little boxes + drawers. boxes within drawers. i have many. tucked away in various locations. collections of smalls--clothing tags, loose buttons, clips, imported soda bottle caps, a monogram. little messy piles of pure delight.
i had an uncle call me a "packrat". i was 7 years old.
i had a small purse filled to the brim with treasures. i was sitting by a thicket of raspberry bushes on a small quilt and was carefully removing everything from the purse and arranging my collection on the quilt. that was the first time i heard a person described as a packrat. although only 7 i was able to discern that it was not meant as a compliment.
Sibella Court's new book "Bowerbird" releases October 9th --oh how i wish i had that beautiful word in my vocabulary at 7 years old, so i could have proudly proclaimed that "i was a bowerbird".
peek at some of the gorgeous pages from the book here on Sibella's blog.