Then, for some more vintage fun go on over to the lovely Suzanne's blog at Colorado Lady and see all the other fascinating offerings for Vintage Thingies Thursday.
My paternal grandparents traveled to England about every three years to visit family. They had immigrated to Australia when my Dad was a young man and returned to the UK regularly as long as my Grandma's parents were living.
They went by ship, P and O and Orient was the prestige shipping line at the time, and the journey took them through the Suez Canal, I think it took several weeks. We always received special gifts upon their return and this beautiful box was my gift I think around 1950.
It's about twelve inches long and half that tall and has traveled around the world with me and held various treasures. Would you believe that now, among other things, it holds a collection of my four sons' baby teeth! Weird, eh?
and here is the front.
I don't know where my grandparents purchased this box, perhaps it was Aden or Bombay, two ports their ship stopped at on the journey. I know that I have a photograph taken with my grandparents before they left on one of these trips but I ran out of steam looking for it tonight!
The box has sentimental value only I think, probably little monetary worth but isn't that the way with most of our vintage collections?
No sewing today-by the time I got my mammogram-ladies please make sure you get yours- and took my car by Atwood European and walked the Button dog, the day was pretty much done. I plan on making it up tomorrow by spending all day at the sewing machine!