Friday, February 26, 2010

For The Love of Sewing Baskets and Boxes!


I just don't know what it is about me and boxes. The sewing baskets, yes, I can understand those of course, but boxes of any kind seem to draw me in. Paper, wood, tin, fabric whatever it is--except for plain old ugly brown utility cardboard boxes--I don't have a thing for those. I mean we do need some boundries right.

So I thought I'd share a few finds of weeks past that I haven't gotten around to posting yet.......



Yippee! I found a little white wicker 1950's sewing basket. I LOVE these! This makes my 2nd one. I scored this one for 2.50! I have a yellow one, so now all I need to make my set complete is a pink one and a green one--at least that's all the other colors I've seen them in. If I find out they come in more colors I'll have to have those too of course!


And all on the same day at the same thrift store I found these four little gems. Somebody else must have had a box fettish too and foolishly parted with them. Lucky for me! See the little blue box in the background--that's the kind of box that has no rhyme or reason to collect, other than, well I thought it was pretty and I can store something in it--like fairy dust, wishes or dreams or something of the sort. The clear glass box I think I will find a collection that needs a home to put into it.


And this little dresser box tickled me pink to find. I've been searching for this type of dresser box and finally found one! Of course I'll need more, because well that's just the way it is! Don't ask questions, just accept it.


Now this one I wasn't so sure about, but I do love it and I'm glad I brought it home. It's actually a German candy tin and it's stamped West Germany on the bottom, so it has some neat history to it too.


Last, but not least is another sewing basket. Sort of a fan shape and the outside is all natural colored too and I envision it all gussied up with some ribbon and flowers at some point. It'll probably store some sewing treasures, now that it's retired from being a working basket.

So there now you know yet another one of my many weaknesses--boxes and sewing baskets.

Don't forget to visit the rest of Show & Tell Fridays over My Romantic Home.

11 comments:

kim said...

What great treasures you found. I love that vintage sewing basket. I found a vintage magazine holder with little birds and flowers on it.

My Passionate Pink Life said...

The little boxes are wonderful! and the sewing box is too....don't you just love finding treasures!! Have a nice weekend! Hugs,Jennifer

Scribbler said...

I enjoyed your post! It reminded me that I recently unearthed a pink sewing basket - wicker - that my mother gave me for my 21st birthday. That was a long time ago! I need to replace one of the little hinges on the lid, and it will be as good as new.

I'll bet your collection grows.

Scribbler

Purvail said...

these boxes are no neat.. I love round containers. I have an old cheese box that i need do do something with. Very pretty finds.

Low Tide High Style said...

I love boxes too and yours are really lovely! That little silver one is so pretty! And the wicker sewing basket looks a lot like a blue one my mother used to have. And you got such great deals on them all!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

Kat :)

LDH said...

Hi Cathy! I love your collection of boxes! All different and each one so lovely! I am glad you stopped by my place and left your comment! It is so nice visiting with you!

Kindly, ldh

Dayle said...

I have a thing for containers and such, too. Love anything that holds something else. :)

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

Nice collection of boxes. Thanks for shareing.. Julian

Mizinha said...

Muito linda sua coleção de caixas, voce realmente tem bom gosto, Abraços e um bom final de semana para voce.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What pretty boxes. I like boxes, too. I especially like the pretty dresser one.

Ann said...

such pretty treasures. the wicker one reminds me of the one my mom gave me when i was young...just like that, only pink! sadly, it got squished on one side...i'm hoping to somehow save it,as it has such sentimental value.