It seems we can never fill our homes with too many lovely Christmas pieces lending an old look that make our holidays bright and gay! This year may be a little different as far as spending the holidays at home with fewer family members that will surely be missed…….so why not make a zoom call and share your beautifully decorated home with friends and family. It is always fun to add some interesting pieces to your existing collections that can be enjoyed by all.
An old box was used to create a special Christmas theme by way of a sampler placed on top enhanced with greens, acorns and a candy cane that adorn two opposing corners. This piece was entirely hand stitched and backed with soft “Warm and Natural” cotton fabric. It was then hand stitched using crimson red thread onto the sampler. Variegated yarn was incorporated to keep the sampler in place and can be removed if you so choose.
What an inviting outdoor scene that was created by executing a cross stitch design on a linen ground. A snow covered house flanked by evergreen trees seems to draw us in for a closer look while a reindeer and a cute little rabbit seem to enjoy their surroundings. A large folk art snowflake holds high regard above the house while daughter snowflakes keep her company. It is an enchanting scene filled with wonderment and whimsey executed by a skilled artist.
The box chosen is a great size as the rectangular shape is a perfect backdrop for the sampler. This piece is tall but does have slender form. The rich patina sports a crushed walnut shell hue with exciting dark areas that complement the textured alligator (crackled) appearance! There are some areas of wear to note on the top right hand side of box as well as overall light surface scratches sprinkled randomly throughout.
The underside appears to have some green paint on the bottom as shown in image 15. The front latch works freely and is secured by a tiny screw counterpart. The box is in overall good condition without any cracks or chips to report.
This sweet ensemble would make a great holiday display on top of a table or tucked near a small tree with other gifts nearby. You can always add Putz sheep or bottle brush trees on top to add even more merriment to this delightful piece! Happy Holidays and Enjoy!
Box measures 14 ¾” across (right to left), stands 4 ¾” tall and measures almost 4 ½” deep (front to back). Sampler measures 8 ½” long by 3 ¾” deep (front to back).
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