I have a collection of little pillboxes that I use for different things.
- the rectangular case with cats on is used for pills when I travel. It has seven little compartments, one for each day of the week
- the small mosaic box (which belonged to my granny) and the little square gold box with a stone on top one are for little keepsakes – shells, tiny charms, little dice, a lucky bee, a Saint Christopher Medal, an old devotional medal
- the small round silver-coloured box with the raised symbol on it holds spare earring backs
- the see through glass and brass container holds all my small earrings
- the round box with the Eiffel Tower was bought in Paris and holds my delicate chains – one in each of the three compartments. This way they don’t get damaged or tangled
- the heart-shaped sterling silver box holds aspirin in my bag
- the big round box holds my bigger earrings
I also have two more little boxes that were not intended for pills.
- one is in the shape of a bible and holds all my little devotional medals. I come from a very religious family and went to a Catholic convent school for 12 years. Even though I am no longer a practising Catholic, I do keep all these little items that belonged to my grandparents and parents.
- the other one is a little pewter box. The lid is a brooch holding two earrings, and inside it is a lovely inscription and a pendant on a chain.