Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Steamer



I bought this from a contents sale on Friday. It is a cedar-lined steamer trunk. I paid $50 CDN :) DH was very disparaging about the fact I forgot to barter, but I think I got a bargain. He was slightly more enthusiastic after he'd been to the pub :)

Like many women, I have a real fondness for trunks--why is that? Is it the romance of a bygone era? A great storage space? A mouse-free zone? Maybe women just like to box things up--maybe I should work for the post office :D


18 comments:

  1. It's the romance.

    I had my uncle make me a cedar chest. Didn't really think about it - but I'm allergic to cedar. So I can't store my linens in it (took me three washings to get the smell out of my sheets), but do keep some it packed with my Christmas It's a Wonderful Life village.

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  2. What I meant was, I thought I could just wash the stuff out before using it (I wanted it to store off-season sheets, etc.) But no - wouldn't work.

    I should really be writing. :(

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  3. Nice box! Okay, why did that sound like some derogatory comment my husband would say! :-)

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  4. I really like that trunk Toni. Maybe I'll use the picture as inspiration for another short story, if I ever get going on the idea I already have.

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  5. It's huge too! I seriously think the whole family could get in there. If you don't hear from me for a few days, send the polce--I'll have locked myself in the stupid trunk :)

    Scott, insoiration has to be grabbed wherever you find it!!!

    What is with the wheelchair symbol?

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  6. If you click on it it's supposed to "read" the verification letters to you while you type - supposedly for blind people I would assume, or those with very bad eyesight. My question is, how are they going to find the wheelchair thingy. I guess blogger had to add it.

    Are your comment emails going into your bulk files? Mine are. That's weird.

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  7. Nice chest Toni - no pun there (and yes I do tend to look closely at trunks, but guess that's another language thing too!! lol). You're mother would be proud of your purchase.

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  8. Eve--I don't get emailed when I get a comment. I get between 150-200 emails a day and so I just check the blog regularly and enjoy the suspense instead!!

    Deb--wouldn't she? I kept talking about a chest and people looked at my like I was looney :D Maybe that was the drool! I'm going to take pictures of mom and dads in August LOL!!!!

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  9. I LOVE that trunk...

    It's the romance. Eve is soooo right!

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  10. It's lovely, Toni! And some things just aren't worth haggling over. You just *know* you need it and are glad to pay for it. :) At least that's what I tell myself.

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  11. A trunk, a treasure chest, a kist, a wooden box holding a bride's trousseau, your life's belongings packed for a three-month voyage over high seas ... it's totally romantic!! And an awfully good place to hide a body. I don't blame you for snapping it up.

    My dad made an oak one for my mum and lined it with cedar. It's her pride and joy. LOL, and it weighs as much as an SUV, I'm sure.

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  12. Click on the wheelchair; it plays some audio. Kind of wierd.

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  13. Okay - the number thing is weird. I'm not trying to make fun of the blind, but if they can't see the verification letters well enough to type them, then how can they read the blog. This print is smaller than the letters in the verification box. That's just too strange. Click on it - Scott's right - it's numbers.

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  14. Loreth--that sounds like a lovely keepsake!

    Scott, Eve, I don't have the plug in required and it won't let me do anything with it. Stupid thing.

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  15. I love trunks and chests. (Not that way people!) I have 2 in my house. I use one to hide toys as a coffee table in the living room, and store sheets and blankets in the one in our bedroom. There's just something about them that brings to mind a bygone era. Of trains, boats, and men who held open doors for women for no reason.

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  16. When I was 16, I insisted on a trunk for my birthday. I had this fantasy that I would go off to college with my trunk. Then, I would travel the world with it. Along the way, I would collect all sorts of really witty and cool bumper stickers to put on the outside. People would see it and sigh, and just WISH they were me. Isn't that a nice dream? Well, I didn't get the trunk, I joined the Navy instead of college, and all of my bumper stickers are on the back of my mini-van. Some things are just better though, know what I mean?

    Nice blog, btw.

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  17. Dee--that sounds like a great way to do it too!!!

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