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Merry Christmas Trinket Boxes
by April Henry
Several years ago I was meandering through an antique store near Seattle, Washington. It was at Two French Hens in Burien if you desire to have a peek there sometime - they have the sweetest offerings!
Anyway, I stumbled upon an old stationery box with various old cards -- in it were these little cards so-to-speak that were delicately preserved with their original ribbons and even their envelopes so as to be mailed! The cards were from the early 1900's with crow-quill & ink penned names ~ there was one for Earle, Glen, Ronald, and H.E. Bailey. The rest of the cards were all blank. Of course the cards were quite fragile, but I determined then and there to replicate and offer them to others. They were just too sweet not to share!
With Christmas around the corner, I wanted everyone to have these to use in plenty of time for Holiday gatherings and gift-giving exchanges. Use them as place settings, or give a small gift to a friend in your Featherweight Club or Quilt Guild.
I am calling them the Merry Christmas Trinket Boxes.... enjoy!
Click here for the free PDF download and step-by-step photograph tutorial with assembly instructions.