Feb 2, 2011

Valentines Day Candy Box...

I have always wanted one
of those over the top
 vintage Valentines Day candy boxes...
 
 
 
pure romance
dripping in femininity...

I have never been so lucky as to find a true vintage one..

But, I am a hoarder of used chocolate boxes
and I was lucky enough
to find a bit of vintage sheet music,
I have been saving for just the right project...
 
 

So, I covered my little candy box
hodge podge style,
using Elmer's glue on the backs
and leaving the edges loose and a bit tattered..
 
 
 
instead of tea dying the pages,
I took the fast route.

I just smugged thinned paint around,
 for that soft weathered look...
 
 
 
Lacey ruffles were pinch pleated on the spot
and hot glued down...
as was the velvet ric-rac trim...
 
 
 
What is romance without flowers?
Nothing I say :-)

So a bouquet of velvety flowers fills the center...
 
 



Tonight I will be joining

for an on going Valentine Party

and

Thanks for stopping by,

78 comments:

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Really beautiful. Great job.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

That's fantastic! :D

texasdaisey said...

Oh it turned out really beautiful. I am thinking I may need to go out and buy myself one of those heart shaped boxes and make one too.
Debbie

FourSistersInACottage said...

Bella that is AMAZING!!! GORGEOUS and STUNNING to say the least....
YUMMY Romantic!!!!
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

NanaDiana said...

Bella- That is so pretty I could cry. I love it! You are SOOOO talented. I'll bet you could sell a ton of those babies on Etsy! Hugs-Diana

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

So Sweet...LOVE IT Bella! Know one would know that it is not a Victorian Treasure!
Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs to you,
Donna

Shirley said...

Oh yes, I was out looking in the stores to see if I could find a heart box filled with chocolate..sad to say the boxes were not so nice..This is just what any female would love to own..Be Still My Heart!
~Shirley

Olga said...

Fantastic job!

Ann said...

Oh it looks so beautiful!

Debbi said...

love it--so wonderfully vintage romance!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh, so beautiful Bella!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Wow that is so beautiful! I hope to find a vintage one someday, but maybe for now I will just go buy some candy and improvise!

:) Michelle

Leslie said...

Just beautiful Bella.. just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful creation Bella!

Dawn Dutton said...

Awesome

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

So Dreamy and Pink Heaven :)

Poetry and Wild Roses said...

That is just one of the sweetest Valentine's I have ever seen! Now to find the chocolate heart box that I've saved...Thank you for sharing this beauty!

Mary Ellen said...

I just lost my comment to you in mid typing! strange indeed.. but I had to tell you what a beautiful box this is!! I love the velvet rick rack. I had picked up some heart boxes last year after Valentines and totally forgot till you did your post!

bee blessed
mary

Mari said...

HELLO BELLA~JUST GORGEOUS AND OH SO ROMANTIC!!!


XO~MARI

Lori Lynn said...

Very pretty!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

Maggie said...

this is awesome, luv the vintage box.
Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

Maggie

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is absolutely beautiful. You are so very talented and get excited whenever I open you blog. It just keeps getting prettier and prettier. Thanks for sharing this work of art. ~~Sherry~~

Masha said...

It looks beautiful. It was a great idea to use sheet music, it makes it so romantic.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Aww Bella that is beautiful, I have some wooden heart shaped boxes I need to do, they are hinged with the hinges missing so I need to find hinges. Guess that will be next years project. I love the velvet rick rack, I used it once on a baby gift in powder blue. Sometimes it is hard to come across. Brown chalk ink is always a good thing to have on hand when tea dyeing causes a delay. Hugs sweet girl, xo Marilou

High Heeled Life said...

What a beautiful box you have created!!! xo HHL

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That looks so pretty, I am guessing you had a few hot glue burns from the lace...Oh well, no pain no gain! Great job!

Carol

Pam said...

Beautiful! What a lovely keepsake.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Bella ~ this is absolutely beautiful...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Holy cow! Forget vintage! So so darling. You should be doing this every day! And what was I just saying about elementary school valentine shoe boxes? You mean this is under 100 bucks? This is a wonderful work of art. Love it. I can't believe how you go blog crawling at this hour! I like to stay up until they're getting up in Paris. (Ha!) It's 7:30 am there. You? (ah yes, I remember) P.S. Do you have a source for the flowers? xx

Kom Achterom said...

Ha Bella
That box is beautiful!! love it!! so romantic!
you make it so lovely
happy romanitic week
Yolanda

meemsnyc said...

Oooh, it's so pretty!

Bohemian said...

Well you did a fabulous job, I think it looks as nice, if not more amazing, than any Vintage ones I've ever seen. I just ordered one from Binky La Faye that she created out of an old Valentine's Heart, can hardly wait to receive it. I can't eat chocolates so I never get the Heart boxes, would seem such a waste to pay a lot and toss the chocolate just to get the box! *wink*

Dawn... The Bohemian

It's me said...

What a sweet box !!...lovely day darling......did you see my give away ??? love Ria....

Vicki said...

Bella this is gorgeous. You did such a great job on this.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That box is gorgeous and so romantic!

Carolyn said...

What could be more romantic then that-it is beautiful!

Carolyn

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Now that's my kind of candy box. You did a beautiful job. love it! judy

Kim said...

Hi Bella,
What a gorgeous Valentine box.

Kim
Letters from the Shore

maría cecilia said...

Truely a most romantic and beautiful box you have made dear Bella!!! Love everything about it!!!
hugs my dear

Virkat och Kärt said...
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Virkat och Kärt said...

Så vacker den är Bella ~~~

So beautiful it is Bella ~~~

Kram, från Eva

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

So pretty Bella - and I love the look of the last photo... it should be blown up and framed!

Sarah said...

Bella, this is one of the prettiest, most romantic heart boxes I've seen. You've created perfection! Love the idea of the sheet music.
You should link this up to Holiday Haven's ongoing Valentine Party.
There is a link at the top of my sidebar.
~ Sarah

Passionate for White said...

Oh so very pretty and I wouldn't care if it came with candy or NOT!

Princesa Nadie said...

Really lovely!!!
Hugs

stefanie said...

oh, I am swooning!!! its just perfect!!!!

Deborah said...

So feminine, so romantic..
It has
l o v e
written all over it...

Deborah xo

Blessings from Cindy said...

I must say, Bella, that your box is way more beautiful than any vintage candy box. It is soooo pretty!
Blessings,
Cindy

bikim said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!
Rosa

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
I remember when Valentine boxes were quite fancy. Yours turned out really nice - maybe hubby will fill it for you?
Judith

Sylvia said...
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Sylvia said...

Hi Bella,
I've just found your blog and I am enjoying it a lot ..It is so beautiful , romantic and warm here ..Your candy box is just perfect !

I wish you Love !

Katy Noelle said...

Very clever and pretty, Bella!

My mom saved every single beautiful heart shaped box from chocolates that my dad ever gave her. When I was little, every once in a while, my sister and I would "break into" the cabinet and just take them out and look at them. sigh. Romance! =]

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is just so beautiful, you did such a lovely job, I would never have known it wasn't truly vintage. Thanks so much for linking up for the party!
hugs,
Debra

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, your valentine box is over the top gorgeous... I've been wanting to do some valentine creating myself but can't seem to find the time! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Sandy Ang said...

This is just gorgeous! So charmingly vintage with wonderful textures and faded-rose colours.

Cindy said...

How very pretty; just...really, REALLY pretty!

Suzann said...

Oh Bella how awesomely beautiful!!!

It is so romantic and SWEET!!!
Suzann

Farah Muzaffar said...

What would I say except.......... outstanding Bella...
Love you
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Farah

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a sweet valentines box Bella! I love sheet music and your box looks so charming all covered with it! Sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing this inspiration at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Bella...what a treasure! And the last photo...breathtaking!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous valentine. This is so lovely.
Karen

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oh my gosh, this is so gorgeous!! i absolutely love it! thank you for sharing with us!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is simply breath taking!!

Hugs,
Debbie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

this is truly beautiful! you are so creative! love this!

Mary said...

What a beautiful box with all your layers & trims~ I love the sheet music! I would never guess this wasn't vintage!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

This is so dreamy! Beautifully done, thanks for the clear instructions. I love every detail and am inspired!

And thanks for adding it to The Valentines Party!

Nancy said...

Bella,

This is the prettiest Valentines box I've seen. It's so romantic, feminine and simply beautiful.
The sheet music is my favorite part!
It would look so pretty at my table ;-)

Nancy

Cindy said...

That's crazy beautiful!

Cindy

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Bella, The old ( looking ?) rose caught my eye immediately...oh my goodness this is darling.
I too would love to have one of these someplace in my home.
I found an "old rose" the other day, now I have an idea of what to do with it.
Really nice job.

Rose

katiakurenkova said...

очень красиво!

Женя Joy_L said...

so cute

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is so beautiful--how in the world did I miss this post?! I try not to miss any of your posts. everything you do is so pretty!

Lady of the Woods said...
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zoyaagray said...

Heart shape is my favourite shape. I like so much this lovely heart shape box so much. Its look is very cute and flower is also nice.

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Haworth said...

Sorry to be so late in posting a reply to this but I'm making my way through your beautiful blog slowly, relishing every project and image. You've given me a great idea for those chocolate boxes I've been hoardin. Yours is just beautiful, Bella!

Mom E. said...

Bella,
LOVE your heart box.....this also reminds me of a project I have always wanted to do....okay, i just said that on my other post to you.....looks like it is time to get off the computer and DO a little something! I am so glad that other people are able to finish the wonderful ideas I seem to only dream about in my mind....old dogs can learn new tricks though....so.....I'm off to work on my heart.....box....! It is our 32nd anniversary on Feb. 3rd....so I will set a goal to have it done and post it i day shor of a year after you posted this.....let's see if I get it done!
Your blog warms my heart!
Betsy

Martha's Favorites said...

Bella: This is just beautiful! Wow! Martha