Collecting parts of myself

I have a Peter Rabbit gift bag under my desk filled with meaningful rubbish; tickets from Paris, London, days out with friends, photobooth strips from any available opportunity (we love a good photobooth), quotes drawn on dark days and 101 postcards, either collected or gifted. In all honesty, its a bag of rubbish, but its meaningful, rather pastel rubbish that with holds my favourite memories and little parts of me that make up an odd paper representation. For years I have come home and put every momento inside my purse into this bag, thinking, one day I will display this all to remind me of this or that.
And, I finally got round to taking it out of its exceptionally aesthetically pleasing bag and stringing all the bizarre little things for the world to see.





I bought both the twine and the pegs from John Lewis and pinned a string up on my wall, pegging all the items to it.



Not only when I am working away on my desk next year, caught in the wrath of Sixth Form, can I look up to see reminders of my favourite people and happy moments, but it also pleases me immensely because of just how aesthetic it is; the pastel colours, maybe a little over used but still looking wonderfully Pinterest in a jumbled way.
Maybe I hold too much of myself and too much love in these pointless pieces of paper but it makes me happy to collect little things like this.
It also makes a lovely bag to look through.
Do you collect tickets and pieces from special days?
Katie x
Currently: Listening: nothing new//Reading:Still trudging on with The Picture of Dorian Gray-its only 177 pages but has taken me a good month to read, I guess because its for school//Loving: Tea//Lusting: Dungarees

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  1. I always collect tickets and little things from special days and holidays and never know what to do with them! This is such a cute idea Katie, I'll definitely be doing this in my uni room next year as apparently our landlord charges a horrendous amount of money for blu-tac marks on walls. Thanks for sharing :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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  2. Really cute idea, i'll have to try something like this around my desk. Your photos are so gorgeous, what camera do you use if you dont mind me asking?

    Olivia // BLONDE LA MODE

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    1. Thank you! I use the Nikon d3200 and edit my my pictures on Pic monkey!x

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  3. Love this, especially because they are all random items - makes it really interesting to look at :)

    Alice // the-rose-glow.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I have an old Topshop shoe box that I just put random things in and have slowly begun to put in a scrapbook but this is so much cooler! It's so pretty and creative, I wish I had done this!x
    libbyjade26.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I always think scrapbooking looks so cool but then I get sad that I would never see the things :( thank you!x

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  5. I do this too, collecting little bits of life and stowing it away in keepsake boxes for pinning up along my (always depressingly bare to start) uni flat walls. I've moved a lot of the older stuff into scrap books now, but I do love looking at my favourite recent moments that live above my desk. Super cute snaps (and totally loving the silver pegs!)

    Fii | little miss fii

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    1. Definitely-the great thing is though it's so easy to change it up for more recent memories as it's not fixed in a frame etc. Aren't they adorable?x

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  6. This is such a cool idea, I need to try doing this!

    http://lxdia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I always keep all my tickets and little bits and pieces that have so many memories behind them! This is such a cute way to display them!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. I completely agree-I could never dream of throwing them away!thank you :)x

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  8. I've got a similar bag of little bits and tickets from all my adventures and haven't ever really known what to do with them! This is such a cute idea and much easier to put together than the scrapbook I constantly tell myself I'll make haha xx

    Love and Marmalade

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    1. haha I am exactly the same! Glad you liked it :)x

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  9. I love this Katie! That looks really great!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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