weekly photo challenge: one

a lovely little holiday gift
a lovely little holiday gift

One, n. […Gr. the ace on dice…] 1. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers. 2. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.  3. A single person or thing…

My sewing friend in the U.K. created these from vintage fabric and buttons, all British made decades ago.  When I wanted to purchase one, she sent it as a gift.

From the luxurious fabric to the profusion of glass buttons, it’s a precious example of her creativity, artistry and thoughtfulness.  I value it immensely.

It also reminds me of Britain’s respect for beauty, history, and industry.  Who were the individuals that designed and made these buttons?  Who saved them?  And the rickrack trim?  What mind created the fabric design, then wove it?  Who was attracted to this damask-like fabric and purchased it?  What hands laid the fabric away from fading sunlight?

In reality, this represents the work and thought of hundreds of individuals over the decades.  All in one little ornament.

Holiday Wishes

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