Sunday, 23 January 2011

Pretty Wooden Boxes

My collection of wooden boxes began a few years ago. Here is a small selection.

I found these beautiful trinket boxes either at car boot sales or in charity shops. The most I've spent on a box is three pounds and fifty pence, but I've seen exact boxes being sold for around ten pounds at my local car boot.

Size of chest is 10.5cm x 7.5cm x 8cm



My favourites are the handcrafted carved jewellery boxes from India. I just love the floal designs. I'd like to try my hands at carving wood, but not sure I'd have the patience to complete a task.

Small box 15cm x 10cm x 6cm
Large box 22cm x 15cm x 6cm





Some of the trinket and jewellery boxes are inlayed with brass, which are very pretty.

I especially love the design on ths box, simple yet stunning. I think I paid about two pounds for this one.

12.5cm x 12.5cm x 6cm


                                
                

My daughter found this tiny trinket box in a charity shop which she gave to me for Christmas. It's so cute with my favourite floral carving.

7.5cm x 4.5cm x 3.5cm

I don't use all of my boxes for storage. They mostly sit on the windowsill looking pretty.

Do you have a favourite collection?

1 comment:

  1. I'll keep a look out for boxes for you up North.

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