Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I love this painted box of mine.  It’s not really old – the aged appearance is faked and just put upon it.  But it’s not new either – I bought it about 10 years ago at a semi-antique shop for $20.  I think it was newish at the time and probably made in Mexico, Bali or Thailand for the export market.  Who knows?  But the front, sides, and inside are all hand painted and the top and doors have a wonderful curve to them.

And I love its primitive quaintness and quiet beauty.  (My mother refers to it as my “alter piece”).  I love the possibility of hiding secret treasures in it (like the scorecard from a miniature golf game with my husband where I got 4 – count ‘em 4! – holes-in-one).

When we moved into our new house, I definitely wanted to buy a nice console table to display this box on.  We found this Craftsman-like beauty at Homegoods and I couldn’t be happier with how the pieces look together.  It just makes me smile J  No wonder it’s one of my favorite things!