April 6, 2012

My Hopeless Chest

I have a lovely cedar chest, also known as a Hope Chest. Way, way back in the day a girl would keep all of the things she made/collected for her married life in it. It's where I keep family heirlooms and keepsakes.  My family jokingly refers to it as my Hopeless Chest. Oh so funny guys...

I reorganize it several times a year because, several times a year, I think of something that is in there that I really want and make a huge mess searching for it. Then a few months later, I reorganize it :-) I like to stay on top of these things.

I tore it to pieces last month looking for a book and since I found out that I will have to move soon, I think I will pull everything out and pack it up instead of reorganizing.

So...I'm going to take pictures of all of my wonderful treasures and blog about them (Jayne's idea. Thank you Jayne.)

Here is my cedar chest.

Isn't it pretty? Thank you mom and dad! They gave it to me on my 16th birthday. Or was it 18th...

Never mind.

The thinger on top is from when I lived in Hawaii. They have a unique quilting pattern that they do there. Can you see the waves in the cream color? I bought this square from a very sweet lady with the idea of making a quilt of my own...yeah that was 10 years ago.

And that black thing on top is a very curious kitty who is super talented at getting in the way.

This is the mess:

And this is the first item!

Sticking with the Hawaii theme. I bought this ukelele while living in Hawaii with grand intention of learning to play it. Nope. But it's really cute!



zachary said...

I thought this hope chest came from aunt ilona..?

Kate Kepsel said...

Nope! It's from mom and dad :)

Amanda said...

Next to the xylophone, the ukelele was the only other instrument I could play. Yours is way cute, you should hang it on the wall!

karla said...

NEVER referred to it as your "hopeless" chest - greatly offended!
From your family.