Monday, August 22, 2011

Vintage Tin Lunch Box


I packed this lunch box on the day that I was going to meet my daughter for lunch.  One tea cup for her, one tea cup for me!  That was our favorite thing to do...tea parties...before kindergarten.  My baby, she loved this!  I packed one tea cup in her box and brought the other one with me.
 
She is not a 'good eater.'  I am trying to find ways to make healthy food appealing to her.  My friend, Jen gave me a huge container of cherry tomatoes from her garden and some cucumbers.  These made the 'eyes' and the 'smile' for her sandwich.  The 'hair and the side of beans are dried or baked vegetables.  I also added cucumber slices and some fresh raspberries to her lunch box.  Usually, I give her a yogurt, but on this day I added the tiny little pie.

I found the Cath Kidston napkins at Tuesday Morning!

What are some healthy foods you would put in a lunch box?

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48 comments :

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

PRECIOUS!! Your daughter must have felt like a princess :)

Blessings!
Gail

Alexis said...

So cute, I can't stand it!

Cherished Bliss said...

This is too cute!! Are those the snap pea crisp things? I LOVE those!! Thanks for linking up : )

Gail said...

That is THE CUTEST little lunch box and lunch I've ever seen! Look up the cookbook "Deceptively Delicious". They have lots of good ideas of how to disguise healthy food in yummy, nutritious ways for kids. :) Good luck!

Hugs,
Gail

P.S. Would love for you to stop by my blog sometime. It's thenurturednest.blogspot.com :)

Jenni said...

Oh, everything is SO adorable! I love the cute sandwich faces you made! Your daughter must have been thrilled! :)

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

This is darling! That little sandwich is so cute and creative!! All the little touches you included are so sweet. Did your daughter eat it all?? Mine throws most everything on the floor, but she is 14 months old so...
Can't believe the Cath Kidston napkins were at Tuesday Morning!? What a find!!!
Your daughter is lucky to have you as a mom!

Samantha said...

Awwww that face on your sandwich made me smile! :) xx

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said...

If the lunch box wasn't cute enough, you had to go and make a cuter lunch for your daughter!! How precious...a memory she will cherish for a long time....you're so talented...I follow you and enjoy your pictures of your homeplace...I have a little cabin barn and I have to fix it up for a place to sell stuff I make and some antiques...hop on over and join in on giving me some ideas on what to do with my little cabin barn...Mel's Designs from the Cabin....Mel

Cynthia said...

LOVE This!!! Everything is soo adorable :-)

KATHY said...

That is sooo adorable.

Kathy

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

So cute!

Anonymous said...

I'm new reading your blog this summer. Your love of the Lord and your family is so apparent. I love your sweet ideas for your little ones. Though my children are grown and we're now welcoming a new generation of little ones I love to read your posts. So sweet!

Thanks for sharing.

Kay - North Central Texas
txkottage@aol.com

Ashley J said...

Love this lunchbox!!! I would love it if you would link up to my link party! http://mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com/2011/08/ta-da-tuesday-link-party-1.html

xoxo, Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christie, What a darling story your pictures tell! And what precious memories you are making with your daughter. Adorable!
Yvonne

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At The Picket Fence said...

What a fun and darling lunch you created for your littlest one! She must have been just so thrilled and I love the idea of packing one tea cup for her to take with her and the other one for you to bring. Such a good mama! :-)
Vanessa

Valorie said...

Really wonderful! Would you make my lunch??? Seriously, we also love yogurt parfaits in jelly jars layered with fruit, Baby carrots with dip, and mini muffins! Keep making beautiful memories...

Katherines Corner said...

So sweet, love this, love your blog. Love it so much I added your button to my blog love page. I don't have any children at home. But, I do pack a lunch for my wonderful husband and there's always something nutritious in it. Hugs!

Gwendolyn said...

So darling! Love the teacup idea.
Blessings~

Marsha said...

What a sweet idea. I know your daughter loved it.

I used to make food faces, too to get my daughter to eat...it worked. My funniest memory was of the time I went to a friend's retirement party and they had a ton of food left over and everyone was being encouraged to take a plate home. I took home a party-sized chicken salad sandwich, cheese cubes, strawberries, toasted pecans, broccoli, celery, cherry tomatoes with dip and one cookie. When my daughter asked what we were having for supper, I told her she wasn't having supper...she was going to have refreshments. She looked very surprised but happy when I put that little party plate down with a cute napkin--she gobbled up every bite!!! Note to self: cut food up in small pieces and serve with a cute napkin....

Stephanie said...

This is the cutest thing, ever! What a fun lunch to eat too! I pinned this!

Karen said...

So precious! And such a sweet way to make her feel special. So great to see young moms savoring their time with their children. Enjoying catching up with your posts, I've been away but now back to the real world. :)

Amy Kinser said...

How sweet and how fun! What a great mama...

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4 words: A-DOR-A-BLE!!!!!!!!

outjunking said...

I just thought your post was so colorful and fun. It made me want to get up and plan a special meal.
Good job,
Lisa

very merry vintage style said...

What a gorgeous post! Looks like it was professionally styled right out of a magazine... and what a lovely tradition for you and your daughter. Thanks so much for linking this post to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

High Heeled Life said...

WOW.. what a fabulous way to inspire little ones to eat. Happy Tablescape Thursday..HHL

Becky @ Buzzy Bee Creations said...

Oh my! I wish someone would pack me a gorg and yummy lunch like this. I too have a picky eater. I find that he likes to pick out things at the grocery store and farmer's market, then he's much more likely to eat it at home.

Mary said...

What an adorable tin lunch and dress! If that doesn't entice her to eat lunch I don't know what will :-)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Aww...what a cute post! I love the way you styled it. Great!
Hope to see you on my blog:)

A Cottage Muse said...

How cute!
Your photos are fabulous!

Jeannine said...

Adorable!

Kay Ellen said...

So cute~~I did a picnic in a suitcase for today:)
Such creative fun!

Love your adorable sandwiches too!!

xo
Kay Ellen

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm crazy about that old lunchbox! I've got a collection of them, along with old picnic baskets too. A bit of an obsession, actually! I just discovered your blog, and I love it!

Marigene said...

Any person, young or old, would enjoy a meal from your old lunchbox!

birdie blue said...

everything is absolutely darling, christie.

i want to go on a picnic with you!

xo
molly

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Christie! The lunchbox meal is terrific! It takes me WAY back!!! I fondly reminds me of days LONG gone by for me! :-) The little bitty blueberry pies look fantastic! I never thought of baking them in those tiny aluminum tins. I think I will have to do that! Have a wonderful weekend!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Adorable, cute, sweet, charming. I love this little sweet lunch.

Holly Abston said...

I found you through a photo on pinterest. LOVE your blog and your style. I've added you to my google reader.

Gail said...

Adorable. You have the eye of a true stylist. Your attention to making things cute has bound to make your family feel special and loved.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh this is just the sweetest thing! Looks like a delightful lunch for your princess.

april@gingerbread said...

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http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/08/sweet-saturday-v2.html

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I just found your beautiful blog. What a clever idea using the picnic basket to encourage your little one to eat. I have a picky grandson and have started letting him pick out a cookie cutter from my collection for his sandwich and he seems to eat it better than the regular rectangle cut. I can't wait to see more of your blog and am now following you. Patty

janet said...

Too cute..This is really an adorable lunchbox with all of the fixins..Vintage..I love it..
Janet

Ellen said...

What a lucky little girl. I sure hope she ate after all. The lunch box is wonderful also. These are the moments memories are made from.
Hugs,
Ellen

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This is so cute!

Cherished Bliss said...

I featured this on my blog today! Feel free to stop by and pick up a button! : )

Julia said...

Very funny and cute :) I love the bread face, but I couldn't eat something that looks back at me so cute and watches my every move :))

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