The start of the Christmas season has had me distracted today. Getting the house ready and decorated is always a highlight for me. Never mind that I had a bit of a turn off today when the boxes of Christmas decorations, fresh down from the attic, not only revealed my baubles and knick knacks, but also a thumbnail size arachnoid friend. 🕷 *eek* I was temporarily put off. Once I had recovered from the eight-legged terror and faced with eight boxes of stuff, I felt a little overwhelmed. And so I only managed to make a wreath for our drawing room door. Since I didn’t have any fir or pine, I had to make do with the evergreens that I found in our garden. Holly, box and bay leaf. It makes for a fairly understated wreath – let’s see whether I can carry that theme throughout the rest of the rooms.
Why am I
telling you boring you with this? Because I actually had a couple of other things on my list today. I wanted to put together the various items for the forthcoming fundraiser auction and write a big announcement post because this fundraiser is going to be slightly different than our usual birthday auctions. But I got distracted until it was too late to take the pictures that I need for a proper announcement post. However, if you are reading here, I can already announce in big shiny letters
Get ready for the RAnet Rescue Fundraiser
Friday, 29 November until Monday, 2 December
Fan items, Christmas gifts for you and/or others, token gifts in return for a donation
More info on the items, the migration progress, the auction process and the platforms where it is at in a forthcoming post tomorrow.
Mark your calendar!!!
And now to the RAPS reveal – which is more or less part of the run up to the fundraiser. This is the second of two RAPSes which I am throwing into the auctions. You have already seen the previous one HERE. So watch out for them from Friday when they will be available for bidding.
Once again I was inspired by a vintage tin that was kindly given to me by Helen. I decorated the bottom of it, but I preserved the lid.
The original purpose of the tin set the theme – I was thinking of Mr Thornton in his younger days, as an apprentice in a draper’s shop. And so the vintage look became this:
It is difficult to capture the actual background collage in a photograph. The future owner of the shrine may have some fun peeking behind the silhouette to see all the bits and pieces.
I’ve kept it very simple in this shrine, with a JT love heart and a compass for North and South… I definitely couldn’t resist the cravat-less, casual Thornton for this…
There we are. The RAPS in its entirety. I hope it’ll find a new owner.
So, once again the reminder: Fundraiser is happening during the Thanksgiving weekend, from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. More info to follow tomorrow!