Thursday, December 12, 2013

ShadowBox Snowflakes

Many years ago
my mother
created these
darling needlepoint on canvas
They are created with soft white yarn,
center pearls
and glitter.
I have displayed them on our tree many times,
but thought
they really needed a place of their own to be enjoyed.
These pretties just get lost on the tree.
So after giving it some thought,
I found a wonderful shadowbox
half off at Hobby Lobby.
Perfectly the best little home during the holidays
for these wonderful keepsakes.
Love the carved details in white.
Can you see the glitter on the snowflake?

The glass door of this piece opens.
The back wall of the box is linen like fabric
and padded,  
so you can change out the contents with the season
by pinning inside all sorts
of treasures.
I can see keepsakes displayed in here
throughout the year.
I used pearl pins to hold the snowflakes in place
making a pattern to display them.
Some how I may have lost one through the years
as I started with 12, but only have 11 in my collection now.
Well too many moves and probably lost one in the packing.

I think Mom would like knowing
her pretty snowflakes
are displayed this way.
Thanks mom.
I think of you every time I look at this wall.
Have a wonderful day.
I'll be back to share Christmas
in this very room
next time.
Till then.
Stay warm.
Celestina Marie



Valerie-Jael said...

What a lovely memory of your Mom, her needlework is exquisite, and you have made an optimal display to show it. Love the shadow box you bought, very elegant, and will be great for showing many of your treasures! Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Unknown said...

Oh Celeste, what a beautiful way to celebrate a beautiful memory. Those snowflakes are a reminder of how much your mother blesses you from above still.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful decorations. Have a beautiful day.


Jan Hermann said...

Those are so pretty - and they become the main attraction in that beautiful shadow box. ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

A pretty and smart way to display treasured pieces from your Mom, Celeste. They are very pretty and make a nice statement grouped together in the shadowbox. I like the neutral background fabric that allows them to stand out.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The shadow box is pretty and I like the glittery snowflakes inside. It will be fun to see the seasonal displays you create for it.

1CardCreator said...

Your Mom's snowflakes are as precious as your memories of her, you are so very blessed to have had both! The shadow box is the perfect way to display them too! ~Diane

Mari said...

They are not only beautiful but full of precious memories.


Dreaming of Vintage said...

How lovely! Perfect way to display!

Dorthe said...

You found the most beautiful way to display your mothers gorgeous stars, my dear.
They look wonderful in the shadow box, which fits into your home so lovely !! What a lucky find.
Thursday greetings from Dorthe- xo

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Celeste, I love your Mother's ornaments in the shadow box. It looks just beautiful how you've arranged them! I got your package in the mail today!! I was so excited to open it. Thank you for the handmade note and the other little extra Christmas ornaments. They are now all hanging on my tree. They're just beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday season! ~ Jamie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jamie, You are so welcome and thank you again for entering the giveaway at Kathy's. It was a joy to send you your winning gift.
Thank you for stopping by and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

How very special, Celeste. I love to decorate with items that have special memories, especially for the holidays. This is so beautiful.
Yes, I see the glitter, sparkling away with wonder.
Was fun visiting tonight and catching up. Can you tell I love to linger here? ;)

Pendra said...

What a lovely way to honor such beautiful treasures! I didn't put out a lot of decorations this year as we will not have any family here this year. But my handmade family treasures come out every year and now that I am the oldest generation alive I hold so many dear items from those before me and they are the most special of all. Your Mother would love how you have these in such a wonderful place to protect and enjoy them! Enjoy the season!

Donna said...

What a beautiful way to display your mom's pretty snowflakes, Celestina! I am in love with that gorgeous shadowbox! I just may have to pick one up for myself! It is perfect for your mom's pretty creations:)

Julie Marie said...

Those look so pretty in your shadowbox dear Celeste!... and I know your mama is so happy to see them all displayed so beautifully... what a great idea... I have some little crocheted snowflakes my mama did years ago... I want to try that now too... xoxo Julie Marie

cynthia lee designs said...

Love how you displayed your mom's snowflakes...they are so pretty!!

Junibears said...

So, so beautiful! xx

Createology said...

How lovely to showcase your mother's vintage hand made snow flakes. My Grandma used to make similar ones I loved. This is a great idea and one I shall keep in mind. Creative Joy...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that is one great shadow box, love the detail and Moms snow flakes!


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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..