I have several Facebook friends in the UK and from them I learned of a bank holiday called Boxing Day. It is the day after Christmas and celebrated in most countries except the United States.
I celebrated my own personal boxing day one day last winter and thankfully it’s not an annual thing.
I have owned these wooden boxes for at least 30 years. They have been moved from house to house and used in my decor over and over.
|Top: antique fan Middle: Uncle Davy’s pilot log Bottom: antique corbel|
|Top: Daddy’s Big Little Books Middle: Daddy’s tractor and car Bottom: collection of globes|
|Top: Dating memories Middle: Wedding memories Bottom: Birmingham collections|
I love each and every one of them for it’s unique shape or label or beautiful wood or stamp of origin.
|Detail of several boxes|
I have never been satisfied with how I had been using them and displaying them in the past. I had always stacked them on the floor, or on top of a trunk. They were ok, but it just never gave them the attention they deserved.
|Who cares about blog worthy photos?|
I decided that I wanted them on the wall to use as shelves. So I scoured Pinterest (see my wood box board by clicking here) and found ideas that I liked, and even more helpful were the ones that I didn’t like. Then I pieced my design together on the floor. Like a giant puzzle.
Mr. Menace (Dennis the) decided to help me hang them. I guess he didn’t trust me. It sure made it easy for me though so I’m not complaining!
|Mr Menace and his Drill|
Then came the fun part of styling them.
|Tobacco Stick on top|
|Love seat from Alabama Furniture Market – Link at end of blog post.|
This is the end wall of our Study. You can see more of it by clicking here.
I have to wonder, do you ever really finish decorating a house? I hope not. I love this stuff. Maybe I’ll get through in time to start over at the beginning. 🙂