Monday, 26 November 2012

Wardrobes in the Forest

No self-respecting forest should be without a wardrobe. How else do you find your way in and then your way out? This used to be the boys' wardrobe, and it was put out early last week for a charity to collect. They didn't come. Then someone from Freegle was interested, but after three days of unresolved emails, our kind neighbour's kind son-in-law helped PC heave it onto the roof-rack and now it is gone to another local charity. I miss it! I think we did actually start to believe that if we opened the door slightly we would hear Aslan roar. I know that the suns opened it slightly every time they went past. We had decided that if no-one could use it, we would take the back off the poor thing and install it at the bottom of the garden, with some old coats hanging inside; you never know!
This is the boys' new (to them) wardrobe. And it does now hold a bit of a surprise. Jo and I worked on it this evening when Mattman was down at BB.  Now that Little Baby Bear has this burgeoning wardrobe, he obviously needs somewhere to keep it. So we made him a...
He seems more than happy, as does Jo. The top shelf is empty, Frances, because it is for hats. And he will be getting a hat very soon. But not yet, because...
Mattman is now completely disgruntled that LBB is getting all this new attire and Ducky still doesn't have his superhero cape. This is a long story. So no hat for LBB until D has his cape, and we will be working on that tomorrow night when Jo will be down at BB. It's the wardrobe week in the Forest. I'll be more than happy to exit portal right on Saturday, I think. Not that all this wardrobing is getting me loser to a cleared To-Do List. But my head is definitely clearer, and I am feeling very ready for Advent. Especially having seen the Christingle candle that Mattman brought home from BB tonight. We'll be letting our light shine in the Forest all week.

6 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

The wardrobe is just what my forest needs!
Jane x

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I'm pretty sure that was Aslan's roar I heard...Mags, didn't you?

M.K. said...

Oh, Mags, if I were your neighbor, that wardrobe would have been snatched up and placed in a corner somewhere! I love the look of it. I've always wanted a wardrobe, and never had one. That must be a European thing? Over here, we have annoying closets in wrong spots. Mine is right behind the bedroom door, and they bang into each other. A wardrobe? I could move it around!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Do you know that here in the southern part of the U.S. some of us call wardrobes "chiffarobes," mostly because it's so much fun to say. I love Teddy's wardrobe desperately. Or his chiffarobe; however you want to put it. So happy the top shelf has a reason for being so, so empty!

xofrances

Betty said...

That would have been my wardrobe if I was local! I already have the (fake) fur coat to go inside.

Pom Pom said...

I love the light! What a great photo!
Wardrobes ARE a lovely item, I agree. MK is right when she says our closets are always in funky places.