22 Jan 2010
SHOW & TELL
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In our living room is a big cabinet along almost the whole wall with a vitrine where I keep other things than cats.
There are some very precious things in there from Napoleon's times which I inherited, medals, old coins and other antiques. I think with this vitrine I will have quite some things to show and tell about.
so I take out this :
When our son was born I had to give a little box with blue, pink and white dragées (sugar almond sweets) to family, friends, collegues, neighbours etc. which is the use in Belgium when a child is born.
The boxes sold in specialized shops were very expensive and considering the amount of boxes I needed, it would have cost a fortune which we didn't have. So I had an idea, I asked my boss if I could choose a piece of fabric, to which of course he agreed, then I cut it in little squares with special zig zag scissors, bought some pounds of dragées, and made little bags like the above one. My friend who had a son one year later was pleased with this idea and did the same with a more "romantic" fabric.
These little bags are now 35 and 36 years old. I don't know if the sweets are still good, anyway I wouldn't try, it's just a nice souvenir.
These are Dragées boxes of today, they are far more creative and funny. When our son was born they were only in white, pink, or blue and no design of course besides a golden inscription.