Monday, December 15, 2014

Not Your Grandpa's Lunch Pail

This is definitely not your Grandpa's lunch pail...
 I wish I had my Granddad's lunch pail.  I remember running to meet him and offering to carry it just for a chance to look inside. There was always a Little Debbie cake or some kind of goodie that  he saved just for me. 

Of course that was long before the days of shabby chic and repurposing vintage pieces into something different.
With just a little inspiration from other bloggers, some chalk paint, lace and a touch of bling I created this very shabby chic, ultra girly lunch pail...

Then just a scrap of fabric, some ribbon and some glue, the inside got a little dressing up as well.
 I can just see my Granddad laughing but at the same time giving his approval. 



ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty the added bling!!

Ana said...

Oh Sissie, this is the chicest lunch pail I have ever seen. I love it. Beautifully done.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie...I love it, what a fun project! I'm keeping my eyes open for one of grandpa's lunch pails!!!


Cindy said...

Ohhh myy gosh! That is sooooooo cute!


NanaDiana said...

That is so cute. You did a great job of dressing it up. I bet that will sell super quick if it is in your shop.

When I was little my Uncle lived with us for a while after he got out of the Army and he had a lunch box like that. It was a dark green color and the top had a bail that held his thermos in place. I loved to go through it because he usually didn't eat the sweets that mother had packed for him. (I did)...xo Diana

Okio B Designs said...

Look at all that bling! Love it, Sissie.


Blondie's Journal said...

This is precious, you creative little devil! It would look so pretty sitting on my dresser or vanity! ;-)

My dad had a lunchbox...boy, those things were quite durable, as if they needed to be super strong in the event of a catastrophe on the way to work! lol!

Are you ready for Christmas...please share!

Jane xx

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sissie,
I just found your blog and loooove it! I am a new follower of yours. Love the bling you added to this lunch pail.

Ivy and Elephants said...

How cool is that! You are so creative, now that's a lunchbox to be proud of!
Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.

Debra@Common Ground said...

So glad you came by to visit! I'm in love with your wonderful lunch pail, that toile is perfect!! and what sweet memories you have of your grand-dad! Hope you had a great Christmas, Sissie, and off to a great New Year! xoxo

Debbie said...

Leave it to you to make an old lunch box look like this!!!
It's so chic, Sissie! I LOVE it!
You inspire me, girl!
Happy New Year!

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup