Tuesday, February 12

I Promised You Boxes.....


A stained glass box with a mirrored base. This was a gift.


My mother's Shaker boxes.

An old spool cabinet, which I use as a jewelry box. That's mr. kenju in the photo; at Miami South Beach, circa 1978.


Hat boxes; the two on the right are pretty old )1940's), but the ones on the left are from the 80's.




Red and gold metal.



A hand painted tin; meant to be a jewelry box. It was painted by the daughter of the first florist I ever worked for (1958).

A hat box. A friend was giving me some green frog dishes and she bought the hat box to pack them in. It looks great in my bedroom.
I'll post some more soon. I worked nine hours on Monday and today too, so I am headed to a hot bath and more Epsom Salts.

23 comments:

twilite said...

Hi Kenju! Lovely pictures of boxes. Don't find these kinds any more today.

sage said...

are all those boxes full? :)

JeanMac said...

I love your collection of boxes - each one is special in it's own way.Hope you had a good soak and are refreshed - 9 hours!!!

Beverly said...

Those are great. I love the hat boxes.

Diane Mandy said...

I have only one hat box, but those sure are pretty. What is Epsom salt used for anyway?

ET said...

Hey!
We have a bunch of wooden round hat boxes placed here and there.

Star said...

lovely. I especially like the reed metal box.

Mahala said...

Nice boxes. Sexy beefcake in the picture.

Mar said...

I love boxes and I love your collection, very pretty and special ones!

Seamus said...

Your collection is wonderful. :)

Changes in the wind said...

What a wonderful collection of boxes! Especially love the Shaker ones of your Mom's:)

PI said...

Judy: what treasures! I'm green with envy - you lucky girl. I have done tomorrow's post early as we have a funeral tomorrow and told people to come over here if they want to see real flower arrangements, as opposed to my('stick it in a vase and hope for the best':)

Sonia said...

What a wonderful collection of boxes, Judy! All them are beautiful... but I love more the last one!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh I LOVE these Judy! Each one is a GEM! That first one is most unusual...But all of them are just WONDERFUL! You could have a whole show of Boxes with your collection...I mean this is a serious collection! I look forward to seeing more, my dear.

I hope you will get some rest soon....! And I look forward ro seeing pictures of the work you've been doing....! Valentines Day Goodies?

Shelly said...

This is so much fun,thank you so much for sharing your collection. I love boxes but have always collected smaller ones. What a great idea for a post, may I copy you? ;)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Those boxes are extremely cool. Love the collection - thanks for sharing!!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Wow, what a great collection you have Judy. Some of those old boxes are just beautiful.....and priceless.

tiff said...

9 hours a day on your feet? Yeeesh.

I love the boxes...and want to peek in each and every one!

Awareness said...

Judy.....wow, what hours you're putting in these pre Valentine Days!

Love these beautiful boxes...especially the spool container box and the shaker boxes.

Hope all is well despite the crazy hours.

Nancy said...

That's not Mr. Kenju in that photo.

That must be MR. AMERICA !!!!!

moon said...

I LOVE boxes, something about the mystery that may be inside maybe, but since I was a little girl I have always been drawn to boxes of all kinds lol, I have a few old trunks, one I use as a coffee table in my living room and another bigger one in the den, I should take pics of them one of these days. I also collected old tins of all kinds, all displayed ontop of my kitchen cabinettes. Thanks for sharing all these pics of yours.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Very cool!

Shephard said...

You win. YOu have more boxes. lol I love boxes.
~S