Saturday, June 5, 2010

Clear Vision

My daughter is a collector. She saves all kinds of treasures *cr@p* but it's mostly stashed in corners and crevices where she will never see them again! If I, *hypothetically speaking*, happened to dispose of something while she was at school or out of the house she may or may not ever know...

She's worn glasses since she was 4 yrs old and has gone through several pairs since then *probably cause she's 14 now*. Anyway, she never wanted to part with the old pairs even though I suggested she donate them so some other lucky girl could see all the wonders of the world with crisp vision. I've always struggled with her many *Many* collections until I saw this post at The Sassy Duo
check it out!



The second I saw it I knew it was the perfect solution!! She liked the idea of seeing her treasured objects too. Together we scoured the isles of Michael's looking for a shadowbox, the perfect scrapbook paper to use as the background, which accessories to include in the box and I got to milk it for some mother/daughter time *it's becoming more scarce!*.

I actually really adore the way this turned out! We marveled at how small that first pair of glasses is. When I first attached the top pair I was kicking myself because they were a little askew and it bugged me, but then I thought about how those glasses were ALWAYS crooked on my little cutie's face and then somehow it seemed perfect! : ) It's the little cherubed-faced things sometimes, isn't it?

Since she was so vested in developing the look she is agonizing over THE perfect place of honor to display it. And the gears have been turning in her head deciding which collection to display next!! That's ok with me - as long as it isn't her collection of dust bunnies hopping about : )

Blessings!

MLE


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16 comments:

Megan said...

Great idea! That's a neat way to showcase your daughter's "collections."

Laura said...

How adorable! As a fellow collector, I definitely can relate to your daughter. This turned out so pretty!

Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
Laura @ along for the ride

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Such a cute display!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
{Rebekah}

Julie said...

Cute idea!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Saw you at Anything Related. Great idea!

CraftyMummy said...

Just popped over from All Thingz Related...
This is a great idea! I didn't start wearing glasses 'til I was about 12 so mine were never this small and cute! Such a lovely way to keep them

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

My daughter is a collecter too...every time she gets a new bag or purse, it gets filled with a new collection.

I'm your newest follower via Tag-Along Tuesday.

www.singlemominthesouth.com

Diane said...

What a cute shadow box. I never would have thought of eye glasses and I have several Ollllld pair.

Living on Love and Cents said...

I found you on TTA> :) I am a new follower. If you have a moment please check out my blog. There are lots of freebies right now and 2 great giveaways with LOW entries! Have a fabulous day! ~Heather
FREEBIES: http://livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com/2010/06/fun-week-for-giveaways-and-freebies.html
Giveaways: http://livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

~Ela

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is simply adorable! How precious... Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderul week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Emily - I'll be featuring your shadowbox tomorrow! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Fri. TTA... I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Fri. TTA... I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
& get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

Krissy said...

I'm 25 and I've been wearing glasses since I have been 10. I'm the SAME way as your daughter. I have every pair of glasses since I started wearing them LOL! I should do something like this!! That's such a great idea. I love odds and ends hanging on my walls. :)

Following (better late than never) for Tuesday Tag Along. :) I hope you decide to come and follow me back. :) I currently have a $25 Walmart gift card giveaway going on!

http://theartsymom.tk