Wednesday, April 16, 2008

La livraison du général français

The Santos I ordered from The French General

On my way to work this morning, I stumbled (literally) over a small parcel I had ordered from The French General last month! I am always on the website looking through all of the fabulous French products, and decided to place a few orders. They were supposed to be gifts for mum for Mother's Day, but since I am the worst person at keeping surprises I caved and ended up giving her one of the gifts. I gave her the Virgen de Carmen santos, patron saint of mariners and fishermen. It was once believed that the Virgin cleared up the waters with her presence and that only after July 16 would the sea be fit for swimming in.
Honestly, I'm terrible at keeping surprises...there have literally been Christmases where I will have to go out on Christmas Eve and re-shop, because I have given everyone (and I do mean, everyone) their Christmas gifts. It doesn't matter how early or how late in the game I start to shop, it happens every time. I just can't help myself!

Mum has always mentioned that she would love a vintage-looking religious figure or a "Santos" (Spanish religious figure). So, when I was on the French General website and found one, I HAD to order it. I also picked out something from the jewellery section, so hopefully, I'll be able to keep that one under wraps until May...only a few more weeks. But, I promise, if I end up caving and end up giving it to her oh, say, tomorrow (which I'm sure I will) I will post it because I think you will all fall in love with it.


Deb said...

I LOVE my little Santos! And I really was surprised & so happy to receive it "early". Now what's this about something in the jewelry section :-}


Sheila said...

This is lovely, and I'm sure Mum loves it..!
I have been known to do the same Kate, and also buying a gift and buying one for myself too...that is why Christmas can be expensive for me..!
Have a great weekend..!

Q said...

Dear Kate,
You are a special daughter!
I am so excited for your Mum! The Santos is lovely
Your new place will be very fun.
I am looking forward to seeing how you decorate each new room.