MY PAVLOVA for ELLIE………..
I have AN AMAZING Story to share with YOU ALL.Do you recall when I went to PARIS a couple of years ago and met with ELLie? She writes the BLOG called HAVE SOME DECORUM.
Well, she is fighting for HER LIFE at the moment.
There are SOME REALLY GOOD PEOPLE OUT THERE.
One of those people I shall refer to as CAROL well she sent me a box with a VINTAGE CHANEL handbag and an Edwardian Garden Dress to sell for Ellie at the upcoming SHOW called REMNANTS of the PAST.
This woman doesNOT know Me Nor Ellie.
She reads OUR BLOGS!
Here is HER LETTER TO ME.
Dated MARCH 26,2016.
Just a few days after Ellie’s birthday!
Please forgive this unsolicited package ,but three events prompted me to send it to you.
1.The upcoming REMNANTS OF THE PAST show.
2.These lovely items have been in my closet, unused for too long.
3.Ellie’s current situation.
I propose you sell these items in your booth.Each one is probably worth in the neighborhood of $300.00.(You know your market better than I do so you can judge if that is too high or too low.)
The first item is a Vintage Chanel purse.I inherited it from my very fashionable aunt who lived near Chicago.She obviously used it but it is still in excellent condition.It was made in the late 1970’s to early 80’s.She was a world traveler so it might have been bought in Chicago,New York or even Paris!
The second item is much older – probably 1910 or earlier.It is in almost perfect condition because it is made from linen which lasts forever!I love the intricate stitching and tiny,little mother of pearl buttons.I bought it 25 years ago from the estate of one of the Trustees of USC who lived in a beautiful,old(and well maintained)Victorian Mansion in Redlands.The woman to whom it belonged was nearly 100 when she died in 1990.I suspect that this little dress was hers from when she was a little girl(1900 to 1910).
Hope you accept this idea.
The other goodies – SPA SALTS and Fragrant candle in a Vintage Punch cup are from my FRENCH FLOWER FARM.You impress me as a lady who likes to be pampered.The Mignonette Fragrance is a unique blend of Violet,Green Citrus and White Orchid.It’s feminine, vintage and a bit flirty – just like YOU!
Your Contessa & Ellie
I think YOU ALL can IMAGINE how I felt when I read this letter and started opening the BOX.
I want to take this a STEP FURTHER and offer it TO HER FANS who have been READING her blog and leaving HEALING and LOVING comments.There are SO MANY of us who FELL in LOVE with ELEANOR O’Connell Decret.
SHE BASICALLY ROCKED OUR WORLD.
We lived for HER NEXT POST.
We LAUGHED OUT LOUD.
WE Cheered HER ON………
WE AGREED with HER Verbal abuse.
We couldNOT believe The FIGHT she had to endure.
We LOVED her STORIES.
We LOVED HER MOM’s RECIPES!
We loved HER WHOLE PERSONA.
WE LOVE YOU ELLIE……………..We are ALL waiting for your APPEARANCE on the BLOG.
I would like to offer these TWO items to your READERS and MY READERS.
If you would like to make an OFFER please leave me a comment or send me an email at
TO LEAVE A COMMENT click on the TITLE Of this POST AT the top of this email that was sent to YOU!The comment section is a continuation of the BLOG POST as I answer MOST comments as they come in………..and then there is other conversation between other commenters.WHICH CAN BE SO FUN!
SO, IF YOU READ:
HAVE SOME DECORUM and would like to HELP Ellie live a bit MORE comfortably I ASK YOU To BID on these TWO items as if it belonged to your long LOST Relative!!!
For those of YOU who have MISSED out on this FUN LOVING CALIFORNIA GAL who MARRIED A FRENCHMAN and MOVED TO PARIS with ALS Take a FEW HOURS to CRUISE her SITE…….
BEWARE…….the day I found HER I spent the next THREE DAYS Going BACK and READING ALL HER POSTS……………
LET THE BIDDING COMMENCE.
Remember PEOPLE SHE entertain us…………….
Now she NEEDS US to help pay a few BILLS.
If these items DO NOT SPEAK to YOUR SOUL you can go to the GO FUND ACCOUNT.Donations start at ONE DOLLAR…….CAN YOU will YOU………PLEASE.
HER BEST FRIEND STARTED this account………CLICK to SEE who THAT friend is.She is ALMOST as FAMOUS as OUR GIRL Ellie………….and is fighting a different battle with LYME Disease.
It is VERY EASY…………..I DID it MONTHS AGO.
Every dollar HELPS.
EDWARDIAN GARDEN DRESS
BACK of EDWARDIAN DRESS
CHANEL HANDBAG from the 1970’s or 80’s…….
A closer LOOK at those GORGEOUS C C’s
Donated by a LOVELY WOMAN to HELP Ellie and her FAMILY deal with the costs of ALS.
CLASSIC WHITE……….she would like that CAROL.
I will ZIP to SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA one day and GIVE YOU………….. A BIG HUG!!!!
I HOPE I will SEE a FEW of YOU at the REMNANTS SHOW…….if NOT I will SHARE a few PHOTOS in another POST and YOU can SEE what YOU MISSED out on!
ARE you STAYING in TOUCH with YOUR FRIENDS and FAMILY?DO you pick up that old fashion PHONE on the WALL and CHECK in with people from time to time?
I find my PHONE seldom rings…..No one seems to have time to just CATCH UP.
Are WE really SO busy!