martedì 26 novembre 2013

An ancient talisman

Wooden writing Noel for dollhouse

Ilex aquifolium is the Latin name for holly. Alfredo Cattabiani in his book "Florario" writes that the ancient Romans brought branches of holly during Saturnalia, the days before the winter solstice, as talismans against evil spells.
An echo of this tradition has reached us and in the present holly is a symbol of Christmas.
I think it is a good omen to write again on this blog with a post dedicated to holly.
During the past days I've prepared some miniatures with little paper leaves and tiny handpainted berries. The writing NOEL is already gone in UK, the two wreaths are in my shop and the greeting bunch will follow them on tomorrow and then... what is that question mark?
Curious ;)

Holly in miniature for dollhouse

giovedì 21 novembre 2013

I'm back

Winter is coming, the sun goes to bed early and the dark hours grow. I cannot work under the electric light so I have decided to write on my blog in the afternoon and I hope don't give up this time :D

Blackboard I'm back