Wednesday, June 3, 2009

~ The Box ~

I had a birthday a couple of days ago, those just keep happening for some reason, LOL....and what I wanted for my birthday was for my husband to make me this box just like the one Kathy's husband made for her. Her home is so very lovely and her displays are FABULOUS! You can see the box and how wonderfully she has it displayed in this album. Her husband made it from a picture she showed him and she was kind enough to share the dimensions with me when I asked her about it, she also emailed me pictures of it, THANK YOU SO MUCH KATHY!! This box is unique because of all the rounded edges. It's really cool, it looks hand carved! It dips down a bit in the front which is different too.

My husband was able to find some awesome antique nails at a hardware store in downtown Richmond, they're really rustic and have a crudely faceted head, don't they look awesome?

I love Kathy's display so much that I'm going to be a copy cat and set it up similar to her's!....I will share photos of how I have it displayed in my next post!
You can click on a couple of the pictures to make them bigger if you want to get a closer look....have a great Wednesday!

14 comments:

basketsnprims said...

Janet ~ that is such a cool birthday present ~ made by your dh's own two hands. Kathy's home is gorgeous, isn't it. Happy Belated birthday, my friend.
Pam

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Janet it came out wonderful!! I am so anxious to see the whole display all done. Did you get your cherries yet? Mine are on the way!! Thanks so much for the link for them.

hugs, Linda

kathy said...

Your box turned out beautiful Janet, I LOVE IT! Your dh did an excellent job, and the nails just add the perfect touch....you must be thrilled!! A lovely birthday gift indeed. Will look forward to seeing the whole display when you get it all done!
Thanks for all the sweet comments :-)
blessings, kathy

Janene said...

What a wonderful birthday gift. Those kind are my favorites...the ones made by the hands of loved ones!
You are very lucky!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Janet, simply beautiful. Nice job! What a present for birthday, something made with love, is priceless

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY JANET....
many, many more !! The box is sweet and all handmade....he's a keeper!!! Hugs, Judy

Kath said...

OH! He did a wonderful job on it, Janet. I love it, what a great gift!
Happy Birthday :)

Hugs-Kath

Holly Hills Primitives said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! What a great gift, there isn't anything better than something made by hand. Can't wait to see everything you put inside of it. I'll be waiting for pictures, Dawn

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Thank you so much, Janet, for your continued support of my dad. It means the world to me. Dawn

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Keep your fingers crossed that LOTS of people come into the shop on Saturday! So far they say the weather is supposed to be great. The shop is sure full! Have a great weekend, Dawn

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Good morning Janet. Yes, Abbey was just what I needed last night. I always have so much fun with her, she's a very special little girl. Can't wait to pick up the next load of antiques on Sunday! Be watching... Dawn

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Kathy's are artificial - I think they are wood with a leathe rlike stem if I remember right. Ours look more realistic, hers look more prim I think. I am very pleased with mine though!

Joyce said...

You could not have asked for a better birthday gift. It looks so nice. I like your little Boyds bears in your memorial day post. I have a collection of the plush and resin but have them packed away as I no longer have room to display them. They really are so cute. I came to peak at your blog by way of Linda's blog today.
Joyce

Karen said...

Hi Janet, I love the box and checked out Kathys site....wow, her gaterings are wonderful....now I'm off to read part two.

Karen