A Walk In My Garden pt. 1

Here’s the first part of my ‘A Walk In My Garden‘ posts. I got a lot of postcards, letters, cards, and such this January. Thanks to Swap-Bot, Postcrossing and to the lovely people from Couchsurfing. I was thinking of how I will blog about it since I really got so many. And, I’ve decided that I will do it per category– postcards, letters, swaps, etc. So, first off, batch one of postcards.

Let’s start with this yummy postcard from Brooklyn, USA sent by Caroline.

(1313 Postcard Swap by Swap-Bot)

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l’obsession. Paris vs New York postcard. LOL!

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Isle of Wight, England postcard from Amy.

(Newbie Postcard Swap #2 by Swap-Bot)

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Vintage New Mexico linen paper postcard from Dinna. I’m so in love with this postcard!

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Provence, France from Gabriella. Pretty, pretty colors!

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Anatolia, Turkey from Filiz. I was really happy when I got this. I’ve been dreaming of Anatolia since I was 14 years old!

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Filiz sent the postcard inside an envelope.Turkey

California, USA from Judee.

(1313 Postcard Swap by Swap-Bot)

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So, that’s the first batch of postcards that I got this month. I’ll probably divide the postcard posts into four. Since, I don’t want picture heavy posts. We have really poor internet connection here in our country. And I still want my countrymen- Filipinos to be able to see my blog posts without a problem or without the hassle. Ha-ha! Till the next post!

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Christmas = Bankrutpcy?

I hope everyone enjoyed celebrating Christmas this year, be it with their friends or with their family. As for me, I spent a lot of time shopping this holiday season, as I know a lot of people did also. Since, the last time I went shopping for Christmas was years ago, I ended up buying a lot of stuff this time. The hoarder in me —that I got from my mother and my aunts, got the best of me. And these are some of the things that I bought for Christmas!

First off, the things that I bought for myself,

The Moon and The Star

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According to the Internet, this deck here, Rider Waite’s Tarot Deck, is one of the most popular tarot deck. It’s also the best deck for beginners who wants to learn a little bit of fortune telling.

I did try reading my own fortune, unfortunately, it’s not looking good for my love life. Tsk tsk tsk. Kidding aside, this is a fun way to entertain your guests on a party or a cool trick to add to your skills to show off to some friends.

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I also spent a LOT of time in bookstores this season. Especially in Fully Booked. I bought 10 books in total. I got 3 copies of The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. One for myself and two that I gave away as Christmas presents. I also got:

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto,

Twilight The Graphic Novel Collector’s Edition by Stephenie Meyer,

Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas,

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank,

Wildflower: A Novel by Nick Bantock

and

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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I also did some online shopping. I hoarded bought washi tapes, deco stickers, and postcards (YEY!) from Hey Kessy and Bee Happy Crafts.

I got crazy over the stuff that Bee Happy Crafts have on their site. So much vintage and postal love! I couldn’t resist. What you see above isn’t even a quarter of what I bought.

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Lastly, I bought my mom an antique (ENGLAND, Year 1990!) It was expensive, but I thought it was worth every penny.

Look how gorgeous that piece is! It’s like a mini UFO with legs! The store guy said that it’s a butter holder and it’s perfect since my mom loves breakfast.

I was also busy helping my aunt for her son’s 7th birthday. She bought a lot of glass bottles from Divisoria and ended up having more than she could use. Hoarding runs in our family, as you can see. So she gave me some of the bottles, 100 bottles in fact. _MG_0286

I’ll use these as ink bottles for mixing my dip pen inks.

Now, I need new inks…

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