Tuesday, June 29, 2010

pretty little boxes

Whenever I go to HomeGoods or T.J. Maxx I usually march (dash?) directly to the paper aisle. I especially like the boxed cards by GRAPHIQUE not only for their pretty images with gold leaf embossing but for their decorated boxes.

{It tickles me that this line of cards is called La Petite Presse because Press is my maiden name and blogging seems to be turning me into a bit of a Francophile (as in Le Petit Tiroirs).}

What started as an organizing project of craft supplies turned into color-sorting paper flowers ...

and using the emptied boxes for la petite storage.

Anyone thinking what I'm thinking?

I'm thinking I need to find a companion box in blue.



Theresa said...

Precious! I buy those boxes too, I head straight for that aisle:) Thanks for showing yours to me, I will have to decorate them beautiful like you:)

Have a blessed day dear Elyse!


myletterstoemily said...

definitely. and i'm think i need to
go get some for "me own."

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Oh I adore that stationary -- so much so that I hate to mail a notecard out!! :)

Beautiful colors...

debi said...

Ooooh! Those boxes are so pretty. Perfect for organizing flowers.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I was just in Marshalls yesterday. And always go to the gardening and decorating and kitchen aisles. Sometimes I look at the books or candles. Those are sweet boxes!

Claudia said...

Love those boxes! I am looking forward to visiting my local store when I get home. The one in San Diego is too far away.


Prudence said...

Yes! those are great, I have vintage boxes from stationary, I don't do anything with them but I should. They are just divine!
I am obsessed with paper products, I don't know why!!!

birdie blue said...

So pretty!

I always head for that aisle, too. I'll look for one in blue for you.


Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

So pretty...the perfect boxes for paper posies:)

aimee said...

that is a great idea, and a pretty way to organize your flowers!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I like very much! Buying storage, pretty storage at that, is a fave of mine, TK Maxx always comes up trumps for pretty boxes!

Home and Heart said...

What a great idea, color coding the flowers to the boxes!! I store my beads by color in those ugly plastic boxes, but you gave me a great idea to make them look better! Thank you!

luckygirlgifts said...

Love the little boxes Elyse,
I'll keep my eyes open for a blue one for you.
Have a wonderful week
cari B.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Pretty, pretties! I love HomeGoods and TJMAX! I never grab a chart when I first go in but I always end up pushing one out to my car! LOL!

Elyse, thank you for all the sweet little treasures you tucked into my order! So sweet of you! Loving the PINK baby chick! xox


Glitter & Bliss said...

Love!! Love!! Love!! They look like they were made for you my sweet friend.

Sandi said...

We could be twinky twins today! I ADORE those boxes and notecards and that is the very first place I head to in those stores also.

I just picked up two of the Eiffel tower sets last time I was there.

{I really think we should not talk about them here in blogland or everyone will start buying them and there will be none left for us. LOL}

I don't think I have seen pink boxes...will have to be on the lookout!!
Happy day!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Love the pretty little boxes... I always love to shop at Marshalls and places like that, they have the best stuff. We don't have a home goods. I hear it is similar to marshalls.


Kateyed said...

Oh, I have missed something! I must go take a closer look. I am rather hooked on those photo boxes at Michaels. They have a million prints and I usually like one and then they never have it again! right now I like the black and silver fleur de lis. Qui, I am also turning into a Francophile!...lol!

Terri said...

I am going to have to run to TJMAXX...I can see some yummy pink and yellow macarons in those boxes. Terri

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :)
I love those sweet little boxes ~ I am going to have to be on the hunt for those too ~

Elsie said...

Your boxes are sooo pretty. Yes,
you need a blue to go with the
other pretty boxes. Love your
flowers. ":O)

stefanie said...

they are perfect!!! you are soooo clever!

Jeanne said...

Hi Elyse
I opened your package today - I just couldn't wait any longer! Everything is beautiful - love it all!!!
Thanks also for making the "tinkered" jar for me. It's so cute:)

koralee said...

I have the same passion...I am always hitting the paper aisle. Such pretty things out there and your box idea is wonderful!

Lucille said...

I actually love using boxes to organize my little crafts such as baby hair bows of my daughter. However, I mostly adore your boxes because they are really beautiful. I would also like to have a white or blue version of that. Lol