Each one the boxes are hand painted in France. The Limoges brand has been around for ages. It all began in the 1700’s. The first boxes held needles, because they were so expensive and rare. Even today, it is a custom of the “old world” to give back any needles that were given to you. If you utilize your needles on something that needs to be hemmed, the seamstress will give each one back to the owner if they are from the “old world”. The superstition is…if one keeps the needles of someone else, they become bad luck.
Shopping bag, and when it is opened, it reveals a handbag. A venetian mask, since it is yet another obsession of mine. Yep, I have problems. This is a piano, with gilded gold. These are just some of my favorite ones. It would be too embarrassing to show all of them.
What kind of collections do you own?