Last week, several museum visitors complimented my aggressively pastel, spring-themed attire: a delight, considering that during every other time the year everyone just gazes bemusedly at my seasonally inappropriate color schemes. Flowers, however, are blooming, and humans are apparently allowed to wear mint and lavender again. What a time to be alive!
It looks like my pen pals are on board with this May-ready palette, sending me a variety of softly-hued snail mail–all perfectly complementing the charmingly named “Allure Pastel Blend” of Alyssum seeds pictured above!
My friend from a few states over always sends me gorgeous mail and thoughtful, exciting letters, but I think she really encapsulated my entire character with this one: note the combination of vintage map fragments, botanical illustrations, old stamps, and mermaid puns.
A small envelope contained even more ephemera, complete with an adorable praying mantis.
I’m particularly enraptured with that delicate pastel gradient flower, but I have to admit that the entire collection is enchanting.
This blossoming mail from Nevada embodies the same springtime spirit while also somehow summing up the essence of my being. I feel like that seed packet description was written precisely to charm me:
The charisma of sweet alyssum now in a rainbow of pastel shades to add magic to the garden. Compact and simply covered with blooms!