Perhaps you've heard of Mauchline ware? Victorian souvenirs, often boxes, made in Scotland from wood. These collectable objects come in all shapes and sizes and are typically decorated with printed designs.
Here is an egg, two inches high and made to hold a thimble.
This book of romantic poetry has a wooden cover decorated with ferns.
Sometimes a wooden thread holder is covered with a flowery chintz pattern.
A tartan bottle, also made to hold a thimble.
Could this piece recently bought at a fair be the rarest pattern of all? I've certainly never found it before...
...I can't imagine what drew me to it. Grrr!