Monday, March 1, 2010

an incidental collection


Several years ago, the hubs surprised me with this folk art box made from old cigar boxes. I had seen it in a shop at the coast but I am a notorious penny-pincher and I wouldn't buy it for myself. The hubs. He's good.

   

(Don't miss the details; click the photos to enlarge.)




The cigar boxes slide out and the handles are made from poker chips and Parcheesi game pieces. Awesome.

Earlier, I found this vintage plate. It's covered in cigar bands and in the center is a photo of a man and woman. Bet this gal made it for her sweetheart. I couldn't resist it.

   


And you might remember my cigar band bottles from e-bay.

I was never actually collecting cigar art but now it looks like I have an incidental collection.    


10 comments:

The Zhush said...

So fun...but so curious...what do you keep in that box?

A Perfect Gray said...

isn't it different? that's why I love it. it's in my bedroom and I keep mostly jewelry there.

Kathysue said...

Ho fun!! That is how our collections start. We buy what we like and before we know it there is a common thread and Voila!! A collection is born, that is the best way to do it, Fun piece, Kathysue

La Dolfina said...

I just love how things find you and then find each other. I love your incidental collection!!
Folk Art is just so charming

Lydia, Clueless Crafter said...

Penny pinchers unite! I have such a hard time parting with money when it goes directly to me. Without my husband, I would be without my beloved cloche. It was he who urged me to plunk the dollars down for the pleasure of something handmade and unique.

Aren't we lucky?!

Splendid Willow said...

What colorful and precious folk art treasures! And your hubby seems like a keeper too. I also love how you display the vintage wine bottles. Have not even thought of that! Thank you for the inspiration (once more). ox Mon

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I adore your 'cigar art', what a vignette your collection makes. You know I hate to admit but I remember cigar boxes, when they were still in use. Damn I'm old....
Happy new week to you ~ deb

cityfarmer said...

this is just gol'darn cute ...
thank God for these hubs!

let's cach up ...

the vintage wren said...

Love that Box, it's so colorful and funky. You've got a good man there. I'm a huge penny pincher too, I could have some really cool things if I would just go out on a limb sometimes.

*Chic Provence* said...

Yes you do have a cigar art collection, my dear!

Kit