Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Grandma's Jewelry Box

My Grandma used to be a Avon lady and a couple years before she passed away she gave me all her old costume jewelry along with her old jewelry box. I found many treasures! The jewelry box was in bad shape (I had taken a before picture but I think I lost it when my computer died). At one point it had been painted a cream color. I wanted to keep it because it used to belong to Grandma so I decorated it up!
So of course I started by painting it white. I had seen a starfish decoration similar to what I created in a magazine and that is where I got my inspiration. I love the beach, and Grandma loved the beach (and actually lived at the beach) so the beachy look was perfect.  I painted and glittered the starfish, adding pearls, and crystals and a brooch from my Grandma.
I think of Grandma every time I see it.  

25 comments:

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

So sweet...I love decor that involves blue, so rare!


Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog.

xo
Sandy

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

This is so dreamy and pretty! I love it.

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Beautiful~

Sharon Wengel said...

I sold Avon years ago . Wish I still had all the costume jewelry I bought back then , I could use it for neat crafts now . Your box is really pretty ! I am a new follower .

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy,

The jewelry box is decorated in your style and I'm sure your Grandma would have love it too!

I think I fixed the linky. One person was able to link up... so I am not sure what was wrong.

Sorry about the linky mess up, I think I fixed it. As long as you have the link back to me "somewhere" on your blog, the sign up linky should work.

Please try again, and I am so sorry for the problem.

xoxo Bunny Jean

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a special jewelry box from your granny, nothing better than heirlooms! My mom and me loved the Avon lady when she called our house back than in the 60's, we loved the jewelry and everything else too! I love how you fix it up, it's so sweet, elegant and vintage looking. I am a new follower and it's funny, but I'm also sharing my "treasure box" at Bunny Hop party! Hugs, FABBY

deborah said...

What a beautiful treasure to have your grandmas jewlery box!! I love the white. I found you at the bunny hop.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

That is so pretty. I also have my grandmother's jewelry box and know how special yours must be.

jeanetteann said...

It's so lovely,you have done such a nice job of decorating it, I really love it,especially with the added touch of Grandma's brooch. xx

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful keepsake...I think your Grandma would love how it looks now!

Pamela said...

So very pretty! Thanx for stopping by earlier!

Maggie said...

How lovely that she gave you her jewellery box as a keepsake and that you have decorated it so beautifully in her memory.
Great post.

Grandma Carolee said...

This will please your Dad so much...I'll show him your blob. The jewelry box is beautiful!

Geneva said...

What a nice way to remember your grandmother... she would be so proud of you! Thank you for sharing such a lovely post!

Jann Olson said...

Hi, Very beautiful! Your grandmother would be so proud. What a treasured keepsake. Thanks for visiting my blog. Now a new follower.

Betsy (BB) said...

This is gorgeous! Your grandmother would be proud! I know how much you cherish this treasure! I love it!

stefanie said...

gorgeous!!!

Donna said...

What a beautiful box, and a wonderful way to commemorate your wonderful Grandma! The starfish are perfect dusted in glitter, and I adore that gorgeous broach!!

Betsy said...

Your jewelry box is beautiful; you are so lucky to have your grandmother's treasures. I cherish everything that belonged to my grandmother. Thank you so much for sharing this.

michele said...

found your lovely blog via romantic home.

would love to add you as a follower!

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warmly,

michele

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Stunning! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by!

Mare said...

Oh that is just wonderful - it is perfect:)...
Wow!...
hugs from europa:))...
M

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

What a special gift...now you will always have her close. You did an awesome job on the redo too!

I am your newest follower and would love for you to follow me.
Have a wonderful day!

Pearl Maple said...

Darling box with a sweet story to tell, your creative additions are a perfect touch

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty! What a great thing to remember your grandma by too! Thanks so much for linking up to the Stache Party! I hope you'll come back next month to link up!
Stephanie
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