* life~ April 30 *
and I always try to remember those famous words of Scarlett
After all... tomorrow is another day.
daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life
I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder
1. bild a fire in the backyard to heat kettle of rain water
2. set tub so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert
3. shave one cake lie soap in billin water
4. sort things, making 3 piles, 1 pile white, 1 pile coloured, 1 pile work
britches and rags
5. stir flour in cold water to smooth, then thin down with bilin
6. rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard then bile. rub the coloured, don't
bile, just rinch in starch
7. take white things out of kettle with broomstick handle, then rinch and
8. hang old rags on fince
9. spread tee towels on grass
10. pore rinch water on flower bed
11. scrub porch with hot soapy water
12. turn tubs upside down
13. go put on a fresh dress, smooth hair with side combs, brew cup of tea,
sit and rest and rock a spell and count blessings
"WHAT DO WE LIVE FOR IF IT IS NOT TO MAKE LIFE LESS DIFFICULT FOR EACH OTHER ? " ~ George Elliot
J O Y ~what fun to go to my mail box today and find a gorgeous pink envelope from Alison at the vintage housekeepers circle. It had a sticker on the front with the words 'royal mail' printed on it,which immediately made me feel like a princess. It was raining out....rainy days make me feel so snug and secure and I made myself a cup of hot chocolate...snuggled on my cane settee under one of my quilts, propped up by some pillows ( feeling very Jo from Little Women ) and proceeded to open the envelope with utmost care. I am beginning to sound like a child, but I was so excited. Inside was treasure ~ a gorgeous tag with the word 'JOY' in scrabble letters * a lovely card wrapped in a ribbon to send to someone special, a little card with a saying from Louisa May Alcott ( just how did Alison know that Louisa May was special to me ?) and the most divine letter from Alison. with lots of wonderful ideas to bring back the art of letter writing...certainly inspiring. I wanted to race out and buy some wonderful bits n pieces to put on my desk ...
Oh I miss my dad so much sometimes
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