Dressing up

From as long as I can remember I have always been excited and intrigued by places to keep things.  When I was 7 my parents gave me a wonderful cardboard dolls house for my birthday.  I have a photograph of myself standing proudly beside it and it was almost as tall as me.  I really can't express how much I adored it and part of me wishes I had it still but it was only made of cardboard and I think I wore it out! It had tiny pull-out kitchen drawers, and cupboards wardrobes and bedside tables that actually opened, and I loved to fill them up - I would make even tinier things out of twists of tissue and scraps of paper to fit inside, bringing it all to life in my imagination. I have never lost my passion for tiny things or places to keep them, so it won't come as any surprise to hear that beautiful packaging is extremely important to me. Dressing things up creates theatre and to receive a stylish box tied with ribbon with something secret hidden inside, has to be one of the most exciting things in the world. My heart definitely beats the most when I am giving a gift, but both giving and receiving are a joy and if it's dressed up for the occasion, then so much the better.  A beautiful box is bound to make you feel special, even before you open it.