I love the idea of the theme this week but I have to admit, I don't actually really have a designated jewellery or knick-knack box. So I thought to start off with I would show you what could potentially be a very pretty and suitable box for this sort of thing. It's a really beautiful black jewellery box with mother of pearl in-lays that my Mum got from a lady from Singapore who used to live in our Caravan Park. Of course I claimed it as my own, but have never actually used it.You see my problem is that I like to live in a world of organised chaos. Everything has it's place, and I know where that place is, despite it looking like someone has planted mini explosives around my room. The other problem is that I am a necklace person, I have minimal numbers of brooches, rings, bracelets and other things that easily live within the confines of a box. Being a necklace person I have to either hang them up or keep them separate otherwise they become a tangled frustrating mess, especially when I'm running late for something and I have my heart set of on a particular necklace. So as you can see from the photo below, my jewellery is generally in one of four places: hanging from my lamp, tangled up on my mini transportable jewellery box, sitting on my alarm clock (this is where my most recent wears sit) or in the little asian ceramic cup thing which is mostly inhabited by loose pendants which don't have a chain.
I used to have a lot more necklaces hanging from my lamp actually, but annoyingly the when I accidentally leave my blind pulled down with my window open it has a habit of blowing open and knocking my lamp over, sending necklaces sprawling across the floor and sometimes into my trashbin and under my bed. As you can imagine, this is not good.
Oh and by the way do you remember me gushing over this lampshade and everyone pointing me towards Ikea? Well huzzah, I totally bought it. And I love love love it.