The Grands

The Grands

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Deep South, United States
First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


This is a very very old chest. My sister's
church had a garage sale about two weeks ago.
One of the members of her church had passed
away and left everything in the house to a
niece.It was full of old furniture.I just
had a fit over this chest.My sister is not
one to visualize anything, she only see's it
as it is.My first thought was to redo it, but
now I think I will leave it as it is. My
neighbor who loves old stuff thinks I should
leave it as is. I only paid $5.00 for it.
It was worth alot more than that. The house
was filled with so many pretty pieces of
furniture. Let me know what you think I
should do with it.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!!


Sandra said...

If I had one like it I would leave it as is and use it as a coffee table, or put it in my bedroom to hold quilts and blankets. I have been wanting an old chest for a long time. "Treasure" it! :)

Smilingsal said...

I'm like your sister; I have no vision. I say if you like it, enjoy it.

Ginger said...

We have one very similar to this that was my husband's grandfather's. Right now it's in the guest bedroom with a quilt on top, but I'd really like to put it in the den where others can see it...not sure how it would work as a coffee table because of the top not being flat, guess it doesn't have to be. I'd love your ideas too.

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

I think leave it the way it is. I think that's the beauty of it. Mama has a trunk similar to this she keeps Christmas ornaments in. It's a little lighter wood though. I don't know where hers came from. It's always nice to find a bargain.

LisaShaw said...

WOW ONLY $5.00 FOR THAT BEAUTIFUL CHEST?!!! I'm one to leave old things the way they look. I love it that way and what memories it must have with it. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I like it the way it is, it has character. I have a smaller chest on one of my coffee tables and it has a simple silk flower arrangement in it--just roses and greenery. I have also seen chests filled with beautiful quilts, and I like that look too. I'm sure whatever you do with it will be lovely.

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