Hello,

Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend (thanks to those that we honor this weekend).

As you know, I just finished having my great room floor redone and it’s almost time to start putting things back.  So I figured it would be a good time to revisit some of my accent pieces and other things about the room.

So, while running some errands yesterday, I passed through a nice country area up here in NJ and saw a little fair…I had to stop and poke around.

I’ve been looking for an alternative to keep some firewood near the hearth in the great room without having the wood show LOL.  Then when I saw this trunk with the wood and metal accents and old leather handles still intact, I figured what a great way to have a nice accent piece that is also very functional.  It was a bargain as well, since it was later in the day I got it for $100.00 they took a good chunk off the price.

Vintage Dresser Trunk

Vintage Dresser Trunk

Vintage Dresser Trunk – Nice Surprise to Find the Label Inside

When we got it home, we put some wood in it and it seems that it will hold enough for a nice long fire and when we’re not using the fireplace, it closes up nicely and adds some charm to an otherwise empty corner.

Vintage Dresser Trunk – Will Hold a Nice Long Fires’ Worth

Vintage Dresser Trunk – Will Also Hold Our Peat From Ireland That We Add to the Fire

Vintage Dresser Trunk – How it will Look When Not in Use

Once everything is back in place, I’ll show you where it went and how it looks in the room.

In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the long weekend.

I am linking to:

http://southernhospitalityblog.com/happy-memorial-day-weekend-thrifty-treasures/

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