Sunday, August 7, 2011

Marigold Flower in a Milk Carton

As a child, I loved to go to the annual parade in the small town where we lived. The floats would be creative; the music festive; and if you weren't a participant in the spectacle, you always knew most of the people who were. When I got a little older and bagan marching in the high school band, the heat trapped in our navy blue polyester uniforms and vinyl hats kept me from enjoying the parade experience. To aggravate the situation further, oftentimes the band had to march directly behind the Clydesdale horses!

One of the best memories I have from the parades is the merry clowns. Never mind that the kids always knew who the clowns were; it was still fun to hold out your hands to them in hopes of receiving a marigold flower planted in a butter or milk carton. The sunshine-like cartons usually found their way to the windowsill above Mom's kitchen sink.

I've had so much fun recreating the childhood memory in miniature for others to enjoy as a kit.

Marigold flower in a milk carton kit.


  1. love it! :D Linda x

  2. Carol, it's so cute. I never had a flower in a milk cartoon but now I wish I had.
    Have a nice day, Rosanna

  3. Love your Marygold flower in a mik carton, make me smile :) So sweet

  4. Oh! very nice, with the addition that brings sweet memories .. :))
    Your mini glittery illuminated houses, have a new romantic charm ... brilliant idea!
    how to proceed, the house Tuscany?
    kisses, Caterina

  5. beautiful memory, captured in mini :)

  6. I think your kit is brilliant, Carol