I love using random things for different uses. I keep spare gift tags in mason jars as they look pretty and are easy to find and when I spotted this turquoise sea shell wall ornament I knew it would be perfect as a felt tip pen holder!
It may sound silly, but I have to cost large architect plans for my real job and need a steady supply of felt tips to mark off different areas. The shell holds 12 pens and is much more pleasing on the eye than a plastic pot! £1.25 and the gold etching is 22kt!
I also found a recording by Stanley Holloway for £1. The Lion and Albert story was my Grandpa's favourite and his Christmas party piece with a ventriloquists puppet. I can't wait to play it to the boys.
I also bought this Needlework Box a while ago and I suddenly realised it would make the perfect earring box! Perfect because you can see through the transparent lid and the compartments are just the right size for a couple of pairs.