Love is in the Air


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This delightful penguin storybox is made to order – each will be made as close to the one pictured here as possible.

This joyful little celebration of love contains two vintage painted lead penguin toy figures, circa 1930’s. They are standing on a piece of “ice”, which is actually Devon sea glass. The inside of the lid is a fragment of stripy vintage quilt, which I have hand-embroidered with snowflakes.

The words are sculpted from wire, or typed on to fabric. The background behind the penguins is a fragment of antique Victorian cream silk bedcover circa mid to late 1800’s, which I have hand-painted in ombre style, as a graduating skyline.

The inside edges are lined with blue silk from a 1930’s belt. The heart is a bead from a 1950’s necklace. It is all set within a small square vintage hinged tin from the 1920’s/30’s.

When open: 16.5cm x 8.5cm x 2.25cm max. This item is made from various repurposed antique and vintage items which may show signs of being timeworn. This is part of the design.

Time from order to receiving this item is usually about 4 weeks.


Delivery to the UK is £8 per item. Postcard shipping prices from £2.75 within the UK and £5.20 internationally.


Shipping to countries outside the UK is £22 per item.

All overseas purchases are shipped DDU (Delivery Duty Unpaid). I ship using the ‘Sculpture’ shipping code that has always allowed them to travel worldwide duty free. Despite this, depending on your country, there is a chance that you could be charged VAT, a customs charge and a handling fee. These are the responsibility of you, the buyer. Please do not make a purchase unless you are happy to risk paying additional fees upon delivery.