When I was a child, perhaps 7 or 8 years old, I was given this lovely silk scarf as a gift.                                        

I realize this might not be the typical gift one gives to a child, but I can tell you that from the moment I set my eyes on it, I was transported to another place.

I’m not sure whether it was the gorgeous turquoise color, or the sparkly gold trim, but I thought it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.

Fast forward a number of years (I’m not saying how many) and not only do I still own this scarf, but it still resides in its original box.

Every once in awhile I remove the scarf from its box, and unwrap the well-worn tissue just to gaze upon it one more time.

Which got me to thinking.

One of my clients recently decided that her collection of antique fans and small oriental rugs might be put to better use if artfully displayed in her entryway.

So, together with a local company that specializes in art installations and framing, I have arranged to have these lovely treasures repaired, framed and installed in such a way as to really showcase their unique qualities.

I can hardly wait to see the results, which will likely take place sometime after the Thanksgiving holiday.

I expect it to be stunning!

Which leads me to this question:  have you stashed away some treasures?

Are they buried in a box in your garage or attic?

Isn’t it time that they be rescued and put on display? Not just any display, mind you, but something impressive!

It doesn’t matter what it is. If it’s important to you, and has sentimental value – that’s what counts.

My advice is to frame it, if it can be framed, using appropriate matting and protective glass. Be sure to consider the backdrop. Add color, and proper lighting, if necessary.

Treat your treasures with love and respect. That’s what’s important!

As for me, I’m in the process of having my gorgeous and very much treasured scarf framed, and placed under glass to be displayed somewhere in my home.

Exactly where, I’m not sure yet.

However, I do know that it will hang in a spot where I will see and admire  it every single day.