I like to look for little treasures when I
am out and about. If I got big treasures, I would not have room in
the cupboard for them! I always take my 50p to the boot fair. I am not sure why people sell them, but
maybe they want to buy more expensive treasures. The sellers are
very glad to get their houses tidy of all the bits and pieces they don't
want, and everyone goes home with something that they have been looking
for, without spending too much.
This is me with my 50p and shoulder bag. It has
a side pocket for the money. In the main bag I always have my tissue,
and a small pencil and notepad so I can write down good ideas that I
get while I am looking at things. You must never let a good idea get
Sometimes I arrange my treasures on a tray and
Brown Teddy makes paintings of them. Because he is my best friend, I
let him take stuff from my treasure boxes whenever he wants.
Sometimes I get things that I know Brown Teddy will like, so really
we share it all.
Here are some of my favourite treasures. You can download a Colouring Book of
them on my Colouring page and make some birthday cards without
spending any money!
The keyring fish are made in sections so they bend.
I have never seen him awake.
I think this must be a Guide Dog in training,
as he is patiently waiting for instructions.
I had to spend several 50ps for this bird
thimble. It is
enamelled and is very small. I think it is a holiday souvenir. The
gold coloured outlines are made of tiny strips of metal, like wire.
This bird spent many years on the tree at Christmas, but now he
lives in my room.
I was surprised that the person did not want
this beautiful sparkly dolphin keyring any more.
Here is a knitted seagull. The person at the boot fair was sure
someone would give him a good home and they were right. The knitter
must have had a good look at a real seagull to get the right shape.
I keep this glass fish on some soft tissues.
I found the first marble while digging in the
garden, it has a very delicate twisty pattern.
The pink bits on the second are very glittery.
These are the best of my big marbles. When I am
sorting them, I put them on a towel on a tray, so they do not roll
A friend brought these shells back from holiday. The 3
on the left are from The Maldives and the 4 on the right are from
Dubai. I do not know how the hole got there!
Elephant lives in the Painting Cupboard in a
little basket, as I expect he enjoys all the colours.
This is another souvenir that someone got tired of. I never get tired
of coloured glass.
I like the owl's friendly face.
I wear one rainbow hairband on each wrist when
I dance round the room. One has stars on and one has butterflies.
This sparkly brooch looks very lovely when I
put it in the sunlight. Look at this
that landed in my garden!
The pipe-cleaner birds are very soft and we do not play with them very
This bird was that was on top of a perfume bottle. I
have tied very thin thread round him so he can fly. He is about 1.5 cm
This Christmas decoration was too good to put away in the box
These hairbands have bits that look like
This bamboo box is very good for keeping
smaller treasures in, like shells or beads. I think the plant may be
a water lily or a lotus flower, and the birds are Chinese ducks.
There is a flower missing near the top so I am having one drawn in
for the colouring page.
My amber necklace is just the right colour for me. Lots of the bits
are dark and lumpy, so it did not cost too many 50ps. There are about 3
bright bits though. I have looked very hard and there are definitely no trapped
flies in the amber. Amber is pine tree sap that is very old and very
hard. People find it on the beach in certain places.
The rainbow metallic paint on the bottom makes the colours.
Brown Teddy's favourite things to paint because he can use all his
Here is a very small pendant with flower shapes under the
glassy bit. The proper name is "millefiori" which means "thousand
I found this tiny hen and chicks in the mud
while out walking. I got all the mud off with a toothbrush. The hen
has her wing over the chicks.
These parrots are someone's holiday souvenirs
from Mexico that they no longer wanted. They have a very good and
loving home now.
These tiny cushions are about 4 centimetres
across and it makes me
feel good to look at them when I am tired. They look like a King and
I found this very tiny cottage lying on the ground
amongst a lot of gravel. I would like to live here, but I would have
to dig a fishpond for all my fish!
I hope you enjoyed looking at all my treasures!
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