Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I am one of those sentimental people that like to keep everything that has any meaning to me and I hope, one day, it will mean something to my children and grandchildren.

I still have all the letters that my husband and I wrote to each other 30 years ago when he joined the military and he left for boot camp.

For many years after we were married, every time the military moved us to a new duty station, I carried my letters in a shoe box. LOL
My husband finally felt sorry for me and he built this box to store my precious letters.
Boy, was I happy!!! No more shoebox! LOL

It was just a simple, wooden box and a few months ago, when I did our bedroom remodel, I decided to make it a little more appealing to the eye.
I went to Michaels and got some rub ons and a few other litle things and this is what I came up with.

This the the box the way it has looked for many years

This is what it looks like now.

Putting my letters in my new decorated box

It was such a long time ago!

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  1. Maria, this is so beautiful. What a treasure piece, and of course love your entire decor as well. I cannot believe I stumbled upon your blog and thought "hey, she looks very familiar!" We must have started blogging around the same time, I am your newest follower and I hope you will check out Curb Alert! to see the secret non-Kirklands side of me - it's all in fun. Hope to visit again soon :)

  2. Tami!!!!!!!!! So good to see you!
    I didn't know you had a blog! I am going to go check it our right now!
    Thank you for following me!
    No more Kirklands for me! Just enough time in my day to do this! LOL
    Please, stay in touch! I am going to post soon our beautiful front door molding, and all the credit goes to you!

  3. Oh, this is just so sweet and special. I'm a very sentimental person also, I save everything. I keep all of the greeting cards that hubby and the kids have given me over the years, pictures, and just lots of stuff....all in shoe boxes, of course!
    Marianne :)

  4. Marianne, yes! those shoe boxes are great! LOL
    I also have all the greeting cards from my husband and kids. Glad to know I am not alone! LOL
    Thanks for coming by!

  5. What a wonderful treasure box. How romantic!

  6. Lynn, so good to see you!
    Thank you for coming by and for your comment.
    I love my old letter! LOL

  7. What a beautiful box and a beautiful story, too! Thanks for sharing and for linking up to my party.


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