Addie and I went down to the mail box today and there was a package – one that I ordered back in May and totally had forgotten about.
Addie loves all things old, including her granny! 🙂
She looked in the mail box and excitedly said “Granny! It’s and OLD FASHIONED package! We got back to the house and I told her to take it in the sewing room. I had to go move a water hose. Before I got back to her, she came running out saying “You HAVE to come see this!” My first question was . . It isn’t a snake, is it? She said “No! It’s like a treasure or something!”
She said she sat the package down on the bottom (where the wax seal was located) before she saw the seal and it was wobbly so she looked to see what was there.
I explained to her that in the old days, they sometimes used a wax seal so the receiver would know if the package had been tampered with but nowadays, it’s used for decoration. She wanted to keep it and she wanted us to send someone a letter and use a wax seal.
In the box were two bread embossing or stamping tools.
I had seen photos a while back of bread that had been embossed, did a little research and found ArtsyUzbek on Etsy. It was almost impossible to decide which ones to order but I got these two. Even though the Etsy listing says “New York”, it comes from Uzbekistan and I think the listing said U. S. residents would receive their packages in 2 – 5 weeks. I ordered on March 18, it looks like it was shipped May 20 and I received it today (July 11). It isn’t a problem for me. All shipping seems to be terribly slow right now but just consider that if you’re ordering gifts. I imagine that around Christmas things are going to be even slower.
I’m sure tomorrow Addie and I will make bread and hopefully I’ll have some pictures and a good story to tell.