Just the other day, for a few minutes, it felt as if I had gone back in time. The mailman was coming down the driveway to deliver a package from a reader who said that there were some “good things” she wanted to send me. After signing the slip and getting the box, my eyes immediately zeroed in on the Martha Stewart ~ Catalog for Living logo emblazoned on the side.
Time warp circa 2001.
I couldn’t get into the house fast enough to reach for a box cutter! Well, when I opened the package I quickly realized that this was no ordinary shipment. After getting through the bubble wrap and packing peanuts, I found 4 boxes that were carefully wrapped in light-green tissue paper, which, incidentally, was the exact tissue paper that every Martha by Mail order was shipped with.
What were those boxes you ask? Each contained a set of highly collectible Martha by Mail copper cookie cutters, all in their original boxes! What you must understand is that the sender of the box, Aurelia, is starting a collection of these desirable copper cutters and is on her way to having just about all of them; she’s a determined collector. These were ‘extras’ for her.
You may recall that she shared with us the images of that wonderful little [Booklet] I wrote about last week. To graciously be willing to send these 4 sets of cutters is simply unimaginable! I don’t think I can ever thank Aurelia enough for these gorgeous gifts.
I would like to share them with you. Not only are they gorgeous sets of cookie cutters, they’re also wonderful to have in the archives of Good Things by David. In the future I will give each of these cutters their own separate entries, so do look for them. If you're a collector then you will understand that they’re an important part of the Martha by Mail line.
In the meantime, why don’t we take a look at what arrived at my doorstep this past Friday.
Even the boxes were carefully wrapped in that coveted tissue paper.
These sets only come up for auction once in a great while. I've already made up my mind as to how they will be used in the coming months.
Egg Cookies!! Although I've already written about these cutters, I did not actually possess them until this past Friday. They've eluded me for years, but thanks to Aurelia, I now have a perfect set!
I'm obsessed with eggs and these beautiful cookie cutters are going to be treasured for years to come.
These are the cutters nestled in the original box with shredded paper. Gorgeous!
Again, THANK YOU Aurelia!!
You have made a collector of Martha by Mail a very happy person!!