Monday, February 4, 2008
With Valentine's Day coming soon, I thought I'd share some seasonal storage options. Of course you could take a heart-shaped candy box, enjoy the candy, and then use it for other purposes. Here are some less fattening choices.
1. The handmade box above, made in Bangladesh, is decorated with the word love in many languages. It come with paper hearts, but of course you could store anything you want in it. Update on Feb. 10, 2011: I'm no longer finding this product on the web.
2. These soapstone boxes are handmade in Kenya. Update on Feb. 5, 2012: I'm not finding these exact boxes any more, but this one and this one are similar.
3. Aspinal of London has some lovely leather boxes; there are seven color choices.
4. A store called The Scotland Yard brings us this pewter box from Mullingar Pewter in Ireland. You could also get this heart-shaped box (or another style) from Mullingar itself. Update on Feb. 10, 2011: I'm no longer seeing this particular box, but Mullingar does still sell heart-shaped boxes. I'm not finding them at The Scotland Yard, though.
5. Here's another pewter option.
6. Dan's box shop makes heart-shaped boxes in a number of different woods. Update on Feb. 10, 2011: Dan's box shop seems to have disappeared from the web.
7. This box is made from birch bark.
8. Over on Etsy, cozycottagecreations has felted boxes, including this heart-shaped one. (It's one of a kind - but maybe she could make another if this one gets sold.) Update on Feb. 9, 2013: Sure enough, this product is no longer available.
9. Continuing on at Etsy, Jakotsu has this box. Again, it's one of a kind. Update on Feb. 9, 2013: This box is no longer available.
10. Etsy seller Kerri at funkyjunkyart has a number of heart-shaped boxes. Update on Feb. 9, 2013: I'm no longer finding these boxes.
11. This sterling silver box hand-crafted at the time of order. Update on Sept. 28, 2009: Unfortunately, the web site that sold this product doesn't seem to be around any more.
12. Saks sells this heart-shaped pill box, available in champagne or red. Those are Austrian crystals, which explains the $255 price tag. Update on Feb. 9, 2013: Saks no longer sells this item.