Time Machine Personalized Shadowbox - Milestone

Bookmark a milestone with this personalized literary art keepsake.
created by

Patricia Carlin

Patricia Carlin created by

Patricia Carlin

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It was a milestone of instant classic proportions. Commemorate such an occasion with this literary art that celebrates notable accomplishments and new beginnings. Framed in sophisticated silver, the piece features a modern cover of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine and a customizable "page" that pairs a poignant quote from the book and clever personalized details. Include the recipient's name, a "chapter" celebrating the significant number--a birthday age, "1" for new beginnings (graduation and retirement, for example)--and the memorable date. Accented with brilliant metallic detail, this keepsake by Patricia Carlin is a reminder that life is always a page turner. Made in New Jersey.

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Check out the rest of Patricia Carlin's literary art collection: The Odyssey Personalized Shadowbox - Marriage, As You Like It Personalized Shadowbox - Marriage, Great Expectations Personalized Shadowbox - Marriage, Divine Comedy Personalized Shadowbox - Milestone and Romeo + Juliet Personalized Shadowbox - Marriage.

Patricia Carlin

created by

Patricia Carlin



“I like to keep things pretty simple. I focus on warmth, humor, and emotion.”

Patricia Carlin believes that a small sketch has the power to tell a story without language. She started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business, so Patricia designed and wrote copy for several products for the new venture. Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most. "For me, paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says.

We chatted with Patricia about how she brings her charming illustrations to life (and got a look at her adorable studio cat). Read the Q&A on our blog.

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glass, mdf, BonanzaWood®, matboard
14" H x 18" W
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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Unique and appreciated


from Glen Ellyn, IL

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  • Attractive Design
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique


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    • Gift For Adult

    Comments about UncommonGoods Time Machine Personalized Shadowbox - Milestone:

    My son-in-law had just completed his undergraduate coursework (with honors!); still waiting on his diploma, but he has proudly hung this personalized shadow box with its Time Machine quote. We wanted him to know that we recognized his dedication and dilligence in following thru on his colllege commitment following his USMC service. I liked that this was somewhat 'off the wall' and so did he.

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