I have talked a lot about hope chests in the past (which you can find here, here, and a video from a few years ago here), and today I thought I would give you all more of a how-to post- and just give you an insight on what is in my hope chest.
WHAT’S A HOPE CHEST?
They’re not very popular today, but typically the idea is to save up things for your future home. This could mean anything from a dish set to a journal you want your future kiddos to see.
My chest* is filled with things that I’ve collected from antiquing and thrifting, as well as some items that have been gifted to me. I love items with history, so I typically shop more second-hand. I am definitely more of an old-fashioned girl at heart, so my chest is mainly filled with vintage kid’s clothing (not that I will dress my future [and hopeful] children in 100% vintage, but I’m going to try and be that cool mom that will wear vintage and modern together, haha) and pieces like it.
If you’re not an old-fashioned person, you can also totally fill it with more modern things! It is definitely a creative process. 😉
*not a real wooden chest yet, it’s a storage box for now*
BASIC STARTER ITEMS
- versatile dishes (Karina loved collecting these for her home!)
- kid’s clothes
- baby items
- things (books, toys, art…) from your childhood
- long-lasting kitchen items
- handmade items
- family heirlooms (such as a family Bible, etc.)
WHAT’S IN MY HOPE CHEST
- baby & little kid’s clothes
- baby booties
- recipe cards
- a set of vintage baby blocks
- a vintage apron
- a tea canister set
- a salt & pepper shaker set
- several sets of cloth napkins
- books (including a treasured cookbook & my favorite childhood book)
…and a few other little treasures!
It’s actually been pretty hard for me to find resources on hope chests, as they just really aren’t popular today. I fell in love with the idea when I was younger, and to be honest, still love it so much! I can’t wait for the *hopeful* day that I will have my own home and kiddos.
What are your thoughts on hope chests? Do you have one?
// hadassah ❤ //