Thursday, December 30, 2010

Show & Tell Friday....Art Nouveau Jewelry Boxes.

For Show & Tell Friday I thought I would show one of
my newest collections, my Art Nouveau Jewelry Caskets or Boxes.
I have 4 of them in my collection so far.

I love these little pieces of history, from another time, my old soul likes
that period and much of it's ornamentation.
I adopted a rule from another collector and so it makes the search fun for these, as I don't pay more than $25 a piece for them, which is really a good deal on one.

The smallest one I have so far which has most of it's silk lining inside and is about the size of a ring box.  I only paid $15 for this one.

And my latest addition to the collection, found at Bayview Antiques in Everett, WA.  I just had to have it when I found it, it was on sale!

I have them setting on the old French 2 drawer chest I inherited and now use
as my jewelry chest. When the collection grows I will have to think of a new way to display them.

Thanks to Cindy for hosting us again this week at http://www.romantichome.blogspot.com/
Be sure and check out her fabulous blog and see who else is showing and telling something fun!
Also linking up for the first ever Masterpiece Monday at http://www.boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/
Fun new blog I just learned of, thanks to it's owner who was nice enough to visit my blog!!


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful, beautiful treasures.

My Show n Tell Link---where it's kinda fodder for the National Enquirer Tabloids. Do stop by if you can, I'd love your opinion.

Happy New Year

Diane said...

OMGosh, I ♥ those boxes Ÿ

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Gorgeous blog! Eye candy everywhere! Have a wonderful and peaceful New Year!
Take Care,

lvroftiques said...

Hi Linda!
How are you? Long time no chat! I spied your post from out of the corner of my eye over at Cindys because I LOVE art nouveau boxes! Did I rub off on you maybe? *winks* Just like you I won't spend more than $25 for them. I used to be able to pick them up for a couple of bucks but not anymore. I'm now pretty much out of space...but I still want more! it's a disease this collecting thing isn't it? Your 4 are all beauties. It's getting hard to find them with their silk linings. And your french table is gawgy! Vanna

House Revivals said...

These are just lovely! I see you are a PNW neighbor :) I am visiting from Cindy's!

Mary said...

Hi, I found your blog at My Romatic Home. I love your boxes, too cute! I would like to invite you to post this over at my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link is already up. I hope you can join the party!

Happy New Year,

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Great collection. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Thank you for participating in the very first Masterpiece Monday! I hope you'll come back again, it was fun having you share! Take care, Mary

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a nice comment about my crown candles. Yes, I see why you liked them...lol.

Your miniature jewelry boxes are adorable and make a lovely collection!

Diane said...

I liked your blog and I personally invite you to join http://www.coollectors.com - The World's Free Collectors Zone.
We will also be happy to cooperate with your blog such as adding its link to our site.
All the best,