it seems like just yesterday that I turned the page on my Victoriana calendar to November
and then, quite suddenly, tinsel & sparkly things are to be found everywhere!
Kaitiaki is our grandson & he is 6.
He adores Christmas decorations of all kinds, so when I found this enormous bag of glitteryness in the Salys for $10, I decided it just had to go to his house. He's had a very busy few days he tells me.
If you were 6 years old wouldn't you be delighted to find such a bag sitting on your doorstep waiting for you after school?
Helps to keep the birds from nicking all my red berries.
I also found this clever little button dolly for the same amount. I am not sure that she'd be any good for a baby...you know how they like to suck everything to bits.
This one in fact.
Last Thursday morning I popped back out to the garden just as the trickle of visitors began to arrive for the Holly Hospice Trail. Suddenly it had become imperative to record the event as best as I could with my little camera, as our poor Sue had ended up in hospital & required emergency surgery & there she stayed all week. The weather was grand for the whole three days & now it's all done. Sue is at home recovering amidst her beauty...a little like a bride missing her own wedding...poor darling.
She spent hours & hours making all the paper blossoms..aren't they lovely.
Thank goodness she had prepared so meticulously & her darling (normally examining & performing fine surgery on eyes) stepped in as master stylist as if he'd done it all his life!
Being able to depend on one another in the hard times makes all the difference in the world.
Via Magnolia Pearl
I made a Smilebox so that you could have a little tour too.Now I am off to finish packing...we're heading to Te Aroha for a day or two.
See you soon & thanks so much for visiting!
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A big hug from a garden fairy to you all!