Tuesday, April 17, 2012

~WHITE WHITE MY COTTAGE IS WHITE~

~VINTAGE PLATE HOLDER~

Today I'm sharing with you a few pics of a wee little corner in my bedroom.  Someday when I get a new camera or lens I hope to take better photos of the entire room!
~NEWER CHEST~

With our recent remodel, which included taking down the wall between our family room and dining room, I ended up having more wall decor than I could use.  I was sad at first as I didn't have a place for the vintage plate shelf I purchased a couple of years ago.  But with a little scouting around upstairs I found a little nook where it will work...at least for now.
 ~WHAT IS IT?~
(A VINTAGE GLOVE BOX!)

Now...I don't like anything  sticking out even a teensy weensy bit into a doorway but until I have more time to decide just where to put this small chest it's going to stay right where you see it!
 ~WHAT IS THIS?~

Any guess as to what this sweet old piece was originally manufactured for?
~ANOTHER LOOK~

How about now?  Any guesses?  My guy thought it was a cooler for butter because of the little tray on the inside...??????
~INSIDE VIEW~

Do you know yet?

GIVE UP????

It's a vintage French Enamel Lunchbox!  Isn't it fabulous????  I found it recently at a local shoppe and just had to bring it home with me.  It's white and has this wonderful old patina to it!!!!

It's a present from me to me! :)

My home is always changing...but honestly~I'm loving it more now than ever before!

Today I'm linking up again with:

Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

I'm off to paint and sew!  My brush and needle are calling my name!

Love to you...

32 comments:

Anne said...

Rebecca,
Your home is looking great.I LOVE all the white.What an awesome find!
Anne

Marilyn said...

The shelf sure has a lot of pretties on it! I see some old wedding pictures that are inspiration for me to get my mom and dad's framed that I just brought home at Easter time. Now I need one of my sweet in-laws, too. I have a shelf that was my grandmother's that would be perfect for a re-do! I'll have to wait for summer, though! Have fun working!♥♫

NanaNor's said...

Blessings to you Rebecca, You have such an incredible design style and I just love it. You are also blessed with a hubby that lets you incorporate so many beautiful things into your nest.
Thank you as always for sharing.
Hugs, Noreen

Connie said...

Just happened to drop by at the right time to see a new post, Sugar.

I did the same thing when we painted our walls pink and had a small remodel—had to give away a LOT of wall decor, cabinets, shelves, etc. But it was so "freeing", I can't say enough about scaling down.

I love the walls now that they are pink and don't cover them with too much, but Love Bunny would disagree with me. He's never right of course!!

xoxo,
Connie

Susan said...

It is fabulous Rebecca!

joanne said...

I love these little peeks into your home! My guess was a vintage ice cream maker but a lunchbox is so much better...imagine carrying that off to work with you? How fun. You find the best stuff girlfriend..;j

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

wow, that French enamelware lunchbox is really cute. I'd love to have one of those someday. They're cute...and I'd actually use one of those, too. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :) :)

NanaDiana said...

That looks perfect in your bedroom. that is one thing about changing things around..you never get tired of them being in the same old place. We live on the bay so the back of our house is mostly glass. That means a lot less wall to put things on...good and bad. But..what I have out the wall of glass is God given beauty! Blessings- xo Diana

Renee said...

Gorgeous blog and great find!!

Jill said...

Every single thing is just gorgeous and perfect!

sweetvintageofmine said...

SO SOFT AND SOOTHING....LOVELY DECOR
GREAT FRENCH FIND..VERY UNIQUE(AT LEAST TO ME) I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE! FROM ONE SWEETIE TO ANOTHER...ROXIE

EllenaElizabeth said...

Very pretty and calming. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

What an absolutely PRECIOUS lunchbox! I love it!
Nancy

Christine said...

I just knew it had to be a lunch box. The tray gave it away. How pretty.

Julie Marie said...

Hello my friend... of course I KNEW that was a vintage glove box... as I have the plum colored one you made for me!!!... I was going to guess an old ammo box on the other one, but I like a vintage French lunch box better!... everything is just stunning!... sending you an email... xoxo Julie Marie

Suzann said...

Hello Rebecca,
Love your lunch box...I did guess a lunch box after I saw the tray.
Thank you my friend so much for visiting and leaving your sweet comment. You are the one with the beautiful talent...love the new look you have in your home.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Ann Nichols said...

A lunch box... but of course, there was something very similar to it in my mother-in-laws old home...
Beautiful post!

Debby said...

Becky, you know I just adore your glove box.... beautiful !! > < Debby

Maria said...

I love how you decorated the plate rach with the lace and old photo's,
I have never seen such a nice lunchboc, thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Maria

Marilyn said...

Our Victorian Cottage is ever so slowly changing over to shades of white. At first DH said 'White??!!" But with the onset of whites creeping ever so slowly he finally said he likes it....
WOOT WOOT ! ! ! !
Hugs .... Marilyn

Theresa said...

Beautiful addition to your bedroom! Love that little lunch pail:) You have an eye for beauty! Have a blessed day dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your new piece is fabulous! Oh your room looks so romantic! I wish someday I could see it in person!!
Have a great day!!

A Southern Rose said...

I just love all of the white! It looks so romantic. You give me so much inspiration every time I see a new post of yours. I love how you have all of the wedding photos framed together and that little lunchbox is adorable.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Fabulous lunch box! Your wall collage is delightful! Some of us just need all our pretties close by.

Linda said...

Rebecca- Love the plate shelf and the way you decorated it is flawless! I kept thinking "lunchbox" but thought it was too big... too cool! Blessings, L

Mouse said...

oooooo very pretty ... love your wee corner and that lunch box is fab :)well done on getting things a wee bit more organised and how you want it .... hope you enjoyed your painting and stitching today :) love mouse xxxxx

Donna said...

Hi Rebecca,
I am totally in love with your blog, and so glad that I found you! Your bedroom nook is shabbylicious! And I had a sneaking feeling that the mystery item was a vintage lunch pail! I'm your newest follower, can't wait to get caught up on your wonderful style:)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

This is a lovely post and your new treasure is special. As I've said before, you live in a most interesting area with lots of finds.
Love to you,

Mariette

Michele said...

Oh it is all so very very pretty. You gave wonderful style! Xo

Lululiz said...

Ahhhh, what beautiful displays! That little bedroom corner is such a delight.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rebecca, Oh I knew it was a lunchbox. Love it!! Oh your room is dreamy and I love the white. Everything is gorgeous and your talents shine through in all you do. Guess what??, I have added lots of white or shall I say cottage creamy white to my cottage. Been redoing a lot~~~~~~~painting furniture, accents and more. Even my studio is getting a redo. Having lots of fun. Love your new header.
Have a great weekend.
XOXO Celestina Marie

Barbara Jean said...

Love your glove box sweetie.

not much time to visit these days.
Getting ready for big sale at the shop.

blessings and happy weekend
barbara jean

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