I began making these little boxes some thirteen years ago when Bittersweet was first founded. The original idea came from my creative Mother. She said I needed a little box to hold a bar of soap. She was right, I did!
The original prototype was made using left over wallpaper pieces.
Today the box is embellished with vintage pictures.
Over the years I have made thousands of these little boxes, and continue to make them. They have become somewhat of a trademark item @ Bittersweet.
Every time I paint and create a little box I think back those many years ago when the first one was made. How they've been tried and true. The different paths they've crossed. How they were once the hot item lined on store shelves.
Then how when I had my own store, customer's purchased the little boxes, picking and choosing their perfect little box, and filling their baskets.
I guess you would categorize the keepsake box as folk art, but for me they're a timeless treasure.
Inspired by my French Grandmother's who sparked the flame and my passion for both vintage & French design.
I am a shop owner and entrepreneur. You may read more about my work by visiting Calico Petals, a place to discover new ideas and flowering thoughts. Bittersweet Soap Company, a cottage soap manufacturing company and maker of unique handmade items for the past 15 years and Bittersweet Cottage Design, a vintage inpspired graphic design studio.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting. It means a great deal to me that you've taken time from your busy day to drop by.