A Fantastic Toy Chest, Handmade With Ceramic Tiles
An exceptional customer project puts our decorative penguin
tiles in the spotlight!
Customer Jim McCausey of Michigan has worked magic with our
ceramic penguin tiles for a very lucky
little girl! With his skill as a woodworker, Jim designed this
one-of-a-kind toy chest for his granddaughter, with a colorful tile
set in each side of the chest. The finished project looks as if it
came straight from Santa's workshop, doesn't it? Any child would be
thrilled to receive such a jolly gift.
These days, too many children's items are made of unappealing
plastic. What a difference it makes when some caring adult takes
the time to thoughtfully prepare a child's living and playing space
with beautiful and useful furnishings and playthings made of trusty
materials like wood. Handmade wooden articles have a human touch
that no commercial plastic can replace. The chest Jim has made with
durable ceramic tiles and natural wood will last his granddaughter
a lifetime. If treated with care, it may become a treasure for
generations of McCauseys to come. Quality materials are the stuff
of family heirlooms.
Do You Work With Wood?
If you enjoy making wooden gifts for loved ones or for profit,
take a cue from Jim McCausey. The vivid colors, excellent quality
and tremendous variety of designs featured in our ceramic tiles
make them such exciting embellishments for special woodworking
projects. A toy chest like Jim's will do wonders for keeping a
child's bedroom tidy, and that's just the beginning of what you
could do with a little creativity, good wood and great tiles!
What Can You Make?
How about a hope chest? The custom of giving a hope chest to a
bride-to-be is a time honored one that shouldn't be lost. The lady
in question can carefully pack her hope chest with quilts, linens,
special towels and other posessions she is setting aside to
beautify her future home. Our flower tiles would add a lovely floral note to
such a treasured feminine article and the finished chest will be
fine enough to become a focal piece of decor in the bride's new
Cedar chests are another wonderful item for the home. The
preservative quality of cedar wood helps keep linens and garments
fresh and moth-free. Our family has always so appreciated the benefits of cedar wood that it has
become our first choice for the furniture we sell here at Cape Cod
Treasure Chest. If you're a cedar fan, too, why not start planning
a handmade cedar chest, accented with some of our decorative
If you prefer smaller projects, making a jewelry chest will give
you a splendid opportunity to use your woodworking skills for a
really fine and functional piece of decor. What woman doesn't love
having a place to keep her jewelry in order? Our tile designs are
so varied, they can be incorporated into a jewelry box that will
fit almost any sense of style. Try cat tiles for a kitty lover, safari tiles for someone wild and wonderful, or
butterfly tiles for someone with a real
eye for beauty. You could pick a single tile for the lid of the
jewelry chest, or mix and match several small tiles as decorative
elements on the sides.
We really enjoy the chance to share some of our smart customers'
projects with you. We hope seeing these projects will inspire the
creative artist in you. Don't miss our recent feature on a mosaic bird bath designed by another
talented Cape Cod Treasure Chest customer. We are certain that Jim
McCausey's penguin toy chest will bring joy to his granddaughter
and we hope it has given you a few bright ideas of your own!
Have you redone a space in your home or created something pretty
with tiles purchased from Cape Cod Treasure Chest? Send us photos
of your project and share your pride in your
creative home improvements with us. We're really interested.