It started out fairly simple… hinges, knobs, license plates, silverware, seeds, cups and saucers!! All great guesses from YOU on Facebook when I shared the mystery cardboard box that I found a couple weeks ago in the back of an old barn. But then… then… y’all made me laugh!! Nancy and Rachel with your gold bullion bars!! Ha ha!! Sand dollars! Love letters!!! I thought Miss Roberta took the cake with her guess of cold cuts!! Ha ha ha!!! Cold cuts!! It gets me every time!! But then Cindi guessed ‘government cheese already sliced’! Ha ha!! Between Roberta and Cindi, I’d have lunch!! These little mystery adventures crack me up!! So… what was inside all those crusty brown papers that someone had so neatly tucked away???
It was like Christmas morning, really, when I sat down to open each little envelope. I quickly looked through a few of them before I bought the box. But didn’t really know exactly what I had until today when I unwrapped them all. So, I thought I’d let y’all open them with me… here we go…
Antique chandelier crystals!!! Say what??? I could not believe it!! Real crystal!!! No wonder they were wrapped so neatly and tucked away! I was so excited! I had been on the hunt for some chandelier crystals for some time. I wanted to make some lamps with some old rusty funnels I’ve been hoarding!! It was absolutely perfect!!
But that wasn’t all. Just when I thought I knew exactly what I had, I opened these!!! Look at that shape!!
They are going to be so sweet on a hanging pendant light!! Nothin’ dresses up rust like some crystal bling!! And one last surprise as I reached in for one of the last bunches of aged paper… what is this?? It was round and hard… I didn’t think it could be a crystal. So what else would be tucked away in this mystery box??
Isn’t that beautiful??! I guess I can officially say I own my very own crystal ball!!! Ha ha!! I don’t know what it was used for…. I guess it was part of a chandelier too?? Do y’all know??
Either way, I love it!! I love them all!! Who knows how long ago it was when someone neatly folded each and every one of those crystals in what used to be crispy white packing paper. Now, years later, I find the crusty, mildewed in spots, mystery packages and couldn’t be happier!! It’s proof that good things come in small packages!! Don’t judge a book by its cover!! You never know what kind of treasures you will find tucked in the back of a dusty old barn!!