Few more days and autumn here in Australia is over. The first of June marks the official winter season down here. So today, I’ve decided to put up our winter mantel. First I thought of the gift I have received recently from my aunt from the Philippines. It’s an oil lamp which we call it there as “storm lamp” ( ilaw bagyo ). It is used during the olden days during storm and electricity is cut off. This brings back memories from my childhood, brings back memories of the town ( province ) in the Philippines where I grew up.
What came with this lamp from the Philippines is the love and concern of my precious aunt. Then, I put the fabric flowers which traveled all the way from the United States down here in Australia. I was chosen to be the recipient of these lovely flowers by Beth from chicenvelopements.
What comes with these creation is the creativity and appreciation of a another blogger from the other part of the world.
Then I also added my own chalkboard paint project ( picture frames I used for my son’s birthday party ). This time, I have written these:
For me it the love that you share that will keep you warm this winter, more than the electric blanket that you use, more than the gas heater that your house has. Love is the best shield in the coming chilly days of winter.
So here it is, my simple winter mantel:
Keep warm and continue loving!!
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