A Treasure Found

Happy December, everyone!  It has hit Spirit River with a lot of snow.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so here is a slightly themed post.

In the spring, Carolyn bought this great antique Parker Pen display case in a nifty shop in Dawson Creek, B.C. (yes, Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway is just over the border from us… it’s snowing there too.)   Designed for pens, it makes the perfect display box for travelling miniature books, too.  The bottom is for the small items and the top is like a shadow box so it could hold a sample pen or book along with the advertising (it would have had a light inside originally).

After a few hours with the permanent ink and matte board, voila!  An exhibit for the Christmas crowd at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery.

ParkerP.S. The Dawson Creek Art Gallery is inside an old wooden grain elevator.  Paintings or quilts or sculptures are exhibited in a spiral up the inside of the tower.  It’s the nearest thing to a lighthouse we have in the Peace Country, and the view down on the gift shop is just as worth seeing as the art.

P.P.S. The box has the original Parker Pens label on the bottom; that’s how we know what it was made for.


5 thoughts on “A Treasure Found

  1. linnetmoss says:

    Gorgeous. I’m always looking for little cases and chests to hold my treasures. This one is lovely!

    • art3g says:

      I love cabinets of curiosity. Once a year my fossils get kicked out of their oak case so I can display books. Everyone is drawn to the case because it might contain jewels, or pipes, or who knows what wonders… A few people aren’t disappointed to see books 🙂

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