Shaker Box

During my last visit to America I met Keith and Mary at the ‘Waterford Festival’.  Keith makes beautiful shaker boxes and I asked him to make me a box with a lid that I could mount with embroidery.  Here is the result.  I am very pleased and will e-mail him today with the pictures.  I wanted it to look like the toadstools had grown on the lid.  I think I have been sucessful!





9 Comments so far

  1. Martha B on February 12th, 2010

    Wow, it almost looks real! Too beautiful

  2. Lori B. on February 12th, 2010

    It is beautiful, Jan. It does look real, wish you’d come back to the US so you could show us in person. Pretty please?

  3. Yvette Stanton on February 19th, 2010

    Hello Jan,

    Lovely to see that you are blogging again! We are away in Ethiopia at the moment (three months of volunteering). While we are not travelling around as you did over Christmas 2008, I do hope that I don’t get the “not-travelling-anymore-therefore-not-going-to-blog” sulks when we get back!

    Wanted to say that I love your shaker box with its toadstools. I bought a shaker box at the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts a few years back, and I use it as my button box. Its a lovely thing to look at!

    Also I love your lavenders. There’s something very special about lavender, and your specimens seem so beautifully life-like and botanically accurate. Having a sister who is a botanical artist, I appreciate these things!

    Keep blogging!

    Yvette Stanton

  4. Rebecca on February 24th, 2010

    Browsing thru you site you have created some incredible things, I especially love the mushrooms ( they are a favorite of mine) on the beautiful shaker box. I have seen real mushrooms that look like that at first glance I thought they were real. Just wonderful.

  5. Emma Payne on February 27th, 2010

    Jan, The Pears and mushrooms are just tooooooooo cute. Your are so talented. Now I just have to find the time and motivation to finish the butterflies and berries i have half finihsed. Looking forward to seeing your lavender quilt too.

  6. katherine on May 19th, 2010

    This is amazing work and just the sort of inspiration I was looking for. To create a flower garden that was not just stuck on the wall! Those toadstools and the little shaker box are just gorgeous.

  7. Tessa on May 19th, 2010

    This should be in a museum - it is totally amazing. Takes my breath away just looking at it.

  8. Shelley on December 30th, 2011

    The mushrooms are gorgeous!!!!

  9. Starr White on April 17th, 2012

    I agree with Tessa, this belongs in a museum. Absolutely breathtaking. Would love to see more of your work!