I am always very attracted to things that are bigger or smaller than usual. For example, practically speaking I should have bought a normal sized jar of honey, but this small one was too charming to resist.
I hoard hotel samples and tiny perfume bottles: my guilty pleasure…
I also love very oversized clothespins and safety pins for their play on proportion and added strength. So I was thrilled when a friend gifted me these beautiful oversized paperclips.
For the first few months, I used them for their traditional use, to hold paper together, but a broken key chain inspired really fun invention: The clip makes a perfect key chain/money clip. While it’s not something that could hold every key in my life, it’s perfect for holding the key to my studio and a few dollars.
It’s great to only bring this along when I step out for quick coffee breaks during my workday.
Tucking a $5 bill in the clip ensures I stick to my budget. The $5 limit makes me choose what I REALLY want to spend it on, and savor it.
Photo of tiny honey jar via Honey by Holly/Etsy