Monday, June 6, 2011

Do you ever stumble across belongings you forgot??





Good morning! Another damp day on tap, I see. I am loving it as it is damp but still very comfortable temperatures! I have been digging through years of items recently to determine what I can part with & what I can't. It's pretty bad when you have soooo much stuff that you forget some of the stuff you have.......like this LOVELY soap box I stumbled upon that I totally forgot we even had! It's been tucked away in a corner for probably the last 35 years. It dates back to 1897 or 1898 & it's in really nice condition for the age. It measures around 17" x16" x8". I cleaned it all up & that is where I will store my Grandmother's old crocheted pieces. I think they look so nice in there.
I also found a 1905 water heater tucked in a corner of my garage which was another thrill. I forgot we even had it! Once I get around to photographing that I will share that one with you too. I can't even find another one of those. I have only found brochures for them on sale on Ebay. I have more researching in my future!
Happy Monday to you all!

9 comments:

Orion Designs said...

That soap box is wonderful! I love that you keep grandma's crochet in there. Seems like a perfect use for it.

Kelly Berkey said...

lovely little find! i'm like that when i think i need new clothes...get into the store and look around saying 'i have those pants already...and that shirt too...and something very similar to this..." ugh! that's not a good thing, is it?

glad to hear the weather is still nice for you, just got back from cali...it was in the 70's the whole time and back here in mn, it's been hot! oh well! xo

Julia said...

What a wonderful treasure!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sweet Diane
The soap box is beautiful and the crocheted things from your gramma ,,, oh so sweet to be in the box
i love to see every little thing you do,,,
do you know it makes me smile?
love
tweedles

Marilyn Rock said...

Every time I reorganize, here, I find treasures that have been forgotten. Love the soap box!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is beautiful...like opening up a gift filled with amazing memories!!!!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

That is the first "soap box" I have seen. And I've been around a while...pretty things in it!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh how fun diane!
treasures! treasures!
thank you so much for sharing them with us!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

All this time, I was thinking it was a one of a kind find, a unique creation...but alas I was mistaken! That pink and white and green doily in the case to the left side....I have the same one! It's one of my favourite vintage doily finds and one of these days I plan to replicate it! Oh how I adore crocheting!!!

Ciao Bella!


CREATIVE CARMELINA