Feb 4, 2011

I Heart Valentines Boxes...


A couple of days ago,
I shared with you my lust for Vintage Valentine Boxes,
and showed you one I made...

(click photos to enlarge)

I do have one older box...
dare I say vintage?

I think the box is from the 1970's
it reminds me of the boxes I saw in the stores
 as a girl.

Which in it's own scary way,
 makes me vintage...


I found this pretty Valentines Day box
in the free bin at a garage sale...

Surly it deserves to be loved,  admired...


even though it does have this funky mod background...


and a plastic rose...


even a bit a tinsel...

I still find it charming :-)


and

Thanks for stopping by,

35 comments:

Shirley said...

Dear Bella,
yes, this lovely box needed a home where it will be treasured for it's vintage beauty and I doubt very much that it reflects that you are vintage too! Just means that lovely items such as this has been around for a while. LOL!
I cant find a pretty vintage heart candy box anywhere. I have made a deep heart box, but it's not the same as a candy heart box! Both of yours are just lovely!
Thanks for being a blogging friend,
Shirley

Blessings from Cindy said...

Hmm vintage my dear??? You are not!! I remember those boxes too! The one you made is so much prettier, but I understand that this box was hard to pass up. Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Cindy

Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Oh my! I do remember those plastic roses. Still pretty. Reminds me of the boxed candy I used to get from my dad. Sweet memories. Somehow I missed the box you made. Girl, that is off the chain! Love it.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Tammy

Tete said...

Just beautiful- my grandfather would buy one of these, along with the most wonderful card, for my grandma every year...I still have the cards stowed away back in my closet...
Have a fun PS and a great weekend!
Hugs- Tete

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the vintage Valentine boxes with the plastic roses, and the bigger the better!

LV said...

I was fortunate in my younger days to receive some these pretty boxes. I tend to remember mine were mostly red. These are very pretty in pink.

Marydon said...

What ever happened to those gorgeous frilled & fluffed Valentine boxes of yore!? Your box is awesome ... brings back lots of memories of wonderful surprises & those deelish beauties inside.

Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

It is charming, Bella! Thank you for sharing it with us and Happy Pinks to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

Blondie's Journal said...

I think it is a very pretty box and I love the one you made. These would be a fun thing to collect!

XO,
Jane

Grace said...

Beautiful Valentine box! Happy Pink Saturday. Grace xoox

NanaDiana said...

What a great old box...and the funny thing is that by the photo you would NEVER know it was a plastic rose..it looks real...and I love those old Valentine candy boxes too...they don't make anything like them anymore.

Vintage? If YOU are vintage than I must be Ancient! lol Hugs-Diana

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Totally charming and very, very collectible. I think you are lucky to have these for some reason they are so appealing.(-:

Mari said...

HELLO BELLA AND HAPPY PINK SATURDAY~I JUST LOVE YOUR VINTAGE HEART CHOCOLATE BOX :) JUST BEAUTIFUL :)

XO~MARI

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the free bin?? i would have snatched it up too!! i love how detailed it is, it makes all of the current ones we see look tacky.

http://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/33742089397207040

Lori said...

Hello
Came across your blog from Cindy's, I must tell you that you have the most exquisite blog! I spent some time admiring! I love the faux fireplace, would love to find one, one day. The icicles for the winter are fabulous! i just had to grab your button as well to come and savor more spectacular beauty! Nice to meet you, Lori

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Bella
What a WONDERFUL Box :)
Here it is Valentines Day the 14 of Feb
Hugs from Håkan

Sherri said...

Bella, I'm glad you gave that pretty Valentine box a loving home!

Lynn said...

Hi, "Vintage" 1970, lol oh my gosh, vintage to me is the 50's, lol. Anyhoo, my dad used to buy my mom and me those beautiful boxes of candy. Mom's had roses (she also received a dozen red roses) and my box had a doll with a beautiful dress spread out over the top of the box. You post brought back so many memories. BTW I had to read the post where you made that stunningly beautiful box! OH my, I so love that. It is the most dreamy romantic box I have ever seen. I am your newest follower too. Blessings

Vintage Gal said...

These valentine boxes are just wonderful ~ I LOVE them ~ what ever happened to them? ;-)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, I think that is so beautiful, hard to believe anyone could actually throw it in the trash... thank goodness you saved it!... these were the kind of beautiful candy boxes my daddy always bought my mama when I was a little girl, waaayyy back!... still so lovely today!... xoxo Julie Marie

Roselle said...

It's stunning. I love all the vintage "tackiness". LOL It's charming and sweet. Now I am going to be hunting down forgotten and tattered old Valentine's boxes!
Great pink share!
xo
Roselle

Susan said...

Oh, Bella. What a charming heart-shaped box. You scored! Now why would someone throw that out? Or, I should say, not want it? Great find! Susan

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Yes, from the 1970s is definetely vintage! Such pretty boxes. We don't have them like that in Holland, but I guess that is because we don't really have a Valentine tradition. The last decade 'Valentine's day' is getting more and more established in Holland.

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, I love your Valentine heart box, it's so pretty... I have a small collection of them too, their just to pretty to resist! Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Daphne

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Bella Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share today. I too love the candy heart boxes. I keep old cards and love letters from my DH and love letters from my kids in them. Someday when I am long gone, they will pull those boxes down and find what secrets they hold for them to read.

I too cannot pass one up. They are so useful and recyclable. I can't imagine throwing one out, let alone giving it away at a yard sale. Don't they know about us gals yet? We love this kind of stuff, and yes we do buy it. Oh my.

I love your collection and thank you so much for sharing today. Have a beautiful weekend sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella!
I'm vintage too; I remember those Valentine's Day boxes from the 1970s! Even with plastic flowers, they are still so pretty!!!
Love it!

Cathy said...

Hi Bella,

I adore the vintage Valentine's Box. I don't dare start collecting them. I had one in my Etsy cart last month and knew if I bought just one, I'd be in serious trouble, so I decided against it. But they are so dang gorgeous.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Cathy

Jillian said...

Definitely charming with a hint of vintage! What a find for you in the FREE box! Great.

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love this romantic box!



~ Gabriela ~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Bella,
What a darling heart box!! I think it is just perfect for Valentine's Day!!

Hugs,
Debbie

xinex said...

Very pretty and so adorable!...Christine

Char said...

You did a beautiful job of creating your heart box Bella. I am sure it will be enjoyed for years to come. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy PS! this is beautiful box! I love vintage choc box! you have one beautiful box! lovely!

Amisha said...

These boxes are lovely!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

The free bin? Oh you lucky girl! t's so pretty!!