I have a thing with my stuff. It’s serious.
I am collector. A clinical case. I collect anything. My house is filled with unnecessary little things gathered up on shelves or inside boxes. Seashells in bottles, old coins in money boxes, stamps in other boxes, little shot glasses, bottle lids, and the list goes on and on….
So i decided to open up one of my little boxes for you…
Take a peek inside…
Forget the peek, i am emptying the box!
A closer look to a few things…
One of my favorite addictions, keys! I looooove keys! I have small keys in boxes (like these here) and big keys hanging on the wall or just laying on the table. My favorite one is a bunch of old prison keys like the ones we see in the movies! Next to the keys there are some old coins, a bone (yes, a bone! God knows where i had found this…) and a plastic fly.
Some dice, which also fascinate me but i don’t have many…. Where would i find dice anyway? Cause of course this box contains things i found and took, not bought. Some left overs from my old wrist watches. I never seemed to be able to throw any kind of clocks in the trash. It would be like throwing away my “old time”. I also found a little compass among the clocks! 🙂
Do you have little treasures hidden in little boxes like me?
Seriously, it will make me feel really well knowing that i am not the only weirdo with boxes…!
Cute! Love the watches!
Thank you Jennifer! They may not work but they look good! 😛
Awesome your teasure box! 😆
Thanks Wilber! 🙂
Cheers to a fellow collector! I recently saw something about being an artist “horder”. It was funny, because it’s true. I always think I can make something from anything. I save caps, lids, buttons, I LOVE keys too, shells, rocks, sticks, coins, stamps, chinese cookie fortunes, bottles, lots of things. Found a cool little bone too recently on a beach walk. I like boxes too. Thanks for the photos! They are great!
Awwwwww, my kind of person!!!!!!!! 😀 Nice to hear i am not alone! I love the “artist horder” term, it sounds so much better than the clinical case collector i call myself…! 😛
This is too funny! Thank you so much for sharing your box of trinkets!!!!
Glad you liked it! 😀
Thanks Frizz! 🙂
Interesting little cache you have there, Ioanna. 🙂 The bone is quite a mystery, and the plastic fly could be quite funny if placed on someone’s salad. They may not want to visit you again though. 😆
hahaha! I wouldn’t want to visit me after that either! 😛
Wow ..Great collection… 🙂
i like the small fly.. seems like Ticks..
Thank you my friend! I honestly don’t remember where did i get this fly…..
That was really nice… lols… 🙂 🙂
This is just cute beyond cute! Love it! What beautiful colors.
Thanks! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I like your ‘mine’ :-). The dice are cool. Amazing how we get attached to things. Every item tells a story, don’t it? 😀
Exactly how i feel! I keep every little thing for a its own little reason. It sounds interesting but my house ends up stuffed with little boxes…… It freaks my mom out everytime she visits (you know, how i should clean the dust and all) but i like it!
We are kindred spirits – I too collect all manner of odds and ends, some are in little boxes, some in drawers, some hidden away in my warehouse (but that is another story!). One day I would like to build little shrines, sculpture or shadow boxes from all these little things. Do you remember where all your bits are from? I do most of it – imagine how much space that takes up in our brains!
Awww, another artist horder! I love my boxes… i love opening them after a lot of time and remembering what every little thing stands for me. There are stuff though that i just find and pick up, so there is no particular memory behind them, like the bone and the fly. I can’t remember where i have found them….
a bone??? and a plastic bug?? thank god it wasn’t a cockroach dear! hahaha. but the dice are sooo cool!! ..yeah, i keep receipts…(so that i wont feel guilty for spending too much when i keep the long receipts!!!!) ,yes indeed, i have “MINE” too…secretly…hehe… 🙂
Receipts? I keep receipts cause i have to, you know, for the tax office…! I guess each one of us has its own collection! We can’t all collect bones and bugs! 😛
bones and bugs will only be you!!! ahahahaha…pls gurl, don’t start collecting plastic cockroaches!!!!!!! :p
hahahaha! Don’t worry, i hate cockroaches, live or plastic ones!
Yes Ioanna…I understand you…I have at least 4 boxes (shoes boxes) full with the most strange things…We can start by the stones….I LOVE recollecting nice little stones (and not so small)….I also have two hip´s replacements (the bones, not the capsules), one big and one small…I have nice buttons, from my mom, or my grand mom´s blouses…I could go on and on…;)
I love stones too! Sea stones! I just gotta take at least one little stone from each beach i visit! Of course at the end i just put all the stones together in a jar, so it is impossible to say which stone is from which beach…. but it’s ok! I love collecting them anyway! 😀
I bet each treasure brings wonderful, happy memories. Great collection. Me …I collects images and memories. I used to collect island shell necklaces and bracelet for Summer but I lost the box…I can’t bear lossing another one.
You lost the box???? Argh…. that must have heart…. i know i will be so sad if i lost any of my boxes…. 😦 So you did well! Collecting photographs is precious!
Well PRESERVED connections!\m/ 🙂
Thanks Rahul! 🙂 🙂 🙂
You are most welcome, wise gal! 😀 🙂
My grandmother has a lot of little boxes and jars with these type of ‘collections’. I love them 🙂
My grandmother used to have boxes filled with stuff too!!! 😀 I guess it runs in my veins….! 😛
love watches too! Time is precious…reminds me of the movie: In Time: starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried
Galore of knick knacks! so that’s the term “clinical case” i’m also suffering from that kinda ‘case’ or much of a ‘syndrome’ 😦 😀
hahaha, we all suffer from the same illness here! At least we understand each other! 😛
love your dice 😀 hahah
Me too! 😀
Wow it’s a beautiful box with very interesting stuff inside! I used to keep random little things in a box too when I was a little child, but now… I have a whole desk with drawers to keep my weird stuff xD But I’ve been considering buying a box – one from Daiso which I thought would be awesome to start this collector habit all over again 😉
A whole desk with drawers is not bad!!! That means you are full of little things! XD Boxes have another charm though…. kinda like magic, you get to open them like a chest! Ok, i think my condition is getting serious….! 😛
I remember my aunt had a box filled with stuff like this and when I was a little kid I used to spend hours looking thru all the different little things she collected. It felt like being on a treasure hunt. Very creative post…good job.
Thank you so much! That’s exactly how i feel everytime i open one of my boxes after a long time! 😀 😀 😀
LOL at least you know where everything is!
And what’s even better, i find things i didn’t even knew i had! 😛
Ionna, thanks for the like, but your mine is so ‘cute’ and your blog is so refreshing!
Thank you Sophia! 🙂
And a note, add your wordpress URL to your gravatar profile, i clicked on your picture and your blog is not there! 😦
Lol, “forget the peek” – great! 🙂
What a treasure box you have there, quite nostalgic! I have a box for every country that I lived in and just love to take a peek now and then… Memory boxes are really important to me! But what I do collect like a madwoman (even though there is no real point in it) – movie tickets! I have like hundreds of them and I cannot quite explain why can’t bring myself to throw them away lol
I hope you keep your ducklings all together in a box too! 😉
Ahaha, I actually don’t know. I think my mother banished them to a dark place under the wash basin. But whenever my nieces visit my old home, they magically reappear…
Ducks with magic powers…. cool! I am so buying one one of these days!
🙂 I have a box like this ..
🙂 🙂 🙂
Nice pics! Also, thanks for visiting and following my blog. Hope you like it. 😀
Thank you Mr V! I just saw your pic of the day! Love it! 😀
Ioanna – Enjoyed your take on the challenge theme, MINE. What’s with all the dice? Gamble often?
I don’t remember where i ‘ve found all those dise, probably from an old game like monopoly! So if monopoly can be called gambling, i used to, as a child! 😀
I too have several (define several) little boxes about the house where I put things I don’t know where to put … 🙂
I guess we all have our little treasures! 🙂
I collect a little of a lot of things. I can’t even pin point them as they are a variety of odd items. I guess like your little box – Oh, and I collect art.
Anyway … great post. I liked it very much.
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Many thanks Isadora! Of course i ‘ll check your new blog out! 🙂
Must be the Taurus thing :S, hoarding I mean… Now, I understand all the mess hubby managed to create in his den!!! Thank you for enlightening me 😀
You have figured me out! It’s the Taurus in me collecting all those things! 😀
P.S. In case wasn’t clear enough, I live with another weirdo 😀
hahahaha, i remember you saying your husband is a Taurus! 🙂 We are spreading all over the world! 😀
Well, it could have been much worse :S
I love that little box you got there… it was full of surprises ^_^ the keys and everything inside it was pretty cool.
Thank you! I thought my boxes were only exciting to me! 😛
A beatiful space of Soul !
Thank you sweet creative woman
Thank you for visiting Claude! 😀
Yikes! Keys are my enemies. I always forget them, and they have gotten me in trouble few too many times before.
Aw you are that type of person! 😛 No worries, i have closed my keys inside my house several times myself. I was outside the house of course…. :-S
Love your collection girl! I got a lot as well, so you are not alone! ♥
We are a crowd of collectors here! 😀 Thanks Joycelyn! 🙂
No, but I make beautiful little boxes!
You make boxes? You mean from scratch? A box creator??? This is great! 😀
No I don’t make the boxes I just decorate them 🙂
Decorating is as exciting as making a box from scratch! It gives the box attitude! 😉
Beautiful box and collectibles… I love how each of us has our own way of viewing it… makes the world go round. 😉
Thank you Elizabeth! 🙂
Oh, I am a key fanatic too! Love the pics – thanks for sharing!
Thank you Anne!!! Do you have a key collection too?
I have a great many boxes filled with assorted stuff. The girlfriend and I have been filling jars with little shells recently too, and have two filled so far. Hurricane Isaac passed by and the beach here was covered with goodies, so now there’s a bag filled with sea fans that I swear I will one day do something with…. And two new jars of sea beans that drifted to Florida from South & Central America (so cool!) and then there are a few bags of fossil shells we collected….and a bag of little golden crystals….and the window is filled with little coral heads that washed ashore… So yes. You might say I’m a collector too!
If you get some time this week I’d love if you’d participate in our new weekly photo challenge as well! http://www.letsbewild.com/photo-challenge/
I just love sea shells! I ‘ve been collecting them for years, since my parent’s house in our village is just by the beach! Unfortunatelly i don’t find many of them very often, we don’t have hurricanes in Greece to bring the sea inside out! Your beaches must look amazing, full of little treasures! 🙂
I will definitely take a look at your photo challenge! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know! 😀
Your story made me smile!
I’m not a collector myself, quite the opposite, I close my eyes & chuck everything out. But that little box sure looks great 🙂
I am glad you like it! 🙂
Oh yes I do! I am trying slowly to deal with my collecting obsession, but it is not easy. I wonder if there is a twelve step programme?
hahahaha, if you find a programm like that let me know please! 😛
You do have some interesting collections. Prison keys. Neat. I suppose I have collections, too, without trying to. Mostly photography odds and ends that are no longer useful but I can’t bear to get rid of. But perhaps my strangest collection is some shark teeth that my husband brought home for me to photograph for our nature book, Sharks and Rays of Hawaii. The variety in shark teeth is really quite amazing.
Shark teeth??? You totally beat my keys collection….!
Wow! That’s classic, I ‘ve got bits and bobs in my closet which I kept in a bag. Couldn’t bear the thought of throwing them away. I love your cute box!
My way of thinking too! I just can throw away my tiny precious stuff! 🙂
keys? yes when I was little, everybody seemed to have keys to the house/car etc, so I wanted to “feel grown up” and would collect spare (useless) keys and carry them on a key-ring, made me feel “important”…. watches? yes I have a collection of a few… coins and old banknotes too…
Dice? no I am not a gambler like you …. 😉
hihihihihi, i loved the “gambler” point! 😛
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Wow, you have a lot of comments! I’m jealous! So, here is my brief comment, (I do still need to make breakfast).I guess you picked up something most people do, but rarely admit. Or I guess I would always say I’m not a collector, but everything I have is for a reason! The things I like to keep are: buttons; for shirts that actually come with them and mainly in case a button actually does fall off, shells; although not so much anymore as the beaches don’t have as many, rocks/crystals; always, beads; even the ones I find as I always say “I’m going to make jewelry with this”; which I am finally starting this year, chinese cookie fortunes I keep for my son’s memory box, my wallet and the refrigerator (although after I moved I threw away about a handful of them). OK, this is brief for me since I’m a writer! Off to breakfast! Have an awesome day!
I love your blog btw! 🙂
Nice to meet you Asttarte, thank you so much for your kind words!
You are my kind of person! (or vise versa) Among the things I love to collect are buttons, sea shells, sea pebbles, and chinese cookie fortunes! 😀 Me and you would totally make an awesome exhibition! 😉
Very cute! I also love art; paintings, photos, pictures of animals and children playing, lovers, music, you name it! I also love painting, dancing and singing! And am attempting to make my very first mala’s within the next few weeks as soon as the rest of my supplies to make them arrive! 🙂 I also am working on downsizing and selling some clothes I no longer wear, toys my son has outdated and books I don’t need! It’s time to clean and detox! 🙂
Hahahaha! wow, so many things!!! Good luck on your plans my friend! Collecting is one thing but also cleaning and letting go of old stuff is also important…