Daily Life Inspiration

Letters in my mail box!

Despite my ever-changing mailing address(es), it’s comforting to still be able to exchange letters. And of course, I am always grateful for my patient and creative friends near and far.

I’ve got my eyes on some vintage Vietnamese postcards and envelopes here in Hanoi, so I’m definitely looking forward to my trip to a Hanoian post office!

Alma‘s package was as poetic as her photographs and writings about little daily discoveries. She sent me some French postage stamps, delicate seeds, soft feathers, postcards, and a handmade necklace.



She handmade this lovely necklace, which has tiny teacup and camera charms and colorful beads!

Marlous sent me lovely little surprises in a kraft paper bag, decorated with washi tape. She keeps a blog of her mail exchanges, and it’s always full of inspirations.

Mini polaroid postcards.

A handwritten letter, Dutch tea, colorful party confetti, little envelope, and pin-up girls gift labels.

Miracle fish fortune teller.

P.S. Yes, I’m in Vietnam! I’m finally feeling more settled, so definitely expect more updates about my Hanoian life.


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    July 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

    wow! you’re really lucky 🙂 so many lovely things put together!
    we’ll have to do another mail exchange someday 😀

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    July 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I’m glad you like it! 🙂

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    indie belle
    July 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    wow Sewon! I´d love to travel as much as you do! I didn´t think you were going to move from the US so fast! But it must be so exciting to have the possibility to live in such different places 🙂

    I hope you enjoy Hanoi and can´t wait to hear more of your stories!

    oh, I love penpalling too! ^^ those letters and gifts are very creative.

    have a nice week!


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    July 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    The Fortune Telling fish! Pure nostalgia for me! I bought one had Claire’s Accessories when I was, hmmm, 13? I played with it obsessively and to this day still have it lying around! He passes time nicely 😛

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    July 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Lovely mail!!
    And ohhhh Vietnam! On my ‘wish-to-visit’ list!!

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    July 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    you get so many amazing chances 🙂 i’m looking forward to read about your adventures – even though these snail mail are real beauties too!

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    July 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    i loved the seeds and tiny photos! i hope we can do an exchange someday!

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    July 10, 2012 at 3:14 am

    ooh i love that Miracle fish fortune teller. I sort of feel that it has got a sense of Japanese style (the background) and i am madly in love with the style of it.
    great blog and i will surely come back again soon 🙂

    please go to check out my blog if you have time 🙂
    my blog : http://www.christianyuen.blogspot.com/

    greetings from hong kong.

    ╰╮o( ̄▽ ̄///)


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    July 10, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I’m glad to hear you have settled in happily Sewon. Your little package looks lovely too.

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    July 10, 2012 at 10:48 am

    <3 I'm in love with mail. It's so sad that people just don't do it anymore. I really want to send letters to my friends around the world but the Mexican postage system is a joke. :S

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    July 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    omg! I love the necklace its so sweet and so you! can’t wait to here more about vietnam. Oh and I got the tiny poms at Purl Soho on Broome st 🙂 See ya soon!

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    July 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Beautiful parcels you’ve received! I’ve loved seeing your updates on being in Vietnam and I can’t wait to hear more, it sounds like you have a wonderful time xx

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    July 12, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Wow, beautiful packages you got! I looooove the red feathers, so pretty! And such a cute necklace!

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    July 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Oh good old snail mail is so lovely! I’m glad you’re having a lovely time in Vietnam. My sister went there during her travels and she said it was the one place she visited that she would love to return to!

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    July 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    ahh all of these packages are so, so lovely! When I mail out my orders for the shop I try to do something similar, I usually include some vintage postcards and other paper ephemera. Seeing this post has inspired me maybe add some other things in the mix 😉

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