jewelry box with a history

January 21st, 2009 in member junk     
MelHow MelHow, member
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Time for Dancing - thrift store items but not real junk - it was a gift for my Dad - it is Dad and my oldest dancing in the photos
The letter cubes are from a Scrabble type game called RSVP
The bird image is photocopied from one of my many vintage and collectable nursery rhyme books.

This jewelry box has a funny story. I decided I wanted to modify a jewelry box for my oldest daughter to use as a dolly wardrobe - so I combed the junkstores for one but couldn't find one that fit what I had in mind.

I mentioned to my mother what I had in mind and asked her to keep her eye out and she responded by telling me they had one just like what I wanted in the basement because my youngest sister had left it behind when she went to college and she didn't want it anymore.

I very quickly realized that it was the jewelry box that my youngest aunt gave me when I was a preteen. She was in college at the time and a boyfriend had given it to her. When they broke up, she didn't want it anymore.

It was one of those tacky brown numbers that aren't even made of good wood - but it looks nice here. I tried to decorate it so my daughter could use it as a jewelry box when she outgrew dolls, which is why the Mary Cicely Barker fairies are under the lid. My daughter decided she wanted a jewelry box so the doll clothes - well you can imagine...

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, container, wood, organizer, country, white, green, paint

Comments (5)

georgiamoon writes: Really cool projects I like all of the one with the dancing Dad! So cute,Geo Posted: 1:32 pm on January 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Beautiful redo of the jewelry box. And I love, love, love your clock!! So sweet.

Thanks for sharing all of your fantastic projects with us!
Candy Posted: 12:31 pm on January 22nd
junkermidge writes: Great story about the jewelry box. And it turned out beautifully. I love all the pieces, but I was especially touched by the "Time for Dancing" clock. How beautiful (inside and out).

Midge Posted: 12:03 pm on January 22nd
fellowjunker writes: You do beautiful work MelHow............I love all these glad you shared them.
xojanis Posted: 11:21 am on January 22nd
shabbychick writes: Great job on your jewelry box redo! Sounds like it's going to be in the family a little longer...

And, the clock that you did for your dad - how special - love the feet marking the hours, and the pics of your dad dancing with your daughter - a special moment - frozen in "time"!! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:58 am on January 22nd
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