Saturday, February 16

Can You Take a Few More Boxes?


Mr. kenju's corner on the bar area in our den. A wooden tobacco box, which I suspect was fabricated sometime in the last 25 years for sale at an antique show, and thus not really an antique. That didn't bother me, so I bought it anyway, and it holds some tobacco and matches (as well as the books stacked on top).

This is not specifically a box, but since it is an enclosed, wooden container, I think it qualifies. My mom picked this up somewhere; probably a re-sale shop or antique show.

This is an old dresser box. It used to be a part of a dresser; the boxes were beside the mirror and used to hold small items. I bought 2 of them at a junk shop, painted and antiqued them and decoupaged the design on top. It sits on my desk in the kitchen and holds junk of no consequence.....LOL

An old shipping/packing box. I keep it under the table between our TV chairs to hold magazines and crossword puzzle books.
Now.....would you believe this is not all the boxes I have? There are at least 3 more I haven't shown you, plus all the cardboard and plastic ones I have in the garage. So at this point, I probably classify as a real oddball, right?
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15 comments:

Seamus said...

When I was growing up we use old apple boxes for shelves and as a desk base. The last photo reminds me of those.

Sarch said...

I love these photos Kenju - amazing how photos of something as ordinary as boxes can give you insight into someone elses life.

Michelle sent me to see your boxes.

LZ Blogger said...

Judy ~ I loved the tobacco box. I don't actually think I've ever seen one of those before! VERY COOL! ~ jb///

Jamie Dawn said...

Am I REALLY supposed to agree with your calling yourself an "oddball?"

That one shaped more like a jar is really pretty.

Thumper said...

Oddball? Eh... if you showed us a collection of navel lint, THAT would be odd. Boxes are useful and old ones are decorative. 'Tis cool!

Here via Michele's tonight :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE all these boxes and even the ones you said are elsewhere....I think it's great that you have been collecting all these many different special 'containers'.....LOVE That one you decoupaged, Judy......And the Round one is BEAUTIFUL, too!
Treasures, my dear...These are all true treasures.

Dianne said...

I don't think you're an oddball at all.

You clearly appreciate beautiful things and I'm enjoying all the photos!

Jean said...

Boxes are a kewl thing to collect. They have purpose.

I possess a box or two myself. Among them is an old wooden tobacco box with a metal bail on it, from over Waycross way where they used to grow lots of tobacco. Rough, not decorative, I think it held cigars.

Nancy said...

afcvwoomNo, Judy, you are NOT an "ODDBALL" at all. What you are is a serious collector of beautiful and decorative boxes.

I wish I had some of them......

Nancy said...

YO! Judy, who's the "Oddball"?

I typed the security code in as my name...

JeanMac said...

Well, if an oddball, an oddball with lovely boxes!

Chancy said...

I love all the photos of your boxes.

Kristi said...

Wow-you really are a box collector, aren't you? I really love that wooden circular container. So pretty.

Joy Des Jardins said...

You have some truly amazing pieces in your collection Judy....they are beautiful.

colleen said...

You must have a big house to hold all those.