June 3, 2010

A 90 Year Old Jewel

My Grandmother's turning 90.  People say I'm like her with my loping walk and full cheeks. She loves working word searches, watching Andy Griffith re-runs, and wearing sparkly jewels.  So for her gift, I crafted a jewelry case out of a cigar box.  Here is the front of it:

I liked the clasp that was already on the box:

Here's the heart on the bottom (to show how much I love her):

The inside:


I fixed the crooked paint line at the top after seeing this picture but I ran out of time to snap another photo of it.

And her:

When I was young, her hair was dark like this and she had naturally red lips (which unhappily I did NOT inherit)

Happy 90th Birthday Memaw!


  1. Absolutely beautiful, Catherine. That is the kind of gift that MUST be treasured - how special! :-)

  2. That is amazing! Happy B-day to your Grandma!

  3. Look at your creativity just bursting forth!

  4. Happy birthday to her! I love this box--it's so very creative and Bohemian.

    I once made a Ya-Ya box kind of like this for a class project. I was very proud of it--all the pictures were from Jane Eyre. :o)

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Aww, such a great gift!

    Happy 90th Grandma! (From a fellow Gemini.) Here's wishing you many more. :)

  6. That is such a sweet gift! I love the artwork!

  7. Catherine, the jewel box is absolutely beautiful. Happy Birthday to your Grandma - 90 yrs old is incredible.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll be back. Your blog is wonderful -I'll be visiting again. Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Thanks everyone. I'll be passing your good wishes on to her. :)

    Darlene, thanks for visiting. I've actually been lurker on yours for awhile. hee-hee

  9. It's absolutely gorgeous! Happy birthday to her :)

  10. Hi Catherine - very cool box. Your grandmother sounds awesome.
    Also wanted to let you know you one the book Wrong Number. E-mail me your address and I'll send it right out to you.

  11. Writing Nut, thanks and welcome to my blog.

    Mary, YAY! I love to win. :)

  12. Hi, Catherine! I just realized I don't have your address to send you your prize (2 books and 2 candy boxes). Please email it to me @ jackee(dot)alston(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks! And happy Monday!

  13. What a lovely gift. Your Gran will love it! My Granddad is going to be 91 this year and my Nanny will be 88. They both are still living at home and very much in love.

  14. That's the lovliest box ever! It will be filled with fun treasures!


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