I am feeling the romance a little early, so here we go...
What says romance more then seashells, lace and cameos?!
I bought this antique seashell box at one of my favorite antique malls in St. Louis, and this was the condition of it when I bought it, lots of missing shells.
But lucky for me the missing shells were inside the box.
The inside of the shell filled lid is a mirror, that I should have cleaned before photographing it! :)
So with a little patience and a little glue here is the end result. Although it still has a few missing shells, but that's okay.
and the back...
For the vignette I used a painted cream colored hat stand with a lace handkerchief draped over it. And more lace to rest the shell box upon.
A Victorian lady scrap piece, and a pressed glass pin tray filled with cameos!
The pink cameo was my great grandma's and the others I just bought this past week at an estate sale I was working. The black one looks to be an August birthstone on the necklace. The other pieces are unmounted, but I thought they were still romantic!
I have several antique shell art pieces that I keep in the powder room. It is really hard for me to pass them up when I see them.
The one pictured below, in the front was my very first one. Once upon a time it had a pincushion on it and now all that is left is the freyed silk. The horseshoe shaped shell piece is a souvenir from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
And a few more inside the wall cabinet
The piece in the front looks like a dresser. These boxes are much smaller then the box I showed in the vignette.
The porcelain blue lady is a German ring box, and the seashell box behind it is two separate bottoms and one lid that fits them both. Found at totally different places and different years!
So anyway, that is my Victorian shell art collection. Thanks for visiting and I would love to hear from you! Enjoy your last week of January 2017!
I am linking to the following blog parties...
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP with Jann
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Sharon, Kathleen and Diana
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy