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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.


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!


Janet - underthewillow said...

I love boxes too Jenn!

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


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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