Friday, February 28, 2014

Her Ladyship's New Hat Box

For giveaways here at Disenchanted & Co. over the last year I've been using as a prop a pretty pink floral hat box. While it has been very helpful I wanted to retire that hat box, as it was part of a Valentine's Day gift from my guy to me.

During my recent research rounds of antique shops I've been also looking for a suitable replacement, and finally found one:



It's not an antique, but it has the look of one (a real vintage hat box would likely be too fragile to use for any length of time). I also like the colors and design, as both would fit very comfortably into Kit's universe, and it's a bit bigger than the pink floral so there is more room for giveaway items. I think it makes a perfect giveaway prop for 2014, but we should probably test drive it first:



If you'd like to win the first giveaway from Her Ladyship's new hat box, in comments to this post name something vintage (or vintage in style) that you treasure by midnight EST on Sunday, March 2, 2014. I'll draw one name at random from everyone who participates and send the winner a signed print copy of Disenchanted & Co. and Cynthia Hart's 2014 Victoriana calendar. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet so please join in.

13 comments:

  1. I highly recommend Disenchanted & Co. It's the best book I've read in years!

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  2. a vintage book

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  3. A pin that I treasure is vintage.

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  4. I actually can't think of anything vintage or vintage-style that I treasure :-(

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    1. I like that you didn't make up something, June, so we'll count your honesty as a valid entry for the giveaway. :)

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  5. Something old not necessarily vintage is the Susie Cooper bone china Wedgewood coffee service my mum gave me. I'd been married for about 10 years and she was moving house so she passed on things to me and my sisters. The coffee set has travelled the globe with me through our various postings with HM Forces and has survived intact. Every now and then I take it out and treat myself to the pleasure of a real cup and saucer, remembering to stick out my pinkie as I drink. Always a special day for me. My mum got the set as a wedding present in 1955 so I think it could a called retro at the very least.

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  6. Vintage earrings my mother had. Little gold roses posts with rhinestone centers. At my age I think now they're considered vintage. An old wicker chair my mother always sat in on our front porch ever since I can remember. So it's older than me. I had a chance to buy it at my fathers estate sale several years ago.
    I've read the books. I'm on the Clockwork Wolf now. Can not even express how much I love this series! I don't need to win this, since i have the books. But I'd pass along the free book to a friend to get them hooked.

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  7. I treasure my great grand aunts rolling pin. It's unbelievable heavy, made from beech wood and has a ball-bearing. Always makes me think of her when I use it and I wonder what her life as a Masterbakers wife and mother of 5 children must have been like.

    PS. Love Clockwork Wolf!

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  8. I "inherited" (as in, saved from a recycling bin) a shoe box of 1880-90 post cards that were sent from the mid-west to a California relative as birthday, holiday or just-a-note greetings. Reading the cards, with 1 cent stamps, is an adventure for me.

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  9. I treasure a small black lacquer jewelry box that my great grandfather gave to my grandmother for her 10th birthday. He had a patent medicine business and traded for the box because of the birds on the lid. I keep jewelry from my grandmother in it. I see it every morning when I get ready for work.

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  10. I think my only vintage treasure is a very old blue dictionary that belonged to my mother when she was a child. In the front, there are basic lessons for maths, geography, English and so on. I adored it as a child and will pass it on to my daughter if I ever have one.

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  11. My vintage treasure would be a 1918 copy of The Door of Dreams ---tiny little blue book of poetry by Jesse Rittenhouse. I found it in a bin at the antique shop I once worked in. Read the first poem and fell in love with it.

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