Daily Life

A Christmas Surprise!

After our morning gift giving on Christmas Day, my parents had us clear away the massive mess on the floor (we could not see much of the floor) for the “big gift.” We did so, then my mom sent me and the sister after me to our rooms. Something was brought in from outside, and everyone else was allowed to come into the family room. My sister and I were instructed to come downstairs with our eyes closed. When Mom let us open our eyes, this is what we saw:

This is mine; it is made of sassafras wood, so it has more grain lines and is more brown toned.

The dividing shelf/bottom is made of cedar, and we had some extra cedar blocks to use to keep the scent on our items.

This is my sister’s; it is cherry, so it has less strong grain patterns (I think the pattern is like stone, marble particularly) and is more red toned.

These chests are made in the Shaker style. The dimensions are approximately 18x40x27 inches

Happy New Years! I am stuffing myself with my dad’s homemade doughnuts (an Alton Brown recipe) and hiding from the crowd of our party for now.

One Comment

  • Lizzie

    Oooh, gorgeous hope chests! How exciting. My hope chest is in front of the windows in my room, but I actually don't keep much many "hope" things in it. I have a set of dishes, but they live in the attic. I have a few little thing, but mostly my hope chest is just full of other things.

    Happy 2014! =)

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