"Love is in the Air" Penguin Storybox Sculpture


Price includes UK p&p.
International shipping is available. See Delivery below.

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.


  • UK p&p is included, no additional charges at checkout.
  • Estimated UK delivery 3 working days.
  • International shipping is available for this item.
  • A shipping charge of £10 will be added at checkout.
  • Estimated international delivery up to 30 days.

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