Aggie Lala. drawer. September 05th , 2017.
The painted designs on some of these Hope Chests are very elaborate which has enabled historians to be able to categorize them by region and to recognize specific craftsmen. These Dower Chest designs included the use of inlaid leaf and flower motifs, unicorns, hearts, birds, hex designs to ward off evil spirits, flower designs mainly of roses or tulips, the name of the girl receiving the Hope Chest and the date that the Hope Chest was presented.
If you were to write down whats in your mental junk drawer, what would it look like? Would it be happiness, joy, love and gratitude? Or is your drawer full of anger, fear, frustrations guilt, and unforgiveness? How much time do you spend thinking about things that happened in the past that you cannot go back and change-but wish you could? Make today, the first day that you start to clear out the clutter in your mind. Start planning on how you are going to get rid of unwanted, negative thinking, thats holding you back and taking away your joy. If your mind is filled with negativity, your inner thoughts will ultimately translate into your outer character. If you think about some of whats in your mental junk drawer, you may find:
3) For the third compartment, give it the label MAXIMIZE this will contain tools designed to help you get the most out of what life has to offer.
Shaker Style furniture and hope chests have been crafted in America for the last 200 years. This furniture style is the end result of the strict Shaker religion viewpoint that that all things were to be created for maximum utilitarian efficiency. Added embellishments were thought to be entirely unnecessary and a wrongful expenditure. This is why the Shaker Style form has simple lines and no decorative elements such as inlay work, added raised wood designs or engraved designs that were common among other Early American hope chest styles. Only on a few furniture pieces is there a little bit of beaded work design. The same reasoning went into why the legs were always straight and without any curves. In addition, Shaker furniture is usually stained rather than painted in holding with this viewpoint.
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