Thursday, February 24, 2011

Urns & Decorative Boxes

Hello Everyone!
Do you ever look around your home and realize
you buy the same type of decor over and over?
How does that happen? I guess we all buy what we like.
Join me for a tour of urns and decorative boxes.
I bought this matching set of urns last week at Kirklands.
They matched the colors in our master bedroom.
A decorative ivory box is sitting next to them.
*All photos enlarge when clicked*
A bronze leaf box is displayed in the hallway.
A metal scroll box holds cotton balls in the master bath.
It's from Kirklands.
A painted flower box is displayed in the dining room.
It's from the Lamps Plus online catalog.
A bronze striped box and tiny red one are displayed in the foyer.
They are from Kirklands and Cato.
A jewel box style with a tassel is in the formal living room.
Another Kirklands find.
A fleur de lis box from Ross looks nice in the living room.
A mini green box sits on the bombe chest in the family room.
I recently bought this one at Ross for the new coffee table.
The glass knob is actually green but it doesn't show in photos.
Another Ross find for the family room.
This large urn style box came from Ashley Furniture.
I have it displayed on the dinette in the kitchen.
An amber glass potpourri box is from Kirklands.
Another urn style box is displayed in the powder room.
Don't forget about fabric covered boxes to store mementos.
They usually have them at TJ Maxx, Home Goods and such.
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Tell me am I the only one or do you love decorative boxes too?
And I thought I didn't collect anything...:)
One last reminder you have until Sunday afternoon to enter
my spring garden giveaway. Take a look at the precious goodies.
Have a wonderful week!

51 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

very preet girl..I loved seeing all your decorating boxes...WOW am I the first one here?? ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

Tiffany's Life said...

Everything looks so nice. I love your blog! I almost purchased the urns in photo #1 last week. I think they would look perfect in my master bedroom as well.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

If I showed my urns, boxes and covered boxes there would be an intervention...I buy every box I see that I love at those places you named...along with about 10 other stores as I can always use them in my gift basket business....ITs a sickness...You and I have so many of the same decorative boxes...

Shelia said...

Hi Most Beautiful Melissa! Oh, what pretty little boxes you have! I'd just love to come over to see you and your beautiful home!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dee said...

Great looking urns you have displayed.

Dee

Lisa said...

What a beautiful collection of boxes! You have such a variety of styles and colors. Very pretty!

Audra said...

I am loving those urns...so elegant. I always find myself buying things and getting home to find they fit right in with something else I already own or in some case match perfectly.

I love the boxes...I need to find a couple more to add to my bathroom, master bedroom...uh, everywhere!

Hugs!

Kristens Creations said...

Beautiful boxes Melissa! I am drawn to the same decor as well. I find that I love things that have movement (curvy) and color.

I ordered the hardware so it should be here soon! I'm glad you like yours..

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

Beautiful! Gotta go to Kirkland's soon. I also love the way you did the arrangement.

Toodlepeeps.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love all of your boxes!! I love decorative boxes too. I can't stop buying them :) I've been eyeing those urns that you just got for your bedroom. They are so pretty!! Great finds. Your home is just so gorgeous. I wanna move in :)

LC said...

Hi Melissa! I love your new urns you put in your bedroom. You are lucky to have a Kirklands near you. All your decorative boxes are nice, too. You decorate your home so lovely. May I ask what the orange thing is next to the fleur- de-lis box, is it a vase or lamp? I like it! =o)

have a nice evening~ L

Terri said...

My husband Bob loves boxes. He has a lot of boxes. Most are empty but he will buy an interesting box any day of the week!

lvroftiques said...

Oh you are so NOT alone my friend! I LOVE both boxes and urns! And I'm OCD over ironstone pitchers...I mean who needs 100 of them?! (Not platters etc...just pitchers) And art nouveau jewel caskets! I have multiples of the same ones and yet I'm still like a moth to flame over and over! *winks* Your boxes are wonderful Melissa! But when you find yourself (as I have) buying the same thing...selling said thing...then buying it again? Yes I've done that *sighs* Timne for some therapy. LOL! Vanna

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, All your decor choices are so elegant and detailed with nice colors and textures.The sizes are so varied and all your selections are just regal. Thank you for giving me ideas I otherwise wouldn't have dreamed of…the fabric boxes are a great idea for special sentimental items. Emelia:).

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, All your decor choices are so elegant and detailed with nice colors and textures.The sizes are so varied and all your selections are just regal. Thank you for giving me ideas I otherwise wouldn't have dreamed of…the fabric boxes are a great idea for special sentimental items. Emelia:).

Liz said...

I still love that framed "M"! I wanna make one! LOVE it!!!!

~Liz

PS... I love your pretty boxes too. :)

Stacey said...

Oh they aer all so pretty. The nice thing about urns and decorative boxes is that you can hide something if you need to. :) I have lots of apothecary type jars...and bird nests.

shannon i olson said...

so funny I just bought my daughter a blue and a purple box similar to the first photo....she comes to me and says "you bought me urns?" silly kid. I think they are great!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE that fleur de lis box! You buy what you love and it works! Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday and for being such a great supporter of the girls At the Picket Fence! :-)
Vanessa

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You know what you like Melissa...you are consistent!!~ I have actually bought the same things twice LOL..

Gypsy Heart said...

Nice! I do believe you collect boxes...and tables. :-)

Thanks for sharing!
Pat

Kat said...

I love them all. LOL It seems they are wonderful throughout our houses. There is a place for every single one.

Hugs,
Kat

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wow, you do have a lot of decorative boxes. I have one sorta...it is more like a miniature trunk...
I enjoyed seeing your collection!!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Hi Melissa,

I haven't dropped by in some time! Now that we're settled in our house, I have more time to devote to blogging... I love the new look of your blog!

I love the decor you've used... I find myself buying prints and photos over and over! ;)

Tara G. said...

I just discovered Lamps Plus when looking for a new lamp for our bedroom- they were a great company to work with! Melissa, your home is so lovely and warm- people couldn't help but feel relaxed there. Do you host any coffees or have people over frequently?

Liz said...

Good Morning,
I really enjoyed this post. Melissa, I love the way you accessorize. We have some of the same items, too! =) Those urns are GORGEOUS, I would love to have those in my home.

The photo with you and two other girl's...are those your sisters? If so, you are all *SO* gorgeous. Your mother and father must be so proud. 3 beauties for sure! =) All of your boxes are beautiful and you gave me a ton of ideas…I really like the Rooster floral arrangement….LOVELY!!

Have a great weekend! XOXO ~Liz

Richella said...

I love all your decorative boxes! They look beautiful sprinkled throughout your home.

I tend to find things I like and use them throughout my house, too. I think a lot of things from my house would feel right at home in your house, and vice versa! :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

You do have lots of boxes. But they are all so gorgeous. I really don't have to many but have found myself more drawn to them lately. I love your box with the glass knob on top!

imriz said...

loved all your collections, they're amazingly beautiful!

http://www.diyandmore.com/?p=246

Barb~Bella Vista said...

The urns are lovely, Melissa. I am a huge fan of decorative boxes, too.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Barb

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, thanks for checking out the albums! I think they will be good for weddings and babies. Still working on them...I don't have alot of pictures either, but I know that some people have tons. Most of mine are on the computer. Just let me know if you would like one.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

SO FUNNY! I do the same thing! We cant HELP IT...Its our "Styles"...and my sweet GF...Your home ALWAYS looks AMAZING...so you just KEEP ON, KEEPIN ON doing it the way you do! Its Go-Jus!

Im gonna shooot you an email about GIZMO! He is the Caaaautest dog Eva'!

xoxokara

April said...

No...you're not the only one who loves pretty decorative boxes...I do, too! You can just do so many different things with them. You've done a great job incorporating everything into your home!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Beautiful and elegant urns and boxes! This makes twice this week that I've read about awesome deals at Ross. I'll have to go check that place out again. Kirklands is always fun, too. Love your blog, and I'm your new follower, too. Happy Friday!

Nancy said...

Once more, we get to see more of your home!! I just love that :) and Kirkland's?! Between that store and Hobby Lobby just across the road I'm in decorating heaven. Happy weekend!

Brenda Kula said...

I just love that round red table! And I have rarely met a box I didn't take to.
Brenda

Donna said...

Hi Melissa! What a beautiful assortment of boxes you have! And oh my goodness, you are right! Mr. Chestnut looks just like Romeo who visits our Baby!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!... Donna

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very nice displays.

shannon said...

You have a very beautiful home!
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Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Hi Melissa~ You are not the only one friend. :) My problem is apothecary jars and white pitchers. Thanks for linking my party! xo

Pam said...

Count me in. I love to buy little boxes and urns to hold stuff. And then I forget what I have in them. You'd think I would have a more organzied house with all my little storage areas.

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Angela said...

I love the urn on the dinette in the kitchen. Homegoods is my favorite store. They have the cutest things.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

-Angela

Billie Ross said...

I think your urns are fabulous! They really add a punch to the area in which you place them.

Your decorating is amazing... Always enjoy stopping by for a "tour."

Billie

Donna said...

Melissa, you are THE vignette queen!! You mention TJ Maxx, Marshall etc...you should be designing for THEM!! You do a phenomenol job of all things decorative...really!!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

They are all lovely! I enjoy shopping at Ross also, this inspires me to look for a new box for our living room. Have a nice weekend Melissa!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Melissa~ What lovely boxes!! I am in love with that one in your bathroom- beautiful! Ross is one of my favorite stores for the best bargains too! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Beverly said...

Very pretty collecton. I expecially love the urns .. I tend to buy the things I love over and over again .. I love your frames they look very pretty with everything else. I am a new follower. Have a great Monday!
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Traci said...

You know what's really funny? I love decorative boxes & I only have one! I've noticed that I buy a ton of candlesticks. They seem to be everywhere in my house!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love decorative boxes and yours are especially lovely. You display them beautifully.

Sana said...

you have displayed some of the most beautiful boxes and urns in the more pleasent ways, their style of decor heightens their value, i remember buying such an urn from Switzerland when i went there on holidays 2 years back!!