picture of my recipe box

snoladyFebruary 1, 2008

I've had this for many many years. It belonged to DH's great grandma and used to be a sewing box. Scissors was kept in the slot on the top. The lid used to have fabric on it for a pin cushion but it was worn so I took it off. I paid a lady to paint this for me back in the 1970's. It is probably close to 100 years old. A family treasure.

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maddya

That is such a cute little sewing box indeed. You must be very proud to have it.
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Maddya

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 1:46PM
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luvstocraft

What a great family treasure for you to get to have. Isn't it great when these items can be kept and loved by new generations of family? Luvs

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 6:35PM
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Sandi_W

Snolady, I've never seen a sewing box like that before. I love how you had it painted. I agree with Luvs...it's a great family treasure.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 9:23PM
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craftylady-2006

Beautiful sewing box, especially since it is a family treausre. When you look for a recipe and cook, do you sometimes think of your DH's Grandmother and wonder what she might have been sewing or maybe mending? I think it holds many wonderful memories from his Grandmother's time.

Sal

    Bookmark   February 2, 2008 at 4:02PM
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snolady

DH's great grandma made all hand stitched quilts into her 90's. She lived to be almost 100 years old. She was a very sweet lady.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 6:44PM
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phonegirl

I love it when people keep things like this in the family. It's priceless. I plan on painting Papa's Chair and Grandma's Chair on two old oak chairs from DH grandparents for our children to keep. I also have Grandma's mom's oak rocking chair. Thanks for posting a picture.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2008 at 12:43AM
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