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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

A Very Puttery January


A month into the Puttery Post and I truly hope you have been inspired by some of the scrumptious little puttery treats I have popped into your in-box. The printable download of all the January Post should now be in your in-box and will, I hope, over the course of your subscription form a rather lovely little encyclopedia of home-making loveliness.

Over the past month we have made personal promises, set domestic goals, hidden treats to be discovered next Christmas, fed the birds, taken quite the most divine shower anyone ever thought up, found a rather fabulous way to store current magazines, mixed up some home-made laundry brightener, cosied up the bed, added a silk hanky to our polishing arsenal, created a Laundry Crisis Tin, drank the BrocanteHome Bedtime Brew and much more besides! It really has been a joy to dream up and indeed test the treats as I post them and day by day my commitment to the BrocanteHome way of homemaking is once again being affirmed...

My favorite treat from the Puttery Post in January?

January 12th...

It is National Letter Writing Week. Seven days much called for when the pleasure that was once the thud of a thick envelope stuffed with news has almost gone by the by.


Letters don't have to be novels. They can be dashed off while you wait for the kettle to boil because the shortest of sentences still have the power to make someone's day. So this evening might I suggest you create a tiny space dedicated to writing little bits of love?


We don't have to make a song and dance out of this scrumptious little treat. We merely want to make the notion of letter writing that little bit more accessible. So unless you have the space to spare do not worry about creating a dedicated writing desk, I rather think a pretty vintage tin containing all you need to write a variety of different letters could be offered a permanent home on the kitchen table making morning notes to teachers a breeze, and spontaneous love letters to your partner a possibility with your morning elevenses.


Today find a pretty tin, line it with scented paper and collect A5 buff coloured linen paper, tissue lined envelopes, a little book of stamps and a pen that makes a deliciously pleasing scratchy sound as it dashes across the paper.
And there you have it: everything you need to make National Letter Writing Week a treat by dashing off one heartfelt greeting or thank-you every day for the next seven...


P.S: Should you be cultured enough to be able to use a fountain pen with pananche, you can scent your ink by mixing one teaspoon of vodka to 2 teaspoons of aromatherapy oil and adding this solution to your ink before shaking well...

Puttery Treats you see are all about making life that little bit lovelier by embracing ritual, paying attention to the teeniest of details and committing to doing one tiny little thing everyday that improves your way of life...

If you haven't yet signed up, you can choose to pay $3.00 by monthly subscription here, or pay for twelve months of Puttery joy here for a substantial reduction...

I've got so many lovelies planned for February and it wouldn't do to miss out!

3 comments:

LissyLou said...

I have really enjoyed getting these, they brighten my day. Thank you xx

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, totally new to Brocante and finding myself slightly overwhelmed, but will definitely be coming back for more!

In the meantime...you may find me wandering aimlessly through the pages with a slightly bewildered but happy look on my face!

Ali said...

Letter writing? My word, you can barely get people to scribble and post a greeting card any more. More's the pity.

I must say, I find your putterings very restful!

Ali

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