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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Boxing Gloves

What's It Wednesday #91

Ok so this week's post is not about "boxing gloves" at all. Instead, it's about glove boxes. Not the one in your car, aka, glove compartment (for those of us who remember it being called that), but the one perhaps on a lady's vanity. 

I have just chosen a new antique item to focus on and decided to bring you all along. Usually I share my collections during the middle or ending of my collecting.

No not this time. This is a brand new, fresh out of my head, obsession...I mean collection. 

As the kids say, "What had happened was..." I was sorting through my mother's, grand-mother's and great-grandmother's gloves a few weeks ago and was wondering what could I store them in. These sorority girls had beautiful gloves for all occasions. 


Then it hit me, like most of my compulsive collections, well "duh" I can display them in antique and vintage glove boxes. So of course I started scouring the antique shops locally and online. I wanted the first one to be special and of course Victorian. Y'all know I have a weakness for all things Victorian. 

There she was, calling my name. I loved how "Gloves" was embossed on the top of this very delicate box. I couldn't decide which pair of gloves to  store in the first of many glove boxes to come. 



So now I am looking for glove box number two, three four... What do you think? Wooden, celluloid, ormolu... I just glove them all. In fact, I am smitten. 

xoxoxo
Paula


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59 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Don't you wish we were still so elegant as our past family ladies, what with the wearing of gloves and hats?...I do! I love the box you found for your gloves, it's awesome and you do have the most lovely items that evoke past and romantic times. Beautiful features too.
Thank you for yet, another wonderful party. Big hugs,
FABBY

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Paula! The glove box is just the most beautiful one I think I've ever seen. I have a wooden one that holds a pair of my grandmother's gloves but it's not nearly as nice as this one although it is very old! It was a pleasure to "drool" over your amazing find... lol!!!

Hugs, my friend!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You always find something wonderful to share and weave stories around the new find. Love the idea of glove boxes. Thanks for hosting.
Joy

Barbara F. said...

This post brings me back to another era, Patti.. My mother and aunts all had gloves and wore them, I even had several pair of little white gloves. I wish I kept them. Happy to join your party this week. xo

Michelle said...

They're not glove compartments anymore? What are they now?

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Paula! Beautiful glove box, can't wait to see more of your collection as it grows. I say get it all!!
Happy Wednesday!
Gina

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Paula, what a gorgeous glove box! You always find the most beautiful accessories! I'd love to see others that you find! Thanks so much for hosting each week!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Glove box? What's a glove box? It's always been a glove compartment in my house lol! The gloves are such a great thing to still have, and the boxes, well, genuis!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so happy you found such a gorgeous glove box for your family heirlooms. Love the embossed lettering.

Karen said...

Wow, glove boxes, there was something for everything back in the day. Thanks for hosting!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I used to LOVE wearing gloves, especially the longer ones and real leather too! I never knew there was such a thing as a box for them! I love the one you got. Thanks so much for hosting.

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

I've never seen a glove box before ... It is so pretty.
Thanks for hosting the party:)
Francine

xinex said...

I have never seen a glove box except for the one in the car, did not know they exist. What a fine possession! Thanks for sharing...Christine

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Lovely, feminine, romantic...wow! The ideas you come up with for collecting never cease to amaze me! The first one you found can't possibly be topped--it's absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for hosting! ~Zuni

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful glove box!! Oh, how I enjoy your obsessions lol :) Thanks for the party! Spring greetings and hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Createology said...

Oh my now this is an obsession worth cultivating. I have never seen such lovely glove boxes. I only have one of those floral chintzy boxes that hold vintage gloves. Who knew? Blissful collecting dear...

Denise said...

Paula, this glove box is gorgeous and so is your collection of gloves!! What a great idea for collecting -- I'm afraid you've given me an idea now, like I really need something else to collect. :-D I really enjoyed this pretty and elegant post!

Thank you for hosting; I hope you have a great week!

Denise at Forest Manor

Protector of Vintage said...

Love the glove box!! I have a small collection of gloves and now I need a pretty box for them!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Paula I am amazed at the collections you have and how you start them. How lovely to have your mothers and Grandmothers gloves. The box is gorgeous.x

Jeannie Marie said...

I had a beautiful vintage milk glass box with a lid. I inquired to the National Milk Glass Society as to it's purpose and it was identified as a glove box. It was the first I heard of a special container to keep gloves in(aside from the car of course). I am not sure it made the move to Florida with me but I will look and send you a picture if I locate it.

Shannon said...

Wow, I didn't even know there was such a thing as glove boxes. Those are really neat. I can think of a few things to do with one, besides gloves. Thanks for hosting the party.

Shannon @ bohemianjunktion.com

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Paula, what a beautiful glove box. I simply love gloves and as soon as the weather cools I wear my pretty leather or swede gloves. Love all the pretty colors. I have always loved them and when it was in style, many years ago never went out without them. Thanks for the memories.
Have a great week.
Mary

retrorevival.biz said...

Paula, your glove box is gorgeous! I acquired mine (it's white porcelain with hints of gold around the edges) while thrifting at the beach a couple of years ago; I love it and keep some of my jewelry in it.

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

How beautiful, and so much nicer than the way mine are usually stored (stuffed in coat pockets).

Linda Primmer said...

Thank you for featuring my Elegant Wooden Box.
I am always amazed at your prized collections. How wonderful for you to have such beautiful keepsakes. The glove box is simple gorgeous.
Again, thank you for hosting such a fun party. xo Linda

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Very nice box. I hope you are able to find some more and then post about your finds. Ana

Denise Stain said...

Thank you for featuring the chalkboard this week. I love looking at all your beautiful collections, or collection-to-be in this case!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! You have such awesome collections. The gloves boxes are really lovely. Thanks for hosting. It is good to be back. Have a great day.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Your vintage glove box is beautiful! I can see why you are 'smitten' with her. Looking forward to seeing your next found treasure. Thanks for hosting the party.
Have a Lovely Day,
Suzanne
Pieced Pastimes

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That's a great find! I like how you displayed the gloves on the tray with the pearls- very pretty!
I remember my mom having some very thin glove boxes stored in a drawer. She used to wear them for certain events back in the early 60's. You're going to have fun collecting more boxes. :-)

Lavender Cottage said...

We still call the compartment in our vehicles a glove box. I didn't realize there were actual boxes to store gloves in and now I too will be on the hunt for one for my lace gloves I've worn to teas. Love the one you found, perhaps I'll make one myself, that might be a fun project. :-)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I LOVE LOVE your glove boxes! A wonderful new item to collect! I saw a couple of vintage hat boxes yesterday that I would love to collect but they were not for sale....!

Highland Monkey's said...

What a gorgeous box such a lovely way to display your collection.

Cathy said...

Paula, Your glove box is lovely. I have one that was my grandmother's but it is made of wood with some ornate carving on it... it holds a pair of my mother's gloves... so sweet these little things are... Love the features - as always they are awesome... Thank you for hosting.... Cathy

Donna Wilkes said...

I love the leather glove boxes to store my grandmother's long gloves. Thank you for hosting.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Paula
I am so impressed of all the treasures you have of your pass greats
I have one item that belonged to my great grandmother her wedding ring and I have it only because my grandmother cherished it so much and she gave it to me as she was dying, I promised to cherish it also and I do

So glad you found just the perfect gloves box to start with I am sure you will find more to use for your Grandmothers gloves

Janice

Shelia said...

Oh, my! I've never seen a glove box before and it's so pretty! Thank you so much for hosting you party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Trisha said...

People used to be so fancy...what happened to us? What sorority were they in? Can't wait to see how your collection grows!

~Trisha

Muscetta said...

Very beautiful glove box and thanks for the party. Tina

Revi said...

I love getting your invitation every week! You are a class act. :)
-Revi

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I am heaving a big sigh for all of our long lost elegance...gloves were such a treat to wear, I have kept all of my leather ones, I just could never bare to part with them. The glove box is lovely.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Paula, I love all of your collections and you new glove box is gorgeous! Thank you for the lovely party! Please visit the French Hens Nest!

Blessings,
Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh I have a glove box! Just one, probably from the 40's. It is green...like a leather...not as gorgeous as yours...but hey, I have something you have! Yeah...cuz, you have the best stuff evah!!

Ann Huffman said...

Love the graphic appeal of the lettering on your box! Thanks for hosting, Paula! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you for hosting, Paula. I have a glove box covered in fabric. It is not an expensive one but is quite pretty. The main thing was that it had my mother's name inscribed in it, but that was just a wonderful coincidence..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Jemma said...

I had no idea that ladies had glove boxes! You find such lovely treasures to share with us-thank you for sharing the loveliness of another period of time with us!

Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Alessandra said...

Dera Paula., i love your glove box. It' s marvellous and it's a family treasure...very important!
Kisses
Alessandra

Curtains in My Tree said...

I had to hurry over and show Mildred Off

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely keepsake and the gloves are real treasures. Thanks for hosting and have a great rest of the week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jody and Stan said...

Always love learning something new. Beautiful glove box! Thanks for hosting.

Hugs,
Jody

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never seen one like that, leave it to you to find something spectacular! The only ones I have seen are the standard issue quilted boxes!

Carol

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful gloves....beautiful boxes. Can't wait to see this collection grow!

JP said...

Patti and Paula....I'm so happy that I had another post to share and stopped by your blog. Seeing my post featured was a great surprise!
I have linked you in that post and on my "Where I Have Been Featured" page, too...I hope that brings you some more viewers to your gorgeously, inspirational blog.
Thank you, thank you and I hope you like my link for this week ;)
Hugs,
JP

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The gloves are perfect in the glove boxes. You have so many beautiful things from days gone by. I bought a long box today and it has knitting needles in it. It looks elegant enough to be a glove box! I'm linked today! Thanks for the fun my friend!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

That is one amazing glove box!! Beautiful!!

Thanks so much for hosting each and every week!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Palomasea said...

Absolutely lovely, dear Paula!

xoxo,
- Irina

Pura Vida said...

the glove box is so pretty..I had no idea of such a thing...just love it!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Glove Boxes are such a fun thing to collect. I gave a friend of mine a beautiful one for Christmas one year. It was wood and engraved and so pretty! Hope you can find other unique and beautiful boxes for your collection!

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