One of the projects I had in mind for when Rich was hunting was to organize all of the stuff in my mom's hope chest. It was all jumbled in there and wrinkled and pretty much neglected for quite a few years. This morning I sorted and ironed and straightened it all out.
There was quite an assortment of pretty embroidered hankies.
This is a small tablecloth (I think). The cool thing about this is every corner has a swan and a embroidered napkin tucked inside.
Someone put a lot of work into this, and I am honored to have it.
There is no less than 35 linen napkins of various colors.
I am not exactly sure what these are, if they are napkins or towels. I think "his and hers" theme was popular at one time.
I'm pretty sure this was my mom's wedding day purse.
I remember this embroidered dresser scarf sitting on my parents dresser for years. It is well used and even has a stain from nail polish spilled on it!
Like most of the stuff in there, I do not know who made them or where they came from. These pretty doilies have beautiful colorful centers, very well made.
There are three small baby dresses. Perhaps my mom or dad's baptismal dresses.
There are a few pillow covers from different places, souviniers from vacations.
I know I said before how disappointed I am that I did not go through this chest with my mom when she was alive and learned the story behind some of these things. I may not know the history of everything, but I will cherish all of it and pass it on to Shauna when that time comes.