September 1, 2011

A Paris Box

I made a little Paris box, but it would not have been possible without the generosity of fellow bloggers...What nice thing has a fellow Blogger done for you?

I started with a plain blue cardboard box and painted it heirloom white
Sunny Florida was not so sunny yesterday, so excuse the dark photo's

I stamped the box with French Vintage and Paris stamps from Stampin D' Amour Sweet Pamela sent me the French Vintage stamps because she saw how much I liked the Paris Cavallini stamp set on my previous project...How nice was that!

After I stamped the box with my new stamps I covered it with a brown glaze 

I gave it all a spray with a clear acrylic

Time to spruce up the inside

This is where Char at Some Place In Thyme comes in.  I commented on how much I liked a paper she used on a project, and she sent it to me!  Aren't bloggers something!  She picked it up locally at Mystic Paper, but you can purchase through them on line.

The paper I used is called 7 Gypsies, I used the Paris paper

Some polka dot ribbon and vintage bling and it is ready for my booth at Orange Tree

I want to add one more story about generous bloggers and then I would love to hear your experiences

Francie at The Scented Cottage did a post about her "Thrifty finds" and one of them was this gorgeous little pitcher/gravy boat.  

My comment on her post was "I love it, put it in your will for me"  her comment back was "I don't have to die for you to have it, I will send it to you"....And she did!

We all know bloggers are the nicest, most generous, people!  

What nice thing has a fellow Blogger done for you?

Happy Creating!


Vicki said...

Love the box, especially that 7 Gypsies tissue paper. How sweet your bloggy friends have been to you! Sunny today..enjoy it.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love 7 Gypsies paper. You are truly blessed with all your wonderful gifts!!

White Whimsy said...

Love, love, love the Paris box. You are so creative. I just love seeing what your next project is.

Veronica said...

Love love your box! Blogging friend have helped me with so many blogging issues as i am quite new to blogging and they always generously supply the answers to my dilemmas! apart from all the gorgeous eye candy that blogging friends bring to my day such as your gorgeous post!


Ruby Jean said...

Aunt Carol, I can see why your Bloggy Friends have been so giving to you...As you are the Sweetest....And Certainly one of the most Creative and Kind Bloggers... : )All of your Treats are delightful....HHHHMM!!! lets see...I am still fairly new to this Blogging world...However the other day I mentioned to one of my Blogging friends in her comment section that my husband and I went to Costco to look for the Vanilla Beans she had bought to make a Vanilla Sugar...Well I didn't find them and told her I would look at another Bulk store...I was REALLY wanting to make this sugar... : ) and I was going to post on it and share her link...Well she wrote me an email and stated that if I didn't find it she would send me a Bottle...Now isn't that just so SWEET...Oh and her blog is the Cottage Market...She is also new to this blogging world...

And Aunt Carol...I would share my Teeny Tiny Popeye Bathroom with you.. :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The box is another beautiful creation Carol. Don't you just love blogland. It's filled with some of the nicest people.

Grammy Goodwill said...

That box looks fantastic. What generous bloggy friends you have. I'm sure you're just as thoughtful.

lynn said...

i've met some fab people through blogging--i can see you have, too! love your paris box:)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Love your box Carol!!

I recently had a Blogger send me a monogrammed tote bag that was unbelievable. I am going to post about it on my Blog tomorrow. Aren't Bloggie friends just the best?


imsteelefullofscrap said...

Turned out beautiful cant wait till we get moved hopefully be finished this weekend then the mess begins unpacking all my stamps and embellishments!! So I can make pretty things again!

Ido said...

Oh my gosh, how nice some bloggers are! One time I received a package and I was surprised, it was from Annie @ Plum Siena, she saw the book "Creating the french look" she thought it had my name written on it, bought it and sent it to me. It's incredible how the internet connects people, we may not ever know each other in person, but our friendships will last forever, I think is just too sweet!
Love your Paris box, that 7 gypsies paper is gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I'm totally loving it!!!! Fabulous Girly! You are soooo talented. Love your vision!


Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The box turned out really well. I love the inside of it almost as much as the outside. You do indeed have generous blogger friends. How nice! Shannon

Scarlett said...

Adore the paris box! Bloggers are lovely, ive been treated to several bits by bloggy friends :o) Scarlett x

sissie said...

OMG, I can't tell you how nice bloggers have been to me! I have received wonderful gifts and giveaways and some of the sweetest messages ever! We are so lucky to be part of this amazing blogger's world.

Love your french box, it's so ooh la la and I know that someone is going to grab it right up.


Stampin D Amour said...


Love it!!! Turned out just FAB! :)



Char said...

Carol, I am so happy you came by today. I have not been blogging in weeks. We have moved my MIL in with us and I have been so very busy. We are blessed to still have her at 87 yrs of age.
What you have done with the box is just beautiful. You certainly have a talent for creating gorgeous things out of nothing. I am so happy you are enjoying the paper. I will also keep my eyes out for anything special I think you may love, Char

SueBee said...

What a sweet box! I could do so much with it. You are so talented.
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you for lunch....
How about next week??

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Carol,
Yes, blogger's are the nicest gals!!! I've rec'd unexpected gifts and that sure makes my Week!
Nice pitcher!!
Nice Paris box!
deb :)

vignette design said...

What a darling box. And how generous of Francie to send that little pitcher!
Bloggers are such great friends!

Olivia said...

Well, my fabulous Shabby loving friend! You will be stumped to know that I now qualify for Shabby rehab...the poor gorgeous giant frame almost got doused with a coat of white paint...except I'm too lazy this late to go do it! Soooo, I updated my post...forget simple, I'm gonna go hog wild and paint pumpkins pink and white till I'm pink in the face!!! Ha ha ha! That box is fabulous by the way and WOW what amazing blogger buddies we have! LOL!~ Hugs and have a great weekend you rock girly!

Anonymous said...

Very nice job on the box! I love the Paris theme and have it throughout the house, even in my Diva Den! So naturally when I saw your post it caught my eye. Glad you've found such wonderful people through blogging. That's awesome!

Debbie said...

I couldn't agree more about bloggers. It's a little sorority of sweetness, IMO.

And speaking of sweet, I love the box!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love reading stories about kind bloggers. Your Paris box is so cute!

Kelly_Deal said...

Pretty box!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

WOW! Very creative and beautiful box indeed. The stamps are just so cute and the paper is to die for.
I will look for that paper. I would love to use it with my woodworkers transfer tool.

Thanks for your sweet email note.

HeartVintageDesign said...

What a sweet box! I especially love that fellow bloggers inspired your creation : )

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Very special Carol. Love that little box. Enjoy the weekend!

Rona Gregory said...

Love this little creation Carol! Aside from having a wonderfully creative and "happy to share" bloggy friend (you!) I also have another friend in Blogland who revamped both my blogs beautifully for me and I only asked her how to do just one little thing and she did it ALL! Lovely Maisy ( she is awesome!

I tried my hand at making hand stamped candles for Halloween using your tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing that one... fun to do and they look soo pretty! AND my dress form arrived this weekend! YAY! Now I just need to revisit that tutorial. smooches xx

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This Paris box is so having sweet blog friends:)


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Out of the blue, a handmade bird house arrived on my first step one day......from a blogger who I hardly "knew". All the adornments were made from old stuff, like doorknobs, etc. I was in awe! Pretty box Carol and I have had the pleasure of junking with Francie. She's such a cutie!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Hi Carol, you came by so fast you left some dust LOL...the fairy hobmother was by my blog and if you go to my giveaway blog you too can have a visit. It was wonderful..just go make a wish.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Before I had my shop, a sweet blogger sent me two soft pink blankies for my new baby ....three years later she is still using them. Every time I see them I think of that sweet blogger!

Sherry said...

Your paris box is lovely. I have a couple of boxes I bought at a garage sale last summer. I am inspired to do something with them soon. I have received so many wonderful ideas words of encouragement and sweet comments from other bloggers. I have also had the blessing of winning several giveaways.

Anonymous said...

this is so much lovely,, all in one spot,, you dod what you do so well,,

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful tips and ideas. Thanks Carol
Love your box.