Pierre and Jacques, together again! Woo hoo hoo!!! How sweet it is, and thank you SO MUCH Miz Leah for the great sacrifice you made to make this happen. Don't the freres look ever so proud holding up my vintage collection of Teddy Roosevelt's "The Winning of the West" series (I'm on the hunt for Volume I to make it complete). Pierre looks a bit more haggard than Miz Leah's Jacques, so I'm assuming he took it on the chin over the years, as opposed to Jacques living a life of leisure and privilege.
Miz Leah also included this fabulous planter and a lovely pin attached to a green hankie. And this note:
"Dear Chris: Thank you kindly for reuniting these twins! If Jacques ever asks about me, please just tell him that I wanted a better life for him & that it was for the best that I send him away to live with you. He will be happier with his brother & your family. I wish you all a very happy life together with many happy memories & good times! Au Revoir Jacques (~heart~) Leah. P.S. I will leave this pin for Jacques to have as a memento of our time together. (sniff sniff)"
Don't worry, Miz Leah--Jacques will be given lots of amour.
Remember all that broken Fenton glass I showed in a previous post? And how it looked like the post office had lost the box of replacement glass? Well, it finally arrived, two weeks after it left Ohio on its way to Mississippi. I'm assuming it made a side trip to Timbuktoo. That bowl is just toooooo beautiful! I love Silver Crest anyway, but the handpainted flowers totally take it over the top.
Basket and darling LIDDED shoe. Love that Fenton Hobnail, too.
Hope y'all have a great Thursday. I'm about to meet for the last time with the U.S. Census lady--she's been coming by every three months for the last year and I've been supplying her with complete details of our life and finances. Hey, I'm doing my bit for my country! And she's a fun gal to boot!