I see pretty lacquered boxes in blogland all the time. In real life? Not so much. It seems the ones I have seen here and there available in the UK are ‘designer’ only and aren’t priced reasonably enough for someone on a meager budget like myself.
Just to give you an idea, these boxes from Plantation Design start at $90 for the smallest and go to $140 for the largest. Ouch.
However, you can save some big bucks on laquered boxes today! Well, okay, not quite lacquered boxes but a pretty damn good replica for a mere FRACTION of the price.
Oh yes indeed, when I saw these in John Lewis the other day and from just a few steps away, I thought they were the real deal. It was only noticing they were next to gift boxes and when I saw the price that I realised what a great imitation they really were.
The smallest of these is £2 and the largest £4.
I have to say, they look better in person then they do in this picture. They are lovely and shiny and I couldn’t resist picking up the largest one for the dressing room.
I might have to get the others (at £9 for the whole set, it’s hardly a bank breaker). Now, John Lewis, if you are listening, please bring out more colours – I think you may have something here.