Since I feel like I have totally been 'calling it in' lately with ye old blog, perhaps it is only fitting to share this vintage find with you. Haven't been to many estate sales in the last couple of years, but stumbled across one a few weeks ago. Amazingly, I managed to stumble upon it, even though it was at the end of a cul-de-sac. Anyway, they had this antique candy container cheap, so it lives with me now.
I love old paper candy containers and bon-bon boxes - I have never seen one like this. It is pretty big, overall about 9 inches tall. The wood grain is paste paper, with metal bells and a wooden receiver and ear piece. Wouldn't it be fun to receive this from a long lost friend, just them saying hello?