So today I am going to tell you about this wonderful little box. My Grandmother (we called her Nanny) was the youngest of three girls. The middle girl was Aunt Nell and this box belonged to her. I found it while going through some things that were in Nanny's shed. She said I could have it when I showed some interest in it. Then she told me the story about this box. It was my Aunt Nell's box and a boy, who really liked her, made it for her and gave it to her as a Christmas present. That's all that Nanny could tell me about. However....after talking to my Aunt Becky and telling her about the name in the box, she said it was Aunt Nell's then future husband!! The inscription reads "Recieved, Wednesday nite, December 25, 1940. From Donald _____" (Left last name blank)
Just goes to show you that you never really know what you have just sitting around collecting dust until you look carefully at it and appreciate it more.
Like I said, the box was just sitting around collecting dust without a real purpose. Now it has a purpose!!! My new button box.
It's darker than the rest of the what's going into the room. But I think a little contrast is good. And besides, I just can't bring myself to paint this beautiful cedar. The only thing I have done to it is replace the hinges. It was missing one when I got it.
I have been looking at lots of pictures on the web and drooling over the chandeliers that I see in many of the cute sewing rooms. So guess what I did. I bought one!! Saw the reviews on this one and thought it would be a good fit in the room.
It came in the mail on Monday. Since it's not time to put it up yet I was going to be a good girl and not open and assemble. LOL That last about 10 minutes. Took it out of the box and put it all together. Knowing all the time my husband, Sam, would have a fit when he got home. (Afraid I will loose something or not assemble correctly.) But it's so pretty! Had to do it anyway. Sorry Sam.
However, it is now carefully back in the box with instructions.