This is my mum christina gillespie withe the first bloom of the season. The south african King Protea is mum's favourite flower. hen we were kids, mum kept a box of plastic bags by the front door. When it rains we are suppose to run out and out the plastic bags over the flowers. This stopped them from rotting on the tree. When the sun came out we removed the plastic bags. We may not have wanted to do it,but we had no choice.When the house was sold there was 45 flowers on the tree, in feburary 2012 I went to see if it was still there, its was bigger and better and full flowers.
I have used a crown and the queen and king play cards. I have used gesso with a stamp print of a tressil and flowers, The corrugated dress with the patterned ribbon like the jumper just a diffeerent pattern. I have border punch around the edge of the red card. For my journalling I have told about what we had to do as kids in relation to the flowers.

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Comment by Jenny Evans on June 11, 2012 at 10:38am

Great layout, lots of wonderful embellishments!!

Comment by Debbi Tehrani - DT on June 10, 2012 at 3:27pm
Oh, my! What an amazing tree! I can see why your mom was so intent on protecting it! Beautiful page chock full of interesting and meaningful details! Such a great story to document, Kathleen!
Comment by Emma on June 9, 2012 at 6:32pm

What a lovely story about the tree and the flowers are lovely. This is a great page!

Comment by Anupama Choudary on June 8, 2012 at 4:24am

I have never seen this exotic flower before. What a lovely childhood memory! Beautiful page.

Comment by Debbie Standard - DT on June 7, 2012 at 4:35pm

What a great page - so much eye candy here to look at!

Comment by Helena Virpi on June 5, 2012 at 6:30am

Love the playing cards and the crown is FANTASTIC! Love the story.

Comment by Adrienne Ford on June 3, 2012 at 10:01pm

I love how you documented this story of this beautiful tree from your childhood. Beautiful layout!

Comment by Kimberly Kett on June 3, 2012 at 1:44am

So many great details, loving the mishmash of elements!

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