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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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December 07, 2005

Christmas traditions @ ms*robyns

yesterday was the feast day of St Nicholas. The first ever Santa. On this day,each year * I give each of my grandchildren {I have two grandsons so far} a decoration for their tree - Thomas who is 6 gets a vintage-look bird * the ones with the feathered tails & Jack who is 2, gets a bauble. Each year a different colour. Thomas is old enough now to appreciate his collection and gets alot of joy when putting them on their tree.


Blogger Shell said...

Wonderful traditions! I really love them, and as I've said before, I will be starting my own when the time comes. Although we do have our own now, it would be great to share them with wide eyed kiddies. Wouldn't it be great if that christmas wonder fully transferred into adulthood. I know it is a different appreciation we have as adults - about peace and goodwill - but sometimes I miss the magic of childhood. I guess we all do at times.

8:20 am  
Blogger dolly said...

oh you are creating a fantastic memory for them, your blog is sooo christmassy - all you need is some snow! hahahaha - now if I was on line I could get you some


9:44 am  
Blogger Kali said...

what wonderful traditions and memories you are creating for little Thomas and Jack :)

10:36 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

thats the magic of christmas I am talking about .... christmas thru the young ones. It is such a joy.

11:49 am  
Blogger Dawn said...

I give an angel ornament to each of my granddaughters and a snowman to each of my grandsons. I have fun looking for them at craft fairs or at end of year sales for the next year.
Our children each received an ornament each year and when they flew the nest, they had their own box of ornaments to take along with them.
It is looking like Christmas here in western NY state. We have had a foot of snow projected for today and 7 more inches for tomorrow.

12:42 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I started that with my great-niece (and godchild) who is now three. Wish I would have had someone do that for me when I was young.

I think it is very important to start teaching children early to cherish mementoes.


3:27 pm  
Blogger judypatooote said...

I found your sight through Peggy... I remember the birds with feathery tails when I was a little girl....Your sight is beautiful and I am going to bookmark it....

7:43 am  
Blogger Joy said...

What a fabulous idea Ms Robyn! Love those birds with the feathers too! Your blog is a feast for the eyes :)

7:45 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

Lovely idea Robyn,its hard to believe you have two grandchildren~you look too young!!

1:32 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Aww Robyn that's another tradition that we have in common!

10:06 pm  
Blogger ~NanCourt~ said...

When my step-daughter was little, I started cross stitching ornaments. I made her one every year using those little gold colored frames. I then made one every year for my daughter when she came along. When my step daughter got married, I gave her the box of ornaments made for her. She had a good start for her tree. I have since stopped making them. Life changes and lack of interest on my part, I am afraid. However, I have the ones I made until my daughter graduated high school and she will receive those one day. Lovely traditions make the holidays special. Thanks for reminding me.

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