Vintage Boxes have History

I find vintage boxes intriguing , pragmatic, interesting, full of history.
They were made to fulfill a function and they do it in such a unique way, they were made with attention to detail, they have textures, emblems, they have locks and keys and give me the impression they were made to keep secrets or really valuable things.

These vintage boxes or containers are so versatile, you can use them in so many different ways, they can be used to decorate yet can still be useful. It just reminds me of the Tao Te Ching 11 it is the center hole what makes them useful!

Thirty Spokes share the wheels hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes that make it useful.
Therefore, profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.
(Tao Te Ching, 11.)

Profit comes from what is there....usefulness from what is not there!

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