At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, July 3

WOYWW 213 - Address Box bargain


No art stuff going on Tuesday evening, just me filling in address cards for my new address box.

It's from East of India, and I've coveted one for so long, but they sell for £25 - eek!!

Then, last week I 'won' this one on ebay for £7 - brand new!! I was soooo happy!

Here's a close-up of the cute cards, that match the box, with my faithful lil angel holding them down, so I can record the names and addresses of friends and family.


It's hard work - I've only got to M so far... but it'll be wonderful when they're all done. I've never liked address books, where you have to cross out the address when someone moves. This way, I just throw away the card and fill out a new one :)

Now, what's happening on your desk this week? Ms Julia knows over on her Stamping Ground :)

Have a great week xxx


28 comments:

Nikki said...

Don't you just love it when you can pick up a bargin on ebay it's such a pretty address box too :)
hugs Nikki #5

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. That is gorgeous. I love designs like that. My sister gave me a fab Paperchase address book for Xmas, so I am using that, but writing with pencil so I can update it easily. Ali x #33

Anne Papillons said...

Beautiful and what a bargain! Great idea too! Happy WOYWW!
#34

fairy thoughts said...

Hi your box is fab love the little houses very appropriate and a great idea I hate crossing people out too
Janet@31

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! What a fabulous bargain! It gives you a lovely warm glow when that happens, I find! Loving your little angel too and - yes - filling in address books is the worst part! Julie Ann x #54

tuesday afternoon said...

Your desk looks so peaceful and serene, Happy WOYWW

Monique said...

That's a cute little box.
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
xx Monique #74

Francesca said...

Well that was a good bargin, well done you. Thanks for your commenmt. Francesca #53

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay...I love it when a Bargain happens!! I also love little boxes...so it's a win win situation :-)
Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Claire
I am in love with you address box but even more in love with your angel, lovely
Happy WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #52

Shaz Brooks said...

Gotta love e-bay! The box is a brilliant idea, I agree about all the crossing out, a throwback to school, I'm sure, when we got told off for having crossing out in our work! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

The Taming of the Glue said...

That's a gorgeous box. I hate address books as well...might have to have a look on e-bay! Hugs. Pam#27

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah this is so lovely Claire, just the sort of thing I will be coveting from now on..and a great idea for a make, actually. I'm a sucker for anything 'housey'!

BJ said...

Super box and angel. Sorry I'm a bit late replying but my son had his drum exam this morning, glad that is over now. Thanks for stopping by this week BJ#13

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Claire - I love East of India products too and you definitely had a great "win" there!

The cereal box and crackle glaze worked well up to a point, but I didn't put it on thick enough so didn't get much crackle - don't know how well it will stand up to a thicker layer but feedback I've been getting today seems to suggest it works OK (and it's a cheap alternative to Grungeboard!)

Thanks for your visit, have a great week. MMx #47

Diana Taylor said...

What a gorgeous box, and what a bargain! I also love your little angel too. Thanks for dropping by my desk and I hope you have a great week.

Shoshi said...

What a gorgeous address box, Claire, and as you say, a very clever idea, much better than a book. I love your little angel too!

Thank you so much for your good wishes for my upcoming medical test - it's a worrying time but I'm trying not to worry in view of the only 1-in-10 having cancer, but it's not easy!! Going to the hosp. tomorrow a.m. for a preliminary chat, and hopefully the examination will be early next week. I just want it all out of the way.

So glad you like our new house! My new ARTHaven is going to be so awesome and I can't wait to start unpacking my boxes and getting it all set up. I've got a beautiful shabby chic shelf unit coming from Ebay to go over the fireplace to display artwork. I'm soooo excited about it all!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #91

Monica said...

Happy you found a bargain in an object you coverted. So impressed that you are writing down addresses. Cards are way better than a book and such a nice spot to hold them

Anne said...

A great bargain and I love it. My DS and D.I.L. have one and now I WANT ONE :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #65

okienurse said...

I love ebay and have gotten lots of good buys but a few lemons too! Love the address box! Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a message. I know I sound all doom and gloom but that is the way it is this month!! Vickie #93

Laura said...

Oh, how fun that you got a bargain on something you really wanted. :) Happy WOYWW (and thanks for your visit.) ~ Laura #103

Liz Black said...

What a cute box and great to grab a bargain too! Thanks for your visit earlier and happy woyww Liz@63

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous box - although the address writing is a bit of a chore!! Have fun, Cindy

Dianne said...

Gorgeous box, great deal, and brilliant idea for your address.you have some lovely art on your desk, love your washi tape holder, and a fabulous view, have fun finishing your project.
Dianne #126

Lisa Richards said...

What an exciting find on eBay! Have fun filling out your cards. It feels good to get organized!
Have a great WOYWW,
Lisa (who isn't really playing this week; too busy!)

Beansieleigh said...

Love your new address box, and the angel is so sweet!.. Nice meeting you today, via WOYWW! ~tina

Eliza said...

Good for you picking up the ebay bargain, I am not very good with ebay. I do love the box and matching cards, great idea.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 81

Bridget Larsen said...

Cant wait to see it all finished, you set yourself a time consuming task but will be worth it
Bridget #85