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ruler boxes

I love clever ideas.  Especially when they lead to cute & practical things, like these little ruler boxes I found at the Temecula Quilt Company.  I first saw them when I learned about their "S is for Stitch"-along a few weeks back.  Oh my gosh, they are sooooooo cute!

I also love antique things.  When we bought our soon-to-be-previous house I found a few vintage yardsticks tucked away between some studs in the basement framework - decades forgotten by the previous owner with the spider webs to prove it.  I kept them.  The sticks, not the webs.  I know they are still hidden somewhere in the basement (not sure where, exactly).  I'd like to say they will stay there ... but I'm not "ruling out" (hardee-har-har) the possibility of me taking them to our new house and tucking them away somewhere over there.

Happy weekend!  (Mine involves more snow.)

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Reader Comments (12)

Wow these are cute!! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to look for my yardsticks that are "hiding" somewhere, hehe!!
November 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkim
I haven't seen a yardstick in many, many years. Use to get them at the hardware store when we were little. Our hardware stores has changed a bit from the locally owned, small town store to a neighborhood LOWE's. Wouldn't even know where to look for a yardstick in one of those places! Enjoy your weekend!
November 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Yep, I'd take them, too! I'd tell you to enjoy the snow, but...ya know. ;)
November 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly
These are really cute!
Have a wonderful weekend and please keep the snow;-) Hildy
November 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
I love those boxes also and had to order both sizes as soon as I saw them at Temecula Quilt Shop! So clever!! One of my very favorite quilt shops and I was excited to see your "S is for Stitch" along being featured also!! How wonderful for you!!
Cheers, Colette
November 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercocoquilts
They are very cute
November 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusie
Love those! What a clever idea. I'm filing that one away!
November 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen@thecottagenest
Love those ruler boxes. We always need more cute storage and display for our stuff.
November 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLana
These are really cute! Personally, I would take those yardsticks with you as you move ;-)
November 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRene' Creates
Those little boxes are very sweet! Thanks for sharing!
November 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLorna McMahon
They are so cute. And what a great idea. They can't cost 50 cents to make and sell them at 15 dollars. I went right out to my local hardware and bought some wood yard sticks and made my own. Easy peasy; a little stain, a little glue, Vwala!
November 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarcia
I would love to know how these are put together...nailed or glued...I love the box idea and thinking of making one but a square...any information would be appreciated
Thank you
Charlotte, NC
April 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

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