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Tuesday, 10 May 2011


There are lots of storage containers in my house, vintage wooden boxes, chests, vintage suitcases, vintage trunks, pretty paper bags, pretty shoe boxes. 

The ironic thing is that I am a clutter-bug, a collector of all things vintage and kitsch.  I am very visual and I like to see pretty things artfully arranged everywhere.  So the storage is mostly empty.  Well that’s what I thought, until I realised something.  They’re not.

In every wooden box, trunk, suitcase and chest is a dream or a hope or a wish.  All of them are full, brimming with ideas and creativity.  With hopes for the future, things I’d like to do, to be, to make.

Just stored away for when I can. 

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And maybe one day I can unpack a box or two.


  1. I can relate, i have boxes and bags full of stuff that I don't expect to ever be able to use again .. for me its mostly stage costumes etc, but like you all that stuff represents dreams for the future and it's too hard to throw it all away ...
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention! xx

  2. I hope you can open all of those boxes one day and all your hopes and dreams will spill out. xxxxxxx

  3. Lee Lee - be good to dance around in our finery one day. xoxox

    Mel Belle - it might get messy, but I'd cope 8) xoxox

  4. got to hold onto our dreams...sometimes it feels like there is nothing else. and we will all have to go out and show off our pretties when we finally get out in the real world again. XXOO

  5. Exackery, though I do wonder if a moment will come when it isn't enough. Can you imagine us decked out in our finery all op shopping? Hi-larious. xoxoxo


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