A wish list
Hoping to publish here a fine, festive diversion, we sent a quick note to our lovely 'associates' asking them what they would like to find (or give) under their tree this Christmas. We anticipated a range of ideas and that's what we got! Many thanks to the following people for finding a way to respond, even if Christmas isn't something that they usually celebrate... In their words:
Elizabeth from Primoeza:
christmas has come early in my household as i just collected the keys to my new studio and home. the windows overlook a small school and a bright green tree. it may be the perfect view for dreaming up new knitwear and drinking countless cups of tea.
wishing you all a very happy holiday!
Waratah seedlings to plant in my beautiful native garden ...... Peace & Goodwill for Planet Earth........hand-made present from my darling grand-daughter.
Clea from Limedrop:
I'd love to find these cute little candy cane chocolates under the tree this year xxx
Fi from ffiXXed:
I would like to receive a computerised knitting machine with its own operator, and to give a japanese high tech toilet. And Kain would like to receive an espresso machine and give a pile of spices & baking ingredients so Fiona can make food for him to eat!
Kristy from Kuwaii:
"A bubble like a dew drop in the heart of nature.
A dream bubble…"
Laura and I both want one!
Naomi and Elke from Tettmann.Doust:
We are both doing Kris Kringles for our work Christmas party (at Gwendolynne), which must be strictly hand made. We think this is a nice idea.
Anna from Romance Was Born:
CHANEL RESORT CRUISE 2013!
Ro from High Tea with Mrs Woo:
We usually spend the Christmas public holidays to clean / re-paint / re-oil floorboards of our shop, and this year I'll be doing home renovations. So perhaps the thing I would love under my uber-tree (or more likely a Christmas-beetle swarmed Christmas bush) would be a team of small bushland folk, like human-like creatures like miniature bear-likes, piglets or moles, to help me with the painting and cleaning :)
Martha from Inside Outside:
This year I will be gifting my loved ones with hand embroidered handkerchiefs. Nothing says I love you like personalised gifts!
I would love to find a few chooks and a coop in my yard for Christmas (true story).
The image I have attached I found on Flickr by Portia and Paul. I don't know who they are, but the photo is of Ceres chickens so I like their style...
all I want for christmas is some of the little guys in the attached picture…. And more hours in the day and more months in the year for the things and people I want to spend time with, instead of just the things that need to get done
Give allys ellen jewels to everyone!!! ;)
There's nothing I want for Christmas. I told family n friends no presents ... so I can't think of anything I really want apart from jetting all my family over from the uk for Christmas Day Ozzie style!
I'm not a believer in Christianity, and despite the fact that I run a business that offers products for sale, I'm also against consumerism for consumerism's sake. That said, I do believe this is a great time of year for kindness and generosity, which is surely the true spirit of Christmas, and I would be happy to know that someone had given to a worthy charity instead of buying me something for which I really have no use.
For example, I would be happy if someone were to buy me a goat that is then given to an underprivileged family in Africa:
A bit closer to home, I also think Wikipedia are doing an amazing job at providing accurate and non-biased information, and I think they are a very worthy source of donation. I know I use it daily (indeed 450 million of us do - per month!!) so why not support them for their ongoing commitment to the freedom of information.
I also love giving (and receiving!) gifts to my nearest and dearest at totally random times of the year for no particular reason whatsoever other then to express my love and appreciation for them. And certainly not because society dictates that I should do this to be a good person, but simply because I can.
Gracia + Louise:
To both receive and give, we’d rather fancy the gift of a little quiet time to be spent as desired. Time to open a book and read it in one sitting, the process broken only by the need to cut another slice of chocolate ripple cake to ensure the belly remains full. Time to potter in the garden, gloves off, soil under fingernail. Time to lie in a hammock or stretched out on the grass. Time to snooze like your pets do year round. And time to be submerged in water, be it at pool or in the ocean, or feet dipped in a creek or body in a bath drawn and brimming with potions. Days and nights, a succession of them, to be spent as one chooses. In bright and noisy company. In the darkened cinema hush. In quiet seclusion. On a long walk. With purpose or ambling. Dreaming of the future.
Happy Christmas! May it bring something wonderful.
And here’s to the adventures ahead in 2013.
Well said everybody.
As for Janette, she would like to find our gorgeous Jenny Kee Tara scarf under the tree this Christmas, not to mention having her new kitchen finished well in time for our family gathering on Christmas Eve...
And, as for me (Leah), I'd like lots of things because I'm very greedy... but I'd really like a big box full of time so that I can visit Heide this week, and make the presents I'm planning (including a paper mobile for my tiny niece).
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Pictured above is one of six beautiful new collages made by Gracia & Louise just for this little ol' blog. Chuffed, we'll be posting the full set very shortly.