With the rain (AGAIN) this weekend, and visiting family for Father's Day, we didn't get much done. Just moved some stuff around, organized some things and relaxed. Might have even had a nap. OK, so we DID have a nap. Nothing like a nap in the afternoon on a rainy day!
So I took some photos of things to share and ask about. Here is an inherited piece that I thought I'd share. A bit of back story, my Mom had a cedar "Hope Chest" when she was growing up. But it was one of those pieces that you grow up, move, get married, move two or three more times and it stays at parents house for awhile and you just sort of don't remember what ever happened to it. My Mom lost track of hers over the years.
So on my parents 25th anniversary, my Dad got my Mom this one. It's the "Lane" brand (not sure if they are still around) but they've made cedar chests for years. And side note, isn't the idea of a hope chest fascinating? I wonder if that's still a "thing" or not?
|Lane cedar chest with pansies|
This is ours, now in place at the farm. We put it in the guest room at the foot of the bed. It's got painted pansies on the front, in a sort of 'washed', light finish.
|Cedar chest interior|
Opening the top reveals a full cedar interior, all four sides, top and bottom. What I'm curious about, and what is fun about asking all of you on the blog, what does one put in a cedar chest? Being at the farm, and storing things in various places, we wonder what would be best to put in here? It is large, but of course, one large quilt or two would pretty much fill it up. Maybe better for things like tablecloths and small blankets?
Any suggestions on the best use of cedar storage like this?