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Wordless Wednesday: Property of Pandora

On Sunday we visited one set of in-laws for a post-Christmas-and-New-Year catch-up.  While we were there, my father-in-law offered us this chest.  It’s not really in the spirit of my de-cluttering challenge, to bring something else into the house, but I love boxes and chests so I jumped at the chance to have it.

It seems to me that it’s full of possibilities.  Bean likes to play with the catches (on a recent shopping trip where I was looking for a new bag, he suggested any numer of bags with horrendous shiny buckles and locks – he’s obsessed!) and also to drum on the lid.  Plum, in her new know-no-fear outlook on life now she is fully mobile, likes to climb on it and stand on it, dancing.  I like to think of it as a pirate treasure chest, and wonder if I hope hard enough, will I open it to find it bursting with golden dubloons?  FiL suggested it as a toy box.  I rather think I may have found my new stash box for all my yarn and fabric 🙂

It may not get rid of any clutter, but it’ll do a damn fine job of hiding some of it from view!

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29 comments on “Wordless Wednesday: Property of Pandora

  1. it is a very nice chest..I would have not been able to turn it down either.

  2. It is a very pretty chest! Love it 🙂
    Ai Sakura recently posted..Wordless Wednesday {linky party}: Danboard Tree-climbingMy Profile

  3. Very nice and apart from looking nice it will come in useful 🙂
    stevebethere recently posted..The GoldfishMy Profile

  4. I’m glad you got this off your chest…. Seriously, though, it IS a beaut. You should get years of use out of it (once you get Plum off your chest — it’s darned difficult to open & close the lid when somebody’s dancing on it). Congratulations on your new acquisition, & use it in good health. Thanks for sharing about this, & have a treasure-filled WW.
    Art of RetroCollage recently posted..In the Land of Collage, the Territory is the MapMy Profile

  5. What a beautiful chest!
    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud recently posted..Specs {Wordless/Wordful Wednesday}My Profile

  6. That is precious!
    I like that old look.
    Indrani recently posted..Wordless – 183My Profile

  7. I LOVE your chest of possibilities! 🙂


  8. the possibilities are endless…
    momto8blog recently posted..Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

  9. Awesome!! I’d deem it a pirate chest, too. ;D
    aquariann recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Red-bellied PiranhaMy Profile

  10. Hiding the clutter from view is all that really matters…at least in my house!
    Christy Ann recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: So Big! (Linky)My Profile

  11. Gorgeous chest! Thanks for linking up at Momma T and Baby E!

  12. What a beautiful chest.

    My entry.
    Cafe au lait recently posted..WW – It’s a drugMy Profile

  13. That’s a really lovely chest..the uses for it are really endless.. stashing your craft material in it sounds great!!
    Dominique@Dominique’s Desk recently posted..Tiger Girl- Feet OnMy Profile

  14. I love stuff like that. I definitely would have kept it too! Happy WW!
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  15. Very nice. I wouldn’t use it as a toy box. I would use it for the crafts. Hope you get a lot of use out of it and it helps with getting the clutter under control.
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  16. Very cool chest — I would jumped at the offer. So glad everyone is having fun with it.

  17. That’s a beautiful chest. I definitely would have accepted it, too.
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  18. I like it!… & I like your blog and following you for FB, GFC & Twitter! I hope your visit! Happy WW!

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  19. I agree with all who said they would have accepted this chest as well. It is attractive storage space!

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  20. Oh, I love the chest. Beautiful!
    Searching For Simplicity recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: One of My Favorite Spots To RelaxMy Profile

  21. Love the chest! I would have taken it too!
    April Bradley recently posted..Wordless Wednesday – Dreary Winter DayMy Profile

  22. It’s very lovely. And I agree…..use it for your own storage. It’s too pretty for toys.
    Jenny K recently posted..(Not So) Wordless Wednesday: St. Thomas, Virgin IslandsMy Profile

  23. Oh, I love it. Looks great. 🙂 I would have taken it too.
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  24. I love chests of all kinds and desperately want the one my mom has… but she is using it. So, I’m biding my time… someday!!!!
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  25. Yes! You have to have some great places to stash some of the things you’d otherwise have to give away for the purpose of decluttering the house. Sounds good to me!
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  26. I think this is the perfect place to stash your sewing stuff!
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  27. If you have kids I have a feeling that they will claim this for themselves!
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  28. I want to have this kind of chest as well. Its like a treasure where all your precious things or memorable things are all in store there. Nice post!
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