Tuesday, March 18, 2008


My first swap is 'Just The Box Please'. I am to decorate a tiny matchbox anyway that I feel inspired.
The box is only 1 1/2" x 2" x 5/8".

The cameo in the center was a treasure find at the Humane Society Thrift shop just two weeks ago. It is edged with tiny pearls and then some vintage gold braid. The tatting around the outer edge is very old and may have been made by my then husband's grandmother. The rest of the box is covered in blue check. The drawer pull is a vintage glass button in shape of a crown. I wish I were better with my picture taking but hopefully that will evolve.

I had no idea how I was going to decorate the second box until I found the picture of the ladies head in an old Mary Englebreit calendar. I covered the box in deep purple velvet. The top is edged with two vintage gold trims. I put a garland of leaves and glass beads on the head and draped a pearl necklace around her neck. The drawer pull is a vintage glass button.
I had alot of fun making these boxes and hope the receivers will treasure their little treasure boxes.


gideonmommasita said...

Those boxes are beautiful.

CroppinRobin said...

I was so excited to see that you started a blog. I absolutely love your header! Makes me want to redo mine....
I'm looking forward to your HOMEY posts!