Several years ago I was fortunate enough to go to Rarotonga for a scuba vacation with some friends. I had never heard of it before they told me to buy a ticket and pack my bags. Rarotonga is a tiny island way, way, WAY in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. While there, I collected all manner of shells and shards from the beach and I glued them onto the top of this cigar box (that I brought filled with a few art supplies). The paper fan came from Goodwill and the ceramic birds from...well, I have so many ceramic birds I've forgotten where these particular ones came from...but I love how they add to this little house vignette.