Shadow Box Keys and Lace

May 25th, 2009 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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Shadow boxes with antique keys and trinket charms.
Pieces of crocheted lace form the backdrop.  The keys are light enough to be attached with pearl-head straight pins.  
My Lucky Charms
These delightful metal charms are over 70 years old and had also been sitting in a box untouched for decades.  After doing something with all the junk keys I finally decided to put these on display too.  I couldnt think of any innovative way to display them so just decided to use the traditional shadow box.  Rather than use pins, I used a little glue to attach them. I inserted a couple of Chinese fortunes just for fun.
Shadow boxes with antique keys and trinket charms.

Shadow boxes with antique keys and trinket charms.

Keys and Lace 

In the old cabinet filled with junk keys I found a few keys that looked like antiques. I wanted to do something a little different with these.  I had a piece of crocheted lace that was falling apart, so I used pieces of that for the background in the shadow box.  I mounted the keys on top. 

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - TinTinJunkFan
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, artwork, whimsical, white, kitchen, black, entry, fabric, office, silver-metallic

Comments (4)

MimiToria writes: I love little trinkets and keys, so this is a fun post for me to read. Love that you've preserved them in a cool display that you can see them everyday in your home. No more hidden away in a junk box.
Gretchen Posted: 8:36 am on June 1st
writes: I love this - especially how the the trinket charms are showed off now. Those are just fabulous and too cool to keep locked away in a drawer. Wonderful!

:-) JennyK Posted: 8:46 pm on May 28th
junkermidge writes: Fun, fun, fun. The keys with lace are great, but I especially love the charms -- you chose a great way to showcase them.
Midge Posted: 8:58 pm on May 26th
alicemom writes: That is such a good idea. The fortunes add just the right touch. Love the old lace behind the keys.\
Smiles, Alice Posted: 1:37 pm on May 25th
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