Sunday, November 20, 2011
A Mystery Box...
I found this box at a second hand/antique store. Can you guess what was inside it?
I thought it looked like a box for a handkerchief - and I was right. I did find some other surprises inside.
It turned out that there were two handkerchiefs, a rose sachet and a sweet little illustration and poem.
At the top of the box you can see a little bit of the fabric-like tissue paper that lined the box originally. The box itself is also covered in fabric.
The sachet does not smell like roses now - I wonder how old it is?
Here is the sweet little friendship poem. The illustration appears to be hand colored.
Something about this little box and the contents just made me "need" it - the style of the label on the bottom of the box was very appealing.
Here is the question - do you have any idea what I paid for this nostalgic package? It was purchased in Massachusetts in a town about an hour from Boston. I am curious to see what you think it is worth...
I already have plans for the contents and the graphics - so keep your eyes sharp to see when they appear on the blog again.
We are driving home today - a short visit is better than no visit and we'll try to get back in another month or so. Tomorrow I'll be putting up the Christmas tree at the museum with my neighbor. I hope we like the final result once it is in place! Photos to follow...
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