Friday, March 5, 2010

Look how lovely!

I wanted to show you these gorgeous boxes. Some of them were given to me as gifts, but I have also started giving them to myself, because I love them so. They are the creations of my friend, Christie Allen, a gifted artist who designs each unique box. Every detail is so delicate and precise -- she even hand-tints some of the papers she uses.

Look at these lovelies more closely:

If you think the exterior is beautiful --

-- just look inside! Did you ever see anything so dainty and fine?!

This beauty shows off the meticulous hand-tinted papers that make each of these boxes one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

Fabulous! Wouldn't this be a perfect gift for a bridesmaid?

I claimed this box early one summer afternoon -- and then I guarded it jealously as friends admired it throughout dinner.

I didn't quite say, "Back off, bitch! It's mine!" But I came close.

This tiny thing is such a pretty little Christmas trinket -- I hate to put it away when the season is over!

And this one will definitely live on my desk year-round; it reminds me of a Renaissance tapestry.

Christie's new website is up and running, and she is adding additional photos of her lovely creations every day. Check her out here!


  1. Ooooh, the brown floral one, please!! Thanks for sharing these, along with the link! Sooo pretty!

  2. A bridesmaid gift! What a great idea! My sister is getting married in May and struggling with gift ideas for her 'maids who aren't jewelry gals! I'll have to pass Christie's store on to her!

  3. So pretty! My mom would go crazy for them because she loves boxes of all shapes and sizes. I will have to stop by and browse Christie's store!