Friday, August 3, 2007
A SURPRISE FOR MY COUSIN!
My mother's sister's name was Mary Beth and she died about five years ago.
She and my mom were very close though M.B. lived in Texas and mom lives in Michigan. This box is in honor of my Aunt Mary Beth and we (Skyler helped me with it) made it for my cousin, Suzanne, M.B.'s daughter. The picture on the top of the antique box *which I've owned for years and years* is of M.B. - probably her high school graduation picture.
There's a qoute on the right bottom corner of the top and it says, "A Distracted Bomb Shell"!
I took a picture of the back of the box so you could see the legs.......Can you see the math symbols on them? These legs were from a magazine ad for something I'm sure we should all own.....I thought they were so cool that I cut them out and put them on the box. Aren't they the bomb???
The inside of the box is covered with cool paper that coordinates with the floral paper in the lid of the box. That floral paper is original paper from the box and it's so cool!!
I'm going to box this little treasure up and mail it to my cousin as a surprise - I'm so excited because I know that she will love it because it's all about her mom!
Wanna hear something even cooler???
Suzanne and I hooked up this summer at Lake Michigan for my mom's 80th birthday. I hadn't seen or talked to her since I was about 9 years old.
It was so incredible getting to know her and becoming friends (and cousins again!)