It's audience participation time! I know, not your favorite thing, but it's time for you to get off your tushy and contribute something to the world.
The topic: My Favorite Things. Your assignment:
email me with a photo of the most favorite thing that you've "collected" over the years and tell us a little about what it is, where you got it, and why it's special to you. Please be sure to put "My Favorite Things" in the topic of your email so that I don't delete your message thinking that it's porn...um, I mean spam.
Your favorite thing may be an antique, a vintage collectible, or a neat primitive item...it does NOT have to be an antique. I'll share everyone's entries on Sunday, May 4th. And one lucky winner will be selected completely at random to receive a selection of my favorite bath and body products offered in our shop.
My favorite treasure is a fabulous hand-made dower chest. It's about three feet wide and two feet tall and completely constructed of wood; the lid is pegged rather than hinged and it appears to be ancient (i.e. it smells ancient!). It has wonderfully primitive circular designs hand-carved onto its entire outer surface and has remnants of green paint clinging to the wood here and there.
My husband and I bought the chest at an auction years ago when we first started in this business and have selfishly kept it for ourselves. I think it's so special to us because we believe it's by far the oldest thing that we've come across so far. I can't help but wonder how many brides have used this chest, and where it has traveled.
As you can see, we use it to store playing cards and small games. We used to keep all of our large board games in the chest but now we keep them in a closet so that they can collect dust there instead. After all, we're WAY too busy to play board games any more. Maybe it's time for a vacation? Hmmmm.