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with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Treasure box....

I recently found this new small treasure box while shopping at Goodwill with my sister, Kathi.
I think it's so pretty.
I love the old fashioned cabbage roses with the sweet bird on the front.
It's very good quality and well-made.
I like the handle and the little feet on it.
It was only $3.99 at Goodwill!
I was excited to find the new box because it is almost identical to this box that I have sitting in our family room.
We use it to hold our remote controls. This older one has a different shape to it, which I do like better, but it is really beat up and one of the hinges on the back has fallen off. I am sad that the picture on the front is getting ruined too, so I am happy that I found a replacement! A few years ago I did learn something interesting about this box.
This is Fran. She is the mother of my sister-in-law's husband. She joined us for Easter dinner two years ago and she told me a very special story about this box.

When she first saw it at my house she lit up and said, "I have one just like this! When I was just 16 years old my boyfriend gave it to me for Valentine's Day and it was filled with one pound of chocolate candies!"

I was so interested in her story and so happy to hear it. She went on to say that they eventually married and they were married for 41 years! I was so thrilled to hear a little of the history behind the box and it's so neat that it's a love story too!
Apparently, Elayne Boyle owned my old box back in 1944, she even etched her name into it.
I wonder if here sweetheart gave it to her for Valentine's Day as well.
Well, old remote control box, you have served us well, but it's time for you to retire. I will put you on a quiet bookshelf where you will be used less and you will be safe from any further deterioration.
Let's make room for the new improved remote control box.
It actually is a little bit bigger and will hold more junk, which is a good thing because when I find small things laying around I always throw it in this box.
I am really happy about this new find! It's a good thing!

"I am the Lord your God and I never change." Malachi 3:6

Hugs, Sharon


Kathi said...

Your box is so pretty. I did not get a good look at it when you purchased it, or your old one either. I love hearing the history. They remind me of Manuela's trays; beautiful!! I like that they are useful as well as pretty. Now I will be looking. Kathi

Shelley said...

What a great story and history behind your boxes...they are both so lovely...what a great find...blessings

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