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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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November 29, 2005

Christmas traditions @ms*robyns

time to think about our Jesse tree * today I am off to the nursery to find a potted pine. I place this at my front door surrounded by lots of different sized cream candles, which I light when it is dark, usually about 8pm here in summer time. a few citronella candles placed among them keeps the mozzies at bay!
December 1st is the traditional day to start decorating the Jesse tree but here in our family we put decorations on each Sunday * right up until Christmas eve when we place Jesus in the manger
I am in the process of making new ornaments for this year * for the creation I am doing a luggage tag with a collage on one side and the very first verses of Genesis cut from an old bible that I bought in an op shop awhile ago. Is that sacriligeous? Well - it was hard to cut but seeing as it had been drawn in and was quite damaged, I thought that at least I was using the pages for something gorgeous.

the Jesse tree


Blogger Peggy said...

that is so nice. I had never heard of a Jesse tree before. I love reading about your traditions and seeing pictures you post.

10:57 am  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

Have you ever had a Christmas in Australia with snow? I cannot imagine Christmas without it, but I CAN IMAGINE ALL THE OTHER 364 days of the year without it!!!

2:55 pm  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

I just can't imagine it being warm at xmas. I was once in a very hot part of asia for xmas and it was so strange. It didn't feel xmassy at all, but the upside was being able to sit out on the verandah for new years!

I'm not sure when we're getting our tree, I think it will be in the 1st week of December, just because I am such a silly-bod when it comes to all things xmas :-) I can't wait though. I have it all planned out, on the 1st, i wake up early, and sit in the dark house with a cup of 'xmas tea' and then turn on the TV, tune it to one of the music channels, and listen to the xmas music from now until the big day. See? Completely dopey about xmas hehe

My b'day is on the 4th, I was supposed to be born on xmas eve - but I was a hanger-on ;-) hehe

2:48 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

I always wished for a potted pine...but they are expensive and our home does not have lots of extra space....its perfect but I have to be careful not to overdue or I lose my 'look'. ...Just heard what I guess was a gunshot. Yesterday was the first day of hunting season. Lots of bucks will be hauled home tonight. good thing too, you can't drive home from church without often stopping for several on the road. One hit our car just a few weeks ago....we thought for sure the car would be badly damaged but when we looked....only a smudge mark ...the deer obviously bumped off the back side. Back to Christmas....you sound like you are enjoying getting ready...thats nice!

6:41 am  
Blogger Kali said...

I've never heard of a Jesse tree before either...Am loving hearing about yours and others traditions at this special time. Just great!

5:25 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

hi Ms*R just checkin in - am lurvin reading about your xmas preps - I am getting all squiggly about not being 'into' xmas this year, not long and I'll be in!

8:58 am  
Blogger Shell said...

What lovely traditions you follow. When I have children I hope to form our own family traditions as I think it is really important and is what connects families and creates special memories. For now we have our own way of doing things, but this year it's going to be a shamozzle if the house isn't sorted out soon. I had to cancel my tree decorating party tonight as we have a big hole in the wall and I'm all bummed about it. But hopefully I'll be able to put the tree up on the weekend sometime. Coming here has made me feel all festive again!

10:27 am  

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