The box has been in storage for about 10 years, but I finally got it back a couple of weeks ago. It's interesting and rather enlightening to see what kinds of things were deemed by me (between the ages of 5-18) special enough to make it into the music box.
Want to see the treasures it contained?
2// a tiny stitched owl I made when I was 7 (1989)
3// ladybird button from my dressing gown (1988)
4//crosses belonging to my mum, which I guess she gave to me at some point (unknown)
5// owl charm from my uncle Hector (1990)
6// an old necklace belonging to my mum which I adored when I was little (1989)
7// my first ever Sylvanian Families figure, her name is Melissa and she's a beaver (1988)
8// a bracelet given to me by my first serious boyfriend Matt (1998)
9// dog tags friendship necklace from Kesha, leaving present when I moved schools (1995)
10// I was obsessed with silver rings when I was in my first year of high school (1993/4)
11// ...and before that I was really into unusual brooches, this was from my daddy (1991)
12// a piece of rock from Chamonix in France (1996)
13// my cousin Clare and I used to collect pigs, I tried to collect the smallest ones (1991)
14// a piece of Tiger's Eye from my daddy (1993)
15// this necklace spells out 'dumb' - my friend Claire and I loved Dumb & Dumber (1995)
16// 18 key from my Godmother (2000)
17// black cat brooch from a friend of my dad's (1994)
18// butterfly hat pin from my Granny B (1989)
19// an old crazy 80's earring belonging to my mum, it's so sparkly (1988)
20// iridescent rock (I think it's peacock ore (chalcopyrite) from my daddy (unknown)
21// "blob ring" made by my daddy's friend Tanya (1990/1)
22// my brother William's wrist tag from the day he was born (1996)
23// the gold I found while panning for gold in Australia (1997)
24// silver Christening bracelet from my baptism (1982)
25// a charm I bought the first time I went to the US (1992)
26// feathers from the birds who lived in the flat next to ours when I was growing up (1988)
27// my favourite green hairclip (1988)
28// the first badge I made using a badge machine (the excitement!) (1987)
29// a necklace of my nickname during my first couple of years of high school (1996)
What an odd selection of "treasures"!
Did you have a "special things" box when you were younger?
Do you have one now?
What's in yours?