Monday, October 18, 2010

Charming Shadow Boxes Made From Vintage Ornaments, Paper, Trim And Collectibles

Lot's Of Creativity At Patsydoll on

Here is a vintage shadow box idea for all the collectors out there who have lots of ""this and that and who love all their "this and that". Follow in the footsteps of Patsydoll on If you are like me, I save everything....orphaned salt and pepper shakers......dolls without heads.......chipped figurines.......vintage got the picture.

Assembling All Your Odds And Ends in A Vintage Shadow Box

Well now you can assemble all your "this and that" (charming junk) into a precious and colorful shadow box. can visit Patsydoll on Etsy and buy one from her already made!

Here is what Patsydoll writes about her "Today's The day" shadow box (top photo).

This charming shadowbox measures 5.75" wide by 7.75" tall and 3" deep. Nearly all vintage items-- chubby birds celebrate the start of a new day. An old ceramic planter is filled with plastic flowers and milliner's fruit. A background of vintage wrapping paper and images from old greeting cards flesh out the theme... Box is covered in vintage shelf edging and finished off with rickrack and an old button. Perfect for your sunny retro kitchen.

Holiday Style Shadow Boxes

Patsy also likes to do holiday shadow boxes. The adorable deer is called "Little deer Holiday Shadowbox". Here is a description straight from Patsydoll:

This 5.75" tall x 7.75" wide x 2.5" deep shadowbox features all vintage Christmas items. A glittered plastic Rudolph is of course the focal point. Box is lined with vintage Christmas gift wrap and dusted with a layer of angel dust glitter for that wintry feeling. Small shiny bright bulbs and a silver bell add to the holiday spirit. White wood frame is finished off with an old Christmas corsage and vintage tinsel.

Shadow box can be freestanding or hung by the attached hanger.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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