Sunday, February 14, 2010

Corner View: Repurposed

 

This box is one of my favourite items: It used to be a box for tea, now it has served as a sewing kit for 30 years.

My uncle brought the box back from China a long, long time ago. He left home as a 13 year old boy in the late 50s to sail the big seas. This was one of the few options for boys from the north back then.

He also brought his sister the finest China ware there was, thin as eggshell. But that's another story.

See Jane for more Corner Views.

10 comments:

Dorit said...

Stories give such value to items, and that is a really good story. The box is also beutiful in itself!

Nancy said...

What a treasure.

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

What a lovely tin. It is so nice to use things that are special .
Louise xx

Elisabelle said...

This box is so so so beautiful!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

A lovely tin with a lovely story, I love it how certain objects have a soul. I have a very special sewing box which belonged to my gran, a seamstress, I treasure it and keep knick-knacks inside.

Heather said...

Wow, what a treasure, and how neat that it has had the same purpose for so many years.

jane said...

beautiful story! beautiful box! wish i could hear more:)

kendra said...

precious! a timeless treasure to be keeping sewing for so long! now i want to hear about the china!

nicola@which name? said...

i love reusing old tins, too. we seem to have a lot being reused for change containers!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

mildawg said...

What a great use and story!

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