That’s my monkey card. How great is THAT?
And the poor thing has been shoved in a drawer for years, forgotten all about until this post.
I’ve always had a rule. If someone sends me a card I leave it out on display for a week. Minimum. I also have a rule about not using a cutting from my cat’s tail to try to grow another cat (once gardening season rolls around I have to remind myself about these sorts of things)
The problem with stupid birthdays is they usually, sometimes, if you’re lucky involve getting cards. The problem with cards is you never seemed to have a good place to put them. You stick them on the counter and they fall over, or get sauce and icing on them. Ditto happens on the bedside table.
Then one day I remembered a photo from a Country Living magazine from a couple of years ago. They were using metal flower frogs to hold seed packets.
I had metal frogs. I also had a cute tin box filled with postcards based on vintage seed packets. I got it as a thank you gift for speaking at Seedy Saturday a few years ago and I love the postcards, the problem was I could never figure out how to display them.
The metal frogs make perfect sense. Flowers, vegetables, seeds, deadly sharp pokey things you could use to slash the hands of anyone trying to touch your stuff. It all kind of goes together.
Stick them under a glass cloche and you have a place that makes anything look special. Even that horrible birthday card that your Uncle Joe gave you that makes farting sounds when you open it.
My glass cloche is from an antique clock that I have that I never use anymore. And I got the wood stand for it at Value Village. But what would really make more sense for displaying vegetable seeds is one of these glass garden cloches. And at $53 for 4 of them they’re a deal. I’m not sure why they’re so cheap but they are. You could buy the set, keep one and give the rest away as gifts. Or at least tell yourself you’re going to do that to justify your purchase then of course, keep them all for yourself.
Now if I get a thank you card I put it in my little glass display dome, which sits just to the right of the desk in my office.
And just so you know, this portion of my office looks neat and tidy. That is an illusion. My desk is currently covered with a white mug filled with pens, a toast rack filled with notebooks, one pair of glasses, two old coffee cups, a note on a new way to pinch back tomatoes, 2 empty gum packets, some jewellery I took off while typing, my iphone, some camera memory cards and 2 bobby pins. And a bag of cocaine.
There are 3 old coffee cups.