Some time ago I cleaned out my old cedar chest - you know the one you get when you graduate from high school -the one that gets filled with all the items that are supposed to be part of your new home when you get married . Well, that ship didn't sail for a very long time, so I carted the cedar chest around with me for years, never looking inside, really. After so many moves, it was on its last leg - literally. There were so many broken pieces, that it had to go to the donation pile. I did keep everything inside of it and now have many useful items - pillow cases that are pretty random, but are usable, a quilt, baby things and this handmade beauty.
Grandma Barrett - the Vera one - crocheted this many years ago. I don't even remember it going into the chest. I was surprised at the vivid colors and (squee!) it works with my living room. I love it. Thanks, Grandma B.