BoHo Home now has a presence on Etsy. My store, BoHo Home By Susan, opened its “doors” on Saturday, June 17, offering a curated selection of vintage finds and a few items handcrafted by me.
Right now the selection is small, but we aim to grow.
A “curated selection” means this is what there is until I go thrifting again, which, I’m hoping, will be soon. And as I include DIY projects on the blog, you may be able to buy the results in the Etsy shop, depending on how a project turns out.
Would you believe, it all started with this box?
Yep, that’s the first thing I found for the store. But beyond being a cute and functional storage box, I don’t know anything about it, like where it came from, when and how it was made, or by whom. And knowing me, you know I want to learn the story behind EVERYTHING. Right now, the mystery that is this box is keeping me awake at night, and y’all gotta help me get some sleep!
Impossible to label = boho, right?
I’m no expert, that’s for sure.
I asked an expert. Or at least an aficionado—a friend who runs an antiques business. She identified it as Asian, which she was quick to say wasn’t one of her areas of expertise, but she didn’t think it was old. That knob on top, for instance, looks manufactured and common. You could probably find one exactly like it in any home-improvement or woodcraft store. Might it have been added later?
So maybe it’s old in the midcentury-modern sense. But is it Phillipine? Or Japanese? Or??
Anyone else care to weigh in?
And then there are those embossed panels…
Whatever it is or isn’t, it IS, decidedly, a sweet box.
And it’s in pristine condition, just waiting to lend its one-of-a-kind look to someone’s one-of-a-kind boho home. Yours, perhaps?
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse my shop.
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So go see what’s there quick before I sell out!!
And if you can lend any insight on how, where and when this box was made, I’ll issue you a coupon for a store discount off one item. Tell me what you know in the comments, and be sure to add any Internet links you find to relevant info. Also be sure to leave your email address so I can send you your coupon.
Know that I remain very truly yours,
If you want more…
- Stay tuned: There’s also an eBay store in the offing. Why? Because stuff has to be vintage or handmade to sell on Etsy, and I have some neat finds I want to pass along that don’t meet either criteria.
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