The Wonder-case of Curious Things

For my birthday, about a month ago now, I received a curious old briefcase from my dearest friends. It is a small, slender thing with a charming amount of age to it and I loved it instantly.

However, the wonderment of their extraordinary gift did not stop there! 

My heart skipped and thudded then effervesced into bubbling delight when I opened the case to find treasure after thoughtful curiosity tucked into each pocket and section.

An old pair of theatre glasses, a brass bell, abandoned photographs, strange picture games, an odd but significant button, a curious metal stamp and a plethora of jokers!! It must have taken ages to collect all these things. 

I collect jokers. Up until the day that I received this marvellous gift, I didn't own very many at all. Now, I am a very proud and protective guardian of a fantastic if not slightly mysterious band of jokers. I shall be introducing them on the blog as time passes.

To find real friends that accept me with all my quirks, baggage, demons, ghosts, madness and worse is a rarity in itself. To find real friends that know me well enough to pick such things that speak to my heart is mind-blowingly, profoundly tremendous.I can never be thankful enough for the events that conspired to chuck us all on the same path! 

Thank you SS x 2!


  1. Very beautiful indeed, and I envy the briefcase and the opera glasses the most! I think you will enjoy trawling the antique shops here in Malaysia (Both East and West) as there are a plethora of abandoned photographs, porcelain and brass knick knacks and the like :)

  2. Aw what a charming gift - friends who accept us as we are are a true blessing. xx

  3. what a truly awesome present

  4. a truly thoughtful gift. very charming indeed!

  5. well that is wonderful isn't it. hold on to these friends, though i'm sure they're not going anywhere. i agree so much. people who actually take notice of things like this is rare, i just annoy most of mine with my stupid ramblings about designy stuff

  6. I didn't know you collect jokers! I think I have a small collection of them left behind by my grandfather in my grandma's place in Northern Malaysia! Will track them down when I get back (hopefully it isn't too late) and will send them to you if I get them!! <3 I love collecting old photographs myself but it's not something my nan agrees with as she's a little superstitious about collecting old photographs! :s You are incredibly blessed, my dear and I am so happy that you've got such lovely friends! xxx

  7. Such a great friend!! This must have taken some time to acquire all of these gems. :]

    <3 Rubiiee


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