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1.12.09

I have the best readers in the world


When I was a kid, I wrote and passed notes prodigiously. I drew pictures, wrote songs, anything that would fit in a note I could send back and forth between my friends. In high school, before mobile phones(take a deep breath) we would pass notes to each other between classes, to the point where we just got an exercise book that we wrote in so we were never caught reading the illicit material in class.

Anyhow, it all ties in with two of the nicest things that have happened to me in the space of a week or so, and it all relates to my readers.

The picture above is of a little note that was passed to me by a waitress at at restaurant where I was having dinner about a week ago.

She didn't say who it was from so I nervously opened it to find this sweet note. I never met 'Fi' but whoever you are, thank you from the bottom of my heart. This note made my day.

The dress I am wearing in today's post also came from a reader who said she had a 'something for me.' I had no idea it would be two of the loveliest vintage dresses I've ever seen!

Her note said she hoped I would enjoy them and get much wear out of them. Understatement of the year!! I just adore them both, thank you so much for reading and being part of the Lady M family.

EDIT: To celebrate how lovely you all are, I have two copies of Peppermint Magazine to give away, with a delightful pair of earrings courtesy of Feronia from Singapore. All you have to do is leave a comment and say whether you would prefer 'bow' or 'flower.' Because I'm a little late with this existing comments are already entered :)
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82 comments:

Poppy Gets a Life said...

Dear LM,

these examples are a testimony to the hard work and TLC you have put into building not just your blog, but a community around your writing.

You are someone that I, with my infant blog, and I'm sure others, aspire to.

Enjoy the accolades!

Poppy xox

MannequinMe said...

Grin. What Poppy said. Thank you, LM!

F. said...

@Poppy Gets A Life:

true & TRUE!

Julie Parker said...

How lovely for you and totally deserved.

angelaseeangelablog said...

naw that is so sweet and I agree, you do deserve it! And the 'you might also like' links have opened me up to a whole new world of some of your oldest posts. LM is the new youtube, I just can't get enough hehehe

XXASAB

pip a la chic said...

That is the sweetess thing ever! you are so lucky!

heartofpearl ♡ said...

what Fi did is absolutely gorgeous!! it brings back those primary school memories when there were secret love letters heheh!! aw x

mom & son said...

keep up the good work, LM!
no wonder why you touched Fi's heart because of your awesome blog.

yulanda said...

The note was so sweet!

WendyB said...

So nice!!!

Fiwi said...

Hi Phoebe

I meant every word. Your posts brighten up my day.

Fi x

Fionamcindoe.com said...

PLUR X

Carmen said...

Lovely outfit <3

Kristin said...

Hi Lady Melbourne

I am a regular blog stalker from NSW and thought you might get a kick out of seeing a shoot that I did recently with a young lady Danielle who just happens to own an awesome shop. It was every girls dream, we had so much fun playing for the afternoon.
Enjoy! Kristin xxx

http://www.kmuphotography.com.au/?p=1504

Rosie Unknown said...

Wow, that is so sweet!

Sleekit said...

Did I see you in Elwood today or do you have a body double? If I was 100% sure it was you I would have written you a wee note too to say how much I enjoy your blog

sleekit x
http://www.sleekitone.blogspot.com/

Lady Melbourne said...

Poppy Gets a Life- Aw Poppy, thanks so much, you're a star! I love the idea behind your blog too, I've done the corporate grind and got out- never looked back :)

MannequinMe- right back at you!

F.- thanks :)

Julie Parker- thanks Julie, it was kinda cute, I don't think I've had a note passed to me in a very long time!


angelaseeangelablog- ha ha, I thought I'd put it on because I'm at almost 500 posts and I know that there is no way new readers will go all the way back. Glad you are enjoying it!

pip a la chic- it is sweet!


heartofpearl- I know, thats exactly what I thought of when I got it. My heart started to beat a little faster because you don't know what it's going to say :)

mom & son- thanks so much!

yulanda- :)

WendyB- :)


Fiwi - Here you are!! Thank you so much, it truly was the sweetest thing that has happened to me in a long time, you had the whole table talking :)

Fionamcindoe.com- :)

Carmen- Chairs!

Kristin- I'll check it out, thanks!

Rosie Unknown- yep!

Sleekit- ha ha, no it wasn't me, I was on the other side of town shopping with Mother Melbourne today. Who ever she was/is I'm sure it would have been quite hilarious if you had left her a note ;)

LM
xx

FairyFiligree said...

As I've never seen this mag before (we don't get it where I come from), I'm curious to read it and keep it in my collection of special magazines. And it's bows please.... dainty sweet!

piglet said...

Awww what sweet readers!

Oooh I am having a very tough time decding if I like bows or flowers better.... ummmm... Flowers!

RetroJetGirl said...

I miss the days when everyone write notes! Until a few years ago I had shoeboxes full from my best friend in high school. We even wrote a comic starring ourselves which ran for over a year! :P

My cat is not evil said...

Oh what a sweet comment! :) And although both pairs are gorgeous it has to be bows :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

what a lovely week & what a beautiful way to make you smile!
lovely!
flowers are the sweetest :)

I. Filcovich said...

Lovely giveaway, Phoebe! My word of the day is flower, to go along with the beautiful gown I picked from a second-hand shop today ♥

lou said...

you deserve all the goodwill that comes your way!!! those earning are just the cutest. I have to say my absolute fav's are the flowers. Ohhhhhh how all this makes me want to go to Singapore!!! much love

Sweet Pea said...

Aww, I do love to hear about random acts of kindness and sweetness!
I think the bows are my favourite :-)

jan said...

you look absolutely fab in the blue vintage dress!

both the earrings are awesome, but the bow ones are divine! (:

littlefeefee said...

Omfg i absolutely need the flowers studs!! Cute as hell.

Farah said...

If only I lived in Melbourne.. *sigh*

Oh well, the note was sweet!
And the dress looked really nice..
I totally agree with the note, your blog is totally awesome. =]
The flowers one look lovely. ^^

MISS GLITZY said...

What a sweet note! Like the fact that this unknown person passed you a written note instead of email or texto. And it's also remind me my shool years... Kind of love the flowers and their retro look.

Amanda said...

This has made my day! Nothing like passing notes to add a sense of sparkle...

Oh, and the flower earrings are divine!

Sarah-Rose said...

Oh how sweet, I love handwritten notes.

And the bow earrings are completely adorable.

Goldilox said...

This is proof that it's the little things in life that make it worthwhile.

With regards to the earrings at this moment I'm a bow girl... it reminds me of children

pretty face said...

You deserve it, you are the sweetest blogger!

I love them both a crazy amount and would be happy with either drops of loveliness. If I were forced to choose..I'd say the flowers :) xx

ALWAYS CHASING said...

I saw your magazine in the newsagents near my office the other day! It stood out as lovely & bright amongst the broody international magazines!

Cakelaw said...

Congratulations - what lovely ways for people to show their appreciation. Love the blue polka dots dress.

I think the flowers are sweet - so pretty.

Kennis said...

Haha... I did the note passing thing in high school as well... those memories!! and... FLOWER please!

treble said...

Hi can I get a copy of pepermint from Singapore?!!! i wished I have to one copy....

Cheers!

I love your blog :)

E. Driscoll said...

I've searched for Peppermint and can never find it! But you look so lovely on the cover. Are you going to share the other dress you received? I'd love to see it :)

I really like those flower earrings!

Ashliegh in Wonderland said...

You must feel so proud that someone simply HAD to go to the effort to tell you how much they love your blog, it's such a sweet sentiment. People really are lovely. Congrats for the mag, I'd love to read it...plus the bow earrings are fabulous!!! :)

metremade said...

Well deserved praise...and I love those earrings :)
Liz

Jessica said...

My friends and I had a special holographic silver notebook that would we would pass around with all our secret musings, like who we had a crush on and what we were wearing on the weekend! I somehow ended up the custodian of this hilarious, yet touching reminder of our sixteen-year-old naive ramblings. I probably read it once a year. :)

And I love flowers!

xoxoida said...

<3<3<3! :D
Loved to read the magazines, which are not available in Singapore. I love bows! :D

XO!
http://ehtiffany.onsugar.com

Jay said...

That comment passed along by the waitress is so sweet - that's the sort of thing that would have made my day.

And those flower ear rings are gorgeous.

mini_ace said...

I like the bow! it looks very simple yet beautiful.

where do you get the peppermint magazine. ive never seen it before? is it available at safeways or coles?

mini_ace said...

I like the bow! it looks very simple yet beautiful.

where do you get the peppermint magazine. ive never seen it before? is it available at safeways or coles?

szela said...

that is such a sweet thing for the two readers to do! :)

the flower earrings are just lovely.

muchlove said...

aww, that note is so sweet! I can see why it made your day.

P.S. I choose flower :)

faye said...

It's a wile i follow your blog, it's becoming an addiction lately. I love both pairs of earrings, cant decide witch one most...OK, i think i would wear more the bow ones. I love the way you use accessories, i'm not that confident with them myself. Oh, i've been meaning to say for some time now, i love your cover foto. You are lovely as usual and the dress is beautiful, it's colours, style everything.
kisses and love...

Indigo said...

What a great week :) I love checking out your Friday blog post- it is always my fav. The flower earrings are gorgeous!

Xaviella said...

Love that blue dress and the flower earrings are super cute! xx

Dropstitch said...

Hi LM,

I'd love to win a copy of Peppermint with your lovely face on the cover, and the bow earrings :) or the flower earrings... hehe - I love them both!

Emma said...

Your giveaway is so cute!
the word of the say is bow.

Ps: i really love your dress!

amy said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

harbourmaster said...

Compliments from strangers are the best kind!

I'd go flower earrings :)

laura elizabeth said...

awww, how nice.

The bow ones are just the bees knees, soo cute.

Also, I was wondering where I could buy Peppermint mag, online somewhere maybe?

Lindsay said...

I love your blog, it reminds me of everything I love and miss about asutralia.

has to be the bows - so 1989!

bowsnhearts said...

I like the flowers! Very classy!

yellow.jellow said...

the flowers are lovely!! congrats on your peppermint cover!!!!! =D

Rosina Lee said...

How very exciting and sweet!
I do love a good bow!

XX Rosina Lee

Elizabeth said...

The most beautiful gesture of appreciation is through handwriting. Please add my thankyou's to the letter also.. The flower earrings are simply fabulous!

Amie Eliza Pinkerton said...

I've only just discovered your blog and having read a couple of posts I'm already in love. I can't wait for more. :)

Those flower earrings are beautiful, but the dainty little bows are absolutely adorable.

Mui Yen said...

Thanks for always showing us how one can see beauty and renewed function in the treasures you pick up at op-shops and markets :)

Bows! Thanks.

my name is kasia. said...

Absolutely adore the blue dress. You're blog always makes me want to move to Melbourne even more- which, without a doubt, I will when my degree is complete!

Flowers and Peppermint, what more could you want?

:-)

Simone said...

definitely the flowers earrings
gorgeous

Angel said...

They are gorgeous earrings I hope international readers get a chance!

That note is really sweet.

Angel said...

Oooppss I forgot to mention that I like the bow ones more.

Mae-Gene said...

Awwh what a sweet note!
The flower earrings are gorgeous :)

Penelope said...

That note is so sweet! I love your light pink bike too, Lady M!

I would like to be entered for the 'bow' please. :)

Jordan said...

Those flower earrings are just so sweet!
:)

Megan said...

Very sweet! I like the flower x

Jess said...

Lady M, as always you are lovely.

I would love to win the bow earrings! They are so sweet.

- Jess

 Viv said...

So sweet! The blue dress is lovely too.

I think I like the flowers xx

Hexotica said...

So many of my friends already have copies of Peppermint and they say that it's great! I'm so curious now.
I love both pairs; the flowers look very 1950's but the bows would sparkle more..I'd have the bows!

Nicky said...

I love the flower earings
They would be perfect for our natural/vintage wedding :)

georgeface said...

Oh gosh. Flowers of bows? EITHER! They are both absolutely beautiful. Like you. I adore reading your posts. They're so natural. I feel like I can actually relate to you rather than feeling like you're some super rich fabulous princess that I could never actually approach.

Thanks heaps for being such an inspiration :)

xx

Crysti Couture said...

Hullo!!

I love love LOVE the photo of you in your new blue vintage dress!! Its absolutely delightful. Your bicycle is divine as well, is it a Princess bike?

I've been looking to get into vintage a bit more. I love the timeless styles and how easily most of those styles can be modernized with an accessory or two!

The Flower earrings are gorgeous! They look so delicate...

Much Love!!!

Crysti

Weedyseadragon said...

The flowers are so sweet! And I love the blue dress

JoolzGirl said...

Oh how gorgeous! What absolutely lovely things happened! I love it. You are such a fabulous girl, it is no surprise that you have fabulous readers too x

Tully and Mishka said...

ooh!! I've never commented before - I LOVE LOVE your blog - its actually the first that really got me hooked on reading blogs! Its just lovely. And I think the bows are just lovely!! xx

fireheart said...

Ahhh earrings! I have a weakness for them... :D Love both. But... if I have to choose, it'll be flowers!

Gin said...

What a fantastic week! I bet lovely things will happen all the time as you continue to entertain and teach us through your blog :) I'm so impressed. I'm a sucker for flower earrings. Bows are very cute but flowers it is. Thanks LM!

Jeso said...

We used to have a 'note' book too! loved it! and I think I still have it somewhere...

I'm really enjoying your blog, I was so excited to find this gem, especially because it's australian!

thankyou,

oooh and I love both earrings, but I guess I'll go flower (but I'd love bow too :)