Friday, October 19, 2012

Soda Box Knick Knack Rack

Years and years ago, far too many to remember exactly when, I came across a wooden box that used to hold Coca Cola.

For a long time, I used the box as a rack to display small decorations.

We moved from one town to another and then had a cross-country adventure.

  The wooden box came with us. 

 (The little pumpkin shown above is a walnut that I painted orange and then facial features with black marker!)

Then, when we returned to the east after 12 years in the southwest, the old box came in the moving van.

 What happened to it next is anybody's guess.

  The box was missing and all my packed mini-decorations remained tucked in tissue paper in the attic.

Most recently, I found the box again! Yippee!

A plate from Spain came down and the box went up on a kitchen wall.

It was worth the trip to the attic to retrieve some of the mini decorations for Halloween. 

  Unpacking each one, some which I'd forgotten about completely, made me laugh.

Some, like the little happy-faced vampire and witch with her upturned purple shoes, sit on the edges of the shelves with their legs hanging down. So cute!

Anyway, thought I'd like to share my newly found wooden Coke case knick knack rack.

 After all, there's nobody I'd prefer more than my blog peeps to share things with!



Susan said...

What lovely memories you take with you. I'm very fond of miniatures; it's something my mother got interested in when she built a dollhouse with her father. The soda box is perfect to display yours, XOXO

Joyful said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting and praying for Jonah's Missions and his sick mother.

I don't mean to moralize but I do not celebrate Hallowe'en or find the costumes cute. I know some churches/Christians try to celebrate with a substitute on Oct. 31 (I don't) as Hallowe'en has it's roots in paganism.

Joyful said...

By the way, I do love your wooden box ;-)

Linda O'Connell said...

That box is great. I love the BOO TO YOU ghosts and the bad wrap buddy.

Nellie said...

I am SO GLAD you found that box! I love that little witch with the purple shoes.:)

Have a good Friday!

Leann said...

Morning Susan

Love that old coke container - perfect for all you little treasures!

My favorite? The vampire - he reminds me of Count Chocula!


Lorraine said...

so many cute characters here but the happy ghost perched atop the box just makes me smile :)

Unknown said...

I am on the same page as Joyful; we do not observe Halloween here either. I do love the use you have for your box, though, and I'm sure that you will have some lovely Christmas items to put in it as well! Thank you for sharing this idea with us!

Tammy said...

I'm glad you found the little crate again. It's great for displaying small knick knacks. I like the three little ghosts that spell out boo. Best wishes to you! Tammy

Together We Save said...

Your small treasures are so cute!!

Merlesworld said...

I like Boo to you very cute.

Bookie said...

Used to little things too...but lately and easing away from them...too much dusting! :)

Chatty Crone said...

I don;t know where you keep all those - but I love them.

Chatty Crone said...

I don;t know where you keep all those - but I love them.

diane.stetson said...

I love each and every one of them. I can see why they bring a smile to you and why you were so happy when you found your coke box again!

Kit said...

Oh I am so excited for you! What a treasure. My fav is your Boo ghosts in a row. But they are all very cute. :) Kit

Dee said...

You can't go wrong with a box to hang to have a unique and fun look. Glad you found it in time to display your Halloween treasures. My favorite is the last one. :)

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