“Folks who live on the Hill”, Storybox

Past Pieces

This “Folks who live on the hill” storybox features a wonderful 1930’s hand-embroidered cottage, which was originally a handkerchief. The grass is made from hand-dyed antique hemp, c. late 1800’s, which I have shredded, and the yellow flowers are 1920’s velvet millinery flowers. The tiny rabbit is c. 1930’s, and is painted metal (possibly lead), as is the fence. Vintage silk ribbon c.1920’s runs around the inside edge of the tin. On the other side, the inside of the lid is filled with a fragment of mid 1800’s quilt, in a beautiful brilliant red. The lyrics to the song “Folks who live on the hill”, made famous by Peggy Lee, are typewritten on to antique cotton, and hand-sewn on the the quilt fragment. It is all set inside a vintage 1930’s tin.

It measures 11cm x 11cm when closed, and 23cm x 11cm when open.

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