The initials of my great-grandmother, bisnonna Francesca Carrozza, hand-stitched onto this linen pillow cover in 1920s Calabria for her glory box that was to end up in 1930s Australia. I didn’t fully appreciate these linens when I was young but they have since become precious to me.
6 responses to “From the glory box of my bisnonna…”
I love these things, so precious.
I agree – thanks Debra!
So pretty! A beautiful link with the past…
Thanks – yes, I treasure it!
Exquisite! I love the term ‘glory box’- I talk it that is the Australian term for hope chest?
Thank you! Yes, it’s the same as a hope chest, I believe.