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« on: September 24, 2006 01:13:11 PM »

Both my grandparents passed away recently, my grandpa shortly after my grandma, as it sometimes happens.  After all their belongings were divided up by their children, I looked through the "Goodwill" pile.  It's there that I found these metals/crucifixes.  My grandparents were devout catholics, and always wore metals on their person.  The metals are worn down with use, and I felt they were so personal they shouldn't be donated.  I figured out a way to display them, and I think it is a nice way to keep their memory alive.  Plus it looks neat.

This is only my second post, so I have to include a link to the pictures...

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006 08:24:08 PM »

that is beautiful!!!! as a former catholic(now lutheran) i've got a good collection of crosses and medals that either i've found on the ground or picked up at thrift stores or discovered in old jewelry boxes around my childhood home.  now i know what to do with them.  i love the vintage looking wallpaper background too!
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006 08:46:09 PM »

Thanks.  It's actually scrapbooking paper.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006 08:44:01 AM »

That is so beautiful and really touching.  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2006 06:56:58 PM »

Perfect!!! It's respectful, loving, and, well... just perfect.  Congrats on thinking up such a wonderful way to keep your grandparents close by.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2006 07:42:05 PM »

That's good inspiration. I've been wanting to do a shadowbox myself. I was thinking more like vintage keys from antique stores. I really love the look of what you have done and the personal significance.
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006 06:40:21 AM »

I'm sorry to hear your Grandparents passed away. 
I love what you have done with the crosses and medals.
One suggestion: perhaps a solid background or small print.  Reason: the print is competing with the items you are showcasing.
I like how you have them arranged, the story behind the Shadowbox and that you saved (and displayed) something very personal and emotional.
Good job!
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2006 06:58:35 AM »

That is absolutely beautiful-- I am sure they would have loved that!  I am very sorry for your loss-- I was close to my grandmother.  It is wonderful to be able to have something unique to remember them by!

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2006 07:02:53 AM »

Beautiful! And such a sweet tribute. I have a lot of my great-grandmother's jewelry, and she had her share of crosses and medals. I wear them though, but if I ever stop, I will definitely use you as inspiration.


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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2006 08:38:30 PM »

What a beautiful way to display your grandparents' medals and crosses! I absolutely love the shadowbox!

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