Friday, 8 July 2011

Away with the fairies

My dear little Princess lost her 8th tooth this week. It's not a sight for the faint-hearted. Shane McGowan from The Pogues, eat your heart out.

Don't view if about to eat...yikes.

As I went to sneak a pound coin under her pillow, I felt a rustling and found a letter on a page of A4 which she had written to Sparkle the tooth fairy.

I love her innocence and will continue to embrace it. How could the tooth fairy just leave a pound coin after receiving a letter like this? I don't know if you can read it but the Princess is asking the tooth fairy questions and arranging to meet up. They had been in previous correspondence which is why we know the fairy is called Sparkle.

Sparkle decided to write back. This was at midnight.

She also left a tiny pot of Fairy Dust...

And last time she left this fairy bracelet...

This made the Princess's day. She burst in at 6am to share the good news with us. This was the downside. The girl normally has to be woken at 8am to rouse from her nest.

 Everything has been lovingly stored in the fairy box.

And now we live in hope, waiting to see whether Sparkle will actually appear and meet the Princess. It is what she is dreaming of. I love this age. They think they are grown up, but they are still as sweet as ever.

Onto treasures from the cherry tree shop today. I used to wear these earrings when I was 15. I bought them from Tumi, a South American shop (remember it?) I can only find one at the moment but I wore them ALL the time as a teenager.

I then bought this pair from the same shop when I was about 18.  For me they provoked memories of beaches, azure sea, the scent of suntan oil and seagulls calling out.

So imagine my delight to come across this in Oxfam for £1.99.

A happy, reunited jewellery family. I am absolutely thrilled. This is a real treasure from the cherry tree as far as I am concerned.


SarahB said...

Awww, bless what a lovely tooth fairy Sparkle is!!

S x

xx home bird xx said...

The letter that the Princess wrote is adorable! Cute as a button.

The letter that Sparkle wrote in response reminds me of a letter I received from 'Santa' one year, I was BEYOND thrilled. Sparkle's kind of a kooky name for a fairy, I like it.

Nicki xx

Cuckoo said...

Tumi!!! I remember Tumi!! Me and Lissa got that daisy beaded necklace that we used to share as we went halves on it. We both lost out virginity wearing it (separately, not together, with each other but her with Ben and me with Andrew) and that's what she told Doc she was looking for when she lost that fateful packet of drugs (LSD and Speed?). God Doc put me through the wringer for that and it was nothing to do with me, I was out failing yet another driving test!!

Bless the maid, things like this make me catch my breath, I feel winded, the longing for a daughter...I think I'm over it as I'm so in love with my boys but then something happens and I realise I probably wont be leaving glitter dust under anyones pillow. Well, actually I think Big C might quite like a bit of glitter for a few years.


A tale from toadstool house said...

Awwh ,I m sure that fairy box will stay with her forever,such treasured memories,xxxx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

too sweet (although, blessed with boys, I'm with cuckoo)
GB's mouth looks very similar right now - he's pulled a couple out too early so there's no sign of the new ones. I'd love him to have given them an early yank for the love of a fairy but it was to buy a slush from the village! The irony.
fee x

Helen said...

I have a pair of those earrings that I bought from Tumi when I was about 14 (early teens are clearly where its at) I've never worn them, so if you want to add to your collection I can send them on over :) Just let me know
Helen xx