Thursday, 29 January 2009

Museum 2

I already have lots of museums of very small things in various boxes. These are some of my favourites. Every so often I will open one and appreciate the little bits and pieces inside and the memories they bring back.

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!

7 comments:

Charlie said...

Hello to you too across the pond.
Thanks for visiting me on my blog. Interesting to hear you think like me. We must all be connected in some way. I love your art work and loved looking at your collections. I'm a junker myself. I have a rock collection somewhere. Would be fun to pull it out and look at it again.

Anairam said...

I love your various museums of tiny things! I did #31 last year some time, and I had nothing tiny except some White Rabbit sweetie papers (this was before the Chinese melamine scare when they were banned from SA shops, and they were favourite sweeties of mine, goodness knows what damage I did to my liver), anyway, I am getting off the point a bit, but what I wanted to say was I cut out all the tiny rabbits from the wrappers and stuck them on a page to make a Museum of Tiny White Rabbits. The only one in the world. I think. But I MUCH prefer your museums of tiny things!

Liz said...

I love the boxes. They are so pretty! I don't really keep a lot of stuff. I use to. But now I just throw things away. I do have several shoe boxes around that are filled with stuff. I should go through them sometime. I am pretty sure that they are filled with things like movie tickets, programs to weddings and funerals, and other keepsakes.

Elizabeth said...

I'm totally in love with the camels.....

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! I love your little wooden boxes full of cherished treasures! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! :-)

Brother Tobias said...

There are so many jars and containers and boxes around this house, and they are all filled with little time-capsules of things which have been dropped in, unordered and forgotten. Like you, shells from holidays and beaches long forgotten; acorns; coins; pottery; wheels; things from crackers...
Thanks to you we have learnt that we have dormice living near our hazel tree.

Linda Sue said...

I Love your collections! I have always been a collector of tiny things but over the years they have mostly gone away- into the Hoover, into the pile of recylables, by accident...I still have many, mind you, but they are not nicely kept like yours. You have inspired me to round them up.