Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Doll Factory..............

There's something fascinating about shadow boxes.  The little nooks and crannies that invite you in to discover treasures hidden when viewed from afar.  I like to think of them as different rooms in a mysterious house.  

When I was little, my grandparents owned a home in Detroit.  It was a bungalow in a very old neighborhood.  The upstairs attic was a typical bungalow "peaked" room that had all of these amazing little passageways and storage areas at a child's height.  The room was painted robin's egg blue and had hard wood floors.  I remember the room smelling of old paint and furniture wax.  

My grandparents kept a large steamer trunk up there which held treasures from their travels over seas (boy would I love to get my hands on that trunk now!)  The front of the room (directly under the peak) had a small window with a chair in front of it.  I loved looking out that window directly into the trees that stood in front of the house. I thought it was magical.  

The doll factory shadow box was inspired by that room....................

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