Greetings! After reading Hadassah’s hope chest post I [Karina] was inspired to share my hope chest items with you all. My scavenger for hope chest items all started while my family and I were helping my grandparents with their yard sale. One of our tasks during our stay was to transport items to be sold from the house into the yard. When I lifted up one of the many heavy boxes I was curious as to what treasures were inside, so I removed the lid and could hardly believe my eyes!
There were elegant strawberry dishes inside of that box ready to be sold and I couldn’t imagine some stranger walking away with my grandparent’s dishes, so I decided that I would buy them. When I tried to buy the set from my grandmother she insisted that I take them because she would rather them stay in the family than a stranger taking them away.
And that’s how it all started! These vintage plates were the first items placed in my hope chest and since then the collection has been rapidly expanding.
Some people choose to leave the items in their hope chest as new as possible and they don’t use them until they move into their own home, but I couldn’t help but use this set for a couple of special occasions.
When searching online to see what the value of this set are I discovered that they hold hardly any value in them at all! But that doesn’t stop me from adoring this set, plus they belonged to my grandparents so they do hold *sentimental* value in my eyes!
This next set was a vintage find that our family friend and I found at a charming antique mall. I recently realized that this set matches my strawberry dishes! If you look closely at the strawberry set you will find that there are small pink flowers in the print.
I hope you enjoyed the first of many posts in my new series!
Do you have any hope chest items?
Do you think it is wise to collect items for your home now rather than later?