Can’t quite believe it is five years since one of my boxes was added to the collection in the Belfast War Memorial Museum. It was to mark the 70th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz (now 75 years ago). You can see it in the foreground of this picture and it was to be used to take to school talks to show some items which were relevant to children in WW2 for example a little suitcase with identity tag used by evacuees. I was very honoured to have this chance to remember those affected by WW2 in my home town.
I revisited the Museum during Belfast’s Heritage night in September and it was lovely to see some Lindy Hop dancing and a singalong to ‘Songs from the Air Raid Shelter’. An amazing place. I do have a ‘thing’ about WW2 and my favourite books are by Nella Last who was the lady who wrote the diaries called ‘Housewife, 49’ which Victoria Wood turned into a fantastic tv drama.
Two down, three to go. Three boxes still available for sale.
I was so lucky to be able to go the The Royal Academy of Arts in London during the summer to see the amazing Joseph Cornell exhibition, Wanderlust. It had over sixty of the artist’s assembled boxes, films and personal items. Came away with lots of inspiration and a lovely big biography!
Tim Wonnacott having a closer look at his box!
Sorry it has been a while since I have updated this site but so much has been happening since May! My twin sister and I were lucky enough to be chosen to take part in the BBC programme, ‘Bargain Hunt’ which was filmed in Greyabbey and Belfast over two days and will hopefully be shown later in the year. This gave us the opportunity to meet the presenter and antique expert Tim Wonnacott who was very friendly and loved his box which I based around his home town and working life.
I’ll keep you informed when it will be shown on the telly!!
The two hearts have been won and are in the process of reaching their new owners (names on Facebook page).
In the meantime here is a pic of one of my favourite boxes!
Check out my facebook page – we have a giveaway!
We did it!! 1,500 likes to Denise’s Boxes!! Thanks so much for all your support over the past 4 years. Now I have two of my altered hearts to giveaway as a thanks you! One is mainly grey and red with a little glass bottle with ‘rescue me’ inside and the other is mainly green and has a more historical look with a real coin in the middle. Just like this post and comment ‘red’ or ‘green’ and your name will go in the draw which will take place TOMORROW NIGHT (Monday 20th April at 8.00 p.m. GMT) This is open to all countries so get commenting. Sharing is not necessary (but it would be nice!) As always, this has NOTHING to do with Facebook but is a giveaway to thank you for following my work.
Congrats to Sherry Ramirez from USA who won our recent 10,000 hit giveaway – her box is winging it’s way across the Atlantic as we speak!