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picture of my recipe box

Posted by snolady (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 1, 08 at 10:41

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.

painted recipe box

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

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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

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

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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.


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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.

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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.

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