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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 10, 2005

ms*robyn's vintage style Christmas

still stirring my fruit mix each day !!
check your pantry for other ingredients for the fruit cake:
1 granny smith apple * honey or golden syrup * brown sugar * butter * 4 eggs * plain and SR flour * mixed spice
I have also started my brocantehome gift box * although I can't find cinnamon oil here in Australia. Am tossing up which oil to use - myrhh, frankincense or cedar. However, I bought my favourite Christmas candles yesterday - cinnamon & plum and they have the most delicious smell...making my gift box smell divine - can't wait to see what ms*Alison has in mind for the vintage cards


Blogger Maggie Ann said...

I've never heard of cinnamon oil. I love fruitcake, sounds like you've got a great recipe. Your candles must smell wonderful, the description has me almost sniffing the air = ).

1:10 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

You got me motivated Robyn - thanks! I have made a Christmas cake nearly every year since my mum died, and I love trying out a different recipe every year. But sometimes I don't get around to it until a week or two before Christmas, and of course it isn't half as nice. This year I am doing a Cooking Competition prize winner from Super Food Ideas magazine. I have had my fruit soaking in brandy since Saturday, and might make the cake tonight, as the next few days and nights are going to be busy at our house.
Would you like to swap a piece of your cake for a piece of mine, closer to Christmas? If we wrap it up in foil, it should be fine!

6:27 pm  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

ooh, Gina - that would be fun to swap a piece of our cakes... sure, I will be in it!!!

7:16 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Robyn, I just looked Cinnamon Oil up in my aromatherapy book - it is actually Cinnamon Leaf oil and is relatively nontoxic, although possibly a skin irritant. It blends well with frankincense, ylang ylang, orange and mandarin, and it is available - probably through a good health food shop. We have several specialist shops on my side of town; would you like me to check it out for you?

9:11 pm  

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