Saturday, April 17, 2010

Forgotten treasure...

Hubby headed off to Melbourne yesterday to bring home a car load of 'stuff' we've had in storage since moving down to the coast 5 years ago!  I was so excited all day waiting to go through all the boxes, it's like Christmas all over again, but it was too dark by the time he got home I had to wait 'til  morning to get a look. 
Some boxes are full of wedding presents that we have not even used yet, pieces of furniture handmade by grandparents and my old glory box, which is a fabulous tin chest full of goodness knows what!  Here are just a few beauties...oh my beating heart, welcome home old treasures...

 My first ever Holly Hobbie Sheets, Nana's embroidered tablecloth, my dancing bag (shoes 'n all), jewellery box Dad brought home from overseas travel and these noteworthy pieces...

My Dad's Derwent Pencils that are still in their original box, all accounted for except one - bugger!


Hubby's sax, which originally belonged to his Pop...

the music sheet stand made by his grandpa...

The porcelain rose was a valentines gift back in the early days & the bottle holds great sentimental value for hubby, it was his dear pop's (cute label if you can read it)...and the fabulous map of  Australia beautifully framed by his clever grandpa...

There are still so many boxes to go through, but this has been enough for me to rediscover in one day...

13 comments:

  1. I love getting stuff out of storage! Its like getting brand new things!

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  2. Shopping your storage boxes! Have fun!

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  3. Wow! I thought we were doing well with my Derwent pencils. I got them for my 10th birthday (25 years ago) and my niece has them now. She uses them all the time.

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  4. Oh what a bounty!! Check out the Derwent pencils, my mother kept mine, they weren't for visiting children, they were top shelf craft!! Love Posie

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  5. How beautiful! I bet a few tears were shed :) I love to find old "treasure boxes". Remember this...remember when...so good for the soul :)

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  6. How wonderful to see these things after all that time! Thats a real treasure trove!

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  7. Sounds like so much fun. I love coming across boxes of treasures that you forgot you had. Have fun. xo

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  8. That's awesome Mel. You've got more treasures than you have room to store them! Look forward to seeing how you accommodate these sentimental pieces in your home.

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  9. oh wow those derwent boxes are great! i've been thinking about my derwent pencils lately, they are somewhere in mum's garage.

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  10. how lucky , real treasures full of memories and history , that is so special . , the boxes i recently made and blogged about that your were so nice to comment on contained things that were in my 'confirmation' bag, that i'd kept as my treasures up to the age of 13...
    It's really important to keep that stuff i think.

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  11. What a lovely "rediscovery"!!! :). We have lots of stuff made by both my and my hubs grandfathers...I really treasure these kind of pieces most :)

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  12. There are some truly beautiful treasures in those boxes......hope you find many more!

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  13. What a wonderfully emotion filled time you had! Good emotion! All those sweet memories. How lovely! :)

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