Anti-Banality Emergency Kit

106_7338A few posts ago I mentioned how I enjoy making little themed care packages for my friends far away. The latest of these packages went to my lovely Verdinium. I started putting it together after she mentioned a horrid surge of Banality – the very opposite of what I’d call my personal life essence and a term from my favourite game background – in her life. I simply couldn’t let that happen, so I made an emergency kit.

It contains a magic cup and spoon, instant Glamour (just add water) and refill sachets and a patch full of celestial bodies to remind her of the dreams we’re made of.

106_7333Mere mortals might see a bit of junk and some packets of sherbet powder, but this right there is magic. Remember how these things worked when you were a kid? They still do, you just have to let them. And I hope the emergency kit helps.

106_7335Short PSA at the end: Photos might become a rarer thing for a while here as my camera just broke – there’s a big crack in the display and it’s kinda hard to know what you’re doing photography-wise without seeing it. I’m going to try to make it work or use the phone until I take the plunge and upgrade to a better camera again, but just in case that doesn’t work out so well, I wanted to let you know.

Video: Amsterdam Souvenir Haul

This took ages to finally get here, mainly because it took ages to take a thumbnail picture that I really liked.  I hope I’ll have the time and spoons to write an actual post about my haul next time instead of only filming it but I’m really happy about how this video turned out!

Zorg voor jezelf, zorg voor anderen en blijf betoverd!

Hedgevlog: Winter Job

I actually managed to finish and upload a vlog on Sunday just as planned, at least on YT. I hope I can return to my normal blogging schedule in the new year, as well, but for now I’m super happy to be back to vlogging!

Have a lovely week!

January Thrift Haul

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy
Background: Holly Hobbie towel. Clockwise: Foraging book from 1946, Beatrix Potter books, floral plate, cookie tins, silver cutlery, starry napkin rings, shell pin, fan pin, placemats, model railway house, ‘nother cookie tin, drumstick pins, earring, mussel pendant.

I haven’t done one of these in such a long time! Of course I still love finding treasure and I hope to bring this monthly feature back this year.

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comLet’s start with this beautiful old book on foraging for wild veggies, herbs and fruit. It’s from 1946 and I found it at the open book shelf right next to work (where we actually sell some of the greenery mentioned)!

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI’m going to use these embroidered place mats in a belt for a LARP character.

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comAs Hanover is home to one of Germany’s most popular biscuit factories old tins of theirs keep popping up in my favourite thrift store. I especially like the repro editions.

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI told my story about this cute little framework-brickwork hybrid in the haul video that you’ll find at the end of this post. I plan to give it a bit more visual depth with a few acrylic accents before it’s going to find a permanent place on my balcony in one of the flower pots.

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThe cutlery in this post is from a small, stuffed antique shop in the very core of the old town of Hanover. I love the pearl handle on this fork and even though the salad set is tin and not silver I absolutely love the tarnished metal ad beautifully ornamented handles.

January Thrift Haul | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThe Beatrix Potter books were a gift from a partner school in England to a local library before they found their way to the thrift shop. I’m absolutely in love with this decorative plate – wild roses are one of my favourite things about early summer.

Watch the video for additional stories on my new treasures:

Let me know which one of my treasures you liked best and what you found lately!