The most obvious time machine is, of course, a clock. This one is a particularly fine exemplar.
Junghan alarm clock by GeorgiVintage
Perfume is another kind of a time machine. Who does not know the feeling of being taken back in time when feeling the long forgotten fragrance? Something your mother or grandmother used to have many years ago... and you have that strange feeling in your chest... will it be a smile or tears? These perfume bottles offered by Vintageer are perfect tiny devices to go back in time.
Vintage glass perfume bottles by Guerlain and more by Vintageer
Set of four vintage dessert plates by OldTimeStories
Vintage Tuscan tea cup and a saucer by A Garden Cottage
A jewelry box is an important element of capturing time - a ring bearer box is even more so, as it is related to an important milestone in a person's life. Do you remember your fascination with your mother's jewelry box? I just loved it - it was full of marvellous sparkling items which I was not allowed to take out, but I could lift the lid and peek!
Black Mercedes jewelry box by NataliaDecor
Vintage French Skeleton Key by frenchfelt
A candle is another beautiful symbol. You can watch the flame endlessly, and memories will come without effort. Light and warm memories they will be, without bitterness and pain.
Antique Pewter Candle Holder by MillysCollection
A book is one of the most powerful instruments of time travelling.
Vintage books by ProjectSarafan
A shawl is a timeless piece of clothing which can wrap around you like warm cocoon, seeming to protect you - not just from the elements, but from all fears and sadness of the world. Let the wind rage, let the snow fall - while I have my wool shawl, I feel protected and confident, just like my fore-mothers did.