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Feb 28 2011

Pretty Little Boxes

I had to restrain myself when I was at the shop the other day. I’m usually pretty good about buying just what is needed. I try not to stray to far from the list. But,I am drawn like a magnet to pretty boxes. I just love them. There’s just something wonderful about putting something ordinary into something, well… extraordinary!

I managed to keep my money in my wallet and just ooh-ed and ahh-ed a bit. 

When I came home I started looking around and realized that I really do have a lot of  pretty little boxes….. everywhere. In just about every room and cupboard. I even keep my tea bags in one!

 There are some in the master bath closet
    Some velvet covered ones in our master clothes closet ( no you’re not seeing double) I have two of the same boxes. I actually have several duplicates throughout the house.
 There are some baskets too.

                                                        Some in the guest’s linen closet.

I  have a few baskets in the den closet holding greeting cards.

                                 My favorite boxes have a little ribbon on them, or a beach scene ( the beach always makes me think of time well spent).

As long as there is stuff, I’m sure I’ll need pretty boxes.
Do you have a lot of boxes, baskets or other containers that you like to keep things in? What draws you like a magnet when you go into the shops?

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  1. kathy

    I too love boxes and baskets. I am a sucker for bows and floral prints! I belive as you do that you can never have enough! Thanks for the fun post.

    1. Katherines Corner

      no there are never enough, giggle

  2. Thisisme.

    Lovely to see all your pretty boxes. I must admit, I'm a sucker for them as well.

    1. Katherines Corner

      its such a lovely way to store your goodies

  3. Sue

    I love and use boxes and baskets too Katherine, but those tow ladies in the firts pic. are the hoot.Lol. Thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy your day.
    Sue

    1. Katherines Corner

      They are two of my favorite angels, they crack me up!

  4. Heather

    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful boxes and baskets. I have to admit, I love them myself!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Heather , I have sooo many, giggle

  5. Bossy Betty

    OK, OK, I really have to get rid of some of the old shoeboxes I use to store things in!

    1. Katherines Corner

      absolutely, show boxes must go ( recycle though). Hugs!

  6. Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape

    very pretty boxes and nicely stacked. I'm not sure what calls me when I'm in a store….I guess paper since I have tons of it. Scrapbook paper, there's so many pretty prints, I have a closet full of paper.

    1. Katherines Corner

      my daughter is a scrapbooker too, She has piles of pretty paper. You could put some on a box and add some ribbon and taa daa!

  7. Debbie

    Those are lovely. I also have some pretty boxes in closets. I, too, am drawn to them in stores.

    1. Katherines Corner

      I can’t resist, giggle

  8. Odie Langley

    I also love to ooh & aww but can usually walk away unless the price is so good. The first picture was awesome.
    Odie

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you Odie, hugs!

  9. Kat aka Beachkat

    I love them too. I love to be able to hide things out of sight but close at hand.

    Hugs,
    Kat

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love putting things into something pretty

  10. welcome to my world of poetry

    I too put things into boxes for safe and tidy keeping.
    They have some very collectable ones out now.

    Loved the post and pics also.
    Yvonne.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank Yvonne. I know have you seen some of the beautiful hat boxes. Makes me wish I had hats, giggle

  11. Brandi

    I love your organized closets!

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you Brandi I’m a little AR, LOL!

  12. Donna

    I LOVE boxes and bags and labeled container of any kind!! I'm a self confessed box-aholic! (sp?)
    The more bows and ribbons on them the better…lol!
    Yours are cute and your closets cuter!!

    1. Katherines Corner

      oh you are such a doll!

  13. annie

    Yup! Everything looks better in a lovely box. I use them and seagrass baskets where I can.
    Love, love, love them!

    1. Katherines Corner

      I have some seagrass baskets in my art room. They are so strong.

  14. Desert Dreaming

    So pretty…I am a organizing freak, seriously…everytime I go to HomeGoods, or a shop that has beautiful storage, I have to buy a piece. I loves things organized, labeled and know exactly where something is at. But yours are just stunning.

    Thanks for such an adorable post.

    Joni

    1. Katherines Corner

      I have never been to home goods, I bet I’d love it!

  15. Lauren Guess

    came by from totally tuesday ! Love your blog!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Welcome Lauren

  16. Sleppery

    I love baskets! They really add a homey touch.
    New follower from MBC :)
    http://slepperymind.blogspot.com

    1. Katherines Corner

      Welcome I’m following you!

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    Hi There I am your newest follower and appreciate that you are following mine. Check out my others at http://ohmyheartsie.blogspot.com or
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    Thanks have a great day!
    Karren

  18. Gypsy Heart

    I love them too! It feels like having hidden treasure for me…not sure why. I do love them and in a variety of styles and colors.
    xo
    Pat

    1. Katherines Corner

      Oh I love hidden treasures, hugs!

  19. Mina

    I love pretty boxes as well. Various prints and embellishments make them so uniquely special. Yours are just beautiful.

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you, I bet you have some lovely ones too.

  20. caterpillar

    They look so cute…I liked the black and red ones the best….

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you , xo

  21. Catherine

    Beautiful boxes indeed!! I too love boxes and containers. These are so pretty.
    I am Catherine and married to a Robert, who's Mom, was from England.
    I am following you and am new to blogging. I'd love it if you'd check out my blog aCatherine at Oak Lawn Images

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love our coincidences!

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