That's the title I gave to my soap box. What started as this:
When my sister and i cleaned out the garage at my parent's house, we ran across a box of family photos. Inside was this photo of my grandparent's wedding day. And so it began.....
I covered the box in two layers of tissue paper to add a little more texture. Then I wrapped the entire thing in a very thin, old pillow case with the perfect amount of staining and discoloration. A little tea stained trim, some paper flowers and two small brass rings completed the top of the box.
I stamped the front and back in a floral pattern in gold ink.
A small mother of pearl button forms the closure.
I backed the top cover with heavy paper to support the wedding photo and created a pocket with a stamped tag. Trimmed out with lace and more mother of pearl buttons, it's the perfect spot to place a little tag with the names of the bride and groom and the date of their marriage.
15 September, 1928.
On the opposite side, a "Family" page begins a little accordion-folded book that chronicles bits of my grandparent's lives.
From babies to adults.....
to the arrival of three sons...
My dad, Donald, is on the left. My Uncle Dick is on the right and my Uncle Harry in the middle.
A lifetime folded out...
and tidily kept in a safe place.
I love this little book in a soap box. I keep it on a small table in my living room and find myself opening it often. Every time I do, memories fill my mind and my heart of people that I love.
Thank you, Lisa, for challenging my creativity. It's been a bit lax lately and this was just the boost it needed!
If you click on Lisa's name above, you will see her beautiful bee-inspired soap box and find the links of other's who have participated in this challenge. There are some amazing out-of-the-box creations to be found!