merci, soline

My French friend, Soline, had some fun putting together a box of goodies for me and my family.  I remember her asking me for my address a little while back, but was totally unprepared for such thoughtfulness.

What fun, to receive mail all the way from beautiful FRANCE!  A place I only dream of visiting!

It was so interesting to look at all the french words.  I took French in school, and my son Jacob takes it now, and it amazes me that I actually have an internet friend who lives in France (she reads my blog).  She wrote me the sweetest letter, in English.  It was perfectly and delightfully worded.

Sarah Joy immediately claimed these little French dolls.

A children’s book; so sweet.






Perfume and little toys


Finger puppets


tea set


Animal decals; with a sticky back, I plan on mounting them in rows on pretty scrap paper, and framing, for Seth and Sarah.



I put the the tiny things she sent us in this old drawer that I have hanging on the wall.  The chickens she sent are my favorite.  There was an army man for Jacob, a car for Ethan, and a little blue satin rose.  Grace took a very small box to her room, gold, with a picture of sewing things on the lid.


Little bottles of French perfume.  I love that the green bottle is called “Nature”.



What a treat, I smiled and laughed over every little thing, like a child at Christmas.  And, I am smiling now.

Thank you, sweet sister in France!  God bless you.  You truly gave pleasure to my whole family.


“….whatever is true, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”  Philippians 4:8






0 thoughts on “merci, soline

  1. How lovely to get a special box like that. I have a friend in California who sometimes sends me little treasures, and it just makes my day — my WEEK! It is almost like soul food, if you understand. Little treasures that say someone was thinking of you. So precious! What a lovely variety, in your box! I try to send little treasures to my two oldest grandchildren from time to time. I want them to know I am thinking of them. I saw your recipe for the broccoli salad. We make something like that here in Denmark that I really like. Ours has raisins and toasted sunflower seeds, red onion, and bacon. We use sweetened sour cream for the dressing. I love it!

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