I was reading blogging friend Julie's, My Quilt Diary (blog reading list), this morning.
Julie posted her collection of cats. I commented over breakfast about it, and the reply came back, that's easy, Boxes and Containers!!!
Yes, I do have a "thing" for them.
Next said was, "you always have to have some sort of a box to come home with, that you have found on holidays.
I am easy for family gift giving, just give me a box and I will be purring like Julie's cat collection.
Emma bought me this little woven container from Kenya.
Puzzle box and container from Hakone, Japan.
Single Wedding Ring pattern, box bought in Boston, USA.
Sweet container from Dubai.
It is lined with red felt, the lady in the shop told me that you buy it, fill with sweets and chocolate dates, present it to the family who has invited you for dinner.
She was a little puzzled when I asked her if I could buy just the box!!!
Yokohama, Japan. Padded paper box.
Fan box from Bird in the Hand, Amish County, Philadelphia, USA.
Scquilters Bendigo Retreat find in the antique shop.
I use it to keep my braids, ribbons etc for embellishing fabric Postcards.
Found this tin, in a little haberdashery shop, Beaune, France.
It speaks for it's self with the Eiffel Tower on the lid.
Collection of small tins over the years. Each has it's own purpose for holding textile embellishments.
"What do you Collect"???