Shortly before Christmas this year my neighbour passed away. She was an awesome lady in her eighties and we had a lot in common - we liked the same books, had the same sense if humour, shared a love of baked goods and knitting. I miss her a lot.
Her daughter was tasked with cleaning out the house, and a few weeks ago it was time for the purge. So much stuff. Over 50 years worth of stuff. Anything in the driveway was fair game. I swear, it was a vintage lover’s Pinterest wet dream. Industrial lighting, stencilled wooden crates (one of which I scored), old typewriters, suitcases, crates, ephemera of all sorts - it was incredible.
I found this small chest of drawers in the pile and had to have it. Dusty, missing knobs and stickered, I had to have it. Some Pledge and new knobs from Lee Valley later, it looks great. Written in pencil on the bottom of one of the drawers is the makers name and address - turns out he was a local man from West Chezzetcook. Amazing.
I haven’t decided what I’ll keep in it yet, but so far I’m just really happy to have it.