my autumn gift is on it’s way…
Posted in hunter gatherer October 30th, 2008 by piablog

Here is my box of goodies for Sofia’s Autumn Swap! The person I am sending it to is a secret – neither you, nor her will know until she receives the package. I do hope she likes it. I had fun getting to know her through her blog, and I tried to create my parcel with her likes in mind, as well as my likes, with a little taste of my home town of Amsterdam. Do you want to know what she will receive?

Well Sofia’s idea is that we are to include 4 things – comfort food for the soul, a comfort drink, comfort food, and a comfort surprise. So mine are as follows…

1.comfort food for the soul… A little book of postcards of love story book covers from the 20’s and 30’s, called Bandit Love, published by The Little Bookroom (my favourite publisher, you’ll soon learn why!)

2.comfort drink… my favourite tea (it’s the package that is wrapped up). I enjoy this every day with a little spoon of honey and a dash of soy milk. I hope my swapee will enjoy it too, I think she likes tea :-)

3.comfort food… How could I send off a package without chocolate, right?! So I went for a little walk yesterday to a Chocolatier and Tearoom that caught my eye months ago and I’ve been wanting to go in ever since. It is called Pompadour and is in the antique quarter of the city, on the very quaint Kerkstraat (Church Street). I thought this would be the perfect place to find my swapee something a little special and boy, did I ever! I selected a few chocolates for her, they are in the little chocolate brown box.

4.comfort surprise… This is a soap from the very awesome soap boutique called La Savonnerie here in Amsterdam.

And also some butterfly tags from Royal Buffet which I totally adore, and I think the colours are perfectly autumnal.


And that’s it! Oh and a postcard I bought at de hortus gardens when I was there, I love that card. Do you think she will like this package? I am about to head to the post office now to send it on it’s way. Bon voyage little package, please arrive safe and sound across the seas!


PS would you like a peek at some of the other gifts being sent for the swap? Check out Josephine’s from Red Thread based in San Fransisco here, and Kate’s beautiful package from Love You Big in my other hometown of Sydney, here. Oooh I wish I was receiving these goodies!

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  1. Nanette says

    This is a delightful package. The book and the butterflies are killing me!

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  2. Esti says

    Not only she’d like it, anybody would, but she’ll enjoy the choice of soft colors and pretty packaging. You’ve mastered it.

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  3. nancy says

    oh what fun..i wish i was getting it!! 😉

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  4. kosenrufu mama says

    wonderful ideas for gifts, i wish i was getting them… lovely cards…

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  5. sofia says

    beautiful beautiful

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  6. stephanie says

    I knew I should have joined that swap when I had the chance. I would LOVE to find this on my doorstep. Beautiful.

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  7. pia says

    Oh no Stephanie, you’ve missed out! Don’t hesitate next time – I had so much fun putting mine together, and I just had a sneak peek at a few more of the other swappers beautiful packages – go and check out Sofia’s blog to find them!

    Thanks Sofia – I just had a look at your package – wow!!

    Kosenrufu mama – thanks!

    nancy – it is fun indeed.

    thanks esti :-)

    Nanette – me too – I love those butterflies, i have a collection of them here in my home, they are so beautiful I don’t want to write on them! Or give them away! But I have sacrificed two for this special package.

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  8. cindy k says

    oh boy, she is SO LUCKY!

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  9. jo says

    what a wonderful and dreamy parcel n_n

    and that book…!!! i mean, postcards of love story book covers from the 20’s and 30’s, could it be anymore perfect!?

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  10. aran says

    how beautiful is this package… i’m inspired now.

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  11. josephine says

    i wish i were the recipient of such a lovely parcel. your swap partner is one lucky chica!

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  12. Kate says

    What a beautiful pack, Pia! And so magnificently colour-themed and photographed! I’m getting very excited about receiving mine :)

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  13. nyla says

    BANDIT LOVE – swoooon!

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  14. Claire says

    Absolutely Goregous!
    *truly jealous*

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  15. odessa says

    oh my, how beautiful! i so wish i was your swap partner. but then again, everyone else’s is equally lovely :)

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  16. bonbon oiseau says

    Just the picture warmed me up on this cold fall day…so lovely pia…your swap partner is very lucky indeed!
    did some facts yesterday over on my blog–take a look if you’d like…

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  17. cassandra says

    what a beautiful little collection! i love the colors, and those butterfly tags are much too sweet! how fabulous.

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