One of my favorite things is vintage hat boxes. I found my first one in an antique shop about ten years ago and I was instantly smitten.
I love that they are often covered in one of my other favorite things - vintage wallpaper from the 1930's and 40's.
And I love that they are not just pretty, but practical for storage as well. I use some of my sturdier boxes to store my smaller collections of vintage craft supplies.
Some boxes I just use to decorate my home. These sit on top of the armoire in my family room. It can get pretty dusty up there, so I need to remember to dust them frequently. : )
It's rare to find an affordable vintage hat box in good condition these days. Since they were made of paper and board, many did not survive their years of use. I adore the beautiful creations of Hannah's Treasures. The incredibly talented owner and designer, Marilyn Krehbiel, makes gorgeous, newly constructed band boxes that she covers with authentic vintage wallpapers. They are so pretty and well made - you would never suspect that they weren't actual antiques.
Have a great weekend, everyone!