Ronson Silver Plated Cigarette Box… Yes, Modern Audrey Would!

It’s not what you think!

I was so excited when a long time family friend offered Audrey Would! this silver plated Art Deco cigarette box. I love featuring unique pieces like, and of course, giving you first dibs to find them in the boutique!

Ronson 1940s Cigarette Box

This tabletop cigarette box was made by Ronson in the 1940s, and was a popular item for coffee tables back in the day when smoking and glam went hand-in-hand. We know things have changed a lot since then, so it was great fun envisioning a new use for this vintage piece in today’s setting. Here is just one way I think our Modern Audrey would put this Regency piece to use.

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What do you think? Can you picture this piece on your vanity, too? How else do you think our Modern Audrey might integrate this beautiful piece?  I bet you have some great ideas of your own to share!

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Vintage Waste Bins… That’s Right, Garbage Cans!

I thought with the new year underway, and resolutions for decluttering being the current pitch, it would be fun to bring some vintage into the mix.

As in vintage waste bins! They can be a fabulous decor accent, just wait and see!

Like this Hollywood Regency goddess of gold, c. 1950s-60s.


Can you see this being a good fit with the warm metals on the scene?

How about this fun little retro gem… black poodles, pink bows… a Ransburg classic, c. 1950s .


Paris anyone? Just makes you want to smile!

Or maybe something with a little extra kitsch…


Don’t you just want to take him home?

And you know I can never resist some Mid-Century Modern in the crowd.

But I had to laugh when I spotted this Spaghetti bin!


A great match for the Spaghetti swags I wrote about here!

Do you ever watch Mad Men? Now that’s Mid-Century Modern done well!

I can so see this sleek 1960s Swedish teak bin on the set…


…or in my home! 😉

I bet many of you remember this one.


What a classic. This oval bin c. 1950s-60s by Pearl Wick was a popular style of the time.

And would you guess this polished brass bin is from the late 19th to early 20th century?


It’s multipurpose and can double as an umbrella stand. I think it would fit right in with our current scene.

And to finish on a Mid-Century note, how about this atomic style bin.


If you look closely you’ll see this bin has 2 parts. The cylinder is made of perforated metal and sits into the tubular metal frame. Notice the scalloping and ball feet? These are the details that make this bin atomic in style.

Trash bin to treasure!

Do you have decluttering on this year’s ‘to do’ list? Remember to put the pretty in the purge, and have a great little waste bin by your side!

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