today a smoking courier knocked on my door and handed me a large parcel... i was not expecting anything (no recent online purchases on ebay or other)... then i recognised the hand writing of a very dear friend in France!
inside was this beautiful antique tea strainer
...and then there was this handbag...perhaps crocodile skin? it was bought in a 'vide grenier'... "from an amazing old french lady sitting on a deck chair with twinkly eyes visible behind 1950's red lipstick & thick powder! I bet it has some stories to tell!"