Well....as 2012 draws to an end, KT Miniatures is now well and truly closed for the festive season.
I also came across a couple more little boxes, greatly reduced in price in a well known high street store....unfortunately one had the word "Keys" and the other "Coins" embossed on the front. But again I felt confident that I could do something with them....and I picked them up for a a snip.
And this was the result!!
|This has been filled with some of my handmade books, a Victorian doll's head, vintage plaster food, a vintage lead duck, vintage wooden teacup and saucer plus some scaled down replicas of '30s school posters.|
Both of these had a heart shaped window glazed with real glass....so I simply chiselled out the wooden backing, removed the sewing bits and pieces, lined the backing with antique wallpaper then filled with a mixture of some of my handmade miniatures and antique/vintage pieces. The exterior was embellished with china buttons as well as ordinary buttons.
The exteriors have been lined with antique wallpaper and lace.
This smaller box is destined for a niece. It was given a thick cardboard backing, covered in lace then filled with broken bits of her grandmother and great grandmother's jewellery.
The lid was edged with antique lace and inside covered in a mixture of antique wallpaper, felt and lace. The wording at the front was disguised by a printed card with the soon to be recipient's name and adorned with vintage silk garland and more lace.....total indulgence!
As the caption above from my vintage Children's Dictionary says......
"Xmas is a season of joy. Children hang up their stockings and have jolly parties."
I hope you all have a joyous Xmas and lots of jolly parties!!!
So without further ado, I would like to wish you all
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM KT MINIATURES!
I will be opening again on January 3rd (not the 2nd as originally planned).
Have a brilliant time everyone.