Posted on January 5, 2015

Green things, happy things

Collection of green happy things

January = a welcome relief from red things and glitter and sparkle and everything related to Christmas. I find green is the perfect antidote, so I’ve gathered a little collection of green treasures that are happy and inspiring for the year ahead.

Beautiful mohair wool for knitting, some green squares I’ve already knitted for a blanket, threads for sewing and stitching, vintage buttons, a Kambaba Jasper palm crystal, books to read – about woodlands and about decorating, the first issue of Mslexia magazine from my new subscription, and my green fish brooch to remind me to ‘just keep swimming’.

Collection of green happy things Collection of green happy things

I did a collage to the theme of GREEN last year, with the emphasis on recycling. I love to feel I’m helping the environment and saving even a *tiny bit* of the natural habitat around me through the choices I make as a human and as a consumer.

This year I plan to grow my own vegetables for the first time, focus on ‘slow’ crafting, recycling and upcycling, reading lots of  (paper) books and living in a mindful and purposeful way. So many verdant, green, happy things ahead.

Do you like green? What connotations does it have for you?


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  • Reply Vikki January 8, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Love those photos – so vivid and full of colour. I really like jade shades of green – I guess it reminds me of the sea, and it also makes me think of Return to Oz (one of my favourite films when I was a wee girl), and the Emerald City!
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    • Reply daintydora January 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Green is great and I also love the jade/teal shades. I didn’t even think of the Emerald City – wonderful, bright and gleaming connotations there. I loved the Wizard of Oz but I don’t think I’ve ever seen ‘Return to Oz’?

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