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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

December 05, 2005

the ghost of Christmas past

remember when you were in infant's school *aged around 5 - 7 yrs old* and when it got close to Christmas time - the teacher would forget all about reading * 'riting * 'rithmatic and would get out the scissors, glue & craft paper? and you would start creating decorations for the tree at home. You would create * cutting, gluing & painting. sometimes with your tongue held between your teeth, concentrating hard to get it just right. remember how proud you were when you took it home in your case, most probably all squashed in among the end of year stuff. You would take it out and give it to your mum. Who of course immediatle swooped you up in a cuddle and then placed the decoration on the tree. I am sure my mum still has a few of those treasures that I made her.

When my son was in kindergarten - he bought me the most delightful plum pudding home - he had made it himself out of art paper - cut out two shapes and stapled them together * stuffed the shape, then cut out leaves and glued them on. Then he painted it. That was 25 years ago and it is still one of my favourite decorations that I put on our main tree. He made some others in following years which I still have but this is my favourite

then ms*louisa made me a plum pudding in her first year of school.

This one has legs & a face and is as equally delightful and treasure also.

and of course we mustn't forget ms*sophie - she is very talented in art. A few years ago, knowing that I loved quaint pottery - she designed and made me a nativity scene. She also painted me a huge picture of a Christmas tree - which I hang in the hall each Christmas

and that dear reader's is what Christmas is to me

- treasures from the past * fond memories & family


Blogger berryhead said...

Oh I can't wait to pull out those decorations! The ones the kids have made me are my favorites of course* neat to see all of those fun kid ornaments!

my mom still has a couple of mine I believe:)

1:34 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

Thats what makes Christmas magic..memories of past Christmas and all the wonderful things our children made for us. I love ornaments made by children and grandchildren the best! And Ms. Robyn the kitties got turkey for Thanksgiving so for Christmas dinner they will have baked ham and on Christmas eve they get a can of real tuna. They have stockings with toys, catnip and kitty treats to open on Christmas morning. The doggies get hambones Christmas day and a can of their favorite dogfood on Christmas eve. They get doggie treats as gifts. Last year they got gourmet doggie cookies and Christmas bandanas

2:15 pm  
Blogger Amy said...

awww those are so sweet! Christmas memories are made of old fashioned kids decorations. I know that my mother kept all of mine and we use them on our tree too.

2:48 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Creating something for someone for Christmas is just the best! That is why I love to receive a gift that has been hand made.

I made a silver star and put sparkles on it when I was just a little, little girl and I will never fortget how proud I was to give that to my mom.


2:59 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

How sweet....I love to see what the children make...and with so much love it brings tears to a Mums eyes. I have a box in the bottom of my closet that I go through once in a while and lovingly enjoy.

3:52 am  
Blogger Kali said...

I couldn't have said it better if I tried! This is definitely what Christmas is about, and those little treasures from your precious children !

8:11 am  

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