thistles and tiny treasures.

January 7, 2013

medicine case A palm-sized leather case, marked with a ‘B.’ medicine caseFour tiny vials in sterling caps, marked with an ‘E.’  There are some treasures that only a best friend can spot. thistle I’ve been toting the case around since middle school and yesterday I put the vials to temporary use.thistleThey’re keeping thistles fresh in an apartment that was feeling bare in the absence of December’s pine and spruce.thistle Tiny glass vials for tiny treasures.

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  • Reply Lauren Ashley January 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    So lovely. My hubs and mother in law are really into antiques, those beautiful viles are totally something they would have picked out too. Great idea to use them a bud vases. Have a great week!

  • Reply Cole Bentz January 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Beautiful idea! I might try this. Where did you find the thistles?

  • Reply Nicole January 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    i love your taste so much!

  • Reply caroline January 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    nice find by your best friend! and i love using thistle these days.

  • Reply Sarah Dee January 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    That's so beautiful! How sweet of her to pick out that it was your initials šŸ™‚


  • Reply Ann January 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm


  • Reply Allison January 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    oh my gosh, the memories. the sight of those little vials with their dainty silver caps makes me so very happy. i just can't believe how long ago i first saw them.

  • Reply Harri Davison January 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Such beautiful photographs. So interesting! x

  • Reply Bethany@OurSoCalledLife January 7, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    How pretty! What a nice use for something so simple!

  • Reply sweet harvest moon January 8, 2013 at 10:45 am


  • Reply Becca January 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Such lovely, lovely photography of beautiful objects!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic January 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I like that case and those vials. It makes me think that they're something that characters in a fairy tale would carry their potions in. (Blame my thought on the fact that I've watching episodes of Once Upon a Time on my DVR.)

  • Reply Mrs. White January 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Were these vials for smelling salts, do you think? They are so lovely.

  • Reply Mike February 27, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Hey there, any possibility you would sell that case and vials?

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

    • Reply Erin Boyle February 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Sorry, that’s a keeper for me!

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