Roses in a lunch box, kind of unusual. When I noticed that the neighbors roses were not going to be much longer to this world I wanted to bring the last blooms in to display as long as I could to enjoy them.
I have sat on this lunch box (no, not literally) most of the summer, never really knowing what to do with it. I didn’t want to paint it since I liked it’s rusty original state. Then it came to me “Why not put the roses in a lunch box?”
I bought my lunch box early in the summer at a yard sale in the little village where I live. It is a gold mining community. In fact, almost all of the homes in this town were built by the mine for it’s workers many years ago, our home included. It makes it very easy for me to visualize one of the gold mine workers riding down in a shaft with this very lunch box on his lap to his work destination far into the earth.
It won’t be a rose in a lunch box much longer. In a day or two the petals will fall. But I love this rusty old box and all the hard working men it represents, so I feel certain that I can yet create other uses for it. I’m already thinking of a Fall display!
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