Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Margate Old Town and a burnt box

Margate's Old Town is really quite special, and a hidden gem in a seaside town currently regenerating itself. When I designed this box I wanted it to look like an old French chocolate box, but with this box you don't get chocolates but colourful sticks of seaside rock instead. This is how I felt when I visited the Old Town for the very first time. It made me think of the charming streets of York or Chester and yes, even France. Yet, this is a proper seaside town with Dreamland up the road and the sea crashing on the lovely sandy beach just metres away. So in Margate, you can have the best of both worlds - old worlde charm and retro seaside fun. Plus, with Christmas excitement bubbling in our house already I made it snowy.

The two shops featured on the box are Kate and George By The Sea and Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop.

This box is part of a series of Margate-inspired boxes I have made, and they will all be on sale soon. If you would like to have a look at my other burnt boxes, click on the Etsy logo (top right) to visit my shop. Thanks for reading! xxx

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