Introducing my Custom Painted, One of a Kind Keepsake Boxes!
Being a child means collecting treasures. In my house, these treasures might be fragments of fossils, polished rocks, small sparkly things, sea glass, coins from far off lands...little pieces of wonder. Treasures this special deserve an equally special resting place, one that will become a treasured memento in its own right.
I will tailor your keepsake box to specifically reflect what is special and meaningful to you or your child. Each box is an original design, hand painted in minute detail. I use all non toxic acrylic paints and sealers. Convo me, and we can start a dialogue to discover what elements would make the perfect, unique box for you!
The boxes themselves are beautifully made by another artisan out of solid hardwood in a variety of sizes. Shown are the cigar box style, dimensions 12" x 8" x 3", and a longer, deeper style, dimensions 13 3/4" x 7 1/4" x 4". Both are made out of solid poplar, are hinged, and are of the highest quality construction. Other sizes and woods are available for additional cost, just ask!
Choose between an all-over, comprehensive design (such as the fairy or underwater adventure boxes pictured) or featured "panels" on top and along both short sides (such as the soccer scene pictured). Prices are scaled according to the scope of the design. For comprehensive designs, I can also incorporate one or two elements inside the box (such as the megalodon tooth pictured on inside of underwater adventure box). Personalization is always included, either incorporated into the design or featured across the front of the box. Ask to see more photos to get a better idea of the customization possibilities!
Made in Irvine, CA
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
If you want a very special gift for a child or grandchild this is the place and the person who can do that for you. She is talented, good natured, imaginative, and devoted to doing a wonderful job on your project. I cannot speak highly enough about Lara and her work. I have ordered three treasure chests so far and hope the grandchildren just keep coming so I can order more. Another idea would be to make one for yourself to store all the wonderful souvenirs, tickets, menus etc. from a special trip. I know she will make the best souvenir you can buy with pictures of the holiday location so inside is all the stuff collected there and outside fabulous original pictures of that place. I think I will do that for myself.
Lara was terrific to work with. In record time she created two large treasure chests for my granddaughters which they have already fallen in love with. They are two and four and wanted a place for their treasures. The decoration was chosen by my daughter-in-law and Lara did a bang up job putting all the ideas into the design. I have already ordered a third box for another granddaughter who is three. This is such a lovely idea. It is something they will keep forever with their childhood treasures.