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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wallpaper Box

I was in the only good resale shop I like here in town and found this wallpaper box for $1, it's  like a little hat box. I know back in the 1800's they did cover boxes with their old wallpaper and these boxes are hard to find and pricey when you do find them or any that I have seen was pricey like $100 because of the rarity of them surviving that long.
                                                               
The paper they used on this one is really a good copy of the 1850's paper.
I think it looks good with my staffordshire dogs and I forgot to take a picture of another box sitting right next to my newest box,you can see a little of it,I got it in Lexington Missouri at an antique shop
I just set it here on the shelf to see if it fit in with my other items
Here it is sitting next to my 1820's sugar bowl I got at an antique sale once ,it has a small crack but I loved the green transferware pattern
Since it's Saint Patrick's Day I have my green shamrock pin on and showing some green on the post today. I usually forget to wear green to work every year . Remember when we were back in grade school ?  and you would get pinched if you didn't wear green . Oh and yes I am 14% Irish according to my latest ancestry DNA report 


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21 comments:

  1. I love those wallpapered band boxes. I have a collection of them myself and hope to share them soon as we move into our new home and I get to unpack my treasures. Yours is very nice and looks great on your shelf. Good find. Happy St. Patrick's day.

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  2. Love the wallpaper box...very nice! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Michele

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  3. Such a pretty wall paper box, looks great with the other dishes too.Blessings Francine.

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  4. For a second I thought your box was from the 1800s!! My jaw was dropping. So it's a little newer but looks old...right? Either way it's very pretty and looks nice on your shelf. Whatcha got hiding in it? :)

    Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  5. Well, alright then. Happy St Paddys to you! Seems you are all in the spirit of things. Great box you found!

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  6. What a perfect find and it goes so well with your lovely collections.
    Thank you ever so much for joining us at TOHOT.
    Jemma

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  7. The box is so pretty...love the wall paper...and the sugar bowl is stunning! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  8. I really like the green draping on this box. Very pretty!

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  9. You find the best treasures. I hope to tag along with you sometime. You are a lot of fun. Blessings

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  10. I've never seen such a thing but I think it's so cool! I would love to hang out with you--you find the best stuff!! :)

    Jane

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  11. Love the box! i have one but it's pretty new

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  12. You have some lovely pieces. I never realized they used the leftover wallpaper to cover the boxes.

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  13. I love hat boxes and yours looks wonderful. I also love your sugar bowl, crack and all. The green is lovely. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend, Janice.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. Such a lovely wallpaper pattern on your box. Those are usually quite a bit of $$s, as you said, so getting a deal is super sweet, I'm sure!

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  15. Cool little hat box! It looks nice on your shelf.
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  16. Thanks for sharing your beautiful box and the history of the boxes with SYC.

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  17. That is a wonderful hat box and I love the histpri you shared. It is fun to learned how some of our favorite things evolved.

    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    I am so glad you are here.

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  18. It looks nice in your decor. And I love boxes and baskets for storing things! If I can just remember what I put inside before I put them on a top shelf! lol Happy Spring! Hugs, Diane

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  19. What a wonderful find! It is a beautiful piece to mix in among your other antique treasures. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

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  20. Hi Janice, What a great wallpapered box! It looks like it is painted on. It looks great with your other antique treasures on that shelf!
    I've been missing you, but have been busy with sales. I am off this week though. :) Talk to you soon!

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  21. What a unique box Janice! I know of hat boxes, but never really heard of a wallpapered box. Love that sugar bowl!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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