Hope chest | Living the Country Life

Hope chest

April 9, 2012

For Caroline’s graduation, I worked with the artists at Sticks to design a birch hope chest that symbolizes her childhood. Each side is a season. The front is summer — with the barn (and hay elevator), our house and white fence, sheep, and some chickens (from her younger “poultry phase”). The back is spring — with strawberry fields, a goat, morels, and the church. On one side is fall — with pigs, pumpkins, a barn, 4-H symbol, and a red-haired girl running cross country. On another side is winter — with snow and a girl skiing with music playing around her.

The top has her name and words I selected — Faith, family, love, laugh, believe…

She won’t take this beautiful piece of art to college, so it’s really my present for the next four years!


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