Poppies and hope in dark times..

Poppies inside our home.. even in winter..

 

I bought these ceramic Poppies on different craftfairs every time from the same artisans, but I always forget to ask their name...

 

Every time I see them on a craftmarket, I buy a new Poppy.

They are ment to be in the garden, but to prevent them from cracking when it freezes, they better find a space inside the house.

 

 

winterdecoration in our house..
winterdecoration in our house..

As a maker myself I find it important to surround myself with creative art from other makers.

It inspires, it makes me happy..

When I buy a gift or something for myself I go often for handmade creations of other makers.

Poppy postcard in my etsyshop Pinkepinke, print made from an original handmade pop up card
Poppy postcard in my etsyshop Pinkepinke, print made from an original handmade pop up card

Poppies play a big part in my life.

When my sister died 26 years ago, she left me with a metal tin full of poppyseeds..

When I sowed them in my garden, poppies grow in colors and sizes I never ever had seen in my life !

 

The "sleeping" seeds of the poppies inspired me later to name my class for severly disabled children "the Poppyclass" and I'm for always and ever the Poppyclassteacher... cause you never know what awesomeness will bloom in these children.

 

 

Poppy postcard in my etsyshop Pinkepinke. Print made from an original pop up card.
Poppy postcard in my etsyshop Pinkepinke. Print made from an original pop up card.

I'm also born in West-Flanders where WWO I had a huge impact and even more than 100 years later it's still remembered and I hope the memories stay to learn from history for the now and the future...

 

 

Poppies were the first flowers that bloomed on the total devastated land.. They've been honored in poems, in songs,..

The are still a sign of hope in dark times.

 

I find it important to see them every day, even now in winter.. not in the garden, but inside my house.

 

Little signs that "there is always hope, just like the sun.. she's always there even when you don't see her"..

 

handmade treasure box with poppy pods
handmade treasure box with poppy pods

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