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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Once a Chest...Now A Treasure

Good evening Prim Pals.  Hope you are having a great week so far.  I have been busy working on items for my September show all week.  The way time is flying by, September will be here and I so want to be ready for the 3 day show.  So much work still to be done.

A while back, I got a phone call from my hubby's sister Maudie.  You all know Maudie if you have been visiting me for awhile.  She is a wonderful Sister-in-Law.  Her hubby is a pastor and they were moving out of state for him to pastor a new church and they were cleaning out some things before the move.  She said she had Mr. P's old chest that he had at home when they were younger and wondered if he would want it.  I didn't ask,,,, I said sure.  A few weeks ago, we went to visit and brought the chest home.

Now to anyone else it is just a chest.  And we felt the same way when we were married almost 40 years ago.  Yes, we were young,,,,, he was 18 and I was 17.  When I saw the chest, it brought back memories of those early days of our marriage.  I remember after our wedding the weekend we went to his home and emptied out the chest.  He lived in an older home with few closets and all of his clothing was folded neatly in this chest. And along with clothing were a few hidden treasures.  The contents of this chest  was what he brought to our home when we joined together as husband and wife.  The chest was never given another thought.

I guess it was used by other family members throughout the years.  Maudie was the baby of all his siblings and I guess the last one to use it.  I am so blessed that she thought to ask if we would like to have it.  You all know how I love  treasures especially if it has a story behind it.

Oh if this chest could talk. Love letters written from our high school years, photos of when we were dating, old coins,  and what other treasures were safely snuck away between layers of clothing.  And what did it hold from other family members over the years.  I love the patina  of the wood.  Mr. P. oiled it down and I wanted it left as it was.

Deciding where to put it ,,, well that was my next problem.  I had intended to place it at the foot of the bed in the guest room.  However, I wanted it where I could see it and enjoy it for awhile.  So,, I chose to replace the little black bench in front of the settle with the chest.
For now a once wooden chest, is now come full circle and back to it's original owner.  As a young couple it was just a chest, but as the years have come and gone, it has become a well loved treasure.  Oh, what memories it holds for a couple still madly in love after all these years.
Thanks for stopping by to visit,.  Hope you have treasures in your life whatever they might be.  Have a blessed Thursday and a wonderful weekend.
Until next time.


  1. love hearing from you with your family treasures! hugs!

  2. Oh, your chest is a beautiful piece! I am so glad you have it. I love where you have placed it. I have many things that were mine or my husbands or things that were in my family. I cherish and treasure them. I know how you feel.


  3. Angela,
    What a beautiful story about the dearness of this chest! It is beautiful! I love the feet on it! Oh, just so beautiful. I am glad it has come full circle!

    Love and hugs!

  4. Now thats a wonderful treasure friend.
    Great post.
    Woolie Summer Blessings

  5. Love the chest and the sentiment behind it. It is perfect there and I too would want it where I could see it. Love it.

  6. A beautiful story.
    A beautiful chest.
    Glad it's back with the original owner!!!
    Looks great where it is and love what you put on it!!


  7. Hi Angela, can't wait to see all of your goodies you are making for your craft show. What a beautiful chest, I am so glad that you and your husband have it, such an awesome treasure with beautiful memories. hugs, Lecia

  8. Love the story of this chest! I'm so glad it has come back to you and your husband. It looks great where you have it placed, and I'm sure it brings back all those wonderful memories every time you see it!

  9. That certainly is a treasure! Looks great in front of your settee. Funny how things have a way of working out! Enjoy, Dawn

  10. Oh Angela that was a wonderful story! The chest looks great where you have it. I also love those baseballs. did you paint them? I hope you share some of the things you are making for your craft show!
    Be blessed,

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  12. Morning Angela,
    Oh what a wonderful chest!!! The story that goes with it is just as precious.
    So glad it was returned but also how wonderful that many family members got to enjoy it.
    Funny how when we are young we want and need ALL NEW things...no old stuff for us. Now look at us - we get rid of the new for OLD.
    Many blessings and have a wonderful 4th of July week.