VALENTINE'S ROOM BOX
I made this little room specially to house some
Valentine's gifts from a group of very special friends - they know who they
are. The pine box originally held Port and Irish Cream Whiskey, which
unfortunately I didn't get to drink, as I found the box, minus the booze,
at a car boot sale. It represents a display area in a shop, just before
The Day, and who could resist the little treasures for sale?
These are not the best photos ever. My
fault, I took them. I'm hoping to persuade the expert to redo them
Nearly everything on the shelf was a Valentine's
gift, including the tray, which I filled with wine, chocolates, a card and
a lovely single rosebud. The balloons on sticks are opaque beads decorated
with shiny stickers.
This one shows more of the gifts from my friends,
including the bouquet of roses, the wicker box, which I have filled with jewellery,
the gift box, the clock and the chocolate box. The jewellery on the
higher shelf is made mainly from Indian bindis, with miniature pearls and
diamonds added. The chains are made either of tiny gold beads called
'ballantine' glued onto the backing or fine gold embroidery thread.
I cannibalised my lace bobbins for the crystal beads to make the scent bottles!
Under the shelf, in the open box, snuggled up
on a black lacy basque, is the shop's cat.
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