Muse Monday - is a day early! Much to share and I'm tied up tomorrow so here we go. Enjoy!
If walls could talk - have you ever watched that show on HGTV? Well let me tell you, when the walls came tumbling down this past week in my new studio space, one wall had a lot to say. I was soooo hoping to find something that would give us a glimpse into the lives of the previous owners and the room didn't disappoint!
I knew it was going to be a mess tearing this stuff down, so with protective gear on and hammers ready, we got started.
The first wall we worked on was the one that held all the 'treasures'! Neatly rolled & tied receipts, photos, letters and assorted items such as assorted jar lids, a rusted flashlight, socks (!) 6 different single ones ranging from large to small - I think each family member put one in the wall. I felt a twinge of sadness for this family as the socks were quite threadbare and crudely darned in spots. I believe they had some hard times too from looking through some of the bills and receipts.
There was also a single black shoe - a little girl's and I'm guessing she was about 7 or 8 yrs old by the size of it.
The red 'memorandum' notebook is full of calculations and figures jotted down, a budget perhaps?
The largest photo of the 3 is a wedding portrait and heavily damaged but I may be able to work with it...
Standard postage rate for letters in 1947
I feel so fortunate that we stumbled upon these bits & pieces of the past - my daughter thoroughly enjoyed the experience and marvelled at how unique and 'cool' it was to find things like this in our walls! We've decided that we're going to follow the McKay family's lead and tuck a few small items in before we put up the new drywall, for someone else to find. Please feel free to share ideas or a story if you and your family have done something like that during a renovation, maybe you placed a time capsule in your yard - I'd love to hear about it!
thank you for 10 years!!
3 weeks ago