David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Family Cedar Chests



What better items to post for Treasure Chest Thursday than than two "treasured" cedar chests. The first chest belonged to my maternal Great Aunt Grace Norris Bailey and was given to her by my great grandparents. One day she asked me if there was anything she had that I might want to have. I remembered seeing the chest one day in her attic when I was very young. I told her I would really like to have it and she was shocked. She thought it was "old and broken", but I loved it. I have placed my children's keepsakes in this one.
The second chest belonged to my paternal grandmother, Imogene Huffman Shoemaker. My Aunt Joyce recently presented it to me for safe keeping. Currently, I have it filled with dishes that belonged to my grandmother and my great grandmother.
These are two of my greatest treasures; reminders of both sides of my family.

8 comments:

  1. Your chests are beautiful. Treasures, indeed!

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  2. How fortunate you are Lori! My mom had one but I think it went to my sister. I'm not even sure she still has it. I would love to have one if you ever want to get rid of one :) I'd use it to keep all my genealogy stuff in.

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  3. A cedar chest is not something that was ever passed down in my family ;-( My mother-in-law has one as a coffee table in the livingroom. I never asked if it was an heirloom. I need to do that! Thank you for your post.

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  4. Those are beautiful treasures. You are so fortunate to have them. Enjoy!

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  5. Lori, Treasures indeed. Seems like those old wonderful cedar chests are a thing of the past. You are very fortunate to have two such treasures!!

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  6. This chest reminds me of a camper wood chest my mum still has and keeps in her den

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  7. Just a side note: The quilt sitting on top of the second chest was made by my great grandmother, Tillie Adams Huffman.

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  8. Beautiful chests! I also have inherited chests from grand and great-grandparents. Priceless treasures.

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