Look at this adorable little skirt. It used to belong to a little French girl called Anya, and before her probably another little French girl. Now Frida Viola wears it, and after her Molly will. I love that thought, and I love the whole gesture of handing over. These are garments you care a little extra for. Sweet Elizabeth from Lila et Albertine sent it for us together with a couple of classic French sweets. We have never met, she and I, although I sometimes almost forget we didn't. We seem to have so many things in common, our passion for vintage is just one of them, and Elizabeth actually has a little shop with her lovely finds from French flea markets.
Her thoughtful package and letter made me think a lot about blogging and why we do it. After IG has taken over much of the focus, a personal and reflective blogpost makes my heart beat a little extra, because I know from myself that it takes time to make it, and we all have so little time to read, comment and share with eachother. But Elizabeth's letter was such a heartwarming reminder to me: This is why I love blogging - because I can't help sharing, telling stories, adding glimpses, handing over and peeking into other lives that are both similar and different to my own. And Frida Viola took the skirt to heart and loved the story about Anya who used it before her.