"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Monday, December 31, 2012

Old Boxes

I like old boxes.  I do not know why.  This old document box is well, rustic, but it had my initials in nailheads on the curved top.  Dating from the early 1800's, these boxes were hauled around in wagons and carriages, holding legal documents, perhaps the family bible, etc. It is decorated with nailheads, deer skin and brass and iron locks and handles.  I don't know when the pretty blue paper was added, but it is heavy.  The bird of paradise does not show up well in this picture.  Would have been wonderful to find old photos and paperwork.


  1. What an exquisite piece, no telling what special books and family documents it once sheltered.
    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year sweet bloggy friend !

  2. It is beautiful. I know you must treasure it. Wishing you the very best New Year!

  3. LOVE it! Reminds me of an old trunk of my mom's. Can't get over that blue paper!


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