I don’t know about you, but I am a ‘things’ kind of person. When I say ‘things’, I’m not talking cars, boats, designer labels, or latest technology kind of things. Although I can appreciate all those things, I’m not really fussed by them, either. I’m talking trinkets, paraphernalia, and bits & bobs.
As you know, I have a fascination for all things tiny, which is why Molto Piccolo was born. And I have a tendency to over-gather. (Some may call it hoarding – I prefer to call it gathering!) The reason I do this is definitely not to impress anyone with my vast collections of “stuff” which might look pretty junky to someone else – it’s because most pieces have a story and a memory attached, so I find it virtually impossible to get rid of the associated item. It’s the reason most people take photos too, I guess. (So glad for the digital age or my home would be crumbling under the weight of excessive amounts of photographs!)
So these little items have their own stories, and they will remain with me for a while yet, I expect.
When I was little, I was always awed by beautiful gowns, and spent a lot of time making gowns for paper dolls, and sewing dresses for my Barbie dolls. So a few years ago, my Mum found this trinket box gown figurine, and, knowing me as well as she does, bought it for me. I love it.
For years, my number one travel destination was the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. I decided I had to go and see its immense size and stark beauty for myself. So, when I finally got there, I bought many a trinket to remind myself of it, and the beautiful country of Jordan. This sand bottle has travelled far, survived 3 house moves, and has managed to stay out of the hands of 2 little boys so far! And although camels would have to rate as one of the most uncomfortable forms of transport on the globe, I love the reminder of that incredible part of the world.
Paul & I drank from these hand-carved communion cups in a beautiful olive garden in Jerusalem, thought to be the garden where Jesus’ tomb is located. Well, whether or not it is the actual historic location, the experience was powerful and I love that they are so simple and made for every day use, not fancy put-on-the-shelf goblets. Reminds me of how I see Jesus in my life, so I really love these ones.
Maybe you have some faves that you want to share…leave a comment about them here if you like!
Love Ruth x