Tuffets and boxes...


Trying to finish last minute gift items this week....but struggling with lasting flu aftermath...

I have a thing with boxes...cache pots, anything that will be the receptacle for my finds and trinkets I deem important....

...made this box to give to my cousin Mary...

 



...love old scrim and muslin, just torn and tattered instead of ribbon for the closure...


...... a little acorn stamp for the symbol of rebirth and renewal, seems to be necessary for what I need to leave behind at the moment....

 

 
Found this appropriate passage to recall the meaning of the season.....




....a beautiful photo I downloaded from the Graphic Fairy and inserted into a tiny gold leafed frame from my stash....everything was then antiqued with gesso wash.....


Several years ago when I had Acorn Lane, the shop, jewellery tuffets were one of the most popular items which we sold.....

 


They were a unique alternative for holding special treasures or jewellery....



It was also a great way for me to use up all the left over scraps of material and trims remaining from larger soft goods, such as pillows or upholstered pieces that we sold.



....some vintage bling looks lovely with the softness of the ecru fabric.....vintage swiss dot curtains which I collected in earnest then and now.... love the look for projects.



Vintage buttons, and lace and crochet scraps to embellish the top of the tuffet.....



....more vintage bling.......







These sweet tuffets can also be made in a rectangular shape as well as in the round. They are interesting little frivolous necessities to give as gifts.......

......well, after laying in bed for most of the week, must attend to more pressing matters....

.....treats to bake, tree to trim and tuffets to finish.....
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