Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Finished!




I think this is one of my favorite pieces to date. I can just picture it holding treasured heirloom ornaments, perhaps someday becoming an heirloom itself.

I used Merlin and Arthur's baby photos as reference (Christmas of 2006 they were just 8 weeks old, and soooooooo cute!) The last photo is Arthur actually in the tree, hehe. Thankfully, they've outgrown the climbing, but are still fascinated with the ornaments. :)

I'm making the vintage glass glitter on this one optional, in case little fingers may be helping to decorate the tree...

Oh - and around the edge I've written the real treasures of Christmas; ~ Faith and hope ~ Love and joy ~ Peace on Earth ~ Friends and Family ~ Angels among us ~

It will list this evening with a "buy it now" option of $375 - considerably lower than I'd usually ask for a commission or reserve on something like this, but I'm hoping it will help with some recent expenses (and help with shopping for all the Christmas baking and cooking). :) *UPDATE* - Sold.

Speaking of baking, John will be soooooooooooooo happy when he walks in the door tonight - the aroma of fresh baked honey wheat bread is mingling with that of the spicy soup simmering on the stovetop. Home made bread is one of his favorite things ever. It might even make up for the vegetarian dinner I'm serving him, hehe (see previous post) ;)

On that note, I'd better get moving. I need to run to the post office to do this week's shipping just as soon as he gets home with the car!

Back again tomorrow with some extra magical photos....

~ Carolee

5 comments:

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

It looks wonderful!
Love the kitty picture too:)

Jen

La Donna Welter said...

So very beautiful! A treasure to be handed down through one lucky family!

adelesspookyart said...

Beautiful Box Carolee!!!

adele

Iva's Creations said...

I have one of your lovely painted keepsake boxes, and you know it will forever be my favorite. But this one is just spectacular! Your soup and bread sound so yummy!! I will have to keep that in mind for dinner. And the little kittys are adorable!
~ Iva

Pearl said...

Oh I love this piece too! I just love boxes, secrets inside.