Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dad's Money Box

Today I thought I would post about something a little different for me ... and am waiting for some sunshine to begin photographing some jugs and linen ...
This was my Dad's money box. At some time when I was young I began using it to keep my pocket money in. It's made of little pieces of veneer, like parquetry, over solid timber.


The gable over the roof lifts up to make a slot for the coins, and you twist off the bottom when you want to get the money out. I have never forgiven myself for not packing it properly when we moved house, it was full of copper coins and got a dent on the roof. Now it usually sits on some shelves above our TV with some beautiful cloth-covered books.

I love this money box because it was my dad's, because it reminds me of my childhood, and because of the workmanship. I think Dad would like to have it back, though!

7 comments:

MotherHen said...

Beautiful money box!!! Thanks for sharing.

God Bless,
Gretchen

Amy said...

That's neat you have something of your dad's to treasure :-)

Lidian said...

Fiona, that is a beautiful and unique money box - I've never seen anything like it. It's a treat to see!

The Apron Queen said...

What a beutiful box. I like the craftsmanship. Someone really put some work into it.

Grand Life said...

That is a great keepsake. Have you ask your Dad the history of it. Where did he buy it, why, was it given to him. I wish I had ask my Dad alot of questions about somethings before he died. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Have a great week. Judy

Jewelgirl said...

Wow, a stunning piece! I think we
all would like a money box like this.
The workmanship is amazing!

Elizabeth said...

I love it when something we truly admire is also a family piece!