Monday

the girl with the pink satin bow

sweet poppets from across the land of magic, thee must spread the word of apology. an apology from a girl. that girl with the pink satin bow in her wavy locks. her cheeks are of roses and her smile is of sweets. but she feels terribly sullen, her heart has sunk, for she fears that she has been away far too long... but she does wish that she is forgiven. her heart will again soon rise if you precious beauties will just forgive her busy soul?
she has been away being interviewed by the wonderful valentine and she feels very priveledged and honoured.

the girl has also been away working so very hard in her final year. she has celebrated friend's birthday's. attended their dinner parties. she has been writing home and sending packages. she has received packages from home.... her mother bought her a beautiful scarf of floral and pink and gold. and a wish box and sweets.her brother's have visited her at her uni flat for cures of lonely times and slow days. she has visited tea rooms and cake stands galore. she has two new dresses, two new floral skirts, four new pairs of shoes, three new pairs of frilly and ruffley knickers and some hair clips. she has baked cakes. she has worked some more.
she has four new books. about marie antoinette and the unicorn and some drawings. and more drawings with colour and sorts.
she has smiled alot and played alot and been happy alot and written alot and giggle alot alot alot and been to watch films alot and sung in her room extremely loud alot and spoken to her mother alot and her father alot.
she and tilly~rose have been playing and chasing and eating treats together also. they too have danced and sung and tilly~rose has just looked pretty as ever.
she has eaten lots of chocolate and then gave it up for lent. she wonders if chocolate spread on her toast for her lunch sometimes count... do you think it does?
she also has been eating alot of cupcakes and cheesecakes and biscuits with her two very favourite friends amanda and ola. they had tea in tea cups and cupcakes on saucers and they had a beautiful time. and so did mr hedgehog who she found hiding in the treasure box.
she has also been playing around in her friend ola's room. she keeps trying on her dress-up wig and pretending to be countess ingrid from urgenntire. she wishes to be her sometimes, as viscount ingrid always seems so much more sophisticated than her, so much more maturer and wiser.
and then she realised she had got tagged by the cute and crafty my thread of thought with the '6th tag'...
Choose the 6th image out of your 6th picture folder from your computer and blog it. Then tag 6 more people to do the same.her mother looks a little sad in this picture. and her hair is so very blonde. oh my goodness. oh and that is her brother looking rather silly.
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then she got tagged by the charming angela...
Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

*What are you wearing now? my brother's old scout t-shirt, a pair of black leggings and some thick socks... it is rather cold.
What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading? 'the little white horse' by elizabeth goudge and 'pride and predjudice' by jane austin.
Do you nap a lot? hehe, i have been recently... but by accident. oops.
Who was the last person you hugged? my brother.
What’s your current obsession/addiction? writing stories about my princess poppy and writing to friends and family with gifts also.
Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately? leggings and my white tie-up shoesies.
What's for dinner? a jacket potato and peas and chicken.
What was the last thing you bought? a beautiful high-waisted floral skirt and a pink and gold ring with roses.
What are you listening to right now? sky larkin

If you could have any super power, what would it be? to be able to fly.
What is your favorite weather, and why? the wintery coldness with snow. wrapping up warm with mittens and bobble hats.
What time do you usually get up? 8ish.
What is your most challenging goal right now? finishing uni in june.
Say something to the person who tagged you: you are lovely and cute and i adore your pixie haircut.
If you could have a house–totally paid for, fully furnished–anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? in scotland in the countryside. hmm. or maybe paris.
Favorite vacation spot? south of france... but with family only.
What is your favorite item of clothing? a recently bought satin skirt. grey with pink and turquoise roses. beautifully enchanting.
Favorite pair of shoes you keep going back to over and over, even though your closet is overflowing with a zillion others: my silvery tie-up flats. they are magic.
Name one thing you cannot live without: love.
What time is bed time? usually fairly late, i wish i could sleep early.
If you could be somewhere right now. where would it be? at home at the cottage with mother.
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and finally she got tagged by the quirkster inside the cabinet of wonder with the 'inside of your bag' tag...

she is ever so smilie over this little lovely gift from thrifty lil pixie and memoirs of a vintage junkie.

and now she will send this lovely award to my beautiful paper heart, lovely rosie the princess of stars, the cabinet of wonderous treasure,

and she still wishes that you have all forgiven her alot alot and that she is so very very sorry.
she is the girl with the pink satin bow in her wavy locks. the one with the name of charlotte

77 comments:

  1. Oh of course you are forgiven! how could someone be mad at you I wonder.
    I'm so happy to read a post of you, I just don't know how to begin commenting, I want to fill books with explaining why I love your blog so much!
    the skirt is wonderful, and oh goodness... 4 new pairs of shoes... you lucky girl!
    It's so nice to see a picture of tilly-rose again, please give her a tiny hug from me
    oh well, I'm of to bed now
    xx

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  2. that skirt is so lovely! is it from primark? i think i saw it in another colour on another website. also: sylvanian families!! i loved them when i was little. the contents of your bag are so darling

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  3. coming home to a post from you is like seeing the most beautiful and rare shooting star, which i could thank the skies a million upon a million times for, from the very bottom of my heart. and you look so lovely as always. your life seems like the most perfect everything, ever. and of course, your pictures are terribly good, more spectacular than anything else. i really do hope you are doing well in your world that is so far away from here.

    <3, angelica

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  4. i want to find a good adjective to describe this post, but all i can think of is "warm". it's so cold here today, but tea, flowery skirts, chocolate spread, and pink bows are definitely working better than this crummy space heater. think i will go make some tea now too. i have no pretty cups like these (one day), but i do have amazing oatmeal walnut cookies i made last night. should be good enough.

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  5. Dear Lotte,
    but of course we forgive you.
    You are much too lovely and sweet to stay upset with.
    Your floral skirt is ever so lovely- I hope to find one like it myself.
    And it is good to see that all is well with Tilly~Rose, we have not heard from her in quite some time.
    Wishing your day is filled with lots of magic!

    ♥ Mars

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  6. Forgiven? Of course! You were dreadfully missed, however.

    I love all of your pretty new things and fun stories and tilly~rose pictures. Sounds like you have had fantastic time lately. I'm so happy to hear about it.

    Hope you life continues to go along with such splendor! XXOO

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  7. oh you dear sweet girl, you are beyond forgiven! no one could ever be mad at you after reading this perfect post. most of all i love seeing what is inside your purse, such lovely little trinkets all telling a story about you. and the skirt you are wearing in the photos is so very very pretty. did you make it?
    this whole post just makes me feel sweet and happy inside. your blog is just the perfect perfect place to come to, the perfect little escape. i wish so much i could make my blog as magical and wonderful as yours.
    kisses to you,
    chloe

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  8. There is nothing to forgive, dear. Last year of university is always crazy, but you seem to still be able to have fun and see people that you love, which is great!
    Everything is oh so lovely, ans so are you. you had me smiling, which is not a small feat since I've been having a hard time these days.

    Thank you :)
    Keep your beautiful spirit and originality.

    MJ
    xxx

    p.s. Penelope says hi to you and to tilly~rose. She wish she could play with you both :)

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  9. but of course we forgive you!
    i enjoy reading your blog oh so terribly much. it is filled with magic and love and it always makes me happy to read it.
    some blogs i just skim and look at the pictures, but yours i always read every word and love the way you write and describe things. you have a lovely gift.

    all the best to you

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  10. Yay, you're back! Delurking to say how wonderful that cupcake looks - I love decorating cupcakes with lollies :)

    --xo.

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  11. Lovely post my dear. I simply have to have to have to know where you got that skirt in the 2nd & 3rd photos!! Oh, you must tell me! It's so gorgeously pretty.

    I love your style & am just reading the Valentine interview. You really do bring a ray of sunshine into your readers' days. :)

    & those cupcakes & teacups & saucers are so lovely. I had a pot of earl grey with a teacup & saucer tonight whilst watching Mr Stephen Fry.

    Glad you are well. X

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  12. Your bow is adorable and the teaset is lovely.

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  13. Your bow is adorable and the teaset is lovely.

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  14. yippee! a new post from the darling girl who I've missed dearly.
    Your skirt looks so pretty. Is that the Michi Girl book I see? If it is, I didn't know you had it in the UK. If it isn't, well... oops ^_^

    Good luck with finishing uni!

    xo

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  15. oh, and congratulations on the interview! Your answers are so fascinating. I really enjoyed reading it :)

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  16. You have the most lovely blog. I read it to my daughter who smiled as she looked at the pictures.

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  17. i love the pink satin bow. i love when you update your blog, it always makes my day magical.

    oh, how i wish for a floral skirt! my friend gave up chocolate for lent, i really don't think i should be eating my cookies and desserts in front of her, but she says she doesn't mind.

    i love dressing up in my dressup wig, it makes me feel like a totally different person, with a short bob, instead of my crazy wavy locks.

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  18. i just love you is all, darling. is that silly? you have such a large heart filled of gold & lord knows you'd not sell it for all the money in the world! & that is what makes me care about you. (:
    you are the lovely girl with the pretty pink satin bow upon your head & that is why no one could ever truly be upset with you for your lack in updates. you always manage to come back with such enthralling news, even if it is about a new darling skirt! oh, lottie! i hope you enjoy this year of schooling, no matter how treacherous it seems to be!

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  19. i am so glad you've posted some new pretty pictures and fascinating stories for us to read, i lovelovelove your floral skirt, and your teeny...is it a porcupine? adorable.

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  20. Hey pretty, you are not forgiven because you don't know how much I miss you! >.< Just kidding,how could I not forgive a sweetie girl like you? =^^=

    *huggie* for the busy bee. =) Look like you enjoy your life. Glad to see that. Love you in that copper wig,pretty~ I see tilly-rose! Miss tilly-rose so much too. She looks cuter. And how I love your pink satin bow, it looks cute on you. Love the "text me" cupcake too! *smile* Your post makes me smile. It is so delighful to read them.

    Congratulation on your interview for Valentine!

    Do keep in touch Lottieee. =)

    Love,
    Renee

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  21. Oh, I LOVE your skirt! Last time I went out I wore a 50's skirt and bright red lipstick. It was so much fun.
    It is lovely to hear from you and your delightful writings again :)

    much love,
    cait

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  22. your posts are so magical and full of smiles.. and teacups which I love :) the inside of your bag doesn't at all resemble an ordinary one.. and mr. hedgehog is very handsome. yes indeed.

    and about the chocolate for lent.. I'm a fan of "Chocolat" by Joanne Harris. so it won't be surprising if I tell you that the chocolate doesn't hurt anybody :)

    many smiles and sweets
    bv

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  23. your posts are so magical and full of smiles.. and teacups which I love :) the inside of your bag doesn't at all resemble an ordinary one.. and mr. hedgehog is very handsome. yes indeed.

    and about the chocolate for lent.. I'm a fan of "Chocolat" by Joanne Harris. so it won't be surprising if I tell you that the chocolate doesn't hurt anybody :)

    many smiles and sweets
    bv

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  24. It would be very hard not to forgive you, your posts are so beautiful and cheering. Welcome back sweetheart.

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  25. Really nice pink bow and adorable crockery !!^^

    Mmm chocolate ...


    bisous

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  26. i love your blog, and hasten to say how much i missed it. i went back home to nottingham recently and tried to find the little bookshop but could not :( its funny too, because sometimes i spot things that me and my friends have in your blog but i would very much like your floral skirt please? teehehe. me and my best friend miss daisy are going to get a baby hammy and put a teacup in his bedroom.
    x

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  27. Thankyou so so much for your comment! it made me happy! xxx

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  28. Thankyou so so much for your comment! it made me happy! xxx

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  29. wow, loveee your skirt! adorable =)
    your posts are always so interesting & filled with so many gorgeous photos.
    thanks for your super sweet comment on my blog ((london--rose.blogspot.com)) - I'm linking you right now. I can't find my link on here though? lol x
    ♥ Hannah

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  30. wow, loveee your skirt! adorable =)
    your posts are always so interesting & filled with so many gorgeous photos.
    thanks for your super sweet comment on my blog ((london--rose.blogspot.com)) - I'm linking you right now. I can't find my link on here though? lol x
    ♥ Hannah

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  31. i do love your posts and pics and words, and i would like you posted more often, but i can see you are busy little bee... you are forgiven, `cause youre so magical :)

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  32. I think the chocolate spread does count :o

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  33. this skirt is wonderful
    where would i be able to purchase such a thing :)

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  34. your blog makes me smile so much :) its so cute. and i'm called charlotte too :)
    i apsire to have a blog this wonderful :)
    Charlotte xx

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  35. I love this post so much! It made me so very happy! The contents of your bag is so lovely too, mine just looks like mess while yours look like true treasures<333

    Kiss Kiss for you and tilly-rose

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  36. So glad you're back. I can totally empathise with the massive work load of a fashion student. Hense why my blog has been abandoned.
    I'm trying a few crafty projects to keep my brain from spontaneously combusting with all the tasks they expect us fashion students to do.
    When you've got a minute, could you drop me a line? I'm having Uni issues and it'd be nice if I could pick your brains a little.
    Hope all is well,
    Hannah.
    x

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  37. I'm so excited that you've updated! Hurray!

    You have an incredible ability to make the very small things look magical--sprinkles and trinkets and cuppie wrappers. Love your blog.

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  38. Oh! I would love a skirt like that. I will have to buy some fabric and make one. I ♥ your posts.




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  39. your blog is simply magical, and chocolate spread is not real chocolate it is the dew from dreams.
    x

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  40. oh, your floral-skirt makes my poor heart long for spring! it's so chilly here! ~always so happy to read your new posts, you have the most captivating/fairytale-ish way of words. beautiful, beautiful.

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  41. missed your posts! that skirt is lovely. so much pink in this post..very happy and springtime-esque. made me smile. :)

    xxx

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  42. wow! so many tags and awards. you totally deserve them all, though. your blog is amazing. i love how you narrate your life like a little story and talk about yourself in third person. its like reading an excerpt out of a fairy tale.
    that skirt you just bought looks simply amazing.
    good luck finishing up uni in june! only a few more months to go!
    take care, now, dear :)
    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  43. I'm glad you are back. I adore your blog. Reading it and seeing your pictures is like a little escape for me from the stresses of schoolwork. I read your interview with Valentine. I too would love to own my own little boutique someday.

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  45. i just discovered your blog two days ago and it is just such a great inspiration and just reading your sweet texts makes me all smilie inside :)
    and give a little hug to tilly-rose :)

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  46. i just discovered your blog two days ago and it is just such a great inspiration and just reading your sweet texts makes me all smilie inside :)
    and give a little hug to tilly-rose :)

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  47. Just stumbled across your blog! It's so beautiful! :) If you'd like to view my blogs just e-mail :) x

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  48. Oh you silly, I could never be mad at YOU sweets! I adoreeee your lovely skirts, and you are so lovely and pretty in all these pictures! I like the red hair wig on you, its quite adorable. :]
    I wrote you a testimonial on flickr by the way. I just realized you had written me one.
    xoxo
    Sprinkle
    PS-I so desire to have a Mr. Hedgehog like yours. Oh so so so much. I do not think they sell them here what a shame. Where can I get one? I'd carry him in my pocket every day...

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  49. PS-I gave you an award on my blog. xoxo
    Sprinkle

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  50. you were missed in your absence but i'm very glad to see you're back! lovely post - you are a darling petal!

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  51. I'm just wondering,who will be mad at you?!
    But of course,you are forgiven,;D
    I do like that skirt.Great pictures..;D
    Have a nice day..;D
    Keep on writing,.

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  52. of course you are forgiven dear, although i don't believe there is a soul around who could be mad at such a charming girl! especially on in her final year, i am only in my first and i feel smothered in work - i can't imagine the last! good luck with everything <3

    your skirt is beautiful. and your bow. and tilly is a gem, of course, as usual!

    the inside of your purse looks so sweet and wonderful! mine is just full of bits of old paper and keys. it is not nearly as pretty or interesting as yours.

    take care take care, i hope you are wonderful! and thank you for the beautiful post as always.
    love love
    xx

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  53. of course you are forgiven dear, although i don't believe there is a soul around who could be mad at such a charming girl! especially on in her final year, i am only in my first and i feel smothered in work - i can't imagine the last! good luck with everything <3

    your skirt is beautiful. and your bow. and tilly is a gem, of course, as usual!

    the inside of your purse looks so sweet and wonderful! mine is just full of bits of old paper and keys. it is not nearly as pretty or interesting as yours.

    take care take care, i hope you are wonderful! and thank you for the beautiful post as always.
    love love
    xx

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  54. oh dear i'm sorry if i commented somewhat the same thing twice, i thought my computer erased the first one but now i see that it may not have!
    sorry sorry

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  55. Hello, love!
    These pictures are lovly. I especially like that skirt.
    Your interview was a big hit! Thanks again for doing it

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  56. how delicious does a cookie and a cupcakes sound!

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  57. I love your photos. So romantic and sweet. The colours all go so perfectly together too

    Check me out at http://vintage-tea.blogspot.com/

    x

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  58. mr hedgehog is so cute.... :D

    wow....your life is much more exiting than mine.And it's full of sweets..... :)

    You are very lucky.

    See you....

    Dani.

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  59. i have that book that you have taken pictures of! It's so very funny.
    and I love that little hedgehog.

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  60. P.S. The Michi Girl book is awesome isn't it? :) I got it a while ago & I just fell in love with it! Also, love all your tea sets they're rather nifty indeed! x

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  61. I bought that floral skirt today! =)

    Love your style and love the blog. Your lil hamster is adorable too.

    Victoria x

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  62. Just beautiful...and I'm happy to see that you are back...and I envy your teacup collection, it is quite enchanting.

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  63. beautiful photos
    coool tag
    lovely writing
    gorgeous bow+outfit :)

    I love your blogg!!!

    xx

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  64. oh my god, i love your blog so much much much!!! And tilly-rose, she is so sweet <3 i love her. and i love the fotos, you have made. your blog is a big inspiration for me.

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  65. you are one of my favourites, your posts are amazing!

    your skirt is love!

    x

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  66. Oh gosh!

    Thank you so so much for the lovely comments on my blog, you are the sweetest!

    xx

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  67. aaaawh I loveeeee your skirt!
    and I've got the same phone ;d

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  68. I missed your lovely insights and pictures of decadent desserts. I want to add your pink satin bow to my hair accessory collection. Give little Tilly Rose a kiss for me. :)

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  69. Oh silly Lotte, of course no one holds a grudge against you! You encourage us to remember the magic of faeries and little wonders; of tea and pretty things... You're darling, and I wish you the best of luck with the rest of school!
    ~Raina ♥

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  70. i absolutely love the way you write. it is so enchanting. and i love your skirt, it is so beautiful (:

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  71. you are astounding.
    just quickly, i want to share a link with you. with your love & talent for little stories & illustrations, and your love for all things in wonderland, i thought this would inspire you:
    http://louisabroocks.blogspot.com/2009/03/baby-bunny-blitsy.html
    all the best; shine on.

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  72. awe your too sweet.

    I just love your new skirt!!!

    trés chic.

    -L

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  73. that skirt is going to be my sweet dream tonight for sure! gorge!

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