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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

November 14, 2005


as usual for Monday I cleaned the bathrooms & changed my bed sheets. For a change I put my double wedding ring quilt on the bed - folded in half at the foot. Lovely lavender bag under my pillow ready for sweet dreams.
Gardenias - there is nothing more that reminds me of my childhood summer than a bunch of gardenias. Mine have just started flowering so I picked two, as well as a few roses and put them in a vintage gardenia bowl on my dressing table. I love to lie in bed, waiting for sleep to come...just breathing deeply and every now & then I will get a hint of the perfume of my gardenias....going off to sleep with that fragrance is truly divine


Blogger Carol said...

I totally agree with you gardenias smell just wonderful, but we can only have them in the house overhere because our winters are getting to cold for them.

9:43 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

just poppin in to say, oooh I can almost smell your flowers! hope I get some in the house we end up renting

can I just ask you to take my name off the postcard swap until we are moved, don't want any postcards coming here once I've gone! I am hoping to send out a load just before we move but whether or not in reality that will happen remains to be seen - getting panicky here lol!

love ya dollyx

12:22 am  
Blogger my vintage days said...

Gardenias where I live are only considered house plants and I have never enjoyed the opportunity of owning them.... I can't wait to see the pics of the bags you are making.

12:51 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

When I lived in Fla my dad came to visit and bought me a gardenia bush and I planted it outside my bedroom window... It grew so fast and I had the lovely smell to fall asleep to each night. I wish I had brought it with me when I moved back but don't think it would like the harsh winters.

1:33 am  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

The gardenias look gorgeous, I can't believe you're picking such beauties when it is blowin' a gale o'er this little house of ours heh.

As for the turkey it's for xmas, we don't have thanksgiving here... I'm hoping it will fit in our oven. Otherwise it's going to be a fun xmas!

3:02 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

I just love gardenia,down here in the south,they grow all over the place,the smell is just divine!

7:27 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Oh, how lovely - gardenias are so pretty too. They look lovely in your special bowl.

7:31 am  
Blogger Kali said...

So beautiful! I love Gardenias ~ they remind me of my darling Gran. Also our old address in Darwin was Gardenia Street.

7:51 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Does anything smell as wondrous as a gardenia! How blessed you are Robyn to have them blooming just for you. I've only ever seen a few in bloom at stores where they were for sale....but I knew it was no use buying one. They wouldn't bloom for me. I'm glad you can enjoy them though!

11:37 am  
Blogger Amy said...

Oh I just love the smell of gardenias, cute plant pot btw...

11:56 am  

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