So while I was sorting through the flotsam, I happened upon a lot of trash but a few treasures that I may need to steal for inside. My Man is originally from New England, and I suspect that these came from his Dad's stash.
|Mini galvanized storage cube -- about 6 inches square|
|A neat wooden box from Eagle Lock Company with original graphics, painted red on the outside...|
|Mustard yellow on the inside|
And then this...the piece de resistance!
|Antique Biscuit Box with original label - Yowser!|
Oh, I LOVE this! But how can I use it inside? I don't want to damage the graphic which is already tattered.
It says that this company was established in 1863 and "36 Years a Success", so that would put its age at 112 years old! Just barely 19th century, but I'll take it! My husband's great-grandfather had a General Store in Maine, so maybe it came from there...
It is stunning! I think it deserves better than dust masks and respirators, don't you?
I did something SO STUPID recently and damaged a family heirloom. I'm afraid to admit it, but let me just say this: be careful where you put real pumpkins, because they can rot very quickly. If they're on top of something, it will be damaged. Oh, I can't even tell you. Makes me SO sad. Lesson learned: only faux pumpkins inside! Maybe the garage treasures are better off left with My Man. The neglect isn't killing them, but I accidentally might!