A talented one-stroke artist gifted me with an oval bandbox. Pink and yellow roses splash against a luscious pink background and are entwined with blue flowers and green leaves.
Roses cover the front and sides of the box as well as the top cover. Lift up the lid and inside, she painted a single, tender rose. It is exquisitely detailed!
(Here's the top)
Right now, the bandbox rests on a coffee table in the living room. When sitting on the couch, it's a pleasure to see such a gorgeous piece of art.
Because bandboxes were so decorative, they could later be put to use for storage in homes.
Today, bandboxes can often be found at arts and crafts shows and in upscale gift shops.No longer needed for traveling, they make artistic accessories for the home.
What is one of your favorite craft items?