Contemporary gift giant Enesco has added a new keepsake box to the Willow Tree family, depicting the special bond between sisters and close friends.
Inspired by one of the brand’s top-selling figurines – Sister Mine – the Sister Mine Keepsake Box measures 12.5cm tall and features the same female forms as its figurine counterpart, kneeling together side by side while sharing a warm embrace. Lift the lid and you will find a heartfelt sentiment which reads: ‘Nothing comes close to the closeness of sisters.’
Explaining the inspiration behind the piece, artist Susan Lordi said: “I have two little granddaughters. One minute they’re squabbling over a toy or jostling for attention, and the next minute they’re hugging and kissing each other. It’s a constant back and forth of friend and foe.
“I’m watching them forge a relationship that will last all their lives. I hope my granddaughters develop the closeness that I’ve always enjoyed with my two sisters. There’s nothing like the love of a sister. It grows out of a shared history of funny, stormy, trying, and joyful experiences… creating the foundation on which strong relationships are built.”
The Sister Mine Keepsake Box is a wonderful gift to reflect the friendship and love between siblings and close friends. It’s sized as a sweet place to keep treasures, special items of jewellery, keys, notes, or other little tokens of affection.
Like all Willow Tree figurines, Susan hand-carves the original figure from her studio in Kansas City, Missouri. The pieces are then cast from her original carvings. Figurines communicate their expression through gesture only. A simple tilt of the head or placement of the hand allows the sculptures to speak in quiet ways that are open to individual interpretation.