Saturday, September 6, 2008

Repurposed Cigar Box... Pink, of course!!

A few years ago my daughter, Amanda, vacationed on Cape Cod and brought me back a hand painted souvenir from a cute little shop in downtown Hyannis...


The artist had transformed an old old cigar box into a shabby work of art...


The box has a dimensional hand-painted rose on the lid...


...and through the painted strips, you can still see the original embossed writing on the sides of the box (Rothschild Baccarat)...


This beautiful gift sits in a vanity tray (that I painted pink), on top of the bookcase in my office....


... centered between a pair of white iron lamps with pink pleated fabric shades (a great vintage store find!!!)...

Be sure to check out everybody else's "Pink Saturday" posts at Beverly's beautiful blog, How Sweet The Sound!


Donna

26 comments:

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I love that box! It's exactly the kind of thing that I would have brought home too. Love the pink stripes and the flowers! I also just love boxes too.

Kady

Connie said...

You've just sparked my imagination, sweet chick!! I love the look of that bookshelf! Hmmmmmm.....
Smoochies,
Connie

Adrienne said...

Hi Donna -
What a gorgeous box! And such a sweet gift. The real treasure is that Amanda bought it for you! It is a wonderful to addition to your vanity.
~Adrienne~

g said...

Oh, what a lovely room! I like the cigar box - such a neat plate to hide precious things!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Margaret Cloud said...

I just love this blog, everything is so beautiful, it has to make you happy just being in this room, just coming by to say Hi.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

that is such a pretty cigar box.. I love it! thanks for sharing! happy pink saturday!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely PINK box with a rose!

~ Gabriela ~

Joanne Kennedy said...

Very nice. Wish I could paint things to turn them from trash to treasures like that.

It looks perfect the way you have it displayed.

Hugs,
Joanne

Virginia said...

Precious little box. I have one similar, where I put all my prayers request. I called it Things for God to do.
Have a Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

That is truly a wonderful gift you received.

I really like that, it beautiful.

Have a wonderful and restful weekend

Ciao

Smilingsal said...

Hard to believe that pretty box used to hold cigars. Happy Pink Saturday!

Kathy said...

Sweet, sweet pink things!
Kathy

She'sSewPretty said...

What a pretty pink box and a beautiful vignette! Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Donna.

Now that is a pretty box. It is one of my favorite boxes that I have seen. I love the combination of the stripes and the rose. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

What an awesome blog! Love all the pics. Great little box. I especially enjoy the top photo of your fireplace. I want to do something to mine like that. It's on the "to do" list!

Saw your pic of the raccoon. Just last night I caught a raccoon eating our cat food. They are so sneaky!!

Stephanie

Tricia said...

Lovely cigar box. How sweet of your daughter to know the things you like. Happy PInk Saturday

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Donna, I have gone to rose heaven today...that dimensional rose on the lid of the cigar box is divine! Thanks so much for that "fix".

Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Cottage Rose said...

Donna what a sweet and beautiful gift from your daughter. It is so pretty, and your lamps are so great love it all. Happy Pink Saturday.

Hugs;
Alaura

Victoria Lynn said...

That box is so pretty and I love your vignette on the bookcase! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Angie said...

Donna...I loved everything...how wonderful that your daughter bought you such a wonderful pink treasure!

~Angie

Joy said...

The cigar box is marvelous, and the vignette is magazine-worthy!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a lovely vinnette..... I LOVE that mirror in the center.... and what a thoughtful daughter you have...
HUgs
Linda

Liz said...

I LOVE your new banner! That is the cutest thing ever!!!!!

I used to make cigar box handbags so I love this little number... Very delightful!

~~Liz~~

Patricia said...

A beautiful array of pinks. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Becky said...

When I see boxes like that it makes me want to paint. That is really pretty. Nice gift!
I am just now getting around to your Pink Saturday post. My, there were so many participants. It is fun tho.
Looking forward to seeing your post again.
Becky

KatCollects said...

The pink box is very sweet. And I love the banner with the beautiful black cat : )
Kathy