Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New and Old Treasures


The Swiss Chalet jewelry box on the right in this picture is over 50 years old and was given to me when I was a little girl by some friends of my grandmother. They bought this one and one for my sister while they were traveling in Switzerland. I visited Switzerland last fall and when I was in a shop in Lucerne, I saw the one on the left. Of course I had to buy it because it reminded me so much of the one I have cherished for so many years. A leg is missing on the old one and at some point one of the window shutters must have fallen off, so it got taped back on, but I think it's in pretty good shape for its age. Look how similar they are, right down to the little pebbles on the roof! Oh and my new one is also a music box.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures.

15 comments:

biebkriebels said...

They are nice, my parents bought one when they were in Austria long ago. I always liked to turn on the music as a child. Brings back nice memories!

Tanya Breese said...

they are both so sweet! i love that you still have your original and it is in great shape!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, they are pretty jewelry boxes. They do look similar. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Sharon Anck said...

What a fantastic find and what great memories they bring. On my very first trip to Europe (1985) I bought several music boxes that are also jewelry boxes in Germany and Switzerland. I gave a few away to family members but two of them still sit on my dresser and are used every day. I wonder if I would find something similar if I traveled to those places again.

Karl Demetz said...

They are really nice, Lois !

Lowell said...

How cool is that? It's wonderful that you kept the old one for so long and then were able to find another very similar one! Sometimes it's the little things that bring the most joy in our lives!

Tom said...

Hi Lois, times change, but many things stay the same. Such lovely treasures to have. Thanks so much for sharing this week, please stop back again.

William Kendall said...

I like them both!

Sandra said...

both are really pretty, and they are indeed treasures. I like the little flowers boxes

Christine said...

These are both pretty treasures with such special memories attached! It's quite funny that I bought a Swiss chalet cuckoo clock from Epcot, Disney World in "Switzerland"!

RedPat said...

Now that is a treasure!

bill burke said...

Those are wonderful memories that you have with those chalets. And to find another similar to the original one, that is priceless!

Linda said...

How interesting that these are still being made!

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Marleen said...

They are both very nice, Lois!