Here are a few seemingly disparate objects--including a wooden jewelry box, a boot brush, a plexiglas letter, and a cabinet card photo of an obviously fun-loving lady--that I included (plus some other stuff) in my latest assemblage.
Back in the early 1980s Prince came out with a song called "1999," which included the lyric "so tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999." I doubt the stone-faced woman in the cabinet card photo let her hair down much, but if she did, I'd like to think she partied like it's 1899.
Below are some shots of the finished piece. The 9 X 5 X 2.5" jewelry box, which is stamped "India" on the bottom, probably isn't too vintage; I have a sneaking suspicion it's one of those gift-shop items manufactured to appear old and hand-made. The handle's been lopped off the boot brush, and I swapped out the "A" for a "P." In addition, I recently purchased a couple of colorful old game boards, one of which appears as the graphics in this piece.
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.