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« on: January 18, 2013 08:46:41 AM »

Soooo, I made some little matchbox shines. They're lovers mementos and each has a story to go along with it

He gave his lover the key to his heart, bound with the cotton thread that lead them to one another, and sealed with wax.

Pressing the box into his sweethearts hand he said "You will not find a feather, a vial of glitter, a shell and acorn inside this tiny box. This is where I keep my promises. To you I swear the stars and sea, wings to fly and a love as strong and ever growing as a mighty oak."

For he meant those words on the tiny scroll: "I love you for not only what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."

She had written home once, "Don't worry about me. I'm not lonely anymore."

The two of them had been smitten from the start.

They had spent windy afternoons at the seaside, and a warm mid-summer eve laying in mossy patches, counting stars, giggling from drinking too much sweet wine. She had once overheard him whisper "My beloved." when the morning sun streamed through their windows and he thought she was still asleep.

She kept those memories close. They were stored in a tiny box, with an iron nail bound against it to protect those little treasures.

The image of the couple on this box is a copy from one in my collection of old things. On the back of the original it reads "Don't worry about me being lonesome in Vancouver. Met an old friend. Some kido. I like him."

"I love your feet for they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me." and with a bit of beach glass it was sealed.

A lost button from his waistcoat. The very one they both reached for, resulting in their first touch.
The nib he had used to write all the love notes he was afraid to send.
The words of love they shared.
The shell he held in his hand when he first saw her on the shore.

No one would have suspected his heart was so sentimental.

And two more that haven't told me their stories just yet.

That little thing in the bottom right corner? A book!

There is a tute posted on my blog if you want to make one for your sweetie. Fair warning: it's looooooong.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013 09:01:16 AM »

OMG, such lovely stories and lover's boxes. Hope the last two tell you their story soon.

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013 09:10:56 AM »

these are awesome...so much heart and creativity!  nicely done Knickertwist!

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013 10:01:54 AM »

Beautiful. Very poetic.

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013 10:58:40 AM »

Simply great!
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013 02:39:06 PM »

I knew this had to be you as soon as the thumbnail came into view! Cheesy

The little stories are great, though it must've been hard to improve on the "lonesome in Vancouver" photo's own note! I like the way the stories make you go back and look again at the contents of the box.

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013 07:01:21 PM »

I love, love, love the stories for each little box - they make each one utterly perfect. Lovely work as always Cheesy


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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013 10:40:59 AM »

I LOVE this! I don't know why, but treasures stored in a little aged box appeal to me so much. I just want to pick them up and carry them around in my purse all day.

Such beautiful work as always! Smiley

« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013 01:55:23 PM »

These are so clever and adorable. Now I have to think of what things would represent my sweetie, and maybe I can try something like it. Thank you for the inspiration. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013 03:18:56 PM »

Thanks so much all Smiley I appreciate it!

I'm still stumped on the last two stories... maybe I need to read/watch something for inspiration.

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