I'm not exactly sure where it originated... perhaps at 'one good bumblebee' http://onegoodbumblebee.com/item.php?item_id=73&category_id=&n=0
Personally, I've had a few of these kicking around for years! It is a jar of charms, trinkets, doo dads, bobbles, & little things of interest! Over at craftster I joined their whimsy jar swap round 2.
Here is what I made for my partner... she has recieved it, so it is okay for me to post photos now without ruining her suprise!
And here is the jar full of wondrous suprise!