Thursday, 9 December 2010

Christmas postcard and some ornaments

This lovely fabric Christmas postcard arrived today from Ritva in Finland.  I have included a photo of the stamps on the envelope as I think they are fascinating.

The Three Creative Studios Cue for this week was ornament.  I suppose these are not quite ornaments, but they come out every Christmas.  They are nearly 70 years old, and are very special to our family.  A couple of the bells are a bit broken, but they still work.

Hopefully this photo will enlarge to let you see the nursery rhymes on them.  I love the fact that we still have the original box too.

This beeswax ginger is flowering well at the Gardens at present.  You will need  to enlarge to see the actual flowers.  I had to get down on my hands and knees to take this photo as they hide in under the foliage.
I am off to go for a walk with Jock while the sun is shining - we are expecting heaps more rain in the next couple of days - grrrrr.  There is massive flooding in other southern parts of Eastern Australia - and drought in the West.  We re a large country after all.


  1. A lovely postcard and the Beeswax ginger is amazing. Hope you stay safe from any flooding.

  2. That's one gorgeous postcard Robin and the stamp are pretty stunning too. Love your little tree lights - how wonderful to have had them for such a long time, and still working. The flower spike is amazing and so exotic. Enjoy your walk with Jock - hope you stay dry.

  3. Fantastic light Robin--and I love Ritva's card.

  4. Robin, what a lovely PC, and thank you too for sharing the stamps. I always find it fascinating too to see what postmarks and stamps are on my parcels from overseas. I do love your little bells, and yes, how wonderful you have the original packaging. They are just too cute. Love that beeswax ginger, such a spectacular display. Do hope the weather holds for you. It's beginning to be a real nuisance to everyone now!! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  5. Robyn, the Ginger is gorgeous and the postcard looks great.
    Isn't it lovely to have those little lights to bring out each year.

    Seasons Greetings to you and your family.

  6. Robin, I love the little Christmas bells. So nice that they are still there and used every year.
    Great flower too! It is so funny for me to see that all is blooming at your place while here everthing is white and frozen.
    Great card from Ritva!

  7. I love the lights! And thanks for your comments re my panels - I've sold the pink one - maybe the autumn russets wasn't fancied because all we have in Britain is snow.


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