Happy bargains: cigar boxes

I was at Total Wine recently, and after paying for some bottles I stopped by the exit door to check out a display–a shopping cart full of empty cigar boxes, all for sale at $1.49 each. I bought some wood ones. They’re nicely decorated and still have their wonderful strong wood scent. I’ll use one or two to store stationery, postcards and pens (yes, I still do–and enjoy–handwritten correspondence with certain people). And I’ll put one of them on a coffee table and put something else inside–recipes, random notes, whatever. If your local wine shop sells cigars, they might sell the boxes once a particular set sells out. Lovely wood cigar boxes recycled into dollar-forty-nine decorative storage items? A happy bargain find for me.

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