When my sister moved in with us, I think she loved decorating more than anyone else in the house. She had so many ideas and items, and then got into the spirit of “buying” more decorations. (Remember my clutter photos – mostly her stuff)
She would even take pictures off the wall and wrap them up like presents. Seriously, presents hanging on the walls? Only in my house! But I loved her. Every inch of available space was decorated: shelves, tables, desktops. And even on the floor by the tree.
She also had this shadow box. It had a few little shelves with a mirror behind it. During the year she had all kinds of stuff on display in it. But come holiday time, those items were packed away and Christmas was now on display. Now, my memory is not as good as it used to be, but I remembered lots of cool stuff. Then, it all disappeared. For the life of me, over the past few years, I have not been able to find those boxes of Christmas decorations.
Until de-clutter time began. YES! I found them. Shadow box items – small, cute, and festive! I struck gold. Imagine the look on my face when I opened this one box. Here are samples of what I found.
You'll find some of these things listed in my Etsy shop, and some are yet to be listed. I still have to downsize and get rid of many of those items but I will ALWAYS have those memories. I wonder if
Avon will ever make these things again!