Wednesday, July 23, 2008
WFMW- free trinket boxes
Happy Wednesday to you! It's time once again to post another WFMW tip!

Before leaving on my business trip, I managed to snatch some "me" time to go browse through a shopping complex. While out, I stumbled upon a cigar lounge and remembered hearing somewhere that cigar shops often times offer their empty cigar boxes for free to those that ask.

So, I stopped in the cigar lounge and instantly had several pair of male eyes on me as I walked toward the bar. I asked about the availability of empty cigar boxes and the owner pointed to a small table near the entrance and told me to help myself. On the table were several cigar boxes of various sizes. Several were very nice, with hinges and locks.

I selected two boxes, offered my thanks, and then took them home to Snuggle Bug. He was thrilled to have such neat boxes and quickly filled them with various trinkets (small toys, favorite rocks, etc.).

If I were really motivated, I could've decoupaged the wooden boxes with fabric but Snuggle Bug seemed happy with them just as they were so I didn't bother.

Scoring neat trinket boxes from a cigar lounge for free works for me. To find out what works for others, be sure to check out the other links at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday!

My past WFMW entries are found here.


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At 9:19 AM, Blogger Sally said...

My hubby is a cigar smoker, and he rolls his own, too. So I'm used to the cigar stores. I love to go in them and walk around like I know what I'm doing. I can usually pick out a decent stogie, but I really look like I know more than I do. I think the guys are impressed with the chicks that brave it to walk in there. =)

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Forgetfulone said...

That's a great idea! Who can't use more places to store "stuff." And free is always the way to go!

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Just Lisa said...

I never knew this! And those boxes are really nice! I'll have to look into this!

(And maybe you can give me a lesson on decoupage???)

At 5:36 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Great find. I never would have thought to do that..probably never would have gone it to get them either..I would send the hubby in. I a wimp :)

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Muthering Heights said...

What a cool idea, I didn't know they gave them away for free!

At 7:03 PM, Blogger thediaperdiaries said...

THe possiblities are endless. I am going to see if I can find these somewhere!!

At 4:17 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

My neighbor came over to my house and yelled at me over my dog!

I have a dog that I can't keep in my yard. I have tried everything and she always finds a way out. Anyway, this lady comes to my home, knocks on my door and when i open the door she points her finger at me and yells obscenities at me. Apparently my dog was in HER neighbors garbage and then pooped on HER NEIGHBORS LAWN! Why didn't she come and talk to me like a civil human being? Why was she a vicious monster attacking me at my door? I calmly went over to HER NEIGHBORS house where the garbage was and picked up every piece, and the dog poop. I agree that I have that responsibility to clean up after my dog. The one thing I don't agree upon is someone coming to my house and screaming in my face about something I didn't know about. Is anyone out there been blessed with a psyco-neighbor?
I don't think anyone remembers the golden rule...Do unto others as you would want done unto you!
I sent them a lovely card from this site I


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