About a month after she mailed them Marlies told me she found out from the lady at the Post Office that the package had been sent by sea. Every now and then I wondered about the package and after a few months gave up all hope of ever seeing it. So imagine my surprise when this squashed little package arrived in my mailbox on Friday!
Look closely at the date stamp on the package.
YES, you read that correctly it says 14-03-09. It was mailed over 1 year and 1 month ago! It took 413 days to get from the Netherlands to New Zealand!!!!
Ususally a package would be here within two weeks or if it came by sea three months.
Inside the squashed plastic box was another squashed plastic box.
And inside that box were these poor little flattened pitchers and tin.
But to my complete surprise when I took the lid off the squashed 'tin' I found these two tiny, little mugs (also made from cardboard) in perfect condition!
I opened my surgeons bag and set to work reviving everything as best as I could.
And here is the result...they still have a few battle scars but that's all part of their history!
Here are the pitchers in the country bedroom, they look totally at home there, like they were made just for that room.
It's a pity they can't tell us about their adventure. The address label was in perfect condition so it's a complete mystery where they've been all this time.
I'm just so happy that they made it here in the end!
Thank you Marlies!!