Boxcitement – June 2020: A trip down memory lane

Boxcitement – June 2020: A trip down memory lane

After last months brilliant box from Deb and the team at Boxcitement I was looking forward to what June had in store. Once again the team did not disappoint, with a box that conjures up summer holiday childhood memories and gives hope that one day we’ll all get to have lovely summer holidays again!

What was in the box?

  • Handy 70s inspired phone holder/stand
  • A pair of handcrafted teardrop earrings
  • Pebble paperweight inspired by American diners
  • A nostalgic wall print
  • Liberty style fabric magnet
  • Set of retro mini note cards and envelopes
  • A yummy lollipop to remind us of childhood trips to the seaside.

The highlights

I am a sucker for jewellery and especially blue toned pieces in the summer. I’m not sure why, I think it all stems from my first girls holiday in Turkey and I bought some beautiful turquoise jewellery! These earrings are beautiful shades of blue and are really subtle. I’ll definitely get a lot of use out of these. I also loved the little red pouch they came in too.

This fabric magnet is really unusual. I’m a big fan of Liberty-style prints so I love the floral pattern (and I wear a lot of navy too). I can’t wait to wear it and see how well the magnet works. Its a great way to wear a brooch without making holes in delicate tops/dresses.

Sweet treat!

This lolly made me smile, although given that the box arrived on the hottest day of the year I am not sure when I’ll be ready to eat it. It feels a bit too hot for such sugary indulgence right now.

Retro writing

I love these little note cards, the retro prints on them are really fun and quirky. Let’s be honest, now is the best time to put pen to paper, and I’ve definitely sent more letters since March than I have in years.

This paperweight will come in handy this week as I’m working with ALL the windows open! I love the Vegas style imagery and it’s also really tactile. The message will help remind me to get stuff done.

I really like the quirky 70s pattern on this mobile phone stand. At first I wasn’t sure how exactly to use it but after a little bit of research I figured it out. It would have been handy to have had a few tips or maybe a drawing of how to use it just to help out idiots like me!

Last but not least, is this penny farthing art print. I am not a huge fan of the illustration itself but I do love the sentiment behind it and it feels very apt for where we are in the world right now.

 

 

 

Our score: 9.6/ 10

This box arrived a few days after the government announced changes to lockdown which means many people are able to have a bit more freedom with where they go, who they see and what they do. There was a definite feel of sunshine, and Summer days gone by and most of the contents really made me smile. I've just marked this box down very slightly because for me there wasn't one big brilliant standout item, everything was good but nothing jumped out as being GREAT; usually there are one or two items that you would pay about £10 and for me their inclusion justifies the cost of the subscription. I'm still really happy with the box, I just wasn't completely blown away.

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality10
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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