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daily parcels * tied up in string *

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

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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

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September 02, 2005

something old, something blue


I have a special gift for ms*louisa..... my dear Nan - Jean, loved to keep all her gorgeous lace handkerchiefs for 'good' and lucky me, was given them all when she passed away. I treasure them with my heart. I have one special one, which still has the little sticker on it and I am going to give it to ms*louisa tomorrow as the 'something old' * along with a collage card that I made for just this day. I photo copied a picture of my nan when she was a little girl and cut out her head. I also found a picture of a vintage wedding gown which was the PERFECT size for the head! so I made a collage, with romantic words stuck here and there as well as a gorgeous flower right on the waist. Looks delightful. I wrapped this and the hankie up in blue tissue, tied it with a blue vintage ribbon and finished the whole parcel with a vintage flower. something very, very special for tomorrow.

8 Comments:

Blogger VintagePretty said...

absolutely beautiful! The bride is very lucky indeed :-)

11:51 pm  
Blogger my vintage days said...

What a darling gift, and the thought, love and history behind it, so special. Enjoy your party.

1:38 am  
Blogger Holly said...

That is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it. What a lucky girl she is!

2:01 am  
Blogger Amy said...

that is so lovely Robyn, I just love weddings!

6:00 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Oh, that is so special, I'm sure she's going to get a little teary when she opens it - I'm teary just thinking about it! The party sounds great too, actually it sounds like a dream to me - I'm a bit of a retro girl myself.

8:06 am  
Blogger Jersey Girl said...

The handkerchief with it's meaning is a fine gift but add to that your lovely handiwork it is precious a gift. So thoughtful. Enjoy the wedding.

10:22 am  
Blogger dolly said...

oh what a delightful idea, you are very creative, something she will treasure...dolllyx

4:41 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

i've been catching up with your blog today, we are on our way home tomorrow. I am glad to hear your checkup was ok.

on the subject of Enid Blyton, I wondered why I hadn't seen them around in the school, now I know, anyway I introduced my son who is 10 to them about a year ago and now he has all the famous five and lots of the others, he absolutely loves them, and for someone who isn't that into reading I was delighted with this...

just to let you know, my hubby got a job offer a couple of days ago and he is hoping for a couple of other offers too and then we will take the one we think suits us best. So we are hoping to be all settled up at home and back here by Christmas! dolly x

4:47 pm  

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