My Dad gave me the beautiful wooden box at the top of the photo and over the years I have filled it with tiny treasures. The two larger turned boxes were made by Dad. He is a wood turner amongst other things. The little duck box was one of the first presents Andy gave me and I love it.
Amongst the contents is Santa from our cakes at home when I was little, a tiny shrine given to me by my friend Louise years ago when I first knew her, a china clown's head which I bought from the bottle shop in Greenwich(one of my favourite shops) and some rattle snake earrings which I would not wear but which make a great sound. Apologies for the quality of the photo below but I wanted to show you what is in the tiny silver shrine. I don't know which saint it is.
Lovely worn Victorian pennies, pretend Roman coins and old 10ps.
There is a tiny fossil in this box, some grey/green moss from Scotland and lots of tiny shells from -I can't remember!
This box has my favourite contents. A Mickey Mouse ring I had when I was about 8. Two nibbled hazelnut shells which I researched and found to be the result of dormice. These are from Scotland also and bring back lovely memories.
The bus ticket is from 1999 but I have no idea why I kept it. The scrabble paper is a sweet wrapper from chocolate scrabble played one Christmas a few years ago.
What do you keep hidden around your house? I would love to have a virtual look!