Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Found - vintage wooden box with great type

I bought this box on Ebay yesterday. I'm quite excited to get it. I presume it's a cigar box (รก la Deadwood, wouldn't you say?) The type is fabulous and, inside, the type is gold. I will steam the lid to flatten it out and it will hold lots of vintage treasures in no time.

I have a slightly similar box, below, that I love - even though the vintage type is upside down. It's quite ratty and old but I love the dovetailed corners and the colour of the wood. The little leather strap and nail hold it closed. It's stuffed to the gills with vintage postcards.





4 comments:

AnnaVallance said...

Love these boxes! I also collect old wooden boxes but have not come across anything this fantastic in a long time.

Julie said...

absolutely a must have! I want some similar boxes to use as part of my display at the craft show I'm doing in November.....the search is on!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh I love these! I like the dovetailing on that second one. What great finds :)

The Armchair Parisian said...

I'm an absolute sucker for old wooden boxes. Have loads of them myself. I bought a cool old pencil box the other day. I always buy them thinking, "What am I going to do with yet another box?" Somehow I always find a place for them....

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