Friday, March 20, 2009

A day at the opera

No, not for real but perhaps in my mind. Jos is not a fan of opera so I will simply enjoy the aria on my playlist for this entry. Not only can I enjoy the music but also a very dear gift given to me by a fellow blogger Elizabethd. She had emailed and told me that she wanted to give me her mother's opera glasses for my collection. I got the package on the day I arrived home from the hospital and they were a joy to open. She had told me there were not any special ones but I disagree. They are so lovely!


These are lorgnette opera glasses with a sweet little case to hold them. I did not have anything like them in my collection. Elizabethd said her mother loved going to the theater and opera. She said this pair was well used in her mother's lifetime. I just love them and will cherish them in my collection. I find things I receive in this vein mean so much to me. I received lacemaking bobbins from my friend Carolien and I love them more than any of my own bobbins, my aunt gave me some very old glasses when she cleared out her home which I treasure, another blogging friend Mary has given me an pair of vintage reading glasses and book both of which I adore, and a sweet gift I will show you next time from a blogging friend Janneke. I love old vintage items and just find these gifts so dear to my heart.

Elizabeth spoiled me but sending along more little treats including a patchwork fabric bag. It will be a great thing to use to carry small projects along with me when I am traveling or off for a day out.

And if you only could smell the scent of the French lavender from this handmade and stitched bag. The lavender is from her own garden even. It makes me long for a vacation in France. Who knows, maybe this year...

Thank you so much Elizabethd for your kindness to me! I love knowing the story of your mother behind these glasses. That makes them the most special pair I own along with my very first pair I ever bought.

12 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh they are really nice. How could she think they were not special. I know how you will treasure them. It is much nicer knowing who owned them.
The bags she made are really so pretty. That all made your day I am sure.
Love Mom

Tracy said...

What a lovely parcel of treat! Those opera glasses are a treasure! I love opera, myself...So I can imagine how lovely it must have been once-upon-a-time when such articles were essential to a night at the opera! Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely...

Wondering when and how you came to decide to collect old opera glasses? Or is is, old glasses of any kind?

Aunt Amelia

Wild Rose said...

What generous gifts. Enjoy your day at the opera Heidi.

Marie x

Tone said...

I just love opera!!!
We have a brand new operahouse in Oslo - fantastic outside - and, I know a lot of people think I am nuts - but inside it looks terribly!!!
I almost cried when I got inside, it was so 70-ties, - orange and dark brown. An opera - is a place that amazes you before the opera starts, ..........old fashioned..blablabla....
How are you?? My cousin is going to have the operation.

Have a nice weekend!!
Spring sun has arrived!!
Tone

Elizabethd said...

I'm so thrilled that they will be part of your collection Heidi. They were last used when my husband and I went to Vienna three years ago to the opera. Sadly they have lived in a drawer ever since, so it is lovely that they will be with 'friends' now!

Manifestation said...

Thanks Heidi,so great collections.Wish you all the best.

lol:)
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Rhondi said...

What a lovely surprise from Elizabeth. I know you'll cherish all of it.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sweetie said...

Heidi - the opera glasses are beautiful. I really want to tell you how much is meant for me to meet your mother and George. I was so surprised when she and George arrived at the benefit dinner. It truly warmed by heart. My daughters couldn't believe that anyone would drive for five hours. I am in awe of the wonderful woman that is your Mother. Also, I'm glad that your treatment went so well.
Hugs,
Sweetoe

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

The scent of lavender is unbeatable, don't you think? How nice to receive this gift of Elizabeth ...
When I read the bobbin part I only could think: my mother must be happy that her bobbins are in the right place now ...

Hugs & take care, Carolien

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh I love those opera glasses!

Hugs,
Dena

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