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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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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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September 26, 2005

vintage housekeeping recipes

to help protect my precious vintage cardies from the dreaded clothes moth * I rinse my woollies in lavender water and tuck lavender bags among them when I store them. Lavender is a great moth repellant as are many other herbs ~ sweet woodruff * tansy * rosemary & mint * also cloves * the chest of drawers where I store my woollens is also made of cedar which is a moth repellant.

I found this recipe for storing the woollens away:

2 ounces each of dried rosemary & mint
1 ounce each of dried thyme and ginseng
8 ounces of whole cloves

combine the ingredients in a large bowl and blend.
make sachets by choosing a 4 x 4 inch piece of natural fiber with a tight weave, such as silk
sew three sides together* fill with the herbs then tie the opening with a gorgeous piece of vintage ribbon * tuck these bags among your stored woollen garment.....


Blogger suburbansider said...

Thanks for the lovely idea Robyn - much better than stinky mothballs!
I found out the hard way when I was little that my Nan DIDN'T keep Kool Mints scattered on her wardrobe floor!

7:19 pm  
Blogger Kali said...

Thanks for sharing this Robyn. Oh!! I've got to agree ~ i detest the stink of mothballs...ewwww!
Eekk ~ Ainslie, YUCKK! lol

7:48 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

oh so much nicer than mothballs! you are putting your woolies away when here everyone is getting them out - weird! x

2:23 am  
Blogger Amy said...

This one sounds very easy and if it works great for you then I'm going to give it a go. Thanks for sharing!

7:31 am  

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