Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Soppily Sentimental

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I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift; wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

After a seemingly unshake-offable buggy thing ...
... and being bed bound for nearly two weeks
I seem to be on the mend and getting back to some sort of normality.
The garden has bloomed profusely in my absence

Including the pesky bindweed that I had tried so diligently to keep on top of.
It is absolutely enchanting right now.

Lush and green ...

... shimmering in sunbeams … 
... yes, we have had sun.

Buzzing with insects ... 
... and rich in birdsong
An utter joy to be in.

Before the lurgy thingy though I was busy making.
Being a hopeless romantic ...
... soppily sentimental ...
... regularly moved by a few simple words ...
... a gentle touch ...
... a heart shaped stone ...

... random collections that mean everything to one person ...
... and nothing to another.

I love absolutely anything to do with roses ...

... you sort of get the picture ...
I just love a little soppiness.

Remember these?

Miniature vintage cylinder boxes holding the tiniest wax matches?

… made into teeny keepsakes for someone special.

Covered with snippets of old letters and ephemera.

Holding within a message.

Backed with a patchwork of vintage fabric ...

… and topped with vintage letters ...
... is an embroidered message.

Rolled snugly inside the box.

Waiting to be unveiled
By that special someone



  1. Your garden is looking beautiful.All of a sudden everything is lush, green and flowering isnt it? Amazing what a bit of sun does.
    And I love your makes too.

    1. The garden and hedgerows are amazing shades of green right now - not as much colour at the moment - one benefit of the rain I suppose.

  2. That's my sort of garden too... abundant!!
    Loving your little vintage message rolls too... Cx

    1. I call it a wildlife garden - lots of wild and abundant areas for the beneficial beasties!

  3. So sorry to read that you have been unwell. Gorgeous pix of your garden. I am waiting to take some of mine when the sun returns! Love your creation too! Lizzie

    1. Hopefully we will have some more after the weekend and will look forward to seeing your garden. Have a good weekend.

  4. Glad to hear you are on the mend! Also many many thanks to you for the kind support that you give to us:~) I love your images and feel your eye for detail gives your blog a lovely feel, enjoy mis-summer!

  5. Your garden looks delightful, I'm sorry you have been bed bound and missing the garden. Hope you are fully recovered. That's a lovely way to transform those old match boxes.
    Sarah x

  6. I love your enchanted gatden!

  7. Your garden is so wonderful as are those lovely makes. x


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