Be Clever with Mementos: the Shadow Box

February 9, 2015

Many years ago I organized a woman who lived in a small condo.  Space was at a premium. The first order of business was to elmininate any item no longer in use, wanted or past its prime. In her closet I found a pregnancy dress.  It was her favorite from the time she carried her only child now 14. She was mid-50's so the dress would not be used again.  She kept it for the 'happy memories' value.  Can you relate?

 

I asked if she had a photo of herself in the dress and fortunately she did.  We got a shadow box and instead of keeping the dress we cut a swatch of fabric and added it to the shadow box along with other mementos from that happy time. There are all kinds of shadow boxes. You can find them on line and in stores like Michael's.  Why not make a few for your enjoyment? They will make you smile each time you pass them and they will tell the story of your life for your visitors.

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