8.10.2009

girl who loves boxes...

Bon Appetit!



{sorry..i know it's a weird thing to start the week off with...but i just finished reading Julia Childs book...'My life in France' }







I don't know how i got thru this weekend but i did.




Apparently..... my husband needed a break and lucky for him...i gave him one. Lollapalooza came into Chicago on Friday eve....so Bryan and his buddies spent all weekend there....and he is expected to return monday evening after work......



i hope his key still works.....




hopefully I am still here.... and have not run off with the mail man....




my mailman is a mix between matthew fox and jude law......{that's the word with the neighbor girls.....}




and all of those neighbor girls here on my street are somehow ALWAYS home between the delivery hours of 2-3 p.


{do i hear you daring me to get a picture of him??}




It's a good thing i'm happily married.




yup...good thing.





Anyways....sorry.....i always seem to get off track....












One thing i tend to covet and hoard....are hatboxes......and not just hatboxes....but travel cases as well....so if you have one that you just don't want...feel free to send it to me...{that might give me a reason to invite my mailman in for a glass of lemonade.....}





It seem like i have been finding these cases and boxes everywhere.......

























Collecting is sort of like a covert operation......at least in my home. I feel like an undercover agent working varied hours and totally on the sly.




I have to do things SLOWLY and not risk the fact that i am being watched.




so s.l.o.w.l.y.




so very c.a.r.e.f.u.l.l.y




because if the general finds out that his soldier is in fact digging new trenches....




oh....




let's not go there......




because my blog might go from "one girl talks" to.....




"one girl who lives out of her mini van while eating ding dongs".






I know i am not the only one who covets and hoards....



i read your blogs......and see the small collections you have going.....



and i love them.



Do tell...what is your favorite little collection at the moment??

oh...and shall i get you a picture of the mailman for you??








xo













71 comments:

littlebyrd said...

I am loving your collection, especially the grey's. Your postman sounds cute. I do dare you to get a pic :)
Right now it is books and pictures that I am really interested in. And 1940's stuff ~ loving that.

Twice Remembered said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous photos! I really love your style and am so glad I found your blog!

♥Aubrey said...

What a gorgeous collection you have. I'll be waiting on that mailman pic :) Too cute that the girls are home between those hours.

Simply Me Art said...

Love the boxes and the Suitcases are Divine! I hoard, old silver, mostly service wear and of course old rhinestone, I could give the queen a run for her money! I'm really wanting a few old suitcases for my bedroom, soon as the spawn go back to school it's on my flea market find list! Hey, did I miss the Country Living article? In typical Jamie fashion, a day late and dollar short!

Simply Me Art said...

Oh, my post person is a woman and she is Pissy all the time, Your Lucky and Im jealous!

a little bit vintage said...

Lovin your collection! :) I have a thing for vintage luggage and steam trunks...as well as vintage windows and shutters.

We have had 3 different postmen in the last year...all of which have been extremely unpleasant...and not as, how shall I say...attractive, as yours appears to be. ;) SO, I guess that means that I'm with the others and would love to see a pic of your postman.

Rachel

Kacey said...

Lovely collection...

I'm coveting anything vintage these days. Trying to give my new house a little personality...

Jen R. said...

I just may have to some to your house at mail delivery time... mine looks like Albert Einstein, and not in a good way...

Teresa Sheeley said...

Oh please take a photo of your mail man, I need some excitement. :) triple dare you.

I am loving really kitschy vintage things right now, and 40's trucks!

www.teresaksheeley.typepad.com

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Lucky...my mailman is a lady that kinda looks like a man. Come to think of it...I really dont know. She drives so fast I cant get a good peek. Bet that's what happened to your invite. Blew right out her window! Yep..darn it! Maybe next year~ Now go make some lemonade!

Jeanneoli said...

Ok...I have seen your mailman and he is NOT hot...unless there is a new man on the street...we need to talk;-) Love the new mirrors and the hat boxes too.

Tamara said...

Hand Fans... I mean I have zero right now...but doesn't sound like a beautiful collection!?! You know the kind that have an eye capturing print that you flip open quickly lay back in your seat on the porch and roll your eyes as though you have had the longest day when the gorgeous mailman walks by... oh wait I have a mail woman...hummm...

Tattered Goods said...

You are way to FUNNY, I have been telling my friends about you and how cute your blog is... I am into my vintage tiaras, cameras and clocks right now. I have about 30 of each in my collections and of course I still need more ;)

xo,
Sheila

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Lucky girl. My mail person is a scary lady that talks on her cell phone and chomps on candy...and litters the wrappers up and down the streets... sigh.
Please get a snapshot, so we can all live vicariously...
Happy Monday.
~Amy

The Little Red Shop said...

Matt Fox and Jude Law...Yum! I'm single...I triple dog dare you to take his picture. (unless Jeanne is right and he is not hot) There is a pretty cute mailman the next town over, but we don't have mail delivery in my town. We do have a mayor who drives his lawnmower down the street past my house...but that is a different story...

: )

Julie M.

ps Is that round case blue samsonite? My mom received that set as a high school graduation gift from her parents. The trunk case has always been my favorite piece. She didn't get the round one though...very cute! I love boxes too!

pps The verification word for this comment is, "rumpo." Lovely!

Simone said...

Matthew Fox and Jude Law - photo definitely needed please?!

I love boxes too......what I am collecting right now?.....hmmm.....photo frames and lots of photos for the new home that we are supposed to be moving into sometime sooon :)

vicki archer said...

I love off track and I love collections (would probably love the mailman too) - I am collecting old copies of Paris Match and always embroidered linens...xv

Alicia said...

first off..i LOVE the photos... and secondly, i don't collect anything!! is that weird?!

Di said...

We used to have that round blue suitcase, lol! It was the official sleeping overnight at our girlfriends house suitcase. And, of course, you MUST get a pix of Mr. Hottie Mailman. Definitely. As for collections, I have a few, but my latest have been lanterns.

KarenSue said...

Already 19 comments! All thru the night people are blogging. I do understand. My daughter said she might have to do an intervention. I will fight it.
OK-yes a picture of the mailman-of course! Oh ya-collections-anything old and chippy. I could go on but I don't want to bore you.
Smiles to you.

LuLu & Co. said...

YOur mail man sounds like my UPS man! :) hee hee My item of the moment that has caught my heart and am slowly collecting too are crown crocks! which I just happened to post on today,
:)
xo,
LuLu

caren said...

Your "collection" and your photos are beautiful! I would like to see a pic of the mailman. We used to have a gorgeous mailman....he used to stop and chat with everyone - especially the ladies. He was put on a new route :( I'm sure the old man up the street complained because his mail was always late......

alee said...

Hmmm...
Collections sounds old & mildewy :)
I like to tell myself that I don't
have any but...there seems to be an awful lot of "things" around here like..vintage cake plates, ribbons {of course I WILL use them}
& letters {any kind , any font!}...
Here's to a great week & lots of down time :) --Surely you deserve it! :)

Brandie said...

Oh, I love the cases on the bed and the box on the bench. I wish I had some good places around here to find wonderful things like that. I am collecting right now, vintage millenery, ribbon, old books(always), vintage sheet music and ledgers and vintage cameras. I am always on the look-out for white dishes as well. Especially those with a little something special.


I want to see that mailman!

Rue said...

Good morning Kasey :)

Gorgeous bedroom! I have a thing for white bedding... nothing else will do. Darling hat boxes too.

I've been obsessed with little and big ben clocks for a long time. I don't what it is about them, but I have a hard time resisting them even if they don't work.

BTW, we finally sold the house and the cottage will be ours on Wednesday :)

xoxo,
rue

Brenna LaPray said...

It looks like the only thing I've been collecting these days are children!! Great post Kasey and yes, I would love to see a picture of your mailman!!

traci said...

yes, we do need a photo of the mailman. then i can decide if i am moving to your street or not.

Petit Coterie said...

Love, Love, Love your hat boxes!!!

Jill said...

Again, I am cracking up and SO relating to this post. I actually hide my "new" finds for a time and then move them into place so that when hubby notices and asks "is this new", I can honestly say "NO, I have had that for months"....collecting right now for me involves lots of clocks, mostly in shades of cream, oh and old books with great titles. Just found one that is called "Queen of Home".

Have a great day Kasey. I am going to see Kim at Oronoco in MN on Friday - any chance you and your minivan can get to MN????

Jill

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Your posts are always so funny! Yes, we'd love to see this mailman that everyone is swooning over - ha!! Love your suitcases - we are collecting those, mirrors & Wm. Rogers silver pieces at the moment...and the moment always changes don't you know!!

Martha said...

Love your post...what lovely hat boxes...they are so pretty!
Collections...lets see...

maybe more adding along...but we love the beach and are trying to add anything beachy to our home...

love the willow tree figures...not to just have...but that relate to something special...I probably don't want a million of them...but LOVE them when given with meaning...

well you know my newest one...dresses...thank you for your lovely comment and nice advise!!!! I will definitely use what you said...makes for an easier transition..

Tara said...

Hmmm, covet happens to be my middle name...obsessing my nickname, so therefore...I have been coveting vintage silverware lately, but you already knew that!

eco-stylista said...

I need to see that mailman :-)

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love your hat boxes...and as for the mailman...well yes we need to see him.

Backyard Candle Co. said...

vintage wedding cake toppers is my thing right now!
The hat boxes are way cool!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Definitely need a picture of the mailman;) Love the bench at the end of the bed. Great collection.

I collect quilts, magazines, watches, cookbooks and I know there is much more I just can't think...

That Girl Ang said...

Vintage Suitcases
Individual Letters/Alphabets
Michael Joseph Jackson memorabilia

RACHELLE said...

anything silver with tarnishing! little dishes, plates, trophies...etc bty love your blog! love your pic's, and music! p.s. The general in these quarters is earily so much like your own! we may end up in the same parking lot one evening sharing ding dongs ...i too tresure hunt on the sly! :)

koralee said...

Love your hat boxes and suitcase collection....lately my collecting has led me back to bowls...lots and lots of bowl in all sizes....everywhere you look! Happy collecting to you...hope you find something special this week!

Rachel said...

Ok, love your collection and I would love to see a picture of your mailman...mine is not so pretty to look at. I love collection jars and cake plates...xoxo

Madison said...

Wow it looks great!! You have very good taste!!!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I double dog dare you to take a pic of the postman. what a fun challenge!

If mine was a little more fun than watching paint dry, I would join in. so....I'll just leave it to you, my friend!

LOVE your hat box collection.

Happy Muuunday....blek. Why does the kitchen and laundry haunt me on these days?

xoxo - Tracy.

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

love your collection! I am kicking myself for convincing my mom she should get rid of her "old" suitcase when I was in middle school. Why oh why did she listen to me?!

Leah C said...

I think I'm addicted to colecting & hoarding:) I like to collect old bottles, skeleton keys, vintage jewelry, mercury glass Christmas ornaments, & white ironstone...just to name a few!
P.S. I'm thinking I might forward all my mail to your neighborhood;)

Vintage Junky said...

Oh I have an obsession of the month or quarter, depends on how fast I find an item. Mr Hughes always says "thank goodness you found that so you can stop talking about it." and "If you buy this, will you stop talking about it." Yesterday I found 2 creamy white leather (?) suitcases. I have been thinking about those for about 4 months now. I was even going to try painting some white. I still might!
Michelle

The Flying Bee said...

Love white milk glass. Lately, been picking up baby ben clocks, silver, old windows, vintage suitcases.

No such luck with my mailman. Now, the UPS man, that's a different story!

Claudia said...

Oh yes, I have my little hidden collections - books, but lately - rose paintings. My husband actually said - "no more flowers, okay?" So I have to find new and crafty ways to hide them yet display them. Wish me luck. Oh, and McCoy...but that's a bit easier to deal with.

Can we see your mailman?

Miss B said...

I loved the post from your husband--HILARIOUS, especially the part of 'why does everything have to be all white,,'

Bay said...

Oh please do! If this mailman is anything like the fireman or that boy who lives in his airstream I'd be delighted to double dog dare you! I have many many books and a bell collection that my mother started for me when I was little. As for my other collections, I think my hubs would say shoes, clothes, and dishes! Thanks for keeping me laughing.

Kim G. said...

I read My Life in France when it was first published and loved it. I think you should indeed get a shot of the mail man, tell him it's for your child who wants to be a mailman one day or some absurd lie. Maybe tell him you want to nominate him for mail man of the year with the postal service and the application requires a photo. Head shot and full body shot of course.

mimi charmante said...

these days, it seems to be kitchen scales, clocks, vintage cameras, frogs (of the floral variety), mismatched silver, and white linen napkins. after visiting the bh boys, I am all about the collections.

paperhill said...

you crack me up! i do sneak into the house with my treasures at times! i've got quite the vintage slip collection going these days!

Stefie said...

I do have to say that I would REALLY like to see this mail man...Lets just say you can hardly see mine past his horribly ugly and thick goatee.

LOVE the hat boxes!
Stefie

The Kramer Angle said...

My latest collection obsession was cloches, but I'm getting tired of them now and may have to sell them at my next barn show.

Are you selling at the Country Living Fair this year?

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Milk glass has been my latest collection and I"m on the hunt for a retro radio.

I NEED the case in the 3rd photo from the bottom. Need it! :) Great collection dearie.

P.S. And yes...we are anxiously awaiting that photo of Mr. Hottie mailman.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Now that you mention it, I think I need more hat boxes. What do I not collect? Lately I've been into vintage suitcases and old lace.

AshleyR said...

Love your collection. I too have many hat boxes but I would have to say Im definitely a shoe and purse girl... tons of them. Who can't pass up a good pair of shoes right?!?!?

goddessof4 said...

Your posts are so funny!!! My hubby would say I collect EVERYTHING!!!! I somehow collect furniture!!!! Anything vintage,right now I am collecting vintage looking bottles.I found some cute ones w/ cowboys on them so I will put them in my boys room!! Sara

Laura said...

at the moment? fleas. I am collecting fleas. Think I am about to UNcollect my cats....

paula said...

I just adore an old hat box. can you collect lamps? It seems I have an obsession, ha!

J.J. said...

sounds like a cute mailman!!!!!

You and your hubby seem to have such a sweet comedic connection :)

All this stuff is lovely! Those travel cases would go nicely in those vintage camping Airstream trailers!!!

jenbyjennifer said...

I have always loved marbles... and old buttons. It must be all the pretty colors drawing me in... ooooooh so pretty! In a jar, on the bar, from afar...

Chrissy said...

I can not tell you how much I have enjoyed this post,from your humor to your lovely collection,thank you!! Chrissy

Tracey said...

WOW 63 comments...you go girl!

:) T

Simply Colette said...

Your post SERIOUSLY made me lol, and I was in one of those moods where I Refused to smile.

Imagining you trying to get the photo of the mailman. Hiding behind the curtain... and him doing a doubletake of the flash! ha ha :)

paige said...

a hottie for a mailman?
well of course you do!
& your twin sister featured over at tracey's place is entirely too cute!
wink

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hey Kasey. Funny you should mention "My Life in France." I was just thinking about getting it. Did you like it? Did you see "Julie and Julia"? Lemme know about the book. xo

Gabrielle said...

I love the boxes, but especially love the mirrors! beautiful, Kasey!

Flax and spindle said...

you take such lovely pictures...**swoon**

tabitha said...

i used to have a box fetish of sorts, so i'm totally admiring your collection.
my current obsession..um..collection: first edition books. ok...books. all books. all "old" books..especially those with notes handwritten within.

ashley said...

I am currently into all things white.... not sure why, but white seems to be the color for me. :)