My great-grandmother had a thing for leather gloves, but what to do with them? I couldn’t get rid of such a colorful assortment, but I don’t exactly live the uptown lifestyle that could support wearing them. So I started tinkering, and between her gloves, her tiny perfume bottles and her daughter’s (my adored grandmother) jewelry, I assembled this shadow box. I used earbobs (the screw-on type—ouch!) for rings, along with the occasional cameo pin or scarf slide, plus her strand of pearls to put together this assortment (including the russet set a cherished friend brought me back from Paris—how my great-grandmother would have adored that!)
Voila! Box O’ Gloves! The mates to these are in the cedar hope chest that was my mother’s. Do you have any keepsakes you’ve wondered what to do with?