Sunday, July 10, 2011

Box Collection

Now that the Fourth of July holiday has passed, I'm settling into decorating for that in between time of late summer & early fall.I thought a few vignettes of my collections would be a nice change of pace.

This corner table has always provided a nice base of decor.
Here I've displayed three of the boxes in my collection.

I liked the difference in height & material.

The square gold box with the hand painted

man on a horse was actually the box

that a leather wallet my parents gave my son from

Italy came in. Too beautiful to discard I added it to the collection.
Composed of paper the image of the horse and man

is hand painted onto the top.

This blue toile box is decoupage on wood.
The metal clasp, handle and feet are a weathered silver.

This porcelain box and dish is actually a cigarette box

and ash tray of my grandmothers.

I have often looked for more cigarette boxes, but

they seem to be hard to find.

I love the scallop detail and the roses on top.

I'm joining the following:


  1. Love the box from Italy!
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I'll hope you'll come see the nursery I helped create for my first grandchild.


  2. Loved your box collection especially the decoupaged toile and the painted Italian one... so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us. Found you at Marty's TTT... have a great week!~Poppy

  3. What a nice collection of boxes you have!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. very cute boxes. Love your collection ! I hope if you add to it you'll let us see! Jules