“ Brand: Past Times / Misc House Type: Storage „
I got this for christmas a few years ago from my parents after they saw me looking at it in Past Times once - I think it cost around £10.
The ladybird itself is about 5cm in diameter and stands around 4cm tall. It really quite heavy for how small it is and looks very nice and expensive. It is a deep rich red colour, with a black face and black spots, there is also a row of diamonte crystals running along the middle of the back and across the front. The spots and the diamonte crystals have gold/bronze piping around them which is the same as the base and the legs, aswell as the inside of the wings.
To open it you simply pull the wings upwards, it fastens with a magnet just behind the head and is attached at the back. The inside looks just as good as the outside and is the deep shiny red on the base and goldy bronze on the inside of the wings.
I use mine to store my favourite more expensive pieces of jewellery but there isnt much room in there for much else. Its describe on here as storage but you can't really store much in here, id say it is more of a display piece or ornament.
Overall if you like ladybirds then you'll love this, its very pretty and looks and feels extremely well made. It might seem a little bit expensive but looks asthough it is worth the price and more, and it is perfect as a gift!
I love ladybirds and collect things that are ladybird or have ladybirds on them! I'm a bit obsessed with them to be honest and own much to with them now lol.
My ex boyfriend bought me this in Past Times after I spotted it and fell in love with it. My explanation for wanting it is that I have a very precious piece of jewellery that I tend to put down, lose and panic about until I find it again and with this I could store it within it so I never had to panic again. He bought it me liking my reasoning lol!
This is usually on sale instore and online (www.pasttimes.com) for £12.50 and that is what my ex paid for it however for a limited time only this is on sale with 25% of it which means it costs £9.38 at the moment! Glad he paid top dollar for it mind you lol.
The Trinket Box:
The trinket box measures (cm) 4h x 6.2diam and is made mainly from enamel. It's quite a weighty piece and is extremely sturdy and robust with a magnetic clasp to it to get inside.
The ladybird is extremely pretty and well finished and just looks really brilliant quality and you can tell it cost a few quid. Its round in shape, it's back (the lid) a dark glazed red with a sort of rippled effect to it and with six black spots (three to each side) of it divided by clear diamantes that go up its back and then across the front to a black face with two eyes, again made with diamantes. The spots and eyes are finished with gold piping which is the same colour as the four small legs, the underneath of the ladybird and one half of the inside. The bottom part of the trinket box (where you lay your things) is a dark rippled red again and as shiny as the outer case and scratch resistant.
There isn't much room in here at all although the top part is arched to give the ladybird shape, maybe enough room for a couple of delicate necklaces or 4 -5 rings. It opens via you grabbing either side of the the lid which looks integrated and thats it...that the box explained though calling it a box sounds strange to me lol.
I adore my ladybird trinket box. Like I stated earlier it is shiny, extremely well finished and looks and feels expensive. I like it displayed and have never known anyone to own this besides me and to me its unique!
Only available from Past Times!