Thursday, June 10, 2010

A new use for an old box...

I've had this box in our family room for years now. But up until a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea this box once had a specific purpose!

Recently Claudia (Mockingbird Hill Cottage), posted about a beautiful pink floral glove box that she had purchased out in California. The size and shape is so similar to mine, I concluded that mine must also be a vintage glove box!

Now my little box has definitely seen better days. The quilted satin covering is very snagged, but that doesn't detract from its vintage charm... It was obviously used often and well loved.

And besides, with my little white dove perched on top of it, the snags aren't even noticeable. (The white dove was an old Christmas decoration that I liked too much to banish to the basement come January, so he has lived upstairs year-round for as long as I've had the box.)

I wonder what the previous owner, who lovingly stored her gloves in this box, would think of the current contents? As you can see, the box is the perfect size for the unsightly remote controls.

And now that they are stored in this beautiful box, they're so easy to find (unless they have been left behind sofa pillows or buried between seat cushions... the guilty parties shall remain nameless... you know who you are :)

Sweet little dove, you have my permission to peck the guilty parties until they return the remotes to the glove box!
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Southern Lady said...

I love it! What a wonderful idea! Carla

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

A beautiful way to store those remotes. I need a bird to peck those folks who hide my remote in the sofa cushions! laurie

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well the second I saw it I knew it was a glove box. But I was in awe when I saw what you used it for. Great idea!!!!


Susan said...

Oh Donna, Cute, cute, cute. What a creative way to use the sweet little bird. Never heard of a glove box but I like it! Susan

Anonymous said...

I just love these old quilted glove boxes!! Great use for it!!
Have a Great Weekend!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a great use for a beautiful box,I have one that was left to me by my Betty friend... I'll have to bring it out and use it.. thanks for the idea... hugs ~lynne~

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Victoria said...

Oh that little box is darling and so unique! The second I looked at it I thought aha, remotes!!! I'm on a mission to hide all that sort of stuff too:)

stefanie said...

what a cute idea!!!

Claudia said...

That is such a pretty glove box, Donna! I'm so addicted to them - have to get more. They are great for storage. I can't imagine a better use that your fantastic idea to store your remotes there.


Anonymous said...

So pretty and I love the idea for remote storage!!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Very cute glove box! And you've found a clever use for it, too!

Elaine said...

It's all about repurposing. Lovely glove box. Love the bird on top, it looks like it came with the box.

Your remote control catchall is I am sure the prettiest on the block.

Lisa said...

Love that box! What a great use for it! sweet bird too!
Hugs, Lisa

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a sweet container for the remotes. Love the little birdie guarding it. I have a silver container for our remotes but somehow, they never, ever make their way back to that silver bowl. :/ Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy