rescued from the shelves of despair, mr and mrs monkey have found true happiness in their twilight years. mr monkey having no sense of smell is unawares of mrs monkey's need to wear her 'eau de toilette' on the heavy side. and most peachy indeed is mrs monkey, being very hard of hearing, is not kept awake at night by mr monkey's tres terrible snoring. one might think an old monkey may not snore when his nose is a fabric button, but think again because he does.
this lovely little tea tray celebrates mr and mrs monkey's fondness for each other and quite frankly, makes me smile. big enough to enjoy tea for two or indeed perfectly suited to be hung on the wall as a reminder of what makes us happy in life.
if you think mr and mrs monkey would be most suited to spend life in your peachy nest, then you can find them sitting in my shop window, waiting patiently for their forever home.
she is off to visit her adopted auntie in her little gray cottage tomorrow ~ Tif
Hi! The monkey are so cute and your blog is so so nice! Hugs from Sweden
AAaaaawww, Tif! This is so cool!
I love it :o)
Have a lovely time at your adopted Aunties tomorrow. xx
Fantastic, I love Mr and Mrs Monkey. They sound a bit like a couple I know! Em x
Absolutely stunning, love the shelf of despair xox
Aww how cute! What a lovely tray they make! :)
Oh! Those are 2 cute! Mr. And mrs. Monkey look so happy living there in your precious home!!!
Wow! How amazing! I wondered how you got the monkeys to stay attached to the tray when it was vertical... very clever indeedy! Wonder what international postage would be on a tray?????
this story has warmed the cockles of my heart❤
Adorable...I never met a monkey I didn't like! xoxox
omg! omg! omg! the sweetest thing ever :D
so adorable!! Mr and Mrs Monkey are a lovely couple =)
Oh that is just wonderful! The sweetest tray a girl could ever wish for! I hope there's still some left on pay day...
oh I LOVE the lovely monkeys, rescued from the shelves of depair and forever happy.
I received my totally-fabulous dottie angel book in the mail today (from the larkmade online shop in Australia). I can't tell you how much I LOVE IT. I have already ordered another copy for my crafty partner in crime Vee. Looking forward to settling down for a lengthy stretch of time with it tonight ... ahh, bliss. Congratulations on such a fabulous book. Cat x
I love Mr and Mrs Monkey..
they make me :))))
Thanks to you, sweet Dottie Angel..
Greetings from Holland!
Aww they look like happy little monkeys holding hands, sweet stuff x
love it love it love it!
How do you do it?
Monkeys are my favourite! I would be one if I were an animal - you can be a bit naughty and get away with it because everyone would say "Oh, isn't the monkey sweet!"
Dear Dottie, thank you for sharing your delightful tray with is and reminding us that happiness lies not in perfection, but in accommodating ourselves to the special needs of those we love. Often our imperfections, and the imperfections of others, are secretly our greatest assets. If only we could see ourselves the way mr and mrs monkey do - in the peachy way they are perfect for each other...
Hope you had a lovely tea with Grey Cottage Auntie.
such a nice litte tray, i had to order it at once!
Oh my word Tif this seems to be a match made in heaven. I can see a real future in the matchmaking business for you.
You could scour the shelves of despair looking for potential romantic encounters and make subtle introductions leading folks down the path to happiness and wedded bliss. I am sure that Mr and Mrs Monkey would vouch for your complete discretion and professionalism as it looks to me that they are soul mates who just needed a kindly helping hand.
If I were on the shelves of despair I would like nothing more than to think you were out there, leaving no thrift shop unturned, finding my perfect other half.
Sometimes these things cannot be left to chance. :-)
Hi there, I had to write and tell you that I just received your book. I purchased it from uppercase and it came in the mail yesterday. What a treat - what a labor of love that this was for you. Every detail is beautiful from the glassine bag at the back, to the photo pasted on the front to the tape strip on the back cover. I have not even sat down to actually read it yet - I am just savoring it and waiting for a comfy, relaxed moment where I can sit and read. In the meantime I am just teasing myself by flipping quickly through the pages. Congratulations - IT IS BEAUTIFUL - I hold it like a work of art and will place it in a key spot on my new bookshelf. I wish you lots of luck with it. Thank you for all the inspiration.!
You are SO funny! Does your little clan realize how hilariously clever you are? I always delight in your descriptions of the little creatures you find upon the shelves of despair (and that term! It's perfection!). I wish we were related. I'm not much older than your #1 so maybe you could be my aunt or something.
oh thank you kindly! delighted mr and mrs monkey are so well loved :)
your kind comments have made me most happy on this wet and dreary monday morning.
Cathy b and Cat, gosh you have me positively blushing with your book reviews! truly i am delighted to know you are happy with the book :)
THis is such alovely TraY!My mum is Danish and they have always had one such wooden monkey hanging from the bookcase in their sitting room.Oh and I love your book...I was going to save it for a Christmas but I got really itchy fingers and its now my bedtime read.Thanks!
i love them! soooo gorgeous! well done!
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