papery days

papery days of the festive sort…

christmastime

A second Papery Days post…easy at this time of year, don’t you think? Paper is everywhere at Christmastime, and I’ve just been through my photos from the past few weeks to find some to share here. If you would like to join in with a papery post of your own, then look around in your everyday life and pay attention to some of the paper in those days and create a post about it. Then come back here and link to that post so that we can visit your sharing and enjoy the focus upon the usefulness and beauty of paper.

christmas-basket

full-moon-board-december

card-stack

matchbox-table

matchboxes-beginning

tokensthree

tokenseleven

paperchains

wrapping-midst

bee-seal-close

sealing-wax

shell-wrapping

christmas-books

stockingbaskets

coffee-bags

unwrapping

advent-opening

dickens-banner

christmas-table-books

book-hands

christmas-hugs

papery days-a gathering!

magazine-corner

Welcome to Papery Days…

In future gatherings, I am sure I will always welcome those who are new here…but we are all new to this first gathering of paper girls. This page describes what Papery Days is about, why I had the longing to begin such a gathering. But, say you would like to join the gathering…

…then look around in your everyday life and pay attention to some of the paper in those days and create a post about it. Then come back here and link to that post so that we can visit your sharing and enjoy the focus upon the usefulness and beauty of paper.

You are welcome to add the button below, but the only real requirement is a post from you and link to me here.

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Mine will probably be the sporadic sort of link gathering, but we shall see.

magazine-madonna

My Papery Days post shares some glimpses of the time I have lately been spending in my studio in the morning…perched on the chaise next to my work table…old magazines spread about me.

cut-and-paste

Scissors and paste are always near-to-hand. Leafing through half a magazine or so (British Country Living December issues so far) each early morning, I am often lured into enjoying an article or two on the spot…but others that entice  get torn out and stapled into little bundles for future delight…

tear-and-staple

…pictures get torn or cut out and sorted into ruffly stacks that grow around me on table and chaise….

paper-corners

…some will eventually find their way into the sections I created in my Daybook to help me towards An Unhurried Christmas

make!

…and some will get pasted onto things or pinned to boards, and many will just stay in their papery piles….for beauty’s sake. Sometimes, it is just the mulling, choosing and recognizing that is the important part of the morning’s musings…

morning-musing

Until next time, I look forward to seeing you and your papery adventures in the links below…even if it is the sharing of a book you are reading just now. That is an everyday paper that I never want to disappear, will never let disappear if I can help it.

Paper girls unite!

Or just gather round…

(If you are new to such gatherings and would like to see how they work and look once people are joining in, here are a few to visit.)