Thursday, December 10, 2009

le petit tiroir



I thought it would be a nice idea to make something small but sweet to have for sale at my vendor table at the Snowflake Bazaar. Something a little girl could buy for just 50 cents and be excited with her purchase.



I have been noticing creations using small matchboxes (Cari uses them to package her pretty earrings).



I really enjoy small projects like this. I wrapped each emptied box with paper and tied them with lace, adding a forget-me-not or bead here and there.



I added cabochons to a few and being the silly girl I am thought how fun (for me) it would be to call them something fancy and French like the little drawers.



I never studied French so I had to Google the translation for "drawer." And voila ~
le petit tiroir!

And merci beaucoup to all of my blogging friends. Where else could I talk about things like this and be so warmly understood? I sincerely appreciate that and hope you feel the same.

Bonne nuit mes amis (Good night my friends)

xo

55 comments:

Rebecca said...

I LOVE THESE. What a super duper idea!

These are just the sweetest things EVER!

Thanks for sharing, Elyse!

xoRebecca

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

ELYSE!! Theses are FABULOUS!! Oh I love anything small and pretty :) I have since I was little. I want some of these, you should sell them in your Etsy! I would love to see them in an apothecary jar, just looking pretty!!
Big Hugs,
Amy

Queenie said...

Oh these are precious, you are so creative...I love the colors that you chose! I know a girl that would love one of those..."me"! LOL! Have a great night...thanks for sharing...loved the french lesson too...how clever of you!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Lori said...

Elyse, those are so precious...i love the idea behind making them too...what a sweet place for someone to store their little treasures!!!

Andrea Singarella said...

How sweet! And you're so thoughtful to think of the little girls who will just LOVE these. The name is absolutely adorable.

Theresa said...

So perfectly precious! Honey, that is huge beauty in a small package! Have a blessed evening!

*Noelle* said...

very cute!!

Bunny said...

Great idea for the little people in our lives who like to shop or little shoppers in training. They are beautiful.

The Feathered Nest said...

Elyse, these are the most precious little things!!! I just love them ~ tiny is wonderful, isn't it?? xxoo, Dawn

luckygirlgifts said...

Oh Elyse, your boxes are lovely.

I'm sure the little ladies will be ecstatic with their purchase.

Have a super weekend.
Cari b

GWENDOLYN said...

What a sweet idea. I also like the idea of putting earrings in them . Blessings!
Gwen

Bethany said...

Those are really adorable! But I was hoping for candy inside.
Also, I dreamt about you last night. So weird. I was teasing you about something cottagey. So I better not do it here!
You make me smile. But I do think you're a bit tapped with all the pink/lace and now French? Sheesh. I think living with three males is tipping you over the other edge. (okay couldn't resist teasing)
Oh and thanks for thanking me, but I had fun with the boys the other day. They were super sweet. So thank YOU!

Sharon said...

These are really cute! such a cleaver idea. They will love them.
Sharon

Twyla and Lindsey said...

These look so sweet! Twyla

Angie said...

Adorable! What is it about mini things....they are just so precious! Hugs ~ Angie

stefanie said...

super cute, all things just sound better in french!

Barbara Jean said...

Are you kidding hat you are selling them for 50 cents???

They are too adorably cute, and took so much time to do all that sweetness!

There will be some happy little girls at that sale.

Now, how about making some for this big girl??

blessings

barbara jean

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh you're so sweet, Elyse! I wish I was one of the little girls who came by your table!!! The little knobs on the drawers are the best!!! ♥

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your little "tiroir"s are adorable. I am thinking it won't just be the little girls that will like these petite little treasure boxes. So sweet! :) Blessings, Tammy

natalia carlota vallejos said...

Estan preciosas ! como dicen? "Thats a good idea" mi inglés no es bueno,ja ja! gracias Cottage por tus ideas ingeniosas.

Claudia said...

Love them. You talented girl!

xoxo
Claudia

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

These are just the cutest, what a great idea. Any little - or big - girl will be happy to have one of these.
Cheers,
Leah

debi said...

Elyse,
Quelle belle petite tiroir!

Vous etes tellement creative!

Hugs, Debi

teehee!

Glitter and Bliss said...

Adorable!! Love them!! I hope you are doing well my sweet friend. Merry Christmas!!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Tinker~ You are brilliant! Crazy brilliant!I've been noticing the "petite drawers" popping up here and there too. I would love to make some. They would be perfect hanging on a tree holding tiny gifts! OOH LA LA!

All things nice... said...

Bon Jour,

Oh those match boxes are very pretty, so simple to do but oh so sweet

All things nice...

All things nice... said...

Bon Jour,

Oh those match boxes are very pretty, so simple to do but oh so sweet

All things nice...

Susan said...

What a precious website! I love it. And I love the sweet covered boxes. I have no one to make them for, but I'm inspired to make some for fun and donate them, maybe even with a little "happy" inside. I appreciate the inspiration!

Susan at CharmoftheCarolines.com

Marydon Ford said...

What beautiful creations, they are adorable! Love these pretties.

Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon
~~NEW BLOG~~ blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

LiLi M. said...

Quelle bonne idée! You will learn french in no time Elyse! It is not that hard, I learned it when I was 12!
I love the idea, told you that in french! Bonne weekend!

The Garden Bell said...

So clean, so fresh, so full of love. I enjoyed each and every peek into your wonderful like.

Hope you don't mind if I follow along.

Stop by my garden when you have a moment

FairieMoon said...

These are so cute Elise! Soon you will become a miniaturist and make little tiny bureaus with those matchboxes.

Say, can you buy matchboxes empty or do you have to use the contents first? I use those kind of matches but they last awhile and thus take some time to collect.

Erin :)

Elyse said...

{to answer erin's question: i wastefully dumped out all of the match sticks}

xo
elyse

aimee said...

how sweet of you to make those for little girls to purchase and so affordable :) they are so pretty. have a great weekend.
blessings,
aimee

Janean said...

so, so sweet!!!

Beach Vintage said...

These are so teeny, however do you cover them without screaming.....they look so lovely Elyse.

Gerry said...

Each 'le petit tiroir' - a little jewel treasure.

LaurieStar said...

These are so adorable and so soft and sweet! Now.... what will you put in them???

Lisa said...

Sweet! And that's what friends are for. If you can't tell us silly things who can you tell! hehe
What a great idea to have these for the little spenders!!
Hugs, Lisa

The imPerfect Housewife said...

I'm telling you what, you are something else! I assume those will be on your Etsy shop eventually??? Have fun this weekend, I'll be thinking of you ~ ♥

koralee said...

Now these are so darling...I would buy a few myself. Your ideas always inspire me my friend!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

How innovative and adorable, Elyse! I just love these. You put sooo much work into these sweet little works of art!
Brenda

Tami said...

Elyse..thank you for the visit today...could you possibly make anything any cuter? Oh my goodness you are amazing! I am a fan.
hugs..Tami

Cathy said...

Elyse,

What a lovely idea. They are the cutest little boxes ever. We all know, Good things come in Small Packages.

Thank you for your sweet compliments on my holiday Pink Saturday decor.

xo Cathy

tales from an oc cottage said...
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tales from an oc cottage said...

Désolé ! Je ne peux pas orthographier! Ces petites boîtes sont fabuleuses! Comme vous doué êtes ! J'espère que vous avez vendu million de choses et avez gagné assez d'argent pour payer Noël ! ! !

Hee Hee!

moi ^..^ (tres freaque)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Elyse these are just precious and such a fancy little name in french you gave them!! What a fun little drawer to tuck a bit of money in for someone. I am thinking too that a bit of sting to hang them on the tree as an ornament would be fun!

This reminds me of the matchbox ornament I received from a friend as a wedding gift. It is covered in red velvet and is slide open and has the sweetest bride and groom inside!

I am working on getting 500 newsletters out - hope to be done by Monday then it's Elyse time- have your goodies mostly gathered but want to wrapped them and I haven't begun to find my papers and such!! THanks for your patience friend!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Oh how neat and how cute!! I love the petit tiroirs....hihihi... even the name is a tickle...
Hugs!!
Sonia

Vintage Rose Collection said...

These little treasures are precious and perfect stocking stuffers..
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Elyse!
Jo-Anne Coletti

Anne Fannie said...

What sweet little gifts! You are so creative!
~Ann

Duchess of Tea said...

Ma chérie Elyse vos petits tiroirs sont beaux. J'aime les couleurs pastelles.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

my cup of tea said...

I LOVE little things! These are so pretty!
~Donna~

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Oh my gosh those are so so pretty!

pinkstilettos said...

These are so adorable...Are they just matchboxes? Do you get them from restraunts or buy them? Daisy~

şehnaz said...

ooo....very very good....