Friday, March 20, 2009

What great silly things...





I admit that some things that appeal to me seem silly...but they end up calling my name and they sometimes follow me home as a temporary resident - until I grow tired of looking at them - then away they go. OLD BOXES from games and such

-whether they have the "guts" in them or not-

are usually something that catch my artistist eye with their graphics and colors, especially pre-1970's stuff.



This one is just an empty box that I adore for the colors


but many people that see this on my shelf also like the graphics.

What silly things do you collect? I'd love to hear about it!




2 comments:

Suzette said...

Amy,
Regarding the "boxes", I think you're right the first time: JUNK! ha-ha-! Well, you asked!

Dawn Supina said...

Silly things? What silly things? LOL
I collect so many things, I'm sure some people would consider silly. My first collection was S&P sets ~ started that when I was about 11 yrs. old. I had a piggy collection for a while (when everyone else was collecting cows) ~ only have a few of them left. I collect advertising art ~ cans etc. with words on them. Love words! I also have a collection of original art by unknowns, including paint-by-number, which I have in my studio because I know my husband has too much class to let me display paint-by-numbers in the living room. I have a few fun paper weights. My favourite was given to me by a friend who is a doctor. It's a clear cube with a stomach in it. I also have buttons, dice and old game pieces. My list is much longer than that, but you get the picture.

Love your blog ~ I've added it to my ODDities & WONDERfullies section!

P.S. I LOVE your boxes ~ they are masterpieces of that time period's advertising art, aren't they? Besides, you could store stuff in them if you wished :)