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« on: April 10, 2008 02:52:55 PM »

Okay, so the shadowboxes themselves aren't antiques (they're from the Pottery Barn Outlet), but what's inside of them are.  I live in an area of Pennsylvania that is chock full of antique stores, and find myself wandering through at least one a few times a month.  Sometimes I buy, sometimes I don't.  I'm often drawn to things that have lost their usefulness, but are still inherently beautiful. On separate occasions last summer I purchase some skeleton keys, watch faces, and cat-eye glasses.  I've been drawn to the skeleton key shadowboxes that have been popular in catalogs for the past few years, but I didn't want whatever I did with them to look like I just bought it from Pier 1 or Pottery Barn.  I wanted whatever I ended up doing with them to look like a collection of wonderful bits from someone's fascinating history.  Here is what I put together:









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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008 02:55:45 PM »

shadowboxes are so neat.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008 02:57:56 PM »

Thats a great idea.

The composition of those is really cool too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2008 03:02:31 PM »

They are really excellent- I'd love one in my home Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2008 03:03:18 PM »

I really like those.  I love keys and different vintage things like that.  Thats a really cool idea..can I borrow it?
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008 03:12:04 PM »

Those are beautiful!  Believe me, you succeeded--they do not look like they're from Pottery Barn or Pier 1.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008 03:12:50 PM »

Very nice!  I love what you've done with this pieces.

And the funny thing is, I always read your name as "keeperbox" -- I know that's not right, but it's what my mind wants to read each time I see it. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008 03:15:16 PM »

Love the one with the cat-eye glasses! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2008 03:22:47 PM »

Love the one with the cat frames and skeleton keys! I so need to be on the lookout for more old glasses...
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2008 03:30:14 PM »

i really like the one with the keys and the watch faces it flows so nicely!
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