Monday, March 21, 2011

C'est fini!

I did it!
I finished my sweet treasure box this weekend!!!
Embellished with gorgeous antique lace, seam binding and baubles....

I'm in love with old rhinestone jewelry...I've added a few pieces to the top ~

And....I thought, since it was a treasure box,
it should have treasures INSIDE!!
So I've gone through my goodies and added some of my favs for you!

Click on the photos...maybe even twice ~
mine get pretty huge so you can check out what's included in the box.

The little scrim pouch holds beautiful vanilla colored buttons...
embellished with seam binding
and millinery flowers.
Gorgeous old thread, a string of vintage pearls, an antique baby spoon....
a few french pages ~
a couple of antique lace bundles...
and a small old box filled with...well I'll show you in just a minute :)

A teeny piece of artwork I made with dried, pressed flowers....
and tulle melted over top ~
a beautiful rhinestone earring, and a MOST PRECIOUS tiny doll shoe!

Antique buttons still on their card....
a teeny watchmaker's vial filled
with the smallest pearls I could find from my collection ~
A strip of a rhinestone necklace ~ more antique lace on an old wooden spool....
and even some of our wonderful lavender soap wrapped in tulle and pearls!

I've saved this amazing luggage buckle and ribbon forever ~
don't you think it works wonderfully in the lid to hold gorgeous old ephemera??
I've included a sweet antique cabinet card of a woman but turned it backwards
just because the graphics on the back are AMAZING!
A wonderful embossed napkin and doily ~
an old handwritten letter and
the most wonderful receipt....
all tucked behind the ribbon ~

OH! and inside the little old box?
Precious dried flowers ~ that speak of times past....
Aren't they wonderful?
I placed a snippet of lace underneath.

Thank you so much Marilyn!

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And I just HAVE to share with you our sweet additions to the family ~
This weekend we bought six chicks!
I can't live in a farmhouse without chickens laying eggs now can I???

Now I have to get a chicken coop built....
Oh well ~
You know I'll have to do it on the cheap!

Stay tuned for more Green Acres....
I don't have a clue what I'm doing!!

(OK now, don't laugh...this pic was taken in the fall of 1980! It was our engagement photo)

One more little, bitty piece of news for you ~
Today is our THIRTIETH anniversary!!!
I'm old as dirt, heck, WE'RE old as dirt!
But I so love my husband ~
the father of my babies,
and my best friend ever...
he always takes such wonderful care of us all ~

Wishing you an amazing Monday my sweet friends,
hugs and love,


Dorthe said...

Oh sweetheart Dawn-
congratulations with your 30 anniversary- I wish you and your love, a beautifull day.
And dearest Dawn- your box is the most beautifull thing ever- the one buying this, will have a treasure for alwayes,-- how gorgeus -and filled with the most wonderfull little bits and pieces, a real treasure chest----You my precius friend made a master art piece, in beauty. I love it, dear.
We have also had chickens ,to gather eggs,but when all the bird-flu came, and they were not allowed to stay outside, we stopped-but really misses the fresh eggs- --maybe we should start again :)
I`m sure you will have lots of fun with your new members of the family.
My dear Dawn- enjoy your day with your husbond-
A big kiss and hug on this special day-
Love you sweet.
p.s. I have postet about my wonderfull win,from you.

alveen said...

Dear Dawn... Congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary! May the next 30 years be everything you hope for.
Your Treasure Box is wonderful, I don't know how you can bear to part with it.
Nothing nicer than collecting freshly laid eggs for breakfast! And they provide great entertainment meanwhile.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Your treasure box is MOST delightful...the things insides are's PERFECT. Someone will have that wonderful lovely in their home soon I'm sure.
Dawn, may I please ask how you arranged for a ....PAY PAL-BUY NOW....button..(gadget ?) right on your blog ?
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY...Wonderful that you have had all those great years together. (Don't forget to change your intro.)


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Anniversary, Dawn! Your box turned out just beautifully! The inside is as devine as the outside.

Alan & Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary to two of the sweetest people that I know. Wishing you another 30 years of happiness... love you both, Melissa

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

First off, Happy 30th Anniversary!! I wish you and your hubby many more happy years!!

Your treasure box is certainly very sweet. So much detail and everything fits together so nicely! I Love IT!!

Have fun with your little chickies. I have chickens and they are so much fun to watch. But the biggest benefit is the fresh eggs.

Have a great day!

Vee said...

Happy Anniversary!

The box came out beautifully and is well worth the price. Wish that I were "in the chips." I know that it will go to the one meant to treasure it.

Lisa said...

Hey sweet girl,
I am in LOVE with your box! We are cut from the same cloth you & me. And that cloth is stained, full of holes & has been drug thru the dirt! I can't believe you put a pressed flower in the box! What a perfect treasure. I'm proud you didn't price it at 10. LOL It will sell quickly & you can buy your chicken coop. Oh & my 2nd fave part of the box, the luggage ribbon. I'm afraid I would have hoarded that forever.
Happy Anniversary to you & Chicken George! Love ya!

sepiadreams said...

The box is to die for......A beautiful treasure!!! Happy Anniversary!!!! Love Tiina....

sharong said...

Happy Anniversay to you and your Husband ,I wish you many more.

Karen B. said...

Dear sweet Dawn,
where do I start, ok, your box have turned out a dream! And then you new baby chicks,awwww, they are so cute - are you going to give them names?
And last but not least HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!!!!
Have a most wonderful day
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Claudia said...

Happy Anniversary! Oh, Dawn, if I could spare the cash I would buy that box in a minute. It is stunningly beautiful.


Anji Johnston said...

Congratulations Dawn! 30 years - oh my word, and still in love!
I love your treasure box so much, I could just live in it! I added a link to you on my last post and a HUGE thank you for being YOU! You rock girl!
HAve a wonderful love filled anniversary!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Happy Anniversary Dawn! Your box is beautiful!

Lee Weber said...

Happy Anniversary!! The box is so "you." You have this amazing style. Chickens, ah yes, all six of mine are laying- makes for a lot of eggs. You will enjoy their bug eating capabilities. is a great place- forum, pics, and chicken coop designs and ideas- for cheap. They main thing is good stiff wire with small holes called hard cloth- NOT the stuff they call chicken wire. Anyway good luck! xoxo

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Happy Anniversary Congratulations Dawn! And the box? One word. Gorgeous!

Susan Roden said...

This is so precious Dawn! Truly a keepsake.
Happy anniversary:)

stefanie said...

oh, happy anniversary!!!!
and oh, your box is gorgeous!!!!! and I want baby chicks!!!!!
you have been a busy gal!

Erica said...

Absolutely stunning! What a beautiful box full of the most wonderful old treasures. Congrats on the peeps! I loved having chickens, and I want to have them again someday.
Happy Anniversary!

My Grama's Soul said...




Jann said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Dawn! Your box is exquisite, just exquisite--and the baby chicks are adorable!!! Have a wonderful day!

Tina said...

Happy Anniversary Dear Dawn.
Your box is SO beautiful. I love all the goodies inside too. It´s a real treasury box for sure.
xo Tina

lifespassion said...

Dawn, the box is BEAUTI-US, absolutely gorgeous! Love the pic, too. Reminds me of me - we got married in 1980, so we kinda all look the same. Happy anniversary - glad you have a wonderful man!

Rella said...

Happy Anniversary to you amazing milestone and to still be so in love is such a gift. I love the little chicks..and can't wait to see them grown and no doubt with names. Fresh eggs, so fabulous. Now, that box!! What a stunning piece......I agree, it must be hard to part with, but if it funds your new coop...perfect. I did not know you could just do a paypal thing right on your blog like this!! Is this hard to do?

Big anniversary hugs
xox Rella

Beverly Sager said...

Your treasure box is truly a treasure! It's the sort of thing one could look at a hundred times and notice something new with each new look. Just beautiful!

Heidi said...

Beautiful box!
Happy 30th! My Mark and I will celebrate 30 years this May! Hugs, Heidi

Heidi said...

Happy Anniversary!

Createology said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. How special to still be so in love and appreciate one another. Your treasure chest box is over the moon fabulous. I adore every detail you put into making it. You truly have a beautiful design style. Happy Anniversary...

Suz said...

That is incredibly beautiful.
Happy Anniversary. Nothing quite so wonderful!

Karen said...

Happy anniversary Dawn, you and the hubby are as cute as can be. The treasure box is exquisite as is everything you do. Have fun raising chickens, it seems more and more people are doing that now. My area is not zoned for livestock anymore. The only people who can have them are the ones who are grandfathered in.

Barbara Jean said...



Congratulations on your 30th anniversary. That is awesome!!
Sweet chickies too.

hugs and blessings
barbara jean

Deb said...

love the the chicks...Happy Anniversary...hubby and I have been married 28 years...30 is a great number...

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Happy Anniversary!! We just had our 20th. Aren't milestone anniversaries just the best. Congratulations. Your box is stunning and I just love all the tiny little treasures you put in it. We have chickens, they are fun and you'll love having your own fresh eggs. ~ Abby

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hey Sweet Lady, Adorable addition to the family..... The Creative Box turned out Fabulous, but we would expect, nothing less from You & Best of All, Happy, Happy Anniversary ! ! !

Sally L. Smith said...

Oh, Dawn, I'm in love with your work on that box. You did such a great job and the goodies...Wow! Marilyn is a lucky girl. I'll bet it was as much fun putting together the treasures as it was making the box. Thanks for sharing. Happy chickens!

Lululiz said...

Congratulations on your 30th ( pearl ) wedding anniversary! We celebrated our 30th just one day before you.
Now, what can I say about that beautiful box, it is amazing, exquisitely made, and all those treasures inside were chosen so carefully. Just gorgeous.

Barbara Jean said...

I'm still lovin' this beautiful box you made....



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