gifts from house faeries
We've discovered some little trinkets while renovating the new house. I like to think they are little clues leading to a treasure or something. We now have three old keys, a fancy old hairpin, and two pennies which were placed - year side up - under the carpets in two of the bedrooms. I'm going to place 2007 coins under the new carpets next week.
I wrote a note on our stationary and placed it into a ziploc bag along with some photos, concert tickets (the Barenaked Ladies, last Saturday night) and other little bits. Before the subfloor got screwed down today I tucked it under the boards.
I think we will frame all of these artifacts when the renos are done - but then again I wonder - should I take them out? They were hidden very specifically - the fanciest little key was tucked above the door jamb. It would have never been found if we'd not replaced the door, so is it meant to be put back for someone to find it again after another ninety years? If I frame these things, then the frame should always stay with the house. What could I hide before we nail everything back together again?
posted Monday, February 12, 2007