Over a month ago, Meri from ImagiMeri's Creations sent me a generous package filled with all sorts of supplies to construct a very special Asian-themed shadow box. The shadow box is a cigar box. Pure genius.
Also included in my special package were salt and pepper shakers, originally owned by her grandparents. I promised to take good care of them.
Because of Meri, I've become addicted to making shadow boxes out of cigar boxes.
The frames that cover the cigar boxes, are from the Dollar Tree. Painted white and coated in glitter, they become the perfect covering.
Over Thanksgiving break, I gave my sister and mom their own special Christmas-themed shadowboxes. My sister has two boys and I thought she'd appreciate the two little drummer boys ornaments.
My mother received a shadowbox filled with sweet little mice.
Two girls and two boys, each representing a special grandchild. They are perched on top of presents and glittery poms poms.
I even made one for myself filled with all sorts of vintage goodies.
Thank you for the inspiration, Meri. Looks like I'll be collecting cigar boxes now.
According to Josie's 1st grade homework, she is thankful for the weather...especially snow.
It's hard not to get sentimental thinking about Thanksgiving. We will have two empty seats with the passing of Chris's mom and my beloved Aunt over this last year. On this Thanksgiving, we will count our blessings and celebrate memories.
May you and your family find peace, safety and comfort during this upcoming holiday season.
PS. Thank you for the wine aprons, Tricia (Thoroughly Modern Me). They will be dressing up our Thanksgiving table. I will happily raise a glass in my Aunt's honor. Cheers!
Before we gave into our weekend chores, Chris and I managed to sneak to a nearby estate sale early Saturday morning. It was the third day of the sale and everything was negotiable. I wasn't sure if I'd find any vintage holiday items, but I managed to come home with a few goodies.
2 mini Gurley turkey candles!
1 Chinese Checkerboard for my craft room collection.
1 box packed full of Christmas ornaments
A basket filled with an assortment of Christmas goodies
1 vinyl car carrying case...perfect for Josie's lalaloopsy car
One of my favorite $2 treasures, was this magnetic letter board.
Perfect for practicing spelling words and crafting messages! Happy almost-Thanksgiving! Happy short work-week!
In 2008, we traveled to China to adopt a toddler who needed
heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot and hand surgery to remove an extra thumb. I'm always happy to share our experience with SN adoption. When I'm not at work, you might find me at an thrift/antique store or estate sale. I also love to sneak in a craft project and decorate our multiple dollhouses with my girls.
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In 2008, we went to the Jiangxi Province to adopt a little girl who needed open-heart surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot and hand surgery to remove an extra thumb. I'm always happy to share our experience with a SN adoption with others.
When I'm home from work, I love to sneak in a weekly craft project or a trip to my favorite antique/thrift stores. Come play with me!