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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Don't Judge a Book

What's It Wednesday #162

I have this thing about boxes. It's one of my many obsessions. I especially love the boxes that look like books. When Michael's has a sale on boxes, my bestie and I are there. I keep a manicure set in one next to my bed, pens in one in my armoire, a ream of copy paper on my desk, you name it I have a book box for pretty much everything. I have been fascinated with boxes ever since I was a kid. It's the element of surprise of what may be inside that intrigues me the most. 

One day, I was in the Antique Store picking up a pocket watch. On the shelf below the pocket watch is this vintage book box. 

Not just any book box. A box that checks off so many of my own personal design boxes: It's silver, has elephants, from India, looks like a book, and most's a box.

To top it off it has a latch on the side. Perfect for the element of mystery that I love.

I figured that I needed a place to display my new book box. It also just so happened that I needed a place to have towels handy in my bathroom. I made a beeline to Ikea and picked up this Hemnes Shelving Unit. It perfectly matches the color of my bathroom cabinets.

So what's inside you ask? My everyday, go to jewelry. 

It turned out to be the perfect hiding place and very convenient for every day use.

Do you have a box obsession as well?


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Jill Harrison said...

I love the way you have styled your bathroom with this new shelving unit. And the silver book-box is devine. I don't think I have ever seen anything like it. How clever how it opens and a great place for your jewelry. Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for hosting.

Unknown said...

Oh I have a thing for boxes too Patty - my daughter bought me a beautiful Paris one - but now ? I HAVE to find a silver one - it's absolutely gorgeous !!!
Thanks so much for the party AND for the feature !
Hope you have a great rest of the week

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

I love, love, LOVE the silver book-box....soooo gorge! It looks so elegant in your vignette. Thank you so much for hosting!!

LL Farm said...

This is my first time linking up. I am loving your blog.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Thanks so much for hosting your fun party!!!

xinex said...

Your boxes are beautiful, i am obsessed with them too but my husband is worse. We are moving and I am trying to downsize so i gather items to sell. He gathered all the boxes to make sure I don't sell any, lol....Christine

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Thanks for hosting! Love that silver box! I only have 2 of the book type boxes and I'm feeling like I need more now!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Wow, your box is stunning! What a find! Ikea is great for something that needs to fit a small area.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a gorgeous box! Your vignette setting is absolutely priceless. Thanks for hosting..

Poppy said...

No, I don't have a particular thing for boxes, but your collection, and especially your new find, could certainly change that!

Thanks so much for hosting, and hope you have a lovely week!


Deanies Stash said...

I love boxes. This book box is gorgeous! What a great addition to your collection, Paula.

Home Chic Club said...

Love your box, Patty! Thanks so much for hosting your lovely party!!!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Love your boxes
Your party is great
Hope to be back soon

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

What a gorgeous find, Paula! And to have compartments inside, too! Thanks so much for hosting another fabulous party!

Artsy VaVa said...

I love the silver box! If you need anymore of the "not silver" kind, Michael's is having a huge sale right now and boxes are included.
Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great day!

Julie said...

I love your new shelf and the pretty box, Patty! Thanks for hosting.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Well, yes I do! I love the boxes that look like books too and hide them among the books on bookshelves.
Then there are hatboxes. And the decorative boxes ... nothing as beautiful as your silver!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

What a great box! And it is for jewelry, too. . . and I love how organized you are!

Susan said...

Ooooooo. Very pretty box, indeed, and I like the Ikea shelving unit. Do I have obsessions? Uuhhhhhh, lots of them! Oh yeah. Books, dolls, dollhouses, cranberry glass, all other colors of glass, crystal, and on an on. ha! Susan

Alessandra said...

Such a gorgeous box! Your silver box is very elegant and useful.I' ve got a little collection of boxes.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I love, love, LOVE boxes, and your new find is seriously one of the prettiest and most unique I've ever seen! I have serious box envy:/.

Mimi said...

What a gorgeous find Patty. Just stunning! Thankyou for another lovely party. Mimi xxx

A Sprinkle of This and That said...

Thanks so much for featuring my Coconut Key Lime Pie Bites! I love all the boxes you use to decorate with and especially because they have little hiding places! Have a great week!

Dee said...

What a great find. Those boxes are stunning and what a surprise to see what was inside. I would have never guessed. By the way, I love how you styled your bathroom shelves.

Have a lovely weekend... :)

Rose's Crafts at said...

Yes, definitely box obsessed!!!!

I stopped by to invite you as well, our party is not the same without you! I hope you'll treat us again with your awesome creativity at this week's SHARE IT sunday linky party.


Maria said...

I love your party, because it goes on all week! If I am a few days late its still going on, which is so nice to not rush around! Great treasure on this weeks party.

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful box! Thanks for linking with HSH!


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