November 30, 2007

Jewelry Boxes. Or, If You Prefer, Jewellery Boxes

Do you know, I have not even READ yesterday's comments yet? There are about four latrillion of them (plus 272 posts in the RSS reader--aarrh!), and I am dying to see what you all said, but I am also engaged in an epic battle with the laundry and the bills and a bake sale I agreed in a fit of madness to contribute to. Plus, Henry is having his 6-month growth-spurt and he is nursing two extra times per day AND eating cereal once per day, and I am about to go berserk with the cereal crusts that adhere permanently to his face despite repeated scrubbings, and the up in the night again, and the oh my god Target you are NOT up at 4:30 a.m. because that would be INHUMANE.

AND I am trying to get Christmas shopping done. In fact, that is what brings us here today. My sister-in-law would like a jewelry box. I would like to buy her one. But damned lawned if I can find a good one.

My sister-in-law likes vintage and Etsy and kitsch and art, and she was putting sky blue with burnt orange and chocolate brown before I saw it anywhere else. So I am not about to get her a varnished wood box with little velvet-lined drawers, much as I may like that kind of thing myself.

My first thought was, "Hey! Etsy! Etsy will know what's awesome!" But I am having a devil sheep of a time wading through the thousands and thousands of things that come up when I search for jewelry boxes. Gift boxes. Jewelry that comes in little cardboard boxes. Trinket boxes, which appear to be boxes too small to put anything in. Jewelry boxes that are actually recipe boxes. Jewelry boxes that look like a Decoupage Monster barfed on them.

Surely--SURELY--there are awesome jewelry boxes out there. SURELY! And surely you have seen some, and can point me in the right direction.

21 comments:

Christina said...

Check out Anthropologie.com. I bought my sister a jewelry box there, and it's this awesome sky blue satin, and the top has this super cool design made of crystals and orange-y red beads and such (it looks very vintage and cool, not at all chintzy or cheap). And it was $28!! It wouldn't hold a ton - maybe 4 or 5 rings, a few bracelets, a lot of smaller earrings... but it was super cute, and definitely the perfect size for maybe just holding her GOOD jewelry. Anthropologie has LOTS of jewelry boxes (all prices, but most are reasonable) and 90% of them are funky and cute and not even sort of like the "velvet-lined wooden" box you're trying to avoid.

Mrs. M said...

i'm not much help as i was going to suggest the target ones.

i have this great creamy leather vintage (50s-60s) box witha big gold toggle and pea green velevet lining. so fun! i found it at a flea mkt and talked the guy down to $3! Woot!

good luck--share with us what you find.

and also--i have an etsy shop opening in January! WOOT WOOT!

Nowheymama said...

Ask Shannon! She's been doing all of those awesome Etsy posts, and she found wooden toys for me.

Welcome to our World said...

I agree with the other Christina - Anthropolgie.com has some really nifty stuff (I was just there a couple of weeks ago...) I also just saw some other cools ones but I will need to think about where... If I can remember, I will post.

Someone Being Me said...

I found these which I thought were pretty cool if you like an Asain influence.

http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=ASIAN+JEWELRY+BOX&taxonomy=&SearchType=k&cid=118589&kid=2150492504&fp=f

http://www.aberdeengalleria.com/mall/default.php?cPath=24&osCAdminsID=aa0b5a52dc91eeb9fbf4b765934a1048

This one is pretty cool too.

http://www.ohmythatsawesome.com/2007/01/awesome_jewelry.html

You can also check out this next link, they have some I thought were pretty cool. http://www.jewelryboxes.com

Some other cool ones are here:

http://www.thisnext.com/tag/jewelrybox/

Hope this helps!

Jess said...

I have no answer to your dilemma. But I hope things calm down for you soon. And also, it must be so exciting to have whole long lists of helpful tips that you haven't even read yet. I need to go back and read all the comments on your last post, too.

Stephanie said...

I love this one - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OJRPEQ/ref=wl_itt_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1GY67F60UUFDA&colid=2HZME205CF95Z - which I am getting my sister. It's not exactly etsy and vintage, but at least it's not the wooden kind with the "stained glass" door things.

Marie Green said...

Guilty, I say jewellery. I do not know of any good boxes though. Mine is from Kohls.

Tessie said...

I like Red Envelope for that kind of stuff. It's mostly classy and modernish, in my (lame and uninformed) opinion.

Tessie said...

Well, Blogger seems to have substituted its OWN link for mine. I see how you are, Blogger.

It's www.redenvelope.com

Phat Phannie said...

Oh I wish I had some ideas for you. I am not a big jewelry type person so this is way out of my league.

linda said...

Wooden boxes -- pirate theme, maybe? http://www.worldofboxes.com/

Erica said...

How can Henry be SIX MONTHS OLD??? Look at that little man sitting there eating cereal like he's all "eh, I'm grown now."

Stephanie said...

I got my friend a really good one from Things Remembered that was engraved...

anatomist said...

i like this one
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6610014
silk, circles, brown inside. very pretty.

Pickles & Dimes said...

I found some at novica.com, a site associated with National Geographic that lists items made by artisans nationwide.

A sampling:

http://jewelry-boxes.novica.com/wood/nickel-and-wood-box-birds-and-romance/82010/

http://jewelry-boxes.novica.com/marble-and-stone/marble-and-jasper-jewelry-box-brown-elephant-gems/135629/

Both are under $30.

Good luck!

Jenny said...

Have you seen that mirrored one at Target? Simple, classy...

Anonymous said...

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=vintage+jewelry+box&category0=

eBay!

Jules

Jenny said...

http://www.target.com/Mirrored-Jewelry-Box/dp/B000RKXD8E/sr=1-3/qid=1196457230/ref=sr_1_3/601-3483692-8957743?ie=UTF8&index=target&rh=k%3Ajewelry%20box&page=1

found the link :)

Jennifer said...

This is going to make me look like a reclusive old woman, but QVC has a wide selection of jewelry boxes -lots of them super-affordable.

http://tinyurl.com/2f9jv9

MrsGrumpy said...

No clue...as I am the sheepish owner of a stand on four legs and take up much room for the two rings, 10 mismatched earrings and tangled bangles hello 80's monstrostical of a velvet covered jewelry box come filing cabinet.