What's It Wednesday #113
Well everyone I am happy to report that 75% of my boxes are unpacked and the move to our new home went without a hitch...as long as you don't count me getting sick, then my daughter and putting my mother in the hospital, twice. Just grateful to God that everyone is well.
Well as many of you know, yours truly has a major elephant addiction. This wooden find came from an antique dealer out of Rajastan, India which just so happened to fill three of my addictions.
This darling elephant (elephants - addiction number 1) is from early 1900's India and beautifully hand-carved.
Although I love the outside, the inside of the box (boxes - addiction number 2) is what intrigued me the most.
Once I opened the box on it's hinges I wondered how long it took to carve out all of the diamonds and holes.
Inside just got better because those holes in the top and bottom of the wooden case once held cigarettes. This satisfied another addiction (cigarette cases - addiction number 3). Yep, the non-smoker is addicted to cigarette cases.
|Up In Smoke|
Visit my Up in Smoke post for more on my collection of tobacciana, then you will understand my obsession.
Well I knew exactly what to do with the silver cigarette cases that I have collected over the years. However, I do not know what to do with this little guy other then add him to my elephant
Have you ever collected anything that really had no other purpose then what it was designed?
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You always find the most fascinating treasures! Love the elephant box, and those keys are darling too!
Hi, Paula, Thanks for the party and YES, I have lots of "stuff" that, at this point, I don't know what to do with. But I still like them! I store them. :) Your friend, Linda
Wonderful treasure! I don't recall seeing your elephants so I'm off to see your index and find this collection. '-)
Thanks for hosting.
Oh my, the elephant boxes are awesome, specially the Antique wooden one from India! These are great treasures for sure! Thanks for hosting dear Paula, such a great party.
Oh, I almost forgot! Congrats on your new home too! Can't wait to see it!
Love all your elephant treasures! Thanks for hosting a fun party!
Your elephant is a charmer, and I love how the interior of the box holds cigarettes.
Congratulations on your move! I'll be in the same boat in a few weeks, eeeekkkkkk!
Congratulations on your new home!!! That is wonderful and I wush youy many happy years there!!! We FINALLY made settlement on our old house thi past Friday! I love your elephant, I have many myself! I have never seen a box like that, so neat!!! Thanks again for hosting this party each week. XO
My DIL loves elephants...she'd love your treasures! Thanks for hosting!
Glad your move went well. I can't believe the wonderful collections you have,so interesting,and with the history of them too. love the keys
What a wonderful piece! love the elephant!...Christine
that elephant is such a cute find thanks so much for hosting
That elephant box is so cool! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!
You've just reminded me of an elephant collection I had as a very young girl - I had forgotten all about it and have no idea where it is now but I sure did have fun collecting! My aunt got me started and used to bring me elephants from all her travels. It's such a treat to see your beautiful treasures each week and I adore your photography!
I have two cig cases that I plan on using as picture frames, thanks to your inspiration!
Love the incredible detail on the elephant cigarette holder. Thanks for hosting.
At least your addictions are healthy ones. I love elephants, too-but you have most of us beat with your collections!
I am glad you are all well now and sorry about your daughter and Mom. xo Diana
Beautiful elephant box - such handicraft! Thanks for the party, Paula :) Autumn hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla
what a lovely elephant - made even more beautiful by it's usefulness and the intricate carving inside. I have a couple of elephants collected overseas too.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for hosting & inviting me to join.
Elephant addiction is not that common and I don't think there's a cure for it now, so I guess you'll keep collecting! This one is fabulous.
You have the most beautiful and unique pieces in your home. My mom also loved elephants.
Glad the family is all better now. Now you can get the other 25% of your home back in place. Hopefully you will do a home tour. TFS ana
I've always had a fascination with elephants and have a few statues myself. That case of yours is the neatest! I guess my collection of dishes has gone a bit crazy and I sure don't "need" them all but I love them. Congrats on the successful move! It's a big job but I'm sure you're enjoying your new home and it's all worth the extra work.
Glad your eventful move turned out with good. Moving is stressful enough, not to mention everyone getting sick. I think those keys that spell LOVE are awesome. Where did you get those?
Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com
I am sorry to hear of your illness during your move. I do hope your mom is OK too. Thank you for hosting! Love the elephant.
Love your darling elephant. Most interesting and that's what makes it so wonderful.
Congrats on your move but sorry you got sick and I hope your mother is doing better.
Thank you for hosting.
I loved seeing your amazing wooden cigarette case elephant- what a wonderful fund! Thank you for having us over for the party! :)
Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party! Your little elephant box is adorable and I'm so glad you got through what must have been a stressful move. Hope you are settling in and enjoying your new home!
What a gorgeous Elephant Box! I would have never guessed it was a cigarette box. Love your idea of placing a photo in your other cigarette case. I have one from my younger days that I've kept looking for a purpose. Thanks for your clever inspiration!
Blessings, Edie Marie
Thanks for hosting. Glad your move is going well.
The elephant box is so sweet. I have two little carved elephants in our Jungle bedroom. A friend from India gave them to us. Isn't it special? You have so many lovely treasures. Thanks for hosting....Congrats on your new home, how exciting.
Great features! Love the elephant box! It's so unique. Glad all are well. Busy time for you!! Thanks for hosting! Happy Week to YOU! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Love all of your collections...they are always so much fun to see.
Wow, you've been busy! Glad you're getting settled. The elephant box is fab! ~Ann
Your treasures are just lovely and the elephant box is so detailed. Glad the move is over!
so glad your move went very well
I always had migraine headaches during all my moves LOL
Your collections are over whelming all the treasures you have
I have collections of lots of things I am unloading for others to cherish now
yes I should have said congratulations on your new home, what a thrill
I am sure you will fill your new home with lots of love and treasures
Congrats on your home!!! I laughed that you have a cigarette box addiction! Good for you it's not the real thing! :) Thanks for your party, and have a great rest of the week! Julia
What a very unique little elephant~~~gorgeous!!! It's better to have the cigarette box addiction than the other way around. Off to view the rest of your collection.
Your elephant box is amazing! What a collection.
Thanks so much for hosting!
Thanks so much for hosting!!
I love your elephants. You have so many sweet things collected. I hope, all your problems with health and mooving will turn out good. Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna
Great find again! The elephant box is adorable and the keys are gorgeous!I'm glad you feel better now. Hugs to your daughter and mom.
Your elephant trunk is very pretty and different! I love the keys!
Love the elephant, my mother in law used to collect them too. But she only collected the ones with the trunk up, she said they were good luck! Thanks so much for hosting, Laura
The elephant is really wonderful. I love it! Thanks for hosting. Tina
Thank you for the wonderful feature! My Pop would be so proud. Awesome Link Up Party!
Wonderful features! Thanks so much for hosting!
I love the elephant finds! Thanks for hosting :)
I have a collector phobia - I think I told you before I grew up in a house where things were unchangeable through the centuries, because they’d belong to someone and it was a dear collection but when you tried to start one people were already fed up of having to clean up the collections so somehow discourage you to do so ;) - so when I feel it's starting I get a hitch between my should bleades. And then I head into Ivy and gorge in the beauty and sweetness with which you dedicate to yours. You might probably save me down the road ahahah.
But I have Elephants enough to make you gasp. Because I'm of African origin it is a shape that is pretty much appreciated in crafts. So I have like families of Wooden Elephants. And because people believe it adds luck to a home because it increases the bonds and togetherness of its members.
May your home always be filled with Blessings of Beauty and Love and Unity (elephants or not ;)),
Thank you so much for featuring my lamp shade…what a nice surprise! Hugs, Tammy
Thank you for hosting!
What an interesting collection! Hope you're feeling better-thanks for hosting! :)
My gosh this is a busy link up. Congrats and congrats on your collection!
Hey girls!! Stopping by to party with you :) LOVE that elephant cigarette case ~ how pretty~ and the inside....WOW!!!! That is pretty cool!
Thank you for inviting me to your party ! Love the elephant by the way:) good luck to you in your new home!
I'm glad that the transision to your new home went smoothly. So sorry to hear about your mom having to go to the hospital.
You know, I have a fascination with elephants too. This one is so unique, and the wood is gorgeous. It's so nice to see all the lovelies that you ladies have.
Beautiful accessories for a finest home! This one is beautiful Ivy, I have never seen so much woody in some art collection. Classy!
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So glad to know everyone is now doing ok, dear Paula!
And congratulations on your move...I am very behind here...
I love elephants too... :)
You won't believe this but the keys came from Cracker Barrel. They are so fun.
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