Monday, April 26, 2010

Heirloom jewelry in a refinished shadow box...

I don't remember where I got this old shadow box. It may have belonged to a long-lost family member in Texas. But I may have found it in the basement of an old house I bought in Virginia. Then again, it could have been purchased from a thrift store. I honestly cannot remember.

POST UPDATE: My brother says this definitely came from the Old House. He thinks my grandfather made it.


I do remember that it was in sad shape when I got it. So, I refinished the wood and lined the inside with black velvet.

Most of the pieces in the box came from either my grandmother's or great aunt's jewelry boxes. Two of the rings were Grandmother's first wedding set. I wore them until one broke.

There is a charm bracelet I received for Christmas as a child. It's real gold and Grandmother wound up hiding it from me. The horse bracelet came from an old boyfriend.

The combs were Aunt Necel's. She wore combs in her hair every day... such a little lady.

The pink brooch was Grandmother's and I got the orange bird charm from a girlfriend at a birthday party when I was a little girl.

The long, dangling earrings were thrift-store finds. And, yes, I used to wear them in the 80s. The cowboy angel charm is James Avery and was a going-away-present from my co-workers when I moved away from Texas in 1992.

I hope you have enjoyed this tour of my shadow box.

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  1. That is super pretty! I love the look of it and how it turned out!

  2. It is a beautiful shadow box~ you did a wonderful job restoring it! And how special to have all those treasures together in a place where you can look at it and remember! :)

    I hope you are having a great week so far, and that you have a good night!


  3. you got quite a collection.. beautiful jewelleries indeed! love it!

  4. What a great way to store heirloom jewelry...


  5. Great way to display your pretty jewelry collection. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. You have quite great collection of heirloom jewelry. All this accessories are classic and delightful.