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Topic: Childhood Treasures Preserved in Children's Literary Hero Table...Dr. Seuss, etc  (Read 34068 times)
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« on: July 02, 2008 08:47:21 PM »

Ok...so here goes...My mother read to me a lot when I was a child…so it only stands to reason that my childhood heroes were & still are the glorious authors and illustrators of children’s books.

Here is my table representing 4 of my favorites: Dr. Seuss & The Cat in the Hat, Maurice Sendak & Where the Wild Things Are, A. A. Milne & Winnie the Pooh, and Beatrix Potter & Peter Rabbit.

The legs of the table are carved from cedar posts and painted with acrylic paints & then sprayed with a clear coat to protect them.
 
The top of the table is home to all of my childhood treasures…some of which were thrown away by my mother during several of her cleaning ‘raids’ in my room….and then secretly rescued from the trash. I remember her calling it my ‘junk’…;). I still treasure it…and get a warm fuzzy feeling when I look at the things inside.

The top of the table has an inlaid piece of .25” plexiglass…which can be lifted out for adding future treasures.

Please let me know what you think...this is one of my most personal creations that I hold dearest to my heart...so comments are really appreciated! Thank you so much!




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My kids just love this! It’s a great teaching tool for toddlers…to pull up on, cruise around when learning to walk, they have improved their language skills by naming the things they see inside as well as their colors. When the little things are no longer ‘choking hazards’…I’ll let them play with the stuff…maybe! We'll see!  Cheesy

Thanks again for peeking at my creation!   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008 08:53:30 PM »

This is perhaps the most creative thing I have ever seen on craftster. What a clever idea! and I love the fact that its functional. You should be very proud of yourself. Thank you for sharing this with us Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008 08:55:12 PM »

Beautiful!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008 08:55:17 PM »

Thank you...I'm so overcome with feelings about it now...that I've got a bellyache over it!  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008 09:01:04 PM »

That is simply incredible. Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008 09:04:19 PM »

 Shocked WOW! This creation is amazing and by far the most unique way I have ever seen to display all those nostalgic and cherished items that we all hold on to.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008 09:05:27 PM »

I heartily agree.  Fantastic.  Wonderful.  Whimsical.

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008 09:06:39 PM »

So beautiful! You are incredible!  Wow what a legacy you can leave yourself!
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008 09:11:10 PM »

This is wonderful! It looks like it belongs in a museum. Amazing!
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008 09:11:23 PM »

Shocked WOW! This creation is amazing and by far the most unique way I have ever seen to display all those nostalgic and cherished items that we all hold on to.
Exactly Right! The treasures used to live in a box in my closet...even as a kid. I was always afraid our house was going to burn down...(long story...short version is I lived in a log cabin with a dad who was a fireman, so I always knew about all the fires in town)...and I thought if our house caught fire...I could grab that box and take it with me!  Wink
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