A very big hai to everyone who are following my blog posts. Today you are gonna travel along with us (#reneeandinnus) for the advent preparations.
We planned for a get together in our 40 sqm appartment in Germany, since Iniya was born in Tübingen, a little student town where time runs behind us. It looks funny when I say time runs behind us instead of we running behind the time. It’s true, we lived our good old days of Irenipuram all again. My childhood days with my maternal parents in their home were filled with zero gadgets, waking up early to witness the sun and morning breeze while watering the plants and trees around our home, collecting natural yields from mangoes to tender coconuts, a walk to the coconut farm, teak leaves as umbrella, catching tadpoles and press from a lake, visit to oceans, and it goes on. Our grandpa lived his retirement life as a grandpa leaving away all his characters of a dad. I used to dream those days, since we started running behind time. Finally Tübingen made it possible by waking up to see the sunrise, homemade dishes, a walk through the woods to Max Planck institute, collecting feathers, pine cones and so on for our room decor.
We had no entertainment gadgets and he ought to be in lab for most hours to reach his deadlines. To keep ourself busy we (#reneeandinnus) cook and do some diys. We planned to have a decor with zero investment and did art out of waste. The idea started from transforming a tv carton box to a photo frame and I placed crochet appliques on the frame and then we placed our miniature animal collection on them.
For ceiling we tried something on compact discs which were dumped by his brother during the shifting to USA.
Then we started our collection visit for our advent wreath and collected pine cones, pine leaves and Rowan fruits. And that’s how we created a forest effect for advent.