Thursday, October 9, 2008

Now Open...
Keepsake Boxes At The Shoppe of Edward

Secrets. Treasures. Keepsakes. For all of us, these are such personal, valuable things. Where do we hide our secrets? Where is the place to put that small wondrous item that holds special meaning for us alone? A perfect pink shell picked up on a special seashore, that lock of golden hair, that first tooth, the little bit of blue from a wedding, the sweet note or the first love letter.
I have always been enamored of the keepsake box, the reliquary, the chinese box that only I knew the secret way to open. In the spirit of treasures and secrets, I have been making Keepsake Boxes for clients and friends for several years. I enjoy creating them so much that I am now making a few available through
The Shoppe at The House of Edward. Each one unique, these boxes feature vintage and antique items and are embellished with various glass beads, vintage flowers and German glass glitters.

There will be special Holiday Boxes each season,
with a few
Halloween Boxes available now,
each featuring a little too cute to be scary
Wee Good Witch
just waiting to hide
all the deepest darkest of secrets,
or maybe just some save-till-later candy.
Christmas Boxes should be available
starting around the first of

There will be beautiful Dog Boxes,
each featuring a silver-plated
frame to showcase a
favorite photo of a
favorite best friend.

and extra special Wedding Boxes.

Each Wedding Box features an antique wedding couple in china or bisque. No two boxes are alike, some are double tiered, some triple, with each tier opening to hide treasured wedding keepsakes. These special creations can also be custom ordered in individual colour palettes.
I have opened a shop at
Etsy to feature these Keepsake Boxes, along with the occasional antique treasure I may pick up on my journeys. The Halloween Boxes are up now, and the Wedding Boxes, Dog Frame boxes, and a few Baby Boxes will soon follow. I so enjoy creating these and will make every attempt to keep some in the store at all times. If there is something special you would like fashioned just for you, do send me an email and let me know.
Wander through the shoppe, and take a look. You never know, you may just have a secret keepsake in need of a hideaway.
And, each box comes with an autographed photo of Edward himself!


  1. How lovely Pamela. Miss D and I wish you great success with your shop. I love the idea of the dog box with sweet little photo frame atop and the Halloween boxes are

    I must say I've been getting very bogged down in the details of posting a zillion little photos and views and descriptions and tags ... and on and on ... I'm not great at this detail business with etsy and I will be SO happy when my shop is opened and this all begins to feel old hat.

    Miss J is indeed a Wheaten Terrier. We all had a perfect time on a magical island with plans to go again next year for a longer vacation.

    Lots of love to you, Edward and Miss A from both Winn & I.

  2. Oooo...the wedding boxes are especially pretty. I collect vintage bisque wedding cake couples. They look so lovely on your boxes! Congratulations and best wishes on your endeavor!

  3. Those boxes are amazing!
    Congratulations on your grand opening!

  4. Lovely Pamela..What wonderful creations and great decor ideas....This is such a great time of year...

  5. What lovely things you make Pamela.Pandora in your header photo for your post seems to be letting out a little too much out of her secret box!

  6. It is fun to find the right box to hold special treasures in. Your wedding box is beautiful!

  7. Hi Pamela,
    What great Halloween boxes you and Prince Edward have cooked up!!
    Thank you for being a good friend during my move. Your comments have brought a smile to my face.

    Have fun creating!!!
    Woof to the Master!


  8. What beautful boxes! I am expecting a grandson soon so I will look at your baby boxes in your ETSY store,

    Good luck and much success!

  9. I adore the painting! So lovley. I've been so busy lately that I've hardly had time to look at my favourite blogs. It's so nice to be able to take a few moments to read your beautiful blog, Pamela!

  10. Everyone needs a box of their own to keep those things they hold dear. Your boxes are whimsical and lovely magic hiding places. Good luck with the shop.

  11. These are fabulous! Good luck with the shop!

  12. the boxes..and the post!
    I keep my secrets in a Hat..maybe thats something you could work out..Magic hats.There is a magic hat in my book!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  13. Oh, keepsake boxes, aren't your's splendid! I was looking through mine just the other day; I'm afraid it's just a plain, brown one in acid free cardboard with acid free tissue inside to protect the items in there. You have inspired me to do something about it:)

  14. Beautiful, creative boxes! And of course, I love the dog box ;-)

  15. These are lovely Pamela! Such alot of work has gone into them.
    Good luck with your Etsy shop!

  16. Warm, intriguing and amusing - loved it!

  17. What beautifully original keepsake boxes..lovely! Thank you for stopping by my site, I hope to see you again!

  18. Well well, a shop! Bravo! What a lovely idea, I am a bit of a box collector too... I wish you much etsy success! :) X R

  19. Amazing magic boxes!
    I loved the one with the child's head.
    You have a feel for the season.
    Go to susannassketchbook.typepad. She is hosting a blogging event on Nov 2nd. which you might enjoy.(also rodrigvitzstyle on my side bar)
    Greetings from NY

  20. What wonderful boxes!

    Well done for having an Etsy shop. I hope everything sells well.

  21. They are so lovely. I just wish I lived closer to buy one for all my earrings which somehow pile up on the shelf. And a signed autograph of Prince Ed, no less! The Doggos are suitably impressed! Thanks for all the visits to the Cottage! Love Eleanor

  22. You have been busy, I wish you luck with these beautiful creations.

  23. Lovely boxes Pamela and a great idea. I hope it's a success for you.

    I have too much 'stuff' to go in one I'm afraid. I try to de-clutter occasionally but it's so hard.


  24. Your boxes are just wonderful, Pamela. I especially love the dog box and look forward to seeing more of them.

    Wishing you the very best in your new shop!

  25. What treasures and talents you have. I can only imagine what fun those keepsake boxes are to create.
    Wishing you joy and success.

  26. Pamela, I'd almost forgotten the joy and pleasure of a keepsake box. I had one as a teenager but was sadly lost when my family moved house some years ago. You have inspired me to keep one again! I've just been over for a browse at your Etsy shop and enjoyed your creativity. Best wishes on your new endeavor!

  27. For a second I thought that was Pandora in the first picture as she was about to open THAT box!

    Greetings from London

  28. These are just delightful! I love the idea of the boxes and you are so creative and unique in the designing of them!


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