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July 18, 2010

Do you want to see what popped up in my google reader today?  It totally caught me off guard, and I’ll tell you why.  But first look. Just Look!

[ image from Jessica’s blog ]

Awesome vintagey/antique looking crate, right?  Right.  Well, it’s cooler than that.  If you read this whole post by Jessica at Running with Scissors you will discover three things that make this way cooler than it would first appear.  Well, four.

  • Number 1– That lantern that is sitting on the little stack of books? It’s a $2.00 thrift store makeover.  Amazing, yes.
  • Nubmer 2– She made this magazine crate from the scraps she found in the backyard of her new house and a few nails.
  • Number 3– She freehandead all the letters and painted them with a brush.  No stencil, just her and her talent and her paint.
  • Number 4– Pierre Crapeau is one of her husbands ancestors, born in Bordeaux about the year 1670.  He stowed away on a ship to come to America.

So, number four is the reason that my eyes popped out of my head and I said to myself, in my outloud voice, “Shut. Up. Where. Did. She. Find. That!”  Pierre Crapeau, from Bordeaux who was a stowaway on a ship is my ancestor too.  (We’ve already figured out that her husband and I are distantly related, and that she was friends with my younger sister in highschool and has been to my house and stuff.)  But still, to see one of your ancestors names painted on a crate that looks like it came from Pottery Barn while casually scrolling through your reader will catch you a bit off guard.  And then you read the post and find out about numbers 2 and 3.  Jessica, you are amazing.  And I am totally going to make one of these for a newspaper recycling box.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2010 6:30 pm

    Wow. cool, I will go check her out.

  2. Linsey permalink
    July 18, 2010 8:50 pm

    that is AWESOME!!!!

  3. July 18, 2010 10:10 pm

    I read this and thought……..


    Good thing I read further and discovered you thought the SAME THING.

    Cool story hansel!

  4. July 18, 2010 10:25 pm

    I’m loving it. Can’t wait to see yours.

  5. July 19, 2010 8:41 am

    Gasp! I want one!


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