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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Inspiration Friday ~ Band Boxes


This is a short inspiration Friday...although technically it's now Saturday morning.  I had a cup of tea around 9:00 p.m. and have been wide awake ever since.  (Should have stuck with herbal.)  Trying to be quiet, since everyone else was asleep, I started "organizing" my old magazines and got lost in articles about cottages, decorating, English gardens and on and on and on.

One interesting article I found in an old Country Living magazine from 2004 was on Jeanette McVay and how she creates her own bandboxes...they are just gorgeous!  I have always been intrigued by vintage band boxes, which at least 40 to over a 100 years old and most where made with wallpaper.  To read about this craft and how Jeanette makes them click here, you won't be disappointed.

Good night all.

4 comments:

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi Jen
What a lovely article..I just love fabric covered boxes..thanx for sharing..enjoy the 4th.. :0)

Penelope's Beehive said...

Good morning Jenn...Thank you for the magazine article, the boxes are lovely. Wishing you and yours a Happy 4th! Enjoy watching the fireworks from your porch!

Hugs...J

Janet - underthewillow said...

I love boxes too Jenn!

I hope you were able to get some sleep....have a wonderful weekend!

Janet

Anonymous said...

So strangely coincidental. I cut that article out of the magazine years ago and was just rereading it today. I am online searching for materials to make my own and come across your site. I will for sure FAVORITES your site.

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