About Grateful Box

"Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll make my stand!"


Grateful Boxes are made by Grateful Caroline in Asheville, North Carolina. Begun in 2011, the idea grew from a lifelong love of collage paired with a life-fullfilling love for the Grateful Dead. Each box offers a new perspective on familiar images, helping people to rediscover the joy of these images by providing an unexpected encounter. The experience is similar to listening to a Grateful Dead show where you know every song but still find it delightfully surprising in the unique context of a specific show.


Each Grateful Box is an antique or thrift store find that is lovingly restored and upcycled. The boxes are once-loved treasures that are given new life, ranging in sort from music boxes, jewelry boxes, and cigar boxes, plus a few odd boxes. Every Grateful Box is a unique piece of art that will never be reproduced, has its own signature title, and is signed by the artist. 


The art of decoupaging with Grateful Dead-related images and illustrations utilizes printed images mined from various sources such as CD jackets, books, magazines, calendars, etc. The artist never, ever makes photocopies or reproduces prints of any image out of respect for the original artists, photographers, and publishers. Folks will hopefully delight in seeing a new art form evolve from an original creative expression.


Grateful Boxes are built to last! Each one is triple-thick glazed with a non-toxic, water-resistant acrylic gloss that makes the edges and corners seamless. Grateful Boxes are antique boxes that have been upcycled to become shiny and beautiful, as well as usable and durable.

Furthur Show in Raleigh, NC 7/28/11

Heather from Vermont has this to say about her Grateful Box, "My order arrived very quickly and was packed very nicely. I purchased the box as a gift for my fiance, and I think he will be very pleased with it. The pictures do not do it justice! The box is just beautiful! I will most certainly be purchasing a box for my father as well as myself in the future. These are a must for every Deadhead's collection!"

Where to Get Your Grateful Box:

The Grateful Box Etsy Shop


"The pictures do not do it justice! The box is just beautiful! These are a must for every Deadhead's collection!"

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