Just about bordering on odd, I see things through different eyes.The heading says it all - I live, I love, I craft, I am me...

21/12/2015

21, the magical protection of a tree and a festive Ta-Da!

Twenty one 
Along the pathway, ahead of us, a wizened old tree.

Over the years it had split open and hollowed out,
most of its larger branches fallen and shattered on the slope.
Inside the hollow from a distance, I could see what I thought was a ladder.

I mused at the reasons.
A fairy ladder I giggled to myself,
for an elf to either go up in to the branches or down through the portal in the roots.

Was it a ladder left propped up when someone was chopping down the branches?

 As we approached, I could see the steps were too close for a ladder,
now I was really curious - what was it?
It was only after staring at an inscription 
that we discovered that it was the back of a memorial bench. 
Cast aside when it possibly collapsed and left in the hollow of the tree.
The tree had curled itself around the bench - protectively guarding the memory.
I felt a mixture of sadness and marvel.
Sadness that a bench, put up as a reminder of a beloved person, had been rejected by another.
Marvel at the slow protective care an aged damaged tree appeared to be offering.
MJrPVkwPMJrPVkwPMJrPVkw

Early on in December, I came across this delightful Norwegian blogger who reveled in all things Jul, have a look at the wonderfully simple candle chandelier she has in her first picture. I fell in love with it and tried to find myself one. 
To no avail. 
They were either hugely ornate, overblown, wooden, expensive or just down right UgLy! 
So I gave up (temporarily - I will hopefully find one in the future)
however, I still wanted the effect of that simple pinecone decoration.

So - tonight, after a walk through woodland and pinecone collecting, I made this.
Cones, ribbon and ivy. 

Simple?
Yes.
Happy?
Definitely.

Happy Monday :) xxxxxxxx

8 comments:

  1. Simple, effective, natural, mostly recylable, cheap, what is there not to like? Another well done to you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your thoughts on the bench and hope the old tree keeps on protecting it. Maybe fairies do live there! The cone decoration is amazing. I need to go pinecone hunting too, as I've some ideas to try out next year. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Like you, I wonder about the person the bench was commemorating and how it got in the hollow tree. Your simple decoration.....simply beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the deocrations
    Julie xxxxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Para si e sua família desejo um Natal de Luz! Abençoado e repleto de alegrias.
    AG

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gosh I wonder how the bench ended up there?!?!A beautiful decoration you have there xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. lovely, I might try one of those for myself

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love ancient trees - there's something moving about them. Your decoration is beautifully festive, capturing something of the woodland in your home.
    Cathy x

    ReplyDelete

Hi there...

Thank you ever so much for stopping by today - I'm really glad that you did. If you would like to leave me a comment then I would be delighted to hear from you,

Hawthorn x
Sadly anyone signing anonymous will not be published