Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

It's time for Vintage Thingie Thursday!!! Visit Coloradolady's blog to participate, or to see who else is showcasing their vintage items today!

The item I have to display is a type of "art" found on boxes made of light wood - light in weight, light in wood tone. I have heard the art term described as "pyrography", but I'm not sure if this is the correct term or not. True or false, it is definately vintage!
The box is about 5 x 3 - haven't measured it yet, but the decoratives cover the sides and bottom as well as the inside lid and inside bottom.And, look at the little hinges, with the tiny nails! One nail is no longer there, but the hinges still work, and I love their design! (Leave it to the Corgi Clowns to get in the way- excuse her, PLEASE!)
I have seen these boxes marked "TIES", or "GLOVES", but never one marked "JEWELS"! So deliciously vintage! This box will soon be found in my etsy shop, along with other vintage items, if anyone is interested. What a treasure indeed!Thanks to Coloradolady for hosting Vintage Thingie Thursday, and - Dont FORGET to stop back here tomorrow for my GET R DONE FRIDAY meme! Blessings for a fabulous day!

20 comments:

Coloradolady said...

What an adorable little box. Your photos are just as sweet as they can be too!

I think I might actually have a post for Get R Done Friday...if I can just get the photos in a post! I'll try, and I may combine it with my quilting post if you don't mind.

Have a great VTT!

Postcardy said...

I have a small collection of pyrography boxes and plaques. I'm not sure how the ones with the machine made designs were sold. Most of mine were the kind sold with printed patterns on them for hobbyists to burn themselves.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great box..thanks for sharing. happy VTT

Susan said...

Very interesting. I've seen boxes like this but didn't know about them. I've owned a wooden plate that had a design etched in it but where is it when I want to see it. Now I am going to check it out.
Cute model or should say models.

SueLovesCherries said...

That is such a striking design! Like you, I've never seen one for Jewels.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Remember when wood-burning kits were all the rage? I wonder how many blistered fingers were created along with the art!

What a pretty jewelry box!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

LOVE the box...and if I don't get off this puter I will never get to my get' r done friday! Ok...gotta go...check back at penniwigs though...I gave out more (giggle giggle) sassiness! Hugs...oh...and where has corgi gotten here glasses? I really need a pair of those!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

My brother's had a woodburner, and made all sorts of interesting things, back in the late 50's.
Sigh~
Lovely little box, and such cute set ups for the photos~

Miri said...

Wonderful wooden jewelry box! Love the 3D glasses!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a sweet box! I like that the design is also on the inside of the lid too. That's pretty unique!

LV said...

You had a very interesting post today. The little box is so cute. I do not recall seeing one just like it. Thanks for visiting my post.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Congratulations on your purchase of AUTHENTIC TEXAS DUST! May I mention to you that you are the first person to purchase AUTHENTIC TEXAS DUST! May I also mention to you that this Texas dust was ground by our dear friend Penniwig! Now in order to ensure your continued enjoyment of TEXAS DUST...your going to continue to receive shipments! Please do not TRY to sell this TEXAS DUST as there are folks whom may have called this (really giggling now) an attempt to SCAM folks....
Now (rolling on floor laughing) are you not proud to be a friend and beloved blog follower of the dear P and Lady Jane? AND (rolling on floor giggling...real tears coming out) do you wish you'd of not said anything and kept me from sharing the love?

the wild raspberry said...

the look of surprise on your little bears face is priceless! what a great little helper :p
have a wonderful weekend
chasity

Angela said...

You sure do know how to take some cute and creative pictures! I'm going to have to give more thought to my picture taking process! lol

I think my mom has a little box similar to that one but it doesn't say anything on it. What a great little find!

Happy VTT!!!
Angela

CC said...

Such a beautiful little box and I believe tiny bear loves it as well. How happy she seems to peer inside and to actually hold some of the jewels... well, it must have been wonderful for tiny bear. :)
Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend..

mannequin said...

Oh... isn't it beautiful? I love the script and the hinges. I've never heard of that specific kind of woodwork, that's quite interesting.

What a cute, sweet post! I just love VTT and visiting everyone :)

Caths Pennies Designs said...

Oh that box is so nice and I've never seen hinges like that. I can't tell from the pics if the design is carved into the wood or if it's some kind of wood burning technique but then I see that you called it pyro something so I would think that would be a burn etching method. Very nice and it can have so many uses.
Happy VTT!
Cathy

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what a delightful treasure :)

Bea said...

What a wonderful box! Just beautiful!

Becky said...

That box is adorable. your helpful bear is too!