Friday, October 7, 2011

My Christmas Card Box

Something decorative with pink roses, of course, is called for to keep Christmas cards during the holidays or to treasure at any time of year.  This is a lid to a wooden box, with a cut-out so that the cards lying in the box can be viewed through the lid.  I purchased the box over 15 years ago, and finally painted it just this last week.  The design is from the book, Country Gardens from Cedar Crest.  I love Mary Jo Leisure's designs.  I admire how the line of her designs flow...with such ease and grace.

Roses are a favorite painting subject of mine, but I also like to paint blackberries, raspberries, and mulberries.  I remember fondly the mulberry trees at my Aunt Eileen's house in Kansas.  My cousins and I used to pick them and eat as many as we threw at one another.  We all would have mulberry stains on our clothes, but I don't remember every getting in trouble for that!  Everytime I see a mulberry, I think of Aunt Eileen and the fun we cousins had forming clubs, building club houses and mulberry fights.  This Christmas, Aunt Eileen will remembered with every Christmas card I store in my new card box.

Thank you to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday!

6 comments:

Sharon said...

wow Jeanne this is just beautiful!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Happy Pink Saturday
This is completely gorgeous!!
Wishes
Lynne

BrushedByAnAngel said...

Beautiful, Jeanne. Blackberries and roses - especially pink ones, my favorites. You always paint such pretty roses - I still have the yellow one I painted with you hanging in my bathroom. Love it.
Brenda

Kerrie said...

The box lid is beautiful! I love decorative painting!

Gail said...

Wow, a storage box is a piece of art in your talented hands.

LV said...

What a nice job on that box. It is very pretty and I dearly love anything to do with cards.

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