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Hi, Opinions please everyone. Have you done this, seen it done, do you think it'd look "cluttery", "fussy" or any suggestions to improve on my idea? Or to scrap it even.<br><br>
I don't have knick knack stuff around, or even a place for it, but occasionally I find, or am given, real treasures... just like the treasure that kids pocket and take to bed with them (or mine did!) These are things that I want to hang onto for a while, not keep forever, just till they've had their "time" . For eg, a tiny shell my grandaughter found and saved to give to me, a painting of us she did at prep school, a strange beautiful leaf that landed in our garden, an article in the paper that I want to think about for a bit longer, a photo of a friend's new grandson that I won't want to always keep, but that is special just now, a quirky little poem my daughter in law wrote for me, a curly stick my DH brought home for me, a comic strip from the paper that could have been "us". I have these things stored in a box, but that is pointless, because they're only temporary treasures, not the sort to store, but too precious to chuck straight away.<br>
There is a big blank wall above my sewing desk, in the laundry room. This room is open to the rest of the house, and the blank wall really needs something on it. It's not just nice empty space, it looks dead blank, but I haven't yet found the right kind of wallhanging<br>
SO, here's my idea. To hang a big corkboard maybe, and use it for all my current "treasures". It would be changing all the time, and I just thought it might make for an interesting spot, as it's not "in your face", being in the laundry, but it's not stuck away out of sight either.<br>
I know too, that my DS's and DIL's will love to add their own surprise contribution to it when they come home to visit.<br>
I don't quite know how I'd go about attaching things that aren't paper, like shells, etc.<br>
(My Dad lost his rubber fishing sandals over the side when we went boating. A few days later I actually caught one of his sandals on my fishing line! That was such a one in a million chance, that we simply couldn't throw it back. That would have been one for the cork board and having had it out and shared the story, I could part with it then.( Yep, I know, I could take a photo and put the story with it, but I just love "having" the actual sandal,)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br>
Hope I've made some sense. Sorry to go into so much detail to explain.<br>
Now, I'm ready to listen.<br>
Is there something that would work better than cork? Our home is earthy nature "decor", bamboo and timber and tropical, rather than cosy country quilt look, so fabric etc wouldn't look right. But I've seen black felt type of notice boards?<br>
Ok, Open to all suggestions, opinions and ideas.<br>
Thanks from Lily
 

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How about a corkboard with a small shelf hung underneath it or hung beside it? That way you'd have a place for things that can stuck to the corkboard, and a little shelf for things to sit.
 

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That sounds like fun. I like the PP idea of a small shelf under the notice board.<br><br>
The only other idea I can think of would be something like the photo pocket things (<a href="http://www.picturepockets.com/?gclid=CL72xaGKmZICFQQF1QodFyv8yg" target="_blank">http://www.picturepockets.com/?gclid...FQQF1QodFyv8yg</a>) I think they would work for shells etc but I don't think you could get a sandel in it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My in law have a chart in their kitchen of long term jobs (remolding the garden etc) and DH always adds something to it while he's there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Thanks so much... I didn't think of a little shelf underneath, Tinybutterfly, but that would be terrific. I love the idea of your bucket too SNRPmom. If the grandkids give me some little thing they've found, it can go in the bucket for a while, at least till the next visit, so they can check up to see if I still "treasure" it.<br>
Thanks for the link LaughingHyena, that looks interesting too. I wonder if they have them here in Aust.<br>
Thanks for the ideas.
 

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or take a picture of the special treasure and put it in a scrapbook a page takes u very little space you can put each childs name then they can see everything they've made for you
 

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I think that sounds great!!! Perhaps a lillte shelf or two and even some clear litle pockets.<br><br>
doesn't everyone have a spot or twl like this around their house? I mean I have my friedge, a little shelf (just for these sorts of treasures that rotate in and out of our life) and my dd has clear pockets on her door for art work etc that just rotates and rotates.
 

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what about a shadow box? that would have space for objects and photos surrounded by a nice little frame. Something like this.<br><br><a href="http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p10088/index.cfm?pkey=caccfrafrm" target="_blank">http://www.potterybarn.com/products/...key=caccfrafrm</a>
 
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