Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Treasure Chest for Oliver

Amanda, my oldest daughter has another baby shower on Saturday
from the in-laws side of the family.
I've already gifted her from our shower,
but I didn't want to show up empty handed!

When I got up this morning I walked by this cute little chest setting on the table
and thought I should make Oliver a Treasure Chest!
So I did!
I went on the hunt in my studio for a Captains treasures!
I had a ball looking for old things that would be worthy of the chest!

As you can see the hunt turned up some cute teeny tiny treasures!

Ok! I know!
The map looks a little cheesy,
but I free handed it and I'm not an artist!
Oliver will actually live closer to his NaNa than me,
as you can plainly see on the map!

I cut some cheap gold coins off an old bracelet!
The small metal container was used to hold watch repair parts,
it's the size of a quarter!

This old turtle is from the 1920's,
it's a prize you could win at country fairs.
It has 4 little wheels on the bottom.

This little almanac is the size of 2 postage stamps!
It is a real almanac from 1884,
even has advertisements on the back!

A pirate can't navigate with a compass!

I choose a huge key,
cause grandma has a huge heart!

Gotta have a teeny gold candelabra!
And a newborn needs plenty of time in a bottle!

Old metal whistle might ease a little one's mind if he becomes afraid!

Inside the lid of the box.

The box has a tiny drawer at the bottom,
pull the drawer out and there is a hidden compartment!
Perfect for little pirates to hide their gold!
I'm gonna hide a $50 bill in there!

I worked all day on this treasure chest
and I had a blast!

Can you see that great crackle on top of the box?

I hope Oliver loves his treasure chest and will cherish it always!
I can just see his little hands playing with these treasures
and thinking about some far away adventure!

Im linking up to Wow us Wednesdays!


sugar Creek said...

that has got to be the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Vicki said...

Theresa this is absolutely precious! Oliver doesn't know how lucky he is yet! I am in love with this.

One Shabby Old House said...

You have such an amazing mind. What a wonderful treasure for your little guy.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Theresa, this is just adorable. He'll love it and keep it forever!! So much love and thought went into it! xoxo Debra

Donna, The Decorated House said...

That map is NOT chessy! It is darn wonderful and the whole treasure chest is simply filled with treasures! I love every wonderful item you chose and so will your daughter and grandson.

Pattie said...

This is amazing there is nothing cheesy about the map. I think this would be a really treasure to always keep...


sweetpea said...

very sweet.

time is flying by isn't it?


Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a wonderful gift !!!!!! You put so much thought into this wonderful creation!

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

You are just the best Granny, I wanna come play at your house...K...! That is just the cutest idea EVER. When Jerid was small, I used to collect those old metal treasure chests for him and whenever he would come to Gram's house, we would hunt for treasures to put in them...he always hit Gramps up for quarters...bet you're excited huh!!!

Miss you sis!!!

Paige Thomas King said...

so, you just woke-up, saw this chest and thought of this amazing creation? i wish i could get in that head and knock around for a little while! AMAZING! what a lucky grandbaby . . .


This has got to be the best gift ever! It's pure Love!

Nelly said...

I LOVE it and your art work is perfect too.

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Teresa.. I have to say that is the most precious and priceless Gift you could have created for your grandbaby. You ought to add a picture of self in the little drawer so he knows who took the time to create such a special gift..might also consider a saving bond that can grow threw the years.

I love it and what makes it so special it was made with Grandma's Love and there is not better gift then one from grandma's hands!

Thanks for sharing!!


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

What a fabulous gift. I wish I had thought of it.


Precious precious precious!


NanaDiana said...

Theresa- What a wonderful piece of work for your grandbaby! I hope he treasures it his whole life (no pun intended). It is wonderful! xo Diana

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Oh my I have really enjoyed your treasure chest to Oliver hope he will treasure it for a lifetime it is just beautiful

trash talk said...

I don't think there are enough adjectives to tell you how beyond clever this is. I'm with the commenter...do you just pull these ideas out of your rear or do they fall out like gold nuggets. Either way...they're priceless. Love, love, triple love it!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

This is just adorable. You are so creative.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

This is so beautiful Theresa - what a wonderful idea. He will so love it.
xo Tina
lots of braxton hicks - time is coming closer ;o)

oldgreymare said...

Dang if this isn't the sweetest thing ever..
You must submit for publication woman! Every Grandma/Mom should do this.
so very very special...like Oliver's grandma..

Theresa said...

That just grabbed my heart... hard. Oh my gosh Theresa, it is just precious, he will love it and I don't think your map is corny at all I think the whole thing is over the top wonderful. So full of love and thoughtfulness. t. xooxoxoxox

Ido said...

That is a lucky baby, he is going to be thrilled and going to love it so much, you are a very talented, it's just beyond me how you thought of that. I love the treasure chest, my son's birthday is coming up in July, I'm going to steal your idea (if you don't mid) to make him a great birthday present, he loves antiques and pirates too. Thank you!!!!
Have an awesome day!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Who wouldn't love this treasure chest. It's unique, creative, and Soooooo cute! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh My Stars Theresa!!! This is SO adorable!! I LOVE it!!! What lucky little boy he is!!

Love the name Oliver too!

Lou Cinda :)

saltbox treasures said...

Oh, Theresa, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! Just love your ingenuity and wonderful old treasures you found to put in the chest, with your personal made tags, and I love your map, but the key is the sweetest. It's just a real treasure. I love it all!
~ Julie

Brandi said...

You are so creative. What a wonderful gift for your grandson.

Sharon Wengel said...

Ah Theresa , That is so cute ! Just what a little boy needs to stimulate his imagination .

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Theresa, what a fabulous, thoughtful gift:) It is beyond creative. He will love it:) Thank you for your sweet comments. Yes, it was like a dream come true and so much fun too! See you in a few weeks.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Alice and Jay said...

That is absolutely fabulous! You did an incredible job with each and every detail. I love it!

The Green Pea said...

Theresa, that is just the sweetest gift ever. So from the heart. I love the little map! Enjoy your little treasure when he arrives. sandi

Jackie said...

WOW! brilliant, creative, charming, adorable, that is family heirloom! What a lucky baby little Oliver is. Well Done, as usual Miss Tot...

Simply Bungalow said...

This is so sweet. I'm sure he'll treasure it always.

Lululiz said...

I can just imagine the excitement and fun this little guy will have when he is a little older, a real treasure chest, wow! What a truly unique gift.

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful, creative gift Theresa!! I love everything!

KT Miniatures said...

This is so utterly and simply delightful. Thank you for letting us take a peek at your little gift. What an amazing family heirloom you have created. Celia

Sherry said...

What a cute little treasure chest! Just adorable!

Found Around said...

Hey Tot! It's wonderful! What a great imagination Grandma has.

A Vintage Green said...

Lovely treasure chest. Something to cherish.
- Joy

Susanne said...

What a great collection of treasures, key to your heart is the best! Every little boy, and girl, should have a box to keep their treasures.

Cindy Adkins said...

This is totally astounding--I love it!

Liz Bradley said...

That is absolutely unbelievably the best shower gift I have EVER seen!
Love it!

Shana Brooks said...

Precious & simply beautiful, my dear friend! :) Thanks for sharing.

Love ya!

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