What is it about boxes ...?!
Whenever you see one at a vintage fair or market, you feel compelled to pick it up and look inside!!
Of course, then you discover that it's empty, but it's still oddly satisfying isn't it?!
In case you are like me, then I've got a little selection of boxes to show you, that will soon be appearing at vintage fairs.
First up is this beautiful Chinese or Japanese box, which has a delicate bird and the branches of a tree. It has a gorgeous deep reddy brown colour and is painted black inside.
Another wooden box, all inlaid and decorated with little Scottie dogs, one black and one white.
It's a little bashed, but is a charming object, and probably dates to the 1930s.
What appears to be a rather unassuming pale yellow bakelite box, is actually a rather stylish Art Deco cigarette case.
It would fit easily into a handbag, and would have been the perfect accompaniment to a glamorous night out in 30s London. Just imagine!
Apologies for the out-of-focus picture of the inside of the box.
I'll sack the staff photographer (me)!!!
And now the 'Mystery Box' ...!!
It looks like it's from the 1950s, and could possibly have been a gift box of some sort, or maybe it held some chocolates?
I'm not 100% sure, but it's a gorgeous box, made of card, and is possibly quite rare as most people would have thrown it away.
So look out for these boxes at my next few vintage fairs and markets, starting with Wimborne Market, in the Dorset town of Wimborne Minster, this Saturday!!