This week found me doing jobs that I had never thought, ever, to do. I’m not sure how it came about, some things are like that, they just happen.
Years ago, (different years) I received gifts of boxes of chocolates. These boxes had different designs and finishes, they were also made with three drawers for the various selections. One had handles with which to open the drawers and the other had small tassels, which sadly, have become a bit threadbare through use. I used these two boxes for storing needlework essentials and various kinds of makings. Whenever and wherever I moved these two boxes set up home with me. A new reel of thread, packs of needles, pins, safety pins of all sizes, scissors, many types of buttons, all found their way into these small but seemingly capacious little drawers!
Back to where I started: hunting about in drawer number one, did not produce what I wanted. I pulled out everything, I inspected all the little packages and discovered long forgotten things,
I opened drawer two, still no luck. I did retrieve a gold coloured metal powder compact in very good condition and a plastic 45rpm centre-piece for the circular hole that facilitated placing the record on the deck spindle. I can only assume that some countries had 5cm record deck spindles, which is why I must have bought the ‘filler’.
After another rummage, drawer three yielded more success. I had also added to a pile of bits and pieces that had to be sorted and tidily replaced between the three drawers.
My ‘What shall I do with these?’ haul at the end of the process, was, one powder compact, one record centre-hole filler and in a twice folded envelope, in which, were a number of fossilised sharks’ teeth…
I have yet to take the notion to start on the second box with three drawers stuffed with who knows what, apart from needles and thread. Perhaps that will happen, just like it did with the first three drawer box.