The shelf is filled with stones that I wrote on. No one has taken one home but people have added natural objects, the black walnut shell, the stick and today a small magnolia seed pod. On Friday night, I met a friend at the Folk Life Festival who introduced me to a neighbor who is an ELF! An "elf" is a person who adds to the shelf anonymously, of course. She had added a long, glass bead. It's on a nail above the shelf, not seen in this photo. I was so happy to meet another elf.