Monday, 20 September 2010

thinking ahead.......................

Starting to prepare for Yule




I bought these lovely letters from  French Larkspur, with the intention of using them for backgrounds for my Christmas drawings and prints....but when I opened them up and started to read the contents written from one sister to another in the 20's/30's the joy... the heartache...the children..I could not bare to use them, well not just yet, they have been such a pleasure and joy to read and such an unexpected treat we never really know what is round the corner do we?
Back to my Christmas pudding drawings.......with love to you xxxxx

28 comments:

Air Kiss said...

So sweet.. I understand. I sometimes buy very old postcards because of what was written on the backs. How dear these old letters sound.
Hugs :) Lara

kerrie said...

Everything lovely from French Larkspur. I have purchased the Jean D Arc mags from her and a grey pearl rosary. Your collage for yule is so pretty. Always admire your gentleness.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love precious old letters like this. Enjoy reading them and getting a real life glimpse of the past.
Blessings,
Marcia

H ennA said...

Such beautiful pics! I can imagine the feeling reading those letters, thinking about the people living the life in around the 1920. So much has change in short period of time, even if it´s almost a hundred years..Many times I have wished one could turn back the clock for a while just to experience or having a glimpse of how it´s been in the past.
Have a lovely week dear friend..soon it´s Yule again ;-P


Hugs and love Anne

Jacqueline said...

Oh Lynn,
I bought the same bundle of letters from Tracey at French Larkspur too.
I haven't opened mine, as they were sealed down and I didn't like to open them !! I think that I am going to have to now as they sound so enlightening and will be a glimpse of social history in the '30's. I have them strategically placed in our lounge.
I actually wasn't suprised that we bought the same thing....you have some of the same things that I have in your home and, do you remember that we used the bird stamps for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding invitations a couple of years ago ?
Here's to more similarities !! XXXX

layers said...

I know what you are feeling...I once bought a packet of letters-- between a mother and her son-- there are so many stories and connections

Beach House Living said...

Old letters are fascinating and it's amazing that at one time were kept and treasured. Today, people don't even send them.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am surrounded by Christmas this week. Knitting and making gift boxes! So much fun. I've even been listening to Christmas music to complete the picture!

Fabulously french said...

Your collection of old letters is gorgeous, I collect old French postcards and love reading what is written on the backs of them.

Bon courage,

Leeann x

Cuttingwood Cottage said...

I can so imagine your hessitation to use these letters. A long time ago someone wrote to their loved ones and now they are destined to be used for something quite else, but very beatifull I must say. So maybe its not as bad, its not that you throw them away. The letters will be enjoyed for years to come. But not just yet, ..... .
If you do use them, please share the result. Lovely week, Sandra

kirsty said...

Some things are just too precious to use, no? You could always photocopy the letters, age the copies and use them instead of the originals? Just a thought! Love the pud btw!

Primchick said...

O please try not to use them, (I too buy things like this to use, then get attached to them so) there's something about old photographs & letters/post cards, I just love the history, the age, the smell, that tea stained wore look... & that hidden written story,...
Nice to share with you again...
Love Marion :oD

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Some old letters are so endearing that the contents far surpass anything we could want to use them for... other than to cherish.
Love the paper though with the holly.
Susan x

Jessie said...

I've given you a blog award today for your beautiful blog. Pop over to mine to see when you get a moment. :) xx

Regina said...

dear lynn,
your old letters collection is wonderful......i love old letters,too
and your collage for yule is fantastic..you makes pretty things.
today we have a loveley sunny day,perfect for the garden.
have a nice time my friend!!!
hugs,regina

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, how lovely! You should frame the letters, then you could enjoy them daily! XX!

Jackie said...

Its a bit like blog reading..taking a little peek into the lives of others.

Jeanne said...

Blessings and much love

manon 21 said...

Oh Lynn moi non plus j ne peux utiliser ces vieux papiers.Ton collage j'adore.

Belle jornée

manon

Annie said...

Years ago, I was given a collection of postcards from France. They were all from one man to one woman. I've never been able to bear to break them up. In fact, over time, I've wanted to send the collection back in the hopes that the giver might have had a change of heart regarding her attachment to them (her grandparents).

Tammie said...

those letters must have really touched your heart. Your holiday art is lovely.

A Time to Dance said...

Hello my lovely just coming up for air and trying to catch up on everyones news. It's so busy I haven't settled back on and I am trying hard to sort everything out before the abdication. I love the card.... I admire your work so much... I will email soon... Much live to you... H

yvette said...

via India's fsd..thanks for compliment on my grandmothers sheet.
Please join!
Your blog is so beautiful.
greet

Hege said...

SO beautiful your collage Lynn!
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Hege.

vicki said...

Lynee -
How touching to think that something that we write today - may somehow - end up as these did with you. That you treasure them is such a joy. You will make them a part of something very special I am sure.

Vicki

Chatelaine said...

Your creations are lovely. Such talent!

Enjoy your old letters. What a treat!

Julie said...

That embroidery and collage work is fantastic. Reading old letters puts me in touch with what I love about the past.

Sharon Fritchman said...

So beautiful and heartfelt! I love this!