Sunday, 30 December 2012

On The Sixth Day of Christmas

Not six geese a-laying but six broken glass baubles in spent perfume bottles.

These perfume bottles are not anything special - I just liked their shapes and didn't want to put them in the recycling bin. Washed out and with a few ancient broken glass baubles perched in the necks they have a whole new beautiful lease of life. The broken sides of the baubles are hidden from view and shine as happily as they did in their former life spinning whole and unbroken on the Christmas tree. A lovely metaphor for the potential in what seems empty and broken and only good for the recycling bin or landfill.

If there are spent and empty places in your life, may you be blessed by them being bearers of unexpected newness and possibility. May you be blessed even by those things which seem apparently broken beyond mending, giving you back beauty and light in unforeseen ways.


  1. oh i love those glass bottles Elizabeth also loving this post every day but don't know how you get time to do it happy new year anyway may there be many more in 2013

  2. What a wonderful idea! Love them!


  3. Beautiful..both the bottles with their sparkly tops and your words.x

  4. What a thoughtful comment at the end. It's easy to dismiss things when they appear broken so it's lovely to have a positive lookout.
    Thank you for your blog throughout the year and I wish you all the very best for the New Year.

  5. How lovely - an annick gouthal fan I see from those bottles!


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