Family Heirloom

After carpentry work, before cleaning and oiling.

My cousin Linda asked me if I would like our Aunts Blanket chest and I was thrilled. It needed some TLC as my Aunt is soon to be 101 years old, so I'm sure this chest is around 80-85 years old. My son did some carpentry work to stabilize it and I have oiled it about 10 times trying to help the aging wood. I think it looks awesome and am so grateful to my cousin for thinking of me! It now sits in my family room, I will show you pictures soon.
Sharing this on Met Monday at Between naps on the Porch 
and House of Grace Twice owned Tuesday.

Simple Pleasures


NanaDiana said...

WHAT a treasure! You were blessed to have gotten it. I love what oiling does to old furniture..the way it just soaks down into the wood and "heals" it. xo Diana

Jane said...

That is a gorgeous piece of furniture!! Lucky you!!

~Sara said...

I just found your blog, and I am a new follower. Love your new piece of furniture. Please stop on over to my blog sometime. Blessings ~Sara

bszejk said...

What a beautiful piece! How lucky you are! I'm so glad we are fellow bloggers!

Prim Wishes,

The Lil' Prim Cabin

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Hi Michele~
Wow, that is a lovely piece of furniture!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
I have become a follower!
Have a great day,

bettyj said...

Hi Michelle and thanks for the invite. Love your new piece of furniture and glad you just oiled it instead of painting it like so many people do now. It is beautiful and you are blessed to have gotten it. I am a follower now.

Gina said...

Love family heirlooms. This is beautiful!!

Angie Berry said...

Oh wow Michelle! How fortunate for you to get such a gorgeous family heirloom! She is shining so pretty now that you oiled it, absolutely love it!

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Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow. That chest is just drop dead gorgeous!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Nothing more special than getting family heirlooms.
I have been gifted recently with many from my last living aunt.