Before I close this post, I also wanted to share a little anecdote and a photo pertaining to something that happened to me recently. On Friday, I went to the post office for my daily mail run. Among the in-coming items was a rather mysterious package. I recognized the name of the sender from her blog and from my Etsy shop, but could not figure out what was inside or why this lovely person was sending me something. For a moment, I thought I had perhaps won a blog giveaway that I had forgotten entering. However, after rushing home and opening the wondrous box, I discovered that a certain generous fellow blogger had sent me the most glorious birthday parcel I have ever received (I have not given this person's name here, just in case she's prefers her name not to be publicized. If you are reading this Ms. "Heart of Gold," and don't mind revealing your identity, please let me know). I was (and still am) just completely touched by such a thoughtful, generous, and wonderful gesture. What's more, every single beautiful and special item in that package is just PERFECTION to me. Literally, someone who has known me for years could not have chosen a set of items that more perfectly speak to my vintage tastes and interests. To feel that someone I've never met in person took such time, effort, and care to select and send such an amazing set of things, just for me, really makes me incredibly emotional and grateful. I'm getting misty eyed again as I type this, so will end in a moment. Again, thank you to the mysterious Ms. X and to all you WONDERFUL bloggers, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Your kindness re-invigorates my optimism that the world, despite some of its flaws, inequities, and "bad apples," is generally a beautiful place.
P.S: If anyone knows where I can find more info and/or vintage advertisements relating to the 1930s Lady Lillian brand of cosmetics, I'd love to hear from you!