Awww 🥰 that’s beautiful
Thanks! We are lucky to live in a place with wild berries – and handy leaves!
The leaf basket is the best
I am gong to have to make lots of those. Thank you
The instant baskets are very handy, and the berries are safely carried home! Younger, more flexible leaf stems work best, though the older leaves are bigger! Are there Thimbleberries in the UK?
not that I’m aware of, but I’m not that well versed in horticulture 😉
Besides the efficiency of Arianell (what a marvelous basket), I am taken by her admirable quality in honoring her elder, Mormor.
Ah, the word I was looking for came a bit later…”Besides the RESOURCEFULNESS of Arianell…..”
Arianell is resourceful AND efficient! She loves her Mormor, and fresh berries are a good way to show it!
So ingenious! Arianell is a kind and thoughtful girl.
I think I must have learned this from my Mormor, and it seemed a very Hitty-ish way of doing things!
I am the happy Great Aunt of two little girls. (my nephew’s daughters). Learning how to make these wee little baskets from leaves is something I can pass along now. I will tell them that I learned how from Arianell Hitty. Their Mormor (they call Nanny) loves Hittys too…her house is filled with them.
Arianell would love thinking that she has been the source of summer fun for little girls across the continent (and their Hitty friends!)
How exceedingly clever of dear little Arianelle!! And how tasty those berries look. I imagine Mormor will make something delicious to share with her girls.
When we find a bush loaded with berries, and no basket to collect them, then needs must! We are glad our Swedish ancestors taught us these little woodland tips! I can imagine the little forest people doing something like this, though they probably wouldn’t have been caught without a collecting basket (try looking up Elsa Beskow’s Children of the Forest)
Wonderful! I wish that we had thimbleberries here!
Thimbleberry season is one of our favourite seasons in the woods around here…maybe next time you visit the coast!?
It would be so wonderful to be able to come to the Coast next summer…. but this summer, ‘over the mountain’ folk are not welcome in BC, so we will stay on this side of the mountains for now, and long for the ocean and friends and family there. It will be pure joy to travel to the Island again! ❤
Love this idea, Thanks
Thanks very much – Thimbleberries are perfect for this, with their soft, large leaves!
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