Thursday, August 18, 2011

~ Boxing it Up ~

My love for small boxes goes way back. I've been collecting them for years, using them in different vignettes around my home. I thought I would share just a "few" of them with you today. Most of them are heirloom treasures, all the more special.
On top of the entertainment center sits a box that belong to Mother. Small in stature large on memories. I recall it sitting on Mother and Daddy's dresser for years, I never knew for sure what treasures she had stowed away inside this little beauty.
Topping it off with some family antique books, and my beloved dogs from Briarcliff. In the office many of you may recall seeing this vignette. If not you can go here to see it for the first time or refresh your memory of the office redo.
Mr. P was kind enough to share this cute one with me.
Not all of my boxes are wood, I also have some beautiful ceramic ones. When I saw this darling box I knew the perfect spot for it. I've introduced blue back into my home over the last few years. Much of it has been stored away, when I brought it out it felt like Christmas all over again.

Even the use of an old cigar box works well in a vignette.

This little box belong to my Grandmother. Most of the boxes I've shared with you have a lot of the tongue and groove detail.

We all have laundry we do on a daily basis, I love doing laundry; being able to decorate the room makes it even more enjoyable.  After all the painting I edited out quite a few of the chicken and rooster items, hanging onto only my favorites. Most of those ended up in the laundry room.
I'm sure many of you use dryer sheets, I know I do. I'm not fond of the "box" it comes in, that's what this darling box houses, my dryer sheets, keeps them fresh, easy access and hidden in a beautiful box.
And last but not least this darling box that sits in the entertainment center in the guest room, I fondly call Grandma's room, another treasure that belonged to Mother.

I have many more to share, not wanting to make this post too long I'll stop there for today. I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my little decorative boxes. If you have any pull them out, work them into a vignette and see the magical difference they can make.


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your boxes are wonderful, Lynne! It reminded me that I have several boxes too, and hubby has MANY cigar boxes! XO, Pinky

Richard Cottrell said...

There is something about a box, people love. I have been buying them and selling them for years. i for one, have not gotten that craze yet, I as sure there is still time. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.


I so enjoyed this post, Lynne. You have a great collection of boxes...and I love how you put them to use...especially that one in the laundry room. That's a great idea.


Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

You have a great collection! I love all of your boxes and how you have them displayed.

Have a great day.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have many really nice ones in your collection. Thanks for sharing them with us. I have collected and given away many boxes over the years - some I wish I had kept.
Enjoy your evening.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet collection of boxes you have, Lynne! I know how each and everyone must hold sentimental value. I have a few trinket boxes that I could never part with, most hold bits and pieces of jewelry on my dresser. I love the pretty blue one, the pattern is beautiful!


afternoon tea said...

Your box collection looks great. Very nicely displayed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! You have a wonderful collection of boxes and of course you really do know how to use them in your vignettes! Everything is so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Great post...I too have several boxes....I will have to show mine sometime! I love your wood ones especially!

Dolores said... have so many pretty and interesting boxes.....however, I'm in love with the two litle cute!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love little boxes too and find it impossible to throw one away that comes with gifts or something I buy. I keep the little ones..and alas the large ones as well. They are tucked here and there around my home and when I saw some of's a GOOD thing I wasn't there in person.. :) I'm sure I would have tried to abscond with one! Teasing you, of course!! (not)
Your decorating is just plain amazing. I prefer to come here and some of the other delicious blogs, than buy magazines..but of course I do that too..

LindyLouMac said...

We have a few cherished wooden boxes, yours make lovely vignettes, thanks for sharing.