On my recent trip home to the East Coast I took a few hours and went antiquing with my aunt Nell. Although it has been many years since I have been shopping in Madison, Connecticut, I wanted to see if the Nosey Goose was still there. I was so happy to see that nothing had changed, and my favorite haunt was just as it always was. Full of unusual vintage and shabby chic things for every occasion. And the setting is this wonderful old home in the heart of downtown. I took the opportunity to buy one special thing from their shop to take home with me.
When I saw the colors on this small tin box, I was drawn right to it. I had not seen one like it before. I hesitated as it was more than I usually spend for a box. But then I felt that I wanted to remember this lovely day with my aunt, and so I bought it.
Later that same day I went to another shop in the next town, and found a larger box of the same kind!
The price was very good, so I bought it to go with my other candy box. How brilliant and colorful they look stacked together. And although I did see several of the larger sized purple tin boxes, none of them were of the smaller size.
My box story ends with an adventure here in Oregon. I had been looking for a vintage jewelry box, and saw several that I was debating over in an antique mall. But when I stumbled upon this lapis box, I knew I had found the right one.
Such a gorgeous saturated blue, with a lovely saffron colored interior! I wondered what the 3 loops were for on the inside lid. Does anyone know?
My colorful boxes are inspiring me to create handspun yarns for a new crochet project. I will share that with you in the days ahead. For now, my new box collection feels like a treasure. And so that I can enjoy them, they sit out in the middle of my dye kitchen table, inviting me to touch and examine their beauty.
Have a creative day ~ Karen