Monday, 5 November 2012

Lest We Forget

The start of the week.....
red roses and autumn foliage for an old soldier....



...our Remembrance Day window ................


 we have always dressed the window for it ..ever since Miss Magpie had her first shop in Dorset....and we always will....


.....as usual impossible to photograph with the street reflections......we made a cross with moss and lovely twisted hazel......a posy of flowers at the center.....hung vintage tea-light holders at various heights all with a white rose in them.....fashioned a non-lethal fence of mock barbed wire and hung labels on this  heroes......brave......queen and county...... 11-11......lest we forget.....remember......with of course our old union jack flag......( its had quite a few outings this year!!)


 The label idea was taken from The Enchanted Palace at Kensington Palace Exhibition last year, if you went you will recognise it!!
It is from the Room of Tears.....a candlelit princess's bedroom with hundreds of glass bottles ( filled with tears) and thousands and thousands of labels strung with words written by the public. They had to write the last thing that made them cry onto the label....the total 'en masse' effect was breathtaking and hugely emotional.....
so thank you whoever had that idea as it lead to us remembering it and using it here......
So to all those who have and still keep us safe while putting themselves in danger..thank you.

5 comments:

flowers on my table said...

How very lovely of you! Linda x

Noelle the dreamer said...

Your post took my breath away!
Thank you so much for sharing and for keeping up with such tradition!
A warm hello from the Pacific NW coast,

Martin & the Magpie said...

Hi Linda, thanks for dropping in to see us..xx

Martin & the Magpie said...

Hi Noelle, thanks for your lovely comment, so glad you liked the post...we love our traditions!!...xx

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

What a wonderful idea! And such a touching way to pay tribute to those who served and died for us. x

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