Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Vintage Trunk


Happy Thursday my friends!  Today I'd like to share some photos of the wonderful vintage trunk that my mother-in-law gave us a few weeks ago.  First of all, let me just say that I am in love with this trunk!  It is just so "me" and fits in perfectly with my decor.  It belonged to my husband's grandfather and is a very special addition to our home.  My husband and I are blessed to have many antiques in our home that are family heirlooms, especially from his side of the family...they truly bring happiness to my heart to have them in our home!

My MIL was not sure if this trunk was used by her father to hold his belongings when he came to this country from Poland, but she does remember it while growing up as the place where he kept all of his important papers.  Right now, I have the trunk in front of the couch in our family room, but I am not sure if it will stay there...for now at least, I am happy where it's at :))









The silver paint has worn off on all of the edges of the trunk, only adding to it's beauty...





...this little mini sap bucket is one I picked up at the flea market last month and forgot to show you...I seem to have a whole collection of these old galvanized buckets going these days...



I brought some of my limelight hydrangeas in the other day, as I love it when they turn this pretty shade of green.  I am trying to savor the last of the fresh cut flowers from the garden by bringing in new bunches every few days, because unfortunately, not too long form now we will get our first frost and it will be all over :(







There is still time to enter my Post Road Vintage Giveaway {contest ends Sunday at midnight}!

Have a great weekend!!!


Tracey



p.s.  The Autumn issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living magazine will be here soon and is available in the SHOP for pre-order...this is always one of my favorite issues of the year!



48 comments:

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Wow, I love your vintage trunk!!! And, can I just say that I adore your living space!!! ;) Happy Thursday to you too!!!


XO's,
Jessie

trash talk said...

I adore the old silver paint. I've tried to duplicate it, but nothing compares to the original. You've been blessed my dear.
Deb

mayfair personal trainer said...

That vintage trunk is so cool!

traci said...

that trunk is absolutely gorgeous tracey. perfect for your home. wow. love it.

marga said...

Hi Tracy
I belief you when you say that you'r in love with that trunk.....it is absolutely gorgeous. Also because it came from you'r MIL, that are precious memories. Enjoy!
xxx Marga

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Family heirlooms make the home and yours looks perfect. Those hydrangeas are pretty great too!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Tracey,
That is one beautiful trunk....I love the way that the paint is worn away. I have my Grandmothers trunk with her initials on it, my dad's case that he had when he went away to war and a couple of other suitcases that he had. Your Grandfather-in-law's trunk looks perfect in your home and I'm sure that he would have been delighted that you have put it to good use.
Your hydrangeas look like one that I have....the oakleaf hydrangea. They turn the most beautiful colours don't they ?
You have reminded me to pick the last ones of mine now so I'm off out into the garden !! XXXX

A Thing for Roses said...

Your sweet family trunk is a perfect addition to your home. How nice to know it's history.
Lisa

serena said...

Hi Tracy!
I'm your follower since two mounth and the love for your blog incrases day by day!
I adore your home in every detail :)
Xoxo
Serena

Rhonda said...

That is an incredible trunk. Shabby and worn with family history, it doesn't get much better than that!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tracey ~
That is a wonderful trunk and even better that it is your husband's grandfathers ~
Sweet treasures!

A Rosy Note said...

Love that trunk. It's the perfect addition to your pretty space :)

Leah C said...

What a fabulous treasure that trunk is...beautiful beyond words! You're so lucky to have it, Tracey:) Love it!

IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life said...

Wow, I love your trunk!!!
Sooo beautiful pic!!!
Elvira

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You always find the best pieces, Tracey! Love your vintage trunk!
Hope you have a great day!
xo,
Jo

Secret Garden Cottage said...

p.s. just realized it's a family piece... even better! :) Guess I should read 'before' I leave a comment rather than after... duh... lol. Anyway, just love that trunk Tracey... beautiful!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

That trunk is so special...lucky you! And really goes so well with your decor...fabulous.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Jeanneoli said...

The trunk is gorgeous! It looks amazing in your living room. I love that you have gotten so many special pieces from your MIL!

Rachel Pallas said...

Your home looks beautiful and your trunk is so special Tracy!!Have a wonderful day~ xo Rachel

www.shabbyfrenchforme.blogspot.com

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Tracey,
That piece is just stunning. And I know that it is even more special because it belonged to your husband's grandfather. Just a gorgeous piece and perfect in your lovely home!
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Candylei said...

Ohhh, it just fits in beautifully. I love limelight hydrangeas too. I love the mixture of white and a creamy lime-green. To me it says spring even though it's autumn!

chickie said...

Stunning piece and the stories is has Im sure makes it so much more.Looks fabulous in your home.Enjoy and have a beautiful day....Chickie

Ashley said...

Okay, so, this is the most GORGEOUS trunk I have EVER seen, seriously, I just adore it!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I am so loving that trunk, Tracey....GORGEOUS!! And it truly does look perfect in you beautiful home. What a treasure to have something with such personal history. You truly are blessed - but I know you know that! Lovely hydrangeas too - our season was too short here this year for mine to even develop - and we've had several frosts already; and the past two nights hard freezes. ahhhh....perhaps next year....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Karie said...

Beautiful vintage trunk! It flows in your home perfectly. Love!

Claudia said...

Hello,
Love your beautiful trunk and your pictures are gorgeous. Love your decor.
Take care,
Claudia

MJ Ornaments said...

I just love the color of your trunk. Thanks for sharing! Take care, Martha

Cindy said...

The trunk could not be any more perfect for your room, and how totally awesome that it is a sentimental family treasure too. Perfect! Your living room looks like it should be in a magazine, i love the cabinet with the little ruffle at the bottom...

Cindy

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh she is a beauty....you must be thrilled.So happy you came by and glad you like my finds! Looking forward to the fall issue of Jdarc..its my favorite too! x0x0

Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and a little bit vintage said...

oh she is lovely! my vintage trunk is one of my favorite vintage pieces. :) enjoy it!

Bleu Chine said...

Hello from France ! This trunk is just charming, like an immobile trip. I love the hydrangeas too ! Stéphanie

KarenB said...

What a treasure! You are blessed to have such a precious keepsake. I love it.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

To be able to get a trunk like that is amazing, but to have it be a family hierloom is priceless. I am happy for you.

Looking Glass said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

~ Clare x

lynn said...

such a beautiful room! just love the trunk:)

Debbie said...

Hello Tracey!!! what a wonderful addition to your already awesome home! How nice of your MIL to give that trunk to you and your hubby.
All of your pictures are great!!!
I had fun scrolling through your previous posts also.

flowers on my table said...

How lovely to have something that you love and that has been in your husband's family. I think that perhaps the silver paint was added later. Your Hydrangea are gorgeous, I love them. Have a great weekend, love Linda x

Lisa Holt, ASID said...

Beauty in simplicity! Classic, classy, and quaint. Love it!

Vintage Chic Delights said...

What a gorgeous trunk... sigh...I came over from Post Road Vintage and have fallen in love with your blog too. I like your kitchen re-do too.

Beach House Living said...

It's simply perfect and so very special being a family piece. Enjoy!

found and sewn said...

I am totally in love with your vintage trunk!

Mary said...

Someone just GAVE you that splendid vintage piece?? That just doesn't seem fair.

However thanks for letting me look ... and drool.

Mary

Lili said...

I'm sure your MIL couldn't imagine a more lovelier place for it. It's so perfect, what a treasure. xoxo ~Lili

Vintage Home said...

Can't seem to comment on the post about Connie winning the giveaway!...Yeah!
Also love the trunk your MIL gave you ...fabulous story! Beautiful in front of the couch!

westernfilms said...

Stunning piece and the stories is great. It looks fabulous in your home. You are so lucky to have it, because I found in many shops but can 't get.

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suzeeez said...

Your home is so beautiful and tastefully done. I had to looks at your pictures more than once....love it ! :o) Sue

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