Monday, August 3, 2009

the Old Farmhouse Gathering on Etsy

My Etsy shop of the week is: Apple Tree Cottage!

This listing for a vintage lunch box that the artist describes.
Description I love this old vintage lunchbox. I like to think of how many times it was carried to work or to school and what it held to eat for all the years it was used. This lunchbox has been given a new life and would be perfect to hold your autumn correspondance, remote controls or even trick or treat candy! I painted a blackbird on a wagon whose pockets are filled with a little jack o' lantern and bittersweet vines. He holds an autumnal medallion in his beak. Orange pennies with star buttons border both sides. Two curly stemmed pumpkins are painted on the bottom of the front. I wrapped the handle of the lunchbox with orange and black checked homespun and a rusty bell is tied on with novelty yarn. The inside is in great condition and I gave it a spray of rust preventative paint to seal it.

©Martha Smalley
AppleTreeCottage Designs

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Happy Monday,

1 comment:

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

What a wonderful piece! She does beautiful work! ~~Annie