I've had this tiny Christmas Box for many years. It has held prominent position in my china cabinet just as long. Well...today Mr. B was looking for a place to put his "Santa's helper" receipts...so I picked up this special box, opened it and...
SURPRISE! These are seed pods given to me many years ago from a dear gardener friend, her name is Diane and unfortunately she passed shortly after I was presented with these beauties. I must have placed them in this special box upon being gifted with them...
They look like little Oriental lanterns!
Each pod holds an great number of seeds!
These are the seeds...tiny...hopefully safe and sound!
I promptly found a pretty glass jar for Diane's gift from long ago.
Now the Christmas box has a new job...it holds Mr. B's "Santa's helper" receipts...cause we all know the best toys come from Santa's workshop! So when Mr. B does his part to help out Santa...well we just have to be prepared for returns...funny it never happens with Santa's workshop toys!
Diane's memory is safe in a pretty glass jar and every time I look at it...I remember...my sweet friend...a prolific gardener...an animal lover...a very interesting and funny woman...oh how I remember!
Diane's gift of the seeds are stored safely wrapped in a paper towel and then in a plastic baggie while we await Spring...so that these seeds will be planted, nurtured and then the cycle of life begins again!
P.S. The moral to this story...if you ask Sandy to put something in a safe place...you better witness the event...cause Sandy will never find it again...unless by accident...and what a lovely accident this was!