Hello Peachy Pink friends :-)
I have something very special to share with you all.
It was my birthday last week
and I was spoiled rotten by my friends and family.
There was love, cake, laughter, a yummy lunch and beautiful heartfelt gifts.
THIS, is one of the very special gifts that I received from an old friend of mine Miss M.
You see, I had found this beautiful Victorian collar box on line and I fell in love with it. It was completely ancient, age to perfection and served a purpose. I just wish that it was still full of the beautiful lace collars that once upon a time would have graced it.
Oh can you imagine how much I would be squealing if they were still there......sigh
A friend of mine took it upon herself to surprise me with it and managed to keep it a big secret !
and when the secret was revealed there was no wiping the smile from my face.
ISN'T IT GORGEOUS !
It has 2 compartments to keep lace collars.
One at the top and the other at the bottom.
and I plan to store my beautiful lace cuffs and bows in there.
Aren't these girls pretty ?
I LOVE their pretty posies of flowers.
The box is in great condition for it's age (Approx 1880)
The velvet fabric on the middle section has worn over the years but the celluloid on the base and lid is absolutely perfect.
My French lace cuffs pictured below will now live in the bottom section of my box.
I am thinking that the little brass plate on the inside lid of the box may be for some type of bow tie .
Any thoughts ?
Thankyou so much Miss M for such a beautiful thoughtful gift.
I ADORE IT !
I had a very happy birthday and I felt very loved.