Saturday, January 9, 2010

Arctic Winds, Viruses and Boxes

I want to know who picked up my house and moved it to the Arctic while I was sleeping. The wind... OMG! I live in Texas... this isn't right. 'Nough said about that.

Viruses. I found out how dependent I have become on my laptop. I managed to download a virus, a real nasty one, because of some cheese. Yup, cheese... in the form of TV. See, I love me some "Xena, Warrior Princess". Don't laugh, I know it's cheesy TV, but we all have our oddities and that's one of mine. I went to watch an episode on TVshack and accidentally clicked a pop up. It really wasn't good, but luckily I'm married to a computer wizard Farmboy.

So, two days ago I really wanted to box up the wind and the virus and bury it somewhere far away and deep into the ground. But I would pick a much different box than one of these little beauties.

I have the beginning of a lovely little collection of antique boxes.

This pretty, little Dutch tin, I bought while in Omaha this past November. I love the soft, muted colors on it.

This tiny, little thing was tucked into my stocking this past Christmas. I think the graphics on it are just gorgeous.

And this beauty was given to me by a very dear friend. I just love the 18th century image.

So, my little boxes are what I want to share with you days ago. It's now taken me two days to finish this post, and since, those horrid winds have stopped, thank goodness.

I'm off to make orange cranberry muffins for breakfast. Hope the rest of your weekend is beautiful.


Marianne@Songbird said...

Virus blah! Boxes gorgeous! Orange cranberry muffins Yum!
Those tins are so beautiful. I think my favorite is the Dutch one and that has got nothing to do with the fact that I am Dutch.
Stay warm! Marianne

TinyBear said...

Love those old tin bowes Alisa
I have a soft spot for those too. Did see some at the fleamarkets but they were so expensive

Caleen said...

Love your antique boxes.. I collect tins too ... I love them all.. So sorry to hear about the computer virus.. Glad you are able to connect still. Hope you are staying warm.. Oh.. muffins.. I love Muffins.. lol!

Elly said...

Oh yes, my weekend was fine! Did not much actually, it was too freezing cold to get outside, so I stayed inside and did some little sewing projects.
Owww... and that nasty virus... hopefully everything is alright now!
Your tins are beautiful, I love the Dutch one! (hahaha, just like Marianne!)

Sandy Michelle said...

I'm sorry to say that I think our terrible arctic weather bypassed us this year and headed your way! Stay warm sweetie! I have some boxes like that too but your collection is just gorgeous!

Sandy xox

Robin Thomas said...

Ahhhhhhhh, lovely.


Oh, if you are finished with those vintage boxes, I'll take them off your hands. What? You are going to keep them? Thanks for your extra effort in posting them. Saw the most beautiful frozen fountain today. Did I have my camera? Nuh uh. Stay warm ~ Angela

Anonymous said...

Ooh those are beautiful! Much too pretty to box up viruses! Put them in a garbage bag ! Lol! The weather is crazy! Freezing here and I'm tired of it. I think everyone is! Keep warmand try to stay healthy!
Tracy{Tiedupmemories} Forgot my password

icandy... said...

I have the same box that's in your first photo, I keep a few napkin rings in it! How sweet...and those colors, I just couldn't live without it when it was spotted! :)
You've got quite a collection started, they are all so beautiful!
Happy day!

gina g said...

you poor thing! I know just what you need... a trip to see your Marie swap partner in the warm of so cal. just say the word and the guest soaps will be out... wait a minute... didn't you give me those guest soaps?

Lori said...

Alisa, those boxes are gorgeous!!! stay warm!!!

Maija said...

They are beautiful Alisa!!

Margaret said...

Alisa, I love your collection of tins, they're so pretty.
I hope you're keeping warm and snug! Mx

Jenny Fowler said...

love your boxes!

SherryRoseBella said...

Such gorgeous boxes, Alisa! Hope you are doing well & everything is better now.

the wild raspberry said...

those tins are the perfect little treasures!

hope it warms up soon~


Anonymous said...

Yuck! Pesky things, those popups! And it IS easy to accidently click on them because they show up under your curser just as you're getting ready to click on something else!

Don't you just love little boxes! I like collecting them and making them too! YOU, are the box decorating Queen, Alisa!


Mary Wadsworth said...

Beautiful boxes and yummy muffins, sounds good. Glad things are getting better:)

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Mmmm. Orange Cranberry muffins. One of my fave flavor combos. I love the Theatrical makeup tin! Gorgeous.