Hope Chest ~ a chest or box in which a young woman keeps things (such as silverware and linen) that she will use after she gets married [Merriam-Webster.com]
When I turned 13 my parents paid for the supplies and my uncle hand-made a hope chest for me.
I don't have very many things like "silverware and linen" yet, but the things I do have are very special to me. I can worry about that other stuff when I'm a little closer to marriage. My grandma made this baby coat, and I wore it home from the hospital. Now I'm saving it for her great-grandchildren.
When I was flower girl in my cousin's wedding I wore this tiara. Love it!One Day Without Shoes, and I got my first pair of TOMS. The shoes are being put to good use, but the flag and super cool shoe box are in my hope chest. (Any ideas for what to do with a TOMS flag?)
Do you have a hope chest? What's in it? Do you want one? Have any questions? Comment!