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« on: September 21, 2017 06:27:29 AM »

Cackle gave me a French Millinery Cabinet kit for my birthday this year.  I wasted no time assembling and painting it.  When considering what I wanted to display inside I realized I've been collecting things for this my entire life.



I got the little porcelain beaver when I was a teenager.  The crystal skull was purchased on our 25th anniversary trip to Asheville.  I made the zombie display from an HO scale train figure. The green stone glows in the dark (because everything's better when it glows in the dark!)  The shelf below has a glass rubber duck, a copy of the first Harry Potter book and a model of the Enterprise.


The sharks tooth display on the wall was made from treasures I picked up on Daytona Beach when I was a kid. Below that is a metal pin from my first Prince concert during his Purple Rain tour. The jar on the left contains animal teeth, the one in the center is a realistic doll eye I got from Ludi a few years ago. I got the porcelain toad at Disney World the year it opened.


I love the metal box with a vintage sideshow poster. The fighter figurine is one I used often when playing D&D. The metal chocolate kiss was purchased during a visit to Hershey, PA when I was 18.


The shelf on the right has a ouija board and a blue glass amulet I got in Greece.


The little box has black pyramid salt, a jar of preserved ladybugs, a Herkimer diamond crystal and a tiny sheep.  The gravestone is available right now at Michaels.  So is the Tim Holtz resin skull.


The feathers in this section include one from my favorite chicken Nugget and a hummingbird we found in our greenhouse.


I've had this brass diver's helmet forever. The crystal ball is a marble set onto a silver bead.


Towards the back is a polished rock I set for my microscopy class at Georgia Tech, an animal jawbone (thanks again, Ludi!) and a scarab I picked up in Cairo.


And, of course, something to represent Halloween!
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017 06:43:46 AM »

What a wonderful way to display your treasures!  Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself in describing the various items...

Cackle not only gave you a lovely birthday gift, she gave you a lifetime gift of holding on to some cherished memories!

I love how you did the background and the little things attached...the key, the hand...well done!

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017 07:18:51 AM »

What fun! You have showcased your tiny oddities in a beautiful way.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017 07:45:31 AM »

Thanks guys!  I love that this stuff isn't hidden away in drawers any more.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017 08:04:13 AM »

Beautifully done!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017 08:14:39 AM »

I am so in love with this whole thing. Each little piece is so cool and has its own story, and I feel inspired to put all my wee precious collections into a box to do something like this someday  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017 08:23:00 AM »

WOW! This is amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017 08:39:29 AM »

THIS IS SOOOOO COOOOOOL! So cool.
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017 08:41:20 AM »

Awesome journey you took us through with this piece. Beautiful way to display life's little treasures. Smiley
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Every little thing goes together with every other little thing - magic.
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