…treasure chest

My faithful client & friend, Christy, emailed me about one of the trunks that I had for sale this week. I told her it was locked and I would have to have my handy DH open it for us to take a peak inside.  IMG_0535

I found it at an estate sale in an old, historic home filled with treasure.

I love bringing home a dresser or chest, looking inside and finding mementos from the people that owned them. It’s like a little window into their time & space. We all huddled around the trunk to take a look inside.

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A hand painted, vintage sign and these really interesting old lightbulbs with tiny wire sculptures inside. Anyone know anything about this company? IMG_3196

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Crosses, flowers, animals – all fastened inside the delicate glass.

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Some rusted clips & a little stamp thing (pad, letters, stamp). Who knows what this is called?

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The girls had their own idea of what to use the tools for.

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In the past we’ve found old men’s hat, shirts, knick-knacks, paperwork, keys, etc. I have to say, this was the best treasure hunt we’ve had to date!

 

Comments

  1. those lightbulbs are amazing

  2. Sheila Falcuci says:

    I recently found someones wedding cards and congrats on your first babys cards in a bureau drawer. Awesome find!!

  3. Liz Crescioli says:

    What an amazing find! I LOVE those electric flowers. I emailed my friend about them, who is really into unique antique-y things, and will let you know if she knows anything. They’re beautiful!

  4. Peek, not peak. Sorry, it’s the school teacher in me!

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