My thoughts always turn to wondering where a piece of furniture has been all it's life, what kind of family it has lived with and was it happy? Sounds silly, but I often wonder what would happen if we could peek inside the history of each piece that we re-purpose for a new life...how did she end up alone?
As I was working on this pretty little cedar chest, I wondered if she had once been used for a hope chest~perhaps she lovingly stored wonderful linens and pretties for the future dream of a special new home.....
Maybe a beautiful wedding dress and lingerie for that ~special day~ many long years ago?
She sat lonely and sad at a local estate sale and we just HAD to take her home. I assured her she would one day have a life that would become her, a second chance if you will...We decided that in her new life, she would wear a luscious teal. Very bold for a lady her age!.... I'd like to think that she is smiling with anticipation of what her new life will bring.....will she belong to a new bride? ~ Will she live by the sea? ~ Will she live in a childs room?....Or perhaps she will be a city chest and lovingly store winter sweaters and scarves? Hmmmm.....stay tuned to find out! :)