Dawn, Street Art and Beaded Tree

05 Jan

Lovely peachy clouds as we drew the curtains this morning.

Our walk today, allowed, was into town to collect the bread. It’s the last we’ll do in town for a few months. I spotted a new  street art mask today on a tree outside the clock tower.

We have taken down our Christmas tree but we are leaving up all the twinkly lights, the greenery wreath on the front door and a small white tree filled with South African beaded decorations. They were made by the women, the gogos, the Grandmothers,  in Mapoch where we did our volunteering in 2007. We helped build a new classroom and worked with the children and the teacher.

You can read about some of our experiences here. 


Tags: ,

7 responses to “Dawn, Street Art and Beaded Tree

  1. nrhatch

    January 8, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Lovely tree, Sally. Like you, we put most of the Christmas decor away, but we kept out some silk poinsettia, a small (3 foot tall) tree with twinkling white lights, and a Christmas runner . . . just to keep things merry and bright.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 8, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      A bit of extra colour and sparkliness can only be good. 🙂

  2. Judith Butler

    January 6, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Dear Sally, your white tree is gorgeous and the decorations are stunning! How clever those ladies are. I’m a Nana, can knit and crochet, but the beaded decorations are another level! You and your lovely husband stay safe and please look after yourselves. Take good care love Judith xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 23, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you. Watching the ladies do the bead work was amazing, tiny beads handled so quickly and with such precision. The tube shapes are from old printer cartridges. The balls are from deodorant roll ons! I collected them from friends for a while and sent them over to be made into decorations. Then they came back to me, looking beautiful, and I sold them to make funds for the village. I did that for about 3 years after leaving. You and yours stay safe too in this uncertain and rather scary world. We are hoping to get vaccines soon and hope you are too. Love to you, Sally xx. 🙂

      • Judith Butler

        January 24, 2021 at 2:38 pm

        The beaded ornaments are beautiful. I’m a retired nurse and returned to help at my local hospital with the covid pandemic. I now give covid vaccinations to staff, care home staff, in patients, out patients and their cares/partners, paramedics, etc. I’m lucky I’ve had mine. Take good care love Judith xxx

  3. Heyjude

    January 5, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Oh, I like the white tree and those beaded decorations, such beautiful handiwork.

  4. utesmile

    January 5, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Those beaded decorations are so beautiful. Nice to leave that out.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: