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Keepsake Spoons Shadowbox

Our client inherited a variety of family memorabilia from the estate of a relative back in Iowa and brought in a number of framing projects for us to work on. One of them has already been showcased in this section (Arm & Hammer Bird Cards). This framed collection is one of the other groups we did for him. This relative bought commemorative spoons in cities to which she traveled. Here is a small group of them that we sewed down with cotton thread into a shadowbox frame:

The spoons came from Chicago, Mackinac Island (Michigan) and Blarney Castle in Ireland. The frame is a black, wood moulding from Gemini, the shadowbox is a gray/silver glazed linen from Bainbridge and the glass is anti-reflective. Note that, while we could have made the frame a lot smaller and put the spoons right next to each other, we felt that the staggered layout would give more emphasis to each one and not make the frame look crowded. If, for example, there had been 5 -8 spoons, we would have suggested a layout in the shape of a fan.

Frame designed and executed by Brian D. Flax, CPF

Images by kind permission of Josh Lemmer.