This week I stumbled across Sian’s From High in the Sky blog and discovered that the first Sunday of each month she hosts Storytelling Sunday Three with the invitation “Pick Your Precious” – to choose some little thing you treasure and celebrate it. I encourage you to head over there to check it out and play along as well.
Of course I was smitten – you know I love the idea of peeking at little treasures. As I was wandering around my house today wondering which of my many treasures wanted to step into the spotlight, I was a bit surprised when this one raised her hand.
A bit of a joke there – about raising her hand, given she IS a hand. Ahem.
I love hands and have collected quite a few over the years, but I remember quite clearly the delight when I found her in a bin at the American Science and Surplus store, home of the strange and wonderful hidden among the simply strange and peculiar and who-would-want-that?! stuff.
Given that I’m clearly not a minimalist and my home is not exactly appropriately expansive given my penchant for collecting, things do tend to have to multi-task around here. Hence she’s holding several other treasures. First there is the awesome glove – gifted to me by a mailart friend in England who was encouraging my fashionista fantasies. Alas the glove lost her mate somewhere, but it hardly matters because her singularity is totally made up by her fabulousity. She’s sheer and embroidered with pink and green squares! Be still my heart. To be honest I think having two such beauties together in the same room would probably burn your eyeballs out so I’m glad there’s only one.
Yet a hand can’t just live by glove alone. No – there must be jewelry!!! And in this particular case we have an exquisite poison ring adornment. Not that we keep poison in the storage area – we prefer tiny tiny treasures – but saying tiny-tiny-treasure ring lacks the certain mystique poison ring conveys. We think it adds a bit of mystique as well having the ring perched up at top of the finger like that. It in no way suggests that the finger is too big for the proper placement of the ring. Perish the thought.
Needless to say it’s always ideal, no matter what the circumstances, to keep one’s head. In this case it happens to be a delightfully rouge-cheeked head. Which is always at hand when needed.
So there you have it. You have to hand it to me – I came armed with treasure. What about you? What’s in your treasure chest? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Delighted to ‘meet’ you and your handy treasure. I quite liked the nonchalant way the glove was being held and the ring balanced in such a jaunty manner when I saw the photo, so was pleased to read your descriptions too. Hope you enjoyed your saunter through the preciouses and look forward to seeing you again next month 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. I’m having a lovely time working my way through the stories and enjoyed your treasure tale as well.
Thanks for dropping into my blog and leaving a comment. It was nice to find you and read about your precious – I just love it! The poison ring fascinates me – ehem, I wonder what that says about me lol! Thanks for sharing your precious and hopefully see you next month 🙂
What fun to play along Becky, and I’m sure I’ll be back. And I’m glad I’m not the only one fascinated by poison rings. 😉
Hi Deborah 🙂 It’s a pleasure to have you with us storytelling today..you are very welcome! Your treasure is wonderful and your story such fun to read. You have given me the perfect Monday morning smile and that’s precious in itself I think! Thanks again for joining in..maybe we’ll see you again next month?
What a delight to have discovered your blog and this monthly invitation Sian. I love peeking at the treasures and hearing the stories behind them – what fun!
Great story and what a lovely hand 🙂
Thanks Jo – and I appreciate you stopping by.
Oh, how delightful, Deborah! So glad, as always when I stop by, to find this share. I think of course that it is perfectly natural that there is only one glove since there is indeed only one hand! I love how you have your head handy in cases where it gets lost.
LOL – one hand, one glove, one head on the ready!
Very fun and playful! I love all your little jokes. 🙂
Loved the story ! I have lots of treasures too! How do you pick just one??? 🙂 Seriously though, I have a porcelain china shoe my grandma gave me as a child. I loved her dearly and still recall the moment she gave it to me. Most of my treasures have a sentimental value attached. Guess that’s why I hang on to so many things..lol! XOXO
How wonderful about the shoe from your grandmother. And you’re right about the difficulty of choosing one treasure to talk about – makes for a perfect ongoing project. And speaking of projects- it’s totally my goal in life to have only treasures. 😉