Saturday, February 27, 2010

Treasure Boxes

When I was a little girl, I saved all sorts of odds and ends--pieces of ribbon, postcards, notes, broken jewelry, coins, special rocks, seashells. I used an old grungy shoebox that I hid in my closet to store my treasures, but somewhere along the way, I misplaced my box. To many people the little tidbits I saved would not have meant a thing, but to me they were equivalent to valuable crown jewels or old handwritten manuscripts.
A few years back I was talking with a friend about her husband's baseball cards that he kept in an old cigar box. It reminded me again of my childhood shoebox, and I decided that I needed to give each of my grandchildren a special box to store their personal treasures. So, I've made each a box with their name and some design that is personal to them (and hope to continue as we have more grandbabies). For example, the oldest loves animals, the second loves monster trucks, the third loves music, etc.
When we visit, I love to sneak off to their bedrooms and take a peek to see what they've hidden inside. Shhhh! don't tell! : )

1 comment:

  1. Lynda, I have been trying to figure something out to trade at Artfest, but everything I come up with is something nobody would want. So I want your opinion about a couple of ideas. One is giving out these little needle felted balls/ornaments that are on my blog (will you check them out?). And since I'm worried I can't get enough made in one week, my other idea is to make delicious homemade almond roca, which every body loves. What should I do? ~Lori Carey