A Living Wall for Midsummer


About a gazillion centuries ago… okay, two years might be more accurate, but the truth that really matters is that it feels like a life time ago when I saw Shelly’s treasures.

I fell in love with the colors, the shapes, the reality, the magic, the memories, with Shelle’s words… She said, “Hubby came in from his dawn surf & with the aid of his beach towel [a] bird was gently ushered out of our home & after a little sit to recover from the adventure, flew back into the nearby bush...
The other bird appeared with no warning and has made a permanent home in our abode, amongst the treasured items he sits, he is black [shelf] and he sits watching over his Princess & other treasures collected from life, photos, snow domes, artworks, macaroni necklaces, unique gifts and precious objects you will never find in museums, or with price tags of any value, because these things aren’t measured in dollars, nothing of worth is...”

I’ve started my own wall of priceless treasures and memories, of loved bits of life… It changes with the seasons, with my moods, with the wild swings of my witchy soul… It grows as I live… It makes me smile true and wide… It grounds me… It’s mine.
Happy Summer Solstice, my Wicked Luvs, may your own walls—whatever their shapes—shine warm and true… I’ll wait for the sunrise eating papaya, oranges, and drinking French vanilla coffee. It’s a special day, so I’ll enjoy some toast and honey, too. What about you, any sun-loving plans? 
 

24 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That is so cool! I'm really inspired......

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  2. I liked Shely's wall and table of treasure s- looks so awesome, and so many things got her to recollect!
    But I like your more.. because I can see a piece of my presence there - so wonderful feeling, Magaly! I am sure others will see the pieces of their presence there too, thanks for uniting us on your treasures wall.
    Here we celebrate Sun every day, also my husband's name can be translated as Sun from Hindi... so I always call him so in my love notes and b'day cards :) He is my sunshine!
    have a wonderful day and a great weekend! Sending you Sunny blessings from India! Hugs!!!

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    1. The fact that you call your husband your Sun makes me think of Game of Thrones! You know how Daenerys Targaryen called her husband "my Sun and Stars"? ;-)

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    2. oops... nope... I was hooked by Vampire Diaries lately :)
      But really? Oh that's nice! My Sun and Stars!

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    3. Yep, they are a very particular couple. A bit scary at times, too...

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  3. Oh how beautiful! I hope your summer solstice was the best ever.

    I hope you don't mind me mentioning that a wild bird trapped in the house signifies that a death is coming in some (Celtic) circles. I know from personal experience that it is true. However it may be that every ethnic group has their own warnings.

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    1. It's the same in Caribbean culture when it comes to some huge black moths. My grandma would always say, "I hope you notice that the windows are open, so you aren't trapped. If someone has to die, it'll be you." It sounds grim, but it always made sense to me ;-)

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  4. Wishing you all the blessings of the Summer Solstice! And more fruit!

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    1. Right back at you! Even the fruit ;-D

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  5. Summer Solstice is a twofold celebrations for us.....the night is for the fae. A short and sweet celebration of their attention and our devotion. Then the morning is always a solitary celebration for me. Greeting El Sol and bathing in his first rays of dawn. Soft and Sweet, Bright and Beautiful.....I love Summer Solstice.
    And I also adore Shelle's and your collections of love...what could be more collectible? Solstice Blessings, Oma Linda

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    1. I greeted El Sol in the terrace, under a quilt. It was a bit cool, but it felt good. Then I went back to bed lol

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  6. I have a tall bookcase that holds my treasures from old glass to rocks and shells and sticks.

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    1. "old glass to rocks and shells and sticks" it sounds like a mantra. Bet it looks like a spell ;-D

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  7. Your wall is wonderful...I have a wall..actually all my walls are filled with art and relics of past and present. I love it...surrounded by love.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Nothing like being surrounded by love in the shapes and colors of those who you care about and who care about you ;-)

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  8. A Blessed Summer Solstice to you and the ones you love ;o) I love seeing your treasures and Shelle's too ;o) I have to write to that lady!!! She has been missing!! Big Hugs Magaly ;o)

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    1. Our Shelle has been gone, indeed. So it's nice to see her art and her inspiration lingering around ;-)

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  9. A truly organic wall you have given birth to Magaly, as you stated it will change & evolve - yes, truly organic :) So touched, I loved seeing my treasures in your post, my souvenir snow globes that I shake & remember the exact time, place & who I shared it before the snow settles again, art by friends (see Stacy's precious crows) priceless memento's on display, trinkets & handmade gifts :) I may photograh other favourite nooks here, but there are so many cobwebs (it won't be for the faint-hearted). Today I took my girls for a sushi after a walk, it's the first day of mid-year holiday for Trinity (school) and Memphis (uni) and as we sat Memphis told me I should start posting again & paint, 'it makes you happy mum' (wise girl), but tonight Big F is setting a fire, yep it's winter (it's dropped to 15 degrees Celsius that's about 60 degrees F which is chilly for the Sunshine Coast) Trinity & Memphis are sitting drawing & playing with the Nintendo DS on the lounge - that badly needs recovered (but no-one cares), and I am wearing my grandma's fingerless gloves that were left me, looking at an oh so bright moon out the window (but I believe it's full tomorrow) and realising from today each day gets longer, as the shortest day of the year was yesterday... and I'm thinking tonight how much I miss my friends, and wishing you and all a bright, blessed and soooo freakin' deliriously happy Summer Solstice :)

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    1. So very wise of Memphis... listen to her, for not only does your posting make you happy, but it makes me happy (which is really important for self-centered little me).

      Paint your winter for us. I bet your colors will fill it with warmth ;-)

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  10. Your wall looks awesome!! So full of life and memories and hopes for the future :D...I will be sending you things to add :D XXX

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    1. WoooHooo! I have a feeling that I already have a place for the addition to come.

      P.S. Ms Wee Bone Dancer is hanging close to a window, so every time the wind blows her dress looks all dreamy and stuff. I love watching her dance!

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  11. As any proper Swede, I spent the whole day outside, first with family and then with friends. We ate herring and got good and drunk :)

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    1. Yum, herring! I'm going to eat the last of the fish my sister-in-law made. Your comment got me in the mood ;-)

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