Monday, March 8, 2010

Irma's Dreams Come True

Remember the School Photo series I did a while back? Well, today I received the very best and most thoughtful gift... photos of one of those school children. It was dear Irma, all the way from Paris!

I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the wonderful envelope, complete with a great illustration of Irma...


Inside were the best pics of Irma, traveling all around Paris...


and visiting places from one of her, (and my) favorite movies, Amélie, which takes place in lovely Montmartre, a village in the north of Paris where Irma now happily lives with the lovely Véronique of Verte Adélie...


This is Irma in front of the Café des Deux Moulins which is where Amélie worked as a waitress in the movie...


(I hope she orders the crème brûlée d’Amélie Poulain!)

I bet she thinks she's back in Lancaster County, Pa. in this photo...



Irma visits Basilique du Sacré-Coeur and rides the merry-go-round...



For Irma life is now a cabaret...



I adore each and every photo, but this one was my favorite... Irma in Roscoff, Brittany... she now finally knows what the ocean smells like, which was her most burning desire when she lived with me. (Everyone should know the smell of the Ocean, and I am so happy that Irma has now experienced the magic and beauty of the seaside.)



Seeing these photos of Irma makes me feel as if I have wings... I know my heart does, for it is flying with happiness. Thank you Véronique! xo

26 comments:

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Mon dieu! C'est tres mignon! (Hoping my French is OK) What a nice friend to bestow such a thoughtful gift. Something to treasure.

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love the series of pictures Veronique sent of Irma's adventures! Such a wonderful gift.

Allie said...

This is SO precious!

Fer said...

Magnifique! (my French is appalling too!)

Oh so very French, and very very Amelie!! (love that movie)

shellysquilts said...

How wonderful and fabulous! And I luv the movie Amelie too. Have a great week!

RosaMaría said...

ohhh that was genius! i love Amelie too! what a great gift got those photos of Irma's trips!

Kristin L said...

What a cool package. How great to travel vicariously through Irma. :-)

nicolette said...

That’s a real treat indeed! Lovely pictures and so thoughtful of Véronique.

Un beau voyage virtuel!

Mrs Moen said...

I love Irma's travelreport, what a thoughtful gift to give to you. I'm sure her new owners had a lot of fun taking her around Paris.

kay susan said...

What fun! Reminds me of a prank that happened in the UK. Someone stole a garden gnome, and then sent postcards and photos from him from all around the world to the owners!

Stephanie said...

What delightful mail. Irma definitely found a terrific home.

Adélie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the surprise, Victoria! And you know what? Thanks to that envelope, I had a pleasant experience in the post office, probably for the first time since those days when I was an avid mail-artist in the late 90s! I wanted real stamps on it, and the lady was all smiling and friendly and rushed to find me some glue because it didn't stick properly on the envelope. The Amelie effect, probably.

Cheryl Arkison said...

So lovely. What a treat for recipient and artist and back again.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Oh my goodness, that is so sweet! Looks like Irma is living the high life! How very thoughtful of her to keep in touch :)

picciolo said...

a thoughtful thing to do, Irma certainly looks like she had a great time!
: )

Colleen MacDonald said...

This is unbelievably wonderful. Thaks for sharing those photos with us. I love the drawing on the envelope. I'm so happy for Irma and for you!

henny said...

Oh my...what a fabulous gift! It must be your treasure forever.
Thanks for sharing here. I love the envelope design, artistic.

kelly said...

Victoria, what a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much for sharing this with us -- I absolutely adore it and literally squealed out loud when I saw it. SO great!

Jude said...

What a lovely post....
Love the film... and it was great to see the places again..

vadjutka said...

Ah my, how sweet!
Truly lovely photos and storry.

I just love Amelie - and its soundtrack as well.

Deborah said...

Cool!

Hey Harriet said...

That is just the most delightful thing ever! What a lucky girl Irma is! I must go watch Amelie again now!

jacquie said...

now that's a way to make your day!

Kaye Turner said...

Hi. I just discovered your blog via flickr, having long admired your work. Receiving these photos must really have made your day.

Dee / Cloth Company said...

how fun! it seems like a book waiting to happen. we took pictures of Homer Simpson (a 6" doll) in the Sierras and at Mono Lake a couple of years ago -- not nearly as endearing!

karen said...

fantastic post, really made me smile!