It begins to look like a tradition to me posting about my Christmas presents when the new year has already begun.
But you know, I´m the kind of person who spends the holiday jumping from one to another, so planning a proper blog entry during Christmas is actually difficult.
So here I am again this year, merrily showing my Yule loot to you in the first fortnight of January.
I hope you enjoy it!
♥ The first present I opened on Christmas Eve (The Gentle One and I are too impatient to wait until Christmas morning) was this beautiful Art Noveau notebook. I went to totally breathless! You don´t know how much I love Mucha´s illustrations, so this little jewel was quite of a surprise. If you pay attention, you can even notice the setoff details on the cover. Ans some part are coloured golden!
♥ I think I already mentioned what a bookworm I am. So this year my presents were a little over the top on the bookey side. I did not bring all my books with me to Romania (moving my entire library would require time, lots of money and very strong men!) and I was feeling pretty nostalgic about it. Besides, I don´t like Ebooks, though I recognize they can be practical, specially on my situation. As a consequence of all it, I was missing a good dose of paper reading and (thanks Heavens for boyfriends!) my better half decided to solve it. So here you can see specimens from John Cleland and Fitzgerald.
Don´t you adore the roaring twenties cover on the right?
♥ Then I got this amazing book... wait it´s not a real book!
In fact, it is a book shaped tin box to keep tea inside. Two of my favourite things in the world together to make me happy. And not to speak about the glorious smoked Green Tea flavor.
♥ More books anyone?
I was also given this lovely editions from Wordsworth Classics by Henry James and D.H. Lawrence.
You probably noticed my Anglophilia already...
♥ And of course, Virginia Woolf is always a MUST in my reading list.
On the other hand, the sweet pomegranate scent in this body lotion from Bath and Body Works is a total delight. I wish you could smell it for a second!
Well, these are the presents I could capture on a picture for now, but not the only ones, indeed.
I received a gorgeous angora jumper as well as other two AMAZING presents.
The first one was a Russian countess style cape!
I had seen it at Marks and
Expensive Spencer before Christmas, but I was not even dreaming about buying it because of its price.
But Santa decided I had been a good girl the whole year!
I´d love to include it in this post, but I think it is SO stunning, that it deserves its own post.
That was good enough BUT the fifth of January (the real Spanish day for presents) I got something else:
♥ A ticket for the European Lolita Meetup at Gibson Hall, London!
I have writen about my love for the nineteenth century as well as the Classic and Gothic Lolita subculture before, so no need to say I almost died of happiness when I was given this TOTALLY unexpected last-minute gift.
So tell me darlings, did you get lots of treassures?