Friday, January 22, 2010

Rose Covered Bandbox

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?


diane stetson said...

I think I know who did this piece ...and it is very lovely as all of her work is. Gorgeous. xo

Martha's Favorites said...

How lucky are you? That is a stunning piece. The soft pinks are always in style. Blessings, Martha

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Di....Yes, we both know the mutual artist. Doesn't she do gorgeous work? Warmly, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Martha....Oh, yes, I love pink! That is definitely my favorite color. Take care, Martha. Hope you are having a splendid day. Warmly, Susan

Adrienne said...

Ok let's try this again. I hit enter and moved on forgetting that it takes a moment before word verification shows up.

I like the shape and coloring of her flowers way better than most one stroke painters. Very pretty!

That would make a nice keepsake box for letters.

Susan Wicker said...

Thank you so much, Adrienne. Always nice to have you visit. Please come again. Sincerely, Susan

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