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!