Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: A Box

It's an ordinary looking box, stamped with the name of a presumably long-defunct jeweler in the Boston area,

Containing a small, velvet-covered box somewhat different than those seen today,

Which holds a broach that once belonged to my grandmother's aunt.

But can you see what I really liked about this paper box?

The date is "Feb. 29 / 24", or Leap Day, 89 years ago.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

10 comments:

Sue said...

How very neat!

Pam said...

Awesome!

Faye Lewis said...

What a beautiful broach.

SissySees said...

That's REALLY neat. I've never thought to save the box, much less write the date on it.

gMarie said...

Well you were certainly wordy! Love that box, the broach and the history. :) g

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It would be wonderful if everything was dated. I often wonder when things were first bought and on a leap year it is extra special. Good day Diane

gemma said...

Lovely. Your grandmother's aunt or whoever gave her this lovely piece knew where to shop for jewelry. Shreve's still exists by the way. It's on Newbury St in Boston, in Chestnut Hill and on Nantucket. These three locations have more money than anything else so where better to open the doors?

I worked near Newbury St for years and on lunch hours would go into Shreve's to drool. No one else would be there except the guardians behind the counters. One very elegant older gentleman stood by the largest gems. I approached him and asked if he weren't bored since no customers ever seemed to be in the store. How many could walk in an buy the kind of trinkets Shreve's displayed? He admitted it often was a long day. I asked if I could try on a ring or two and he was thrilled. It became a regular event for me. Lunch at Shreve's and modeling a 7 carat emerald or so.

Thanks for the memory.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, how special -- both the handwritten date and the broach. (Beautiful silver work, by the way.)

Nichole said...

How very special and beautiful!

Laura said...

LOVE IT!!