Friday, 5 October 2007

Oh sweet memories!

pl. mem·o·ries

  1. The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience.
  2. The act or an instance of remembering; recollection: spent the afternoon lost in memory.
  3. All that a person can remember: It hasn't happened in my memory.
  4. Something remembered: pleasant childhood memories.
Memories, what it means to all of us? I'm sure we perceive it in our own unique way. There are memories you'd prefer be forgotten and those you'd like to remember for eternity. Well for the sentimentalist me, I have bucketfuls of memories I like reminiscing upon. And another bucketful of things and snippets to remind me of those memories. I've been told repeatedly by family and friends ," Adla you're a bit much in this whole sentimental department", but truth be said I just can't help it.

What most of you would not have known is that I grew up a nomadic life and am still a 'living nomad'. Now now don't get me wrong, I'm not exactly the typical nomad who moves according to the seasons in search of food, water, and grazing land but I'd say I'm pretty close. In my life time, I've lived, laughed and cried in 6 very interesting yet different countries. Nows the part in which you sympathize with me and say, "No wonder she's a sentimentalist!" :)

I'm truly blessed to have experienced the many faces, beauty, culture, food, language and craziness this world has to offer.With every move I make , I tag along the memories of the last, the one prior to that and so forth. Memories of the land, friends made, schools attended,food tasted, it's a whole big family of memories. I would say that with a growing set of memories to come and my nomadic lifestyle taking me to new pastures, I have to move light and not a truckload heavy.Which tada tada ........ has brought me to creating what I call Memory boxes, it's light yet large enough a box to keep tonnes of memories from little snippets to photographs, and some treasured little knicky knacks. My memory boxes are always ready for that next nomadic move.

By now you should know that I am a believer that good memories should be preserved and because of that I believe everyone should have a memory box for themselves. If you'd like a memory box personalized for yourself or a loved one, do email me at vintagedelights[at]gmail[dot]com and I'll create something special for you. I carefully design and decorate each sturdy box with vintage inspired paper and an assortment of Vintage Delights embellishments. This is a memory box I have up for sale in my etsy shop.

With that I leave you with a qoute from The Wonder Years
~Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~


Donna Layton said...

Hi Adla....I love your beautiful blog! I also agree with you about memories. I'm very sentimental too. All my blog toppers contain family pictures and family ephemera. Memories sustain and shape us. I think the past is as important as the future.

Donna Layton said...

I got so caught up in your words I forgot to say how much I love your memory box! So beautiful with the millinery rose and that lovely tag.

Adla said...

Thank you for your kind comments Donna :) do linger around.

Alison Gibbs said...

Adla, What a lovely post on 'Memories'.

blessings said...

What a wonderful idea! and I LOVE those "memories" tags!! Blessings... Polly

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