Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Gift of a Letter
I have long admired the prolific writer, Alexandra Stoddard. For those of us who enjoy creating a beautiful home, her writing is truly inspirational.
One of Alexandra's books is entitled "The Gift of a Letter." She doesn't use the computer, but writes her manuscripts using beautiful, French-made paper, gorgeous colored ink, and a fountain pen. Her hand-written letters show the same panache, as you can see above, written to me on China blue stationary with a silver ink.
Yes, Alexandra Stoddard sent ME the gift of a letter after I penned a condolence note regarding the death of her beloved husband, the attorney and author Peter Megargee Brown. Alexandra has been so brave and open about how she is coping with his earthly loss that I felt compelled to write
Years ago, I read about her first New York City apartment in which she had window boxes on the inside. Twenty-five years after reading about those "inside window boxes," I made one of my own from my Papa's wooden tool box, which had once belonged to my Pop, his father-in-law.
I feel blessed indeed that every time I have reached out to someone I have admired, each of them has turned out to be as wonderful as I thought they were.
Alexandra posts a monthly newsletter on her website on the first of each month. An assistant posts for her from her handwritten draft. Alexandra's newest missive should be up tomorrow or so. Each one is wonderful. I hope you enjoy it.
Posted by JPG at 2:16 PM