And home with these shadow boxes I came!
All three shadow boxes are from the mid to late 1800's so they all needed a little TLC and that they received, and after trying to decide what will have to come down and what will need to go in order to have some where to hang these, here is where they hang.
The oval hair wreath went above the Library table where great grandma used to be (she will go in my bedroom now).
A closer look at the hair wreath, although it looks more like a hair posy!
And this seashell shadow box found its way on this wall, over the Victorian sofa, in the corner of the parlor across from the brides shadow box.
And I believe it is my favorite, I just love anything and everything with seashells. I like the way it looks in this corner too.
Here is a closer look at the top portion. Notice the two birds and there is even a butterfly in there, right above the flash reflection.
And upon a closer look at the bottom portion you'll see a very cute dragon fly in the left corner. And there are just so many different kinds of flowers, and everything is made out of seashells (and wire)!
Okay, now back to the other hair wreath. It is kind of interesting. If you look closely at the ladies hair you will see she has a braid fashioned in to a bun on her head, well I believe that is the same braid as the one laying on the bottom of the box! My daughter thinks it is quite gross and wants it out of the house.
So lucky for her I do think I am going to sell it off, it is not my favorite. Although if I don't find a buyer I will be stuck with it and I'll be sure and hang it in my daughter's bedroom!! lol
I have quite a thing for Victorian Shadow boxes and now I guess you could say I have a collection of them. Let me show you my other ones.
Below is a 5 x 7 size hair wreath that I got several years ago.
A wool flower wreath with a cross inside a church shape. This piece was found in my grandma's house after her death so I'm not sure it it was a family piece or something she bought at an auction. Yes, my grandma went to auctions too! :)
And the bridal shadow box ...
with a wax orange blossom head piece and the lace veil that the bride is wearing in the photo.
This one has a convex glass over the scene to hold the seashells and seaweed so I guess it could be called a shadow box too. This is from the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and is the Manufacturers Liberal Arts Building.
AND, I even have shadow boxes in the doll's house! Two hair wreaths and a seashell beach scene.
Here's a closer look at the two I made.
and in the miniature antique shop is this cute little wreath shadow box...
and I have these two bakeries hanging in the dining room.
and last of all, is this 1980's shadow box that I just recently bought at a flea market. I keep my favorite minis in here and I even have an empty spot just waiting for that perfect mini!
So that is it! I'm sure you are all shadow boxed out by now but thank you for hanging in there with me!
Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for visiting!
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