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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.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

October 12, 2005

brown*paper*parcels ~ memories are made of this

from brown paper parcels on May 5th * 2005:

the dresser drawer @ my nan's home

I have so many memories of my nan and pa's home~
they had this wonderful kitchen dresser with bubble glass in the top doors. She kept all her family 'heirlooms' and treasures in there. One of the drawers was put specially aside for her grand daughters. She would put treasures in thedrawer for us to go through and pat and admire. We were allowed to take one special treasure home when we visited. Oh ! they weren't valuable treasures but things that all little girls love to collect ~ old perfume bottles * pretty handkerchiefs * buttons and ribbons * bits of gift wrapping * cards and trinkets ~ I remember one time, I picked a nearly empty bottle of 'Blue Grass' perfume. I thought I was just so important wearing that perfume !!!!
My nan was the one who instilled in me a love for old things. She was adorable


Blogger Amy said...

Oh yes I too remember my nana's drawers, she had old fashioned sun glasses and necklaces in them that she'd let us use to dress up in. Great memories...

12:38 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Thats a sweet post ms*robyn! I too have pleasant memories of my Grandma's home. My Aunt didn't marry untill she was about 45? and she would save her perfume bottles for the nieces with a little perfume left in them. What a BIG deal that was for my cousin and I. So special! I remember one she had, that had a large faux topaz on the top of the bottle and I was entranced...I don't remember who got it though. Thanks for all the encouraging comments you leave for me at Knitting Kat! *hugs* to you.

12:50 pm  
Blogger Kali said...

lovely memories ~ I cherish those of my my grandparents too...

1:42 pm  
Blogger Kali said...

p.s. So much has been happening since I last visited you ~ and it was great catching up! Oh my ~ the bride's dress looks divine! p.p.s Happy belated birthday wishes to ms*louisa :)

1:45 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

oh what divine memories...


6:41 pm  
Blogger my vintage days said...

What a great memory, robyn. Thanks for sharing that with us.

9:47 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Oh I've just stumbled over your delightful blog and I'm so happy I did! I'm all excited now, because I've just found out that I must be a vintage girl as well! We don't use the word "vintage" in the same way/meaning that you do here in Germany. I absolutely love your blog and I've already put it into my favourites.

10:26 pm  

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