A tatty old box!
As usual click on photo to enlarge
It looks a bit battered
And I think over the years the rain or damp might have got at it.
I rather like the violet posy painting on the back
It's a shame it's so dusty, I can't quite make out the signature can you?
I don't suppose it is in too bad a shape for something so old.
I think it looks Victorian
The gold leaf is peeling a bit here and there showing the dark wood.
Want to see what is inside - I know I did!
Looks like grandma's little treasures.
I wonder if that's a portrait of my granny - she is rather gorgeous so she could be!
Ah, bless her cotton socks - some of the contents of her button box
Captured in beeswax, rust and all! A time capsule of a century ago.
A bit of junk to anyone else - but a treasure to me!
I expect you have guessed. A bit of hyperbole going on here. I didn't have a grandma - well biologically I must have had two! So when I got the bits and bobs from Freecycle, which I posted about here I decided to 'borrow' someone else's grandma, and create a Shadow Box - which I bought from Happy Daze here It's made from card, cheap, and easy to make into anything you like - in my case a 'dream' just for me.
It's amazing what you can do with white cardboard, some paints, vintage lace, seed beads, leaf sequines (thanks Pat), broken bracelet junk, bits and bobs, beeswax (first time I have used it), metallic 'gold' leaf foil, Espresso ink pad, scratchy something to make wood grain in wax, a scanner and printer, and a crafty individuals little girl collaged image - ripped! - and lots of time and patience of course!