Friday, January 31, 2014

The Hope Chest

If you have been following the Boyer Family Singers blog, you know that Jessica has been working on the contents for her hope chest.

This post is dedicated to you, Jessica! The Lane Cedar Chest was the hope chest of choice for many a bride-want-to-be in the 1950s (as well as decades before and after ;)). What a perfectly beautiful bridal gown, yes?

I purchased a Lane Cedar Chest myself (as my hope chest) after high school, although I have to admit I was not as diligent as Jessica in collecting my "trousseau" items. ;) But it was great for storing wool clothing, as the cedar naturally repels moths. And I still have it!


  1. Awe Kathleen, it was so nice of you, no SWEET of you to dedicate this post to me!!! I feel so honored! I am so glad that you put up this charming post! Its a great reminder for us all. :)

    With many smiles,

    The eldest sister & singer

  2. My pleasure! When I saw this ad in an 1951 Look magazine, I thought of you. :)