Friday, September 18, 2009

Blast from the Past

I was browsing through some photos and came across some of my 'bears&boxes' pieces that I had almost forgotten about. You wouldn’t think that they would be something you could forget after laboring so much over them, but I think I was helping plan my son’s wedding when I was working on this particular one. Actually, it’s one of my favorites. How do you forget a favorite, I wonder?  The name of this one is TeaTime.

I like it because it appears relatively, and deceptively, simple. The front was quite the experiment with the textured background and imbedded watch parts. I think I began with the idea of the teacups inside the “T” and went from there. Ah, now I remember – I had to paint all those teacups in coordinating colors. I think they were originally primary colors. Not a good match for the color scheme. And I thought my insanity was just a recent thing . . .

The inside was fun too. Trying to get the quote to wrap from the front across the inside shelves in a coherent manner was an interesting exercise in patience. The little tea cup the bear sits in? It was the reason for the colors I chose. Yeah, I think I miss this little guy.


  1. Oh, I love the box! I may want to try to make one of those! I have lots of little tea cups! Very sweet idea! And the bear is amazing!

  2. I love it. The little guy is adorable.It would be great for coffee drinkers, too. I'm going to have to finish unpacking boxes to find my little guys. Reading your blog is making me miss them.

  3. Lovely box :) The front of the box makes me think you were going SteamPunk before SteamPunk was vogue!

  4. Ginger, this is darling. Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

  5. Oh I love this piece! I was just going through a lot of old things I have while cleaning out a cupboard. I found a little set in a picnic basket...would you like to have it? I can send you a photo and you can decide. Let me know!

    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. How intensely unique! I have never seen anything like that! Super cool!
    Bear Hugs,
    Bramblewood Bears

  7. There is Wonderful place for a lovely bear!... and delicious tea!

  8. Oh these shelves are adorable, and I love what you have decorated them with.



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