Merry Christmas to all my readers
First I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great relaxing time whatever you do on this day. Having a cup of choco and sitting in front of the tree, watching the snow falling outside while munching cookies or eating stollen, or even watching the aurora dancing in the sky. Just have a great, peaceful, wonderful day with your loved ones.
I don’t know about your family’s traditions, but we tell stories about awesome, happy situations from the past. Thus, I will share one with you.
A genius gift
In my post on why the Grinch loved being sick at Christmas I promised to lift the secret about the gift I loved the most when I was a teenager. We never wrote gift lists back then. Typically my mom asked what we would like to have. We were allowed to pick one item. All other pieces were clothing or other “everyday” things that had to be replaced anyhow.
I don’t recall what I had chosen back then. It doesn’t play a role as the unexpected gift was the best Christmas gift I ever got from my parents when I was a teenager. It was a big box with different tongs, a pair of metal scissors, silver colored wire, beads and an instruction how to make fashion jewelry.
I immediately started making jewelry when we were allowed to leave the family table. I was hooked. I loved making fashion jewelry so much that I ran out of material before the New Year started!
Where did all the childhood things go?
I would love to show you a piece I made back then. However, I don’t have any of them anymore. Like the dolls, stuffed animals, clothing, bags, watches and other things I had in my childhood, also the things I had as a teenager, the fashion jewelry pieces were just gone one day. Why is that? However, below is a sketch of the very first piece I made.
What pieces of your childhood or that you had as a teenager do you remember and have no idea where they went? What was the best gift you got as a child, teenager, or lately? Just curious.
I am wearing an all black knit outfit with a bell, twigs and other festive ornament print silk scarf. I belted the look to add shape. The buckle is a find where I scored high on ebay a couple of years ago. The heels on the boots are actually a repair. See the post at the link how I upcycled my boots to look trendy.
As the temps droped in the double negative digits, I added a wool blanket scarf over my tan new puffer jacket. You can read the review at the link. I never thought I would love a downcoat .
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P.S. Please feel free to pin the looks to your inspriation board you like to have them handy.
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Again, Merry Christmas.
Photos: G. Kramm
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