Aug 9, 2016

~ what's in the box?


One of my very first entries on this blog was a post about my love of boxes. My fascination with tea caddies began in college, when I first started visiting antique shops. But the obsession extended beyond antiques when I set out on a quest to decorate my first home...

This box is new. New ~ as in not an antique ~ but I've had it for years. I bought it at a local furniture store to fill bookshelves...

I bought this tea caddy as a wedding gift for my husband almost 30 years ago. I'm not sure why I thought this was a good idea at the time. I think I was trying to impress my new in-laws. Anyway, we're still married, so it must have been good luck!


I bought this box for husband as well! For an anniversary. Good thing he likes boxes too :)



This is one of my favorites... I love the date on the front!




I have a particular passion for round boxes...













I'm sure I don't need another box. Interesting though... I haven't had a problem finding a spot for each and every one I have! 


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10 comments:

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing you're lovely collection I like the way they are displayed

Linda M

Sarah said...

Jan, you have an incredible collection. I've a fondness for boxes too, and like you, have added boxes both antique and new through the years. I'm going to start a new Pinterest board with photos from this post. Very impressive collection! Thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...

Jan, the Pin It button isn't working. It only takes one to the photo, not to Pinterest. Just thought you'd like to know.

The French Tangerine said...

Thank you Sarah.. I just tried it and it works for me?? I know Pinterest has glitches every now and then.. Thanks for letting me know!
XO
Jan

Sarah said...

Thanks, Jan. It's working for me know. '-)

Rebecca said...

Wow! Just beautiful! (I have a few boxes, too. However mine are more rustic and definitely not the fine quality that yours are...)

Katherine said...

I cannot resist things like this. Immediately I look at them and wonder who owned them, what was kept in it or why is was important to their life. If real objects could speak - imagine the stories.

swedecollection said...

Of your beautiful boxes, my favorite is the one with the two inlaid birds. My husband also loves boxes, his Mother having started him on collecting them. His are new handmade ones not antique but I think he would love old ones as well. You have inspired me to help him look for old ones to collect.

Jayne said...

You have a wonderful collection. Working with boxes for 15 years made me appreciate each and every kind I came across. I do miss seeing new ones come through the door and miss matching the right box with the next owner. However, in my current "simplify" mode of life, I am happy with my little collection and dont expect to add more.....maybe just trade up once in awhile!

The French Tangerine said...

Swede collection - that box was from John Rosselli in Chicago Merchandise Mart.. I love that box also!!

Jayne! I'm so glad you saw this post! I would love to have a box or two from my fav shop, but as you can see, I was toward the end of collecting by the time those boxes were affordable :) They were truly some of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

XO to all,
Jan