The hinges are finally going beyond hope of repair, on the old wooden cigar box in which I’ve stashed my bits-and-pieces of girly nonsense since, oh, since the days of big hair and Lycra. So now I’m on the hunt for a replacement (and suggestions would be welcome!).

Got a Box?

Suggestions are welcome!
If you make special stash boxes, or know someone who does, why not drop a comment and share a link here? (Too shy to comment, you can always email me with the info…)

Go ahead, my crafty pals, it’s an open invitation to shameless self promotion!!

A stash box, a trinket box, a jewellery box, call it what you will… it has to be just so. Not too big, not too small, not too fussy to open (but not with one of those balancing-act lids that can blow off in the breeze from a quickly closed door, either), and it has to be truly unusual.

I’m not saying one-of-a-kind, necessarily, though that would be good. But the fact is, you’ll live with that chosen stash box right there in front of you, day in and day out, in your own personal living space, for years on end. So it’s got to be the right box. Not a decision to be rushed!

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In the meantime, here are a few of the trinket boxes that I’ve got marked down as fabulous “possibles”…

1. ghostgirl11‘s Silent Screen Goddesses trinket box [Etsy]

This box stands 2½ inches high and measures 4½ inches square. It is adorned with some of the silent screens most famous divas such as Theda Bara, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson and Marion Davies.

Ivana Helsinki printed bird case box with hinged lid2. Helsinki printed case with metal clasp [Peep Keep]

From Ivana Helsinki in Finland come these Fennofolk designed boxes with pixelized, chocolate brown birds. Made of plastic cover with Ivana Helsinki logo embossed inside. 8″ x 4.75″ x 2.75″

nostalgic cat theme decoupage trinket box3. Haru‘s Here Kitty Kitty Treasure Keeper Box [Etsy]

dimensions: 5-1/2″w X 5″d X 4-1/8″h
Several layers of protective medium has been applied to ensure a smooth and durable finish. Created in a smoke-free environment.

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