What’s In My Mailbox? | Flowers & Fairy Tales

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Isn’t it lovely when a whole week’s worth of incoming mail seems to match? The soft floral aesthetic of all the letters I’ve received lately was curated only by coincidence, but I’m delighted to see so many pastels in my mailbox nonetheless. After leaving behind the flowers of DC last week, I’m happy for all the blossoming correspondence I can get!

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My newest pen pal–from Kentucky–is responsible for this incredibly dreamy and cute floral letter! We share a similar taste in childhood books (I immediately recognized the enclosed pages as Ella Enchanted) with a particular love for Anne of Green Gables: in other words, my reply will undoubtedly be filled with my eternal affection for Gilbert Blythe.

I’ve received so many pretty pressed flowers from my pen pals this spring that I’m almost tempted to give it a try myself–but that depends upon Amherst’s ability to grow some springtime blossoms soon!

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Incoming from another new pen pal: a vintage-and-pink themed letter packed with seeds, tea, and elegant handwriting! I’ve already planted the little seed pod she sent me, and hope it will transform into the beautiful flowers she describes soon.

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The final installment of my floral mail week came from Ohio, and included a lovely rose card and pink confetti. The macarons make me yearn for the one sunny afternoon I spent at the Angelina pastry house/tea room on Rue de Rivoli in Paris! I’ve always wanted to try to make macarons myself: maybe if I get started soon, I can master them by my birthday in June!

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By the way, the backdrop for today’s photos was the gorgeous quilt my mother made for me when I was seven years old! I think it’s made an appearance in some of my mail shoots before, but I wanted to give credit where credit was due. I’m so lucky to have treasured it for over a decade.

6 thoughts on “What’s In My Mailbox? | Flowers & Fairy Tales

  1. Macarons are hard!!! The first time I tried making them with my mom about a months ago they looked quite good but the filling wasn’t as great. This weekend we tried them again and while the filling was perfect, the dough was a complete fail. So we’re going to try again in a couple of weeks for my dad’s birthday 😀 I definitely recommend on planning quite a bit of time for baking. They do taste delicious when you make them yourself 🙂

    • So I’ve heard, haha! 🙂 I’m hoping that I can give it my first try when my mom visits me next, as she’s more of the baking expert in the family. They’re so challenging but soooooo good when they come out…I hope your next macaron attempt goes well!

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