Sunday, August 28, 2011

Time stands still in Grandma's Attic

I am writing this Saturday night as Hurricane Irene is storming outside. Hope all of you in its path are safe.

For this post, here's a vintage inspired large altered matchbox that I recently made for a swap called Grandma's attic. The swap was hosted by June at Vintage Dragonfly. Do stop by her blog, she is now  having a Halloween swap ! I had so much fun that I will definitely be entering that swap too. This box went to lovely Lynn at Trash to Treasure.  After we made our boxes,  we filled them with vintage treasures too. Mine is filled with lace, ribbons, tulle, a doilie, appliques, mother of pearl buttons, buckles and vintage stamps. To make the box, I crackled the interior box with pale blue and added some filigree pearl earrings as knobs. The outerbox is wrapped in laces, flower dictionary paper, musical  note paper, blue paper flowers, blue pearls, a pretty stick pin and a definition of "time."

Hope you will have plenty of "time" this week to do as you please.
take care, gerri

"Grandma's Attic Matchbox"


  1. A great matchbox with a lovely filling. Why don't my matchboxes and attic look like that, I am a Grandma, too. Ooops, I haven't got an attic, that would explain it! Stay safe! HUgs and sparkles, Valerie

  2. What a gorgeous box Gerri! So beautiful with the lave and embellishments - it looks like a real vintage storage box!!

  3. I'm in LOVE, Gerri. Such a gorgeous little box and beautiful fillings. It would be so much fun to make. sending hugs from Mexico, Donna

  4. This is gorgeous Gerri. What a fantastic matchbox, so beautiful and nice fillings.
    I hope you will be safe.
    greet Marja

  5. what a beautiful box you made, and inside, there are treasures!! She will be thrilled to receive this! :-) Beautifully done! :-)

  6. Dear Gerri
    Adore altered matchboxes and you have conveyed beautifully the treasures of Grandma's attic. Glorious!!
    Moments ago switched off the television. I have been watching live reports, mainly from Manhattan. I hope you are able to read this and realise that you are in my thoughts.
    Take good care and whenever possible let us know you are safe and well.

  7. Hope all is well in your ares gerri,the matchbox is just beautiful.

  8. Oh wow Gerri your box is fabulous and Lynn will adore it. Stay safe. Hugs Annette x

  9. Oh Gerri, I hope you are safe and everyone else who is in the path of the hurricane.
    I love this gorgeous box you have made so delightfully shabby.
    Take care of yourself - thinking of you all.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. Oh my goodness.. This is so beautiful. Lynn is just going to love it, I know I do..

    Hope all is safe with you!!

    Hugs, Linda

  11. Lovely! So full of detail and lovely colours.

  12. hi hun I hope you safe keep us updated if you can hun just love this matchbox hun gosh the detail is just amazing love all the things inside too,she will love this to bits,know I would hugs cherylxxxxxxx

  13. Love all the details on this...the composition and all the delicious embellishments you've added!

  14. Oh Gerri, this is so beautiful. I love how you filled it. It TRULY reminds me of grandma's attic. Hugs, dear friend.

  15. That's a breathtaking piece, really a wonderful treasure box.

  16. Stunning project! So pretty!

  17. Hi Gerri , this is sensational ! Such beauty both inside and out !


  18. Oh my how gorgeous is this! I love your matchboxes, the details are amazing!


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