Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday ~ How Do You Make A Hanky Dance?

This box is about 4 1/2" square, covered and lined with a pale green satin, and embellished with lace, ribbons and bows. I've always thought it was a box in which to store folded hankies, but I don't really know. I also don't know the function of the long ribbons on either side of the box. They must wrap around it somehow to keep it closed.
But none of that matters. I think it is gorgeous, and hope to find a new purpose for it in my new (in the process of painting) craft room.
Any ideas on how to re-purpose it?
Get your vintage on! Go to Colorado Lady's blog this and every Thursday to get your fill of all things vintage!
(ANSWER: Put a little BOOGIE in it!)

16 comments:

  1. it's ssoo adorable..i would use it as a jewellery box!!

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  2. Satin and ruffles - what's not to love!

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  3. Satin and ruffles! What's not to love?

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  4. A little boogie, ha ha. I have no ideas what the box is for but it's pretty. I love how it opens up. And whatever you put it on for the photo shoot, (a sheet? fabric? tablecloth?), is pretty too.

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  5. That is in lovely condition. May i ask where you found such a thing in such good condition?...Me, I would use it for my hanky collect, but it would be cute with little tiny glass jars with lids to put beads or buttons in.

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  6. I've never seen anything like it! Very intersting.

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  7. I think this would look cute on a shelf..with vintage do-dads or a little vintage picture. This is really cute! Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

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  8. I've never seen anything like this. I wonder what it is????
    Make it a sewing kit?

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  9. It is a really nice little box. It could be used for so many things. I would be careful what I used it for to protect it. Very nice,

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  10. The box is gorgeous. I think jewelry box too.

    Happy VTT and Have a great weekend!

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  11. Hi! Just found your blog via the Farmchicks, and it's so cute!

    I saw that you grew up in Pleasant Hill CA. I spent my early years there too! Fun place to be a kid.

    Thanks!

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  12. Jan, this has to be the most beautiful satin box!!!! Just gorgeous, I'm so glad you're using it to store your treasures too, xxoo, Dawn

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  13. Hi Jan,
    What a pretty vintage thingy!! I do think it is a hanky box, but really you could put whatever you like in it, couldn't you? Something special of course, for such a special box!!
    I love how you used the melon frame in your header, it turned out great! Thanks so much for playing along for "Brag Monday"!!
    Karen

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  14. I love that hanky box! I would "repurpose" it by putting my collection of vintage hankies with tatted edgings on them, LOL!

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