My boys traveled with a knapsack on their backs, filled with books and other amusements for the long flights to Africa and back. When I was a child our travel was by car or train, and our less exotic destination was always our grandparents' houses. I always had my little red suitcase with me. I recently found it among my mother's things. Of course the memories came flooding to my mind and I can open it now and see exactly what was tucked inside. My faithful stuffed rabbit endured many a costume change as we drove those many miles ...primarily with pretty hankies and pop beads (remember them?!)
It looks pretty rough but I decided to make it a platform this year for our little tree.
And how enhanced this little tree is now with this box of tinsel my friend Pamela gave me.
I even think they'd look nice on the big tree.
They reflect the light so nicely.