of all: Happy belated birthday, best wishes to you!

Hugs
Flutterby + Birgit

Maru said...

Pues sí que te cundieron las compras, son estupendas :-)
Un beso.

365muizen said...

met jouw souvenirs heb je in elk geval geen grote koffer nodig!

Sans! said...

HIPPY HIPPY BIRTHDAY! Fabulous gifts and souvenirs :). And a trip to Paris? Who can ask for anything more ?! :)

Mindy Max said...

Amazing goodies! Fantastic pictures of your trip!

miniaturista said...

Has disfrutado de unas buenas vacaciones y te has surtido de unas cuantas minis, así que ahora toca hacer escenas para ponerlas y que luzcan como merecen.
Un abrazo
Maite