Omiyage from Japan, Air Mail from Canada


I don't think I've yet shared my little Shinzi Katoh teacup with you. He was my omiyage (souvenir/gift) from my friend Makiko when she went to visit her family in Japan. Isn't he adorable (^•^) I love it! {Thanks Makiko}

And when this letter came in from Canada I had to get them both in a photo together. The letter was written on stationery by Shinzi Katoh. Canada has such awesome postage stamps. {Thanks Jaime}

Send someone a letter or postcard this week. It'll be a nice surprise!


  1. so sweet! i love when pretty things arrive in my mail box. <3

  2. Aww, that teacup is adorable! And the stationery, envelope + stamps your friend used are very pretty!

  3. That teacup is darling!

  4. What an adorable teacup. It's like getting a present when you receive a letter in the mail!

  5. It's so adorable, I don't know if I want to get it stained with tea. I might just have it for visual purposes only. (^•^) ha!

  6. merissa, your blog is just full of so many sweet and lovely things. it's a nice place to visit!

  7. Thanks so much Rhya :) so nice of you to stop by! I appreciate it! Have a great weekend! xo

  8. the stationery is darling, and what a teapot! you're a lucky girl ;)

  9. Thank you Paper Pastries :) I do feel very lucky for sure (^•^) I'm lovin' Shinzi Katoh and my pals Makiko and Jamie xoxo!

  10. Ohh I want to have your same frien from Canada :D

    via Ishtar Olivera

  11. Hola Giozi :) she's fantastic isn't she ^^. xo


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