For months now I’ve been searching Ebay trying to find a “Top Hat .” No, I’m not going to wear it, although I would do something like that…I love hats. This hat will hang next to the Bowler hat I made into a hanging light over an antique chest. This little chest I received from my sister when she passed at the end of 2016, and I’ve always loved it. My mother was an avid antique lover and collector, and this chest was one of my favorites. My sister had saved many of our mothers favorite antiques, so I pounced at an unfortunate/unforeseen opportunity to keep them in the family.
My style has changed over the years, and I have few antiques now. But some things speak to me, and I am unable to turn away. Especially since we redecorated in a semi-steampunk style early last year. So the eclectic mix of old, new and repurposed fit right in.
All I can think of is all the stories each of those items has to tell.
- The hats…can you even imagine the stories, and adventures they might have to share?
- Or a small ladies dresser, where has it lived and what kind of home has it lived in?
- A ladies round top trunk. Where did it travel to, and with whom did it serve?
My mind is reeling with the possibilities and adventures each has had. My stories are rough, not nearly as eloquently written as some of my friends. There aren’t enough hours in the day, or days in the week to pursue all the wonderful things I’d love to be doing. Writing, traveling, or a handful other interests.
For now, winter knitting, and of course giving an old hat a forever home will have to do! I’m very big on Upcycling, and when I take an item in, I’m taking them in as if they were a family member. An adoption into our family. But wait…if he’s a family member does he not deserve a name? Both hats must have identification, next step, their names!
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to check on Stone Soup. See you soon….