In memory of Tony Ciuffini

This summer, friends and family in the music box world lost the highly regarded Tony Ciuffini, loved for his kindness and good humour, and respected and admired by all of us for his expertise in music box restoration.

Mr. Ciuffini was a generous mentor to me, and a friend who I wish I could have just one more conversation with. I miss him terribly.

The Ciuffini family has suggested that in lieu of flowers friends might donate to multiple sclerosis research for a cure. In honour of that special request, a portion of all My Secret Music Box sales this year will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

To learn more about multiple sclerosis and it's impact visit:

The Perfect Little Music Box Locket

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a miniature music box that plays the song "You Are My Sunshine"? How about the devastatingly romantic "My Heart Will Go On"?

miniature music box locket Song Bird by My Secret Music Box

 I'm delighted to be able to share some fresh new tunes that are available for personalising your My Secret Music Box locket.

Click the links below to listen to what all of the wonderful songs sound like. Can you imagine how special it would feel for someone you love to own this token and reminder from you?

Currently Available Songs
(you may wish to adjust your volume settings before clicking the links below)

Amazing Grace
Anniversary Song
Ave Maria
(NEW) Can't Help Falling in Love with You
Close To You
Fur Elise
Happy Birthday
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Jesus Loves Me
(NEW) Just The Way You Are
(NEW) Love Is Blue (l'amor est blue)
Love Story
Moonlight Sonata
Moon River
My Favorite Things
(NEW) My Heart Will Go On
Pachelbel's Canon in D
Romeo and Juliet (A Time For Us)
Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme from "Dr. Zhivago")
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Swan Lake
(NEW) Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral (That's An Irish Lullaby)
(NEW) Wedding March (Mendelssohn - Mid-Summer Night's Dream)
(NEW) Wedding March (Wagner - Here Comes the Bride)
What A Wonderful World
When You Wish Upon A Star
Wind Beneath My Wings
You Are My Sunshine
(NEW) You Are So Beautiful To Me
You Light Up My Life

Each My Secret Music Box locket is outfitted with an authentic musical box, and when it is wound with it's little brass key, a short tune sings out. 

Out of these 30 songs, which one is YOUR favourite?

The unicorn's song

Once upon a time not so far away from where you're sitting now, a little unicorn lived by herself in a clover glen.

In the daytime she would sun herself beside the clean, sparkling stream. 
In the evenings she would sing to herself and it was such an exquisite sound that every nearby bird stopped to listen in wonder at the sweetness of her voice. 
At night she would sit still while the stars told her bedtime stories until she fell asleep.

One morning while searching for a rare flower for her daughter's birthday the queen's sister happened to wander close by the glen. And from the glen she heard the most beautiful sound she had ever known. It was the unicorn's song.

The queen's sister crept as quietly as her fine robes would allow her to do and she peered through the branches of a wild rose bush to look and see the source of that wonderful music.

This is what she saw:

Little Unicorn Music Box Locket

Outblush featured "Sweet Molly" today

How nice! Take a look at what the writers at Outblush had to saw about my Sweet Molly musical locket today.

"This is no ordinary locket..."


Charming cat face musical locket

An adorable heart-shaped photo-locket with a real music box inside.

Available at

Make a big impression with a little music box

It fits in her palm and is always there to remind her of your special friendship. Choose from 17 different songs for the locket to play when the tiny key on the reverse side is wound. Choose a heart-shaped locket and include a personal message on the inside.

Current Favourite

The whimsical, speckled blue pattern is a current favourite among our fans, featured here on MSM's cat cameo and silver stag lockets. Inside each locket you will find an authentic old-fashioned wind-up music box which plays a short tune of your choice.

Listen to them play

Choose from 17 different melodies:
such as Moon River, You Are My Sunshine, Love Story, Happy Birthday, Close To You, My Favorite Things....

Miniature music box lockets by My Secret Music Box


Where to find a music box in Toronto?

The time has come - I will be selling a goodly portion of my vintage music box collection at the Toronto St Lawrence Antique Market located at Front & Jarvis for a few more Sundays between late September and December.

They are disappearing quite quickly though (sweet sorrow!) and I might not have many more left to sell as the weeks go on.

You can email me if you want to make sure I'll be at the market on a given Sunday - send me a note at clockworkfantastica (a.t)

I'm also saying "so long!" to some cute vintage salt and pepper shakers. Bye Bye cute squirrels, Bye Bye little deer, Bye Bye pink elephants, Bye bye Miss Priss...


New From My Secret Music Box...

Love My Bicycle Miniature Music Box Heart Locket

An old-fashioned wind-up music box is hidden inside this bicycle themed locket. When the tiny key on the reverse side of the locket is wound, a little music box plays a short tune.

The vintage styled bicycle is plated in bronze and antiqued with a rich deep patina. It rests on floral Italian papers lining both the inside and outside.


Make Your Own Glittering Musical Ornament!

An excellent tutorial by Amber of SaltTree who shares how to make your own top notch ornament with a working music box inside.

Using this:

and This:

Step-by-step instructions are on Amber's blog:

The music box mechanism employed in this project is available here:



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