Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Passing On

When I was a young child, I was given this little trunk for a Christmas gift from my aunt Nancy.
She generally gave some of the best gifts. But, this was the best gift ever. It felt like such a grown-up thing to be given. Krista got one, too. We loved them. And, I still love it. This gift has stood the test of time.
When I was little, I used it for all my doll clothes, and their other various belongings.
(Look at the wallpaper lining the inside. Isn't that pretty?!!)
Yesterday I converted it to a dress-up trunk. The kids are pretty happy with that. I have very little in there, at this point. But, it will be fun to scout out thrift stores & such for more. Poor Peyton only has one boy item. But, the stash will grow.



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3 comments:

Stef said...

I love this idea and I totally remember that trunk! Rachel didn't get a collection of girly toys for quite a while either. I think the older child's gender kind of rules the roost until the younger ones get more opinionated. :)

Nicola S. said...

Oh... I remember when you girls got those trunk. How fun!
By the way, you look great. Know that I think of you all the time and I'm praying everything is going well.

Stef said...

I love this idea and I totally remember that trunk! Rachel didn't get a collection of girly toys for quite a while either. I think the older child's gender kind of rules the roost until the younger ones get more opinionated. :)