Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Exploding Boxes

Hello again, sorry it has been so long, but at last I have finally taken a picture of my exploding box. At the moment there is nothing inside, I am still thinking and wondering what to put in there. So this is it open, it has 8 pages in side, but will probably only use the inside four where I have put the peel offs.
Here is the top, I quilled folded roses in pale pink and ivory. The lattice work on the top has tiny pearls at each join. The ribbon is paper too, made of the same colours as the roses with a gold peel off border all the way around the lid.
The crocheted doily that my box sits on, was made by my grandmother, who if she was still with us would be 117 years old. My mum reckons that the doily is about 80 years old, and it has sat on this sweet little cupboard for a very long time.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pretty!

ann

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Rosie,

Thank you so much for your visit today! I just love that sweet little box and that dainty doily is darling!

Have a great evening,
Dena

Regina Ribeiro said...

Rosie!!!
Your exploding box is absolutely fantastic!!! I love all your work!
The only word I found is wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!
Hugs
Regina

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Rosie,
That box is pretty nifty and really pretty! I have a bunch of doilies from my grandma and great grandma, I just love having them on my tables (the doilies, not the grandmas).

Thank you so very much for coming by Inspiration Week on my blog. You are so sweet, thank you for visiting!
Happy Day,
Melissa

I'm Toni said...

Beautiful work!! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my quilling!
Hope you'll come back!
hugs!
toni

Shabala said...

Hi Rosie!

It is always agreat pleasure to view your gorgeous creations...I love it.
Happy Quilling !

Hugs

Shabala

Louly said...

This is gorgeous Rosie! I love exploding boxes. It looks really neatly done too.
What a great bit of history on the doily, it looks very intricate. The arty gene obviously runs in the family.

Louly said...

This is gorgeous Rosie! I love exploding boxes. It looks really neatly done too.
What a great bit of history on the doily, it looks very intricate. The arty gene obviously runs in the family.

Paula B. - GemStateMom said...

this box is so soft and feminine...what a lovely picture. Love how you used your grandma's doily to set the box off, Rosie!
I am trying to figure out how there are 8 pages...where are the other 4 hiding?

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a sweet box! And such a special doily it sits on! I have several of my great grandmother's doilies, and I often wonder what little treasures she placed on them in her day!