Antique Granny

Antique Granny

Monday, May 20, 2013

ONE MAN'S TRASH

Question Of The Week -- May 20, 2013

Do you have (or have you ever had) a treasure box and what do you keep in it?

My paternal grandmother's treasure box.


She kept her favorite photos from the early 1900's.

I had an old cigar box full of my childhood treasures.  My best treasures were small bisque statues of children who came alive as my imaginary friends.

22 comments:

Lynn said...

I still have an old jewelry box I had as a child, full of little treasures (bracelets, etc.)

Do you still have the bisque figures?

Granny Annie said...

Lynn -- Sadly I do not but I often wonder whatever happened to them. Since they would come to life, I'm assuming they went to live with another young child who needed them. I envy you having yours.

Holland said...

I had a shoebox filled with nicks and nacks from my childhood... Lost everything in a fire many years ago. But most of my nicks and nacks are in my head anyway... ;)

kenju said...

I have always had a thing for boxes. Show me a box, and I'll want it. I have (or had until this past weekend) quite a few of them. Many of my treasures were sold in an estate sale, though I still have enough to fill a store....lol From tiny earring boxes to a steamer trunk - I love them (no matter what I put in them.)

Granny Annie said...

Holland -- How sad to lose everything in a fire. Devastating. Thankfully we do have our memories. Well, for a while....until we get old like me....

kenju -- I have been thinking about the estate sale and hoping you did well. I too have a thing for boxes and cannot pass one by. If only they could all fit inside one another for storing. lol

Jeanie said...

Interesting timing....I have a box that was my mother's and I was thinking this weekend about writing a post about it. It still have her address book and a few other keepsakes of hers in it.

Granny Annie said...

Jeanie -- Well you know what they say about great minds:)

TALON said...

I have two treasure boxes. One I keep mementos in - concert stubs and the like. The other are just random things that mean something to me, but would mean little to anyone else. When I pass away, I can see my kids scratching their heads over a small plastic whistle! :)

gigihawaii said...

The only treasures I own are my jewelry, but my daughters don't want them, because it's not their style. Lol.

Pat said...

People mention having a memory box for my husband but in truth this is a memory house.
There are far too many memories to put in any box.

cube said...

I'm with Kenju. I have a thing for boxes, too. I didn't have one special one, but many filled with all the cool stuff I had accumulated over my childhood.

That so sweet what you said about the bisque children statues. It reminds me of my eclectic group of "friends". I would fill the bathroom sink with water and have adventures at sea.

Chatty Crone said...

Very interesting - it is nice to see what your grandmother's treasures were. I have a box - it is a round hat box and I have what little of my past in it. sandie

Rob and Monica said...

Oh, I don't know if I would call it a treasure box, but I had an old wooden cigar box that my Great Grandfather gave me as a kid. I kept old European coins from the 1800's in it, a collection by Great Uncle had since he was a kid. I still have that box sitting on my dresser. It still has those coins in it (Rob)

Belle said...

I had treasure boxes as a child and loved them. How wonderful you have your grandmother's! One of my greatest treasures now is a painting by my granddaughter.

Shionge said...

Oh Wow..how interesting....I have lots and lots of 'shoe boxes of treasures' hahahah.....it contains my postcards collection, letter correspondences, movie tickets, bus tickets etc. I'm a 'junkie' hahahah....so you see I'm soooooooooooooo....sentimental :)

Riot Kitty said...

Neat pics and a neat story...I've always had one of sorts. Now it's a box I painted that has little notes and movie stubs, cards from restaurants from fun times, stuff like that.

Snaggle Tooth said...

It's so cool you have a historic keepsake like that!

I have a very small suitcase my Gramps used to use. It has one of his Russian style winter caps, his tobacco pipe, n his favorite summer camp music, the Beach Boys Collection 5- LP vinyl set in it.

I have tons of treasure collection boxes stuff in here. Recently got a wooden Angel Puzzle box, only garden spices in there for aroma so far. I also have a velvetine heart box with little things that remind me of some Aunts gone in recent years, like a ribbon I wore at a wedding she played with- so many odd things no one knows but me here. Someday I need time to write about this stuff...
So many folks to remember...

Wish I had the old pics my mither used to have in her trunk in the attic.

Lynn said...

Hey Annie - hope you and Ron and the rest of your family are OK after the tornado yesterday. Not sure how close you all were to that, but I know you were on the road.

LL Cool Joe said...

No I've never had a treasure box, but I do still keep old stuff in a drawer. Actually, come to think of it, it is an open shoe box, so maybe I do after all!

Granny Annie said...

Talon -- Years and years of journals are what I dread my children inheriting, I've instructed them to toss the books in the incinerator and not fret about it.

gigihawaii-- Isn't it sad the things we treasure that our children don't want.

Pat -- I so understand what you are saying.

cube -- It is great to remember those fantasies of our childhood.

Chatty Crone -- A hat box is wonderful storage for memories!

Belle -- Oh yes, the artwork of our grandchildren is priceless.

Shionge -- I have saved a lot of correspondence but don't have it organized and wish that I did. My mother saved all of our letters in labeled folders for each child and one day she gave them to us. It is a thrill to read them and remember.

Riot Kitty -- It is very difficult for me to throw away a movie stub especially if I attended with loved ones like my grandchildren.

Snaggle Tooth -- I am so glad to mentioned the memories of smell in these collection boxes. Grandpa's pipe! What a joy to recall.

Lynn -- We're fine. thanks for your concern. I posted about our journey as well as emailed you. It was a frightening day.

Brown English Muffin said...

wow I hope you scanned those pictures already :0)

Kay said...

Yes, yes! I did. I kept the strangest mementos in it now that I think about it.