Thursday, January 22, 2015

What's in the Attic?

When we bought our farmhouse on Prince Edward Island, last fall, we were told it was about 60 years old.  Research shows that it's more like 85, but I'll blog on that some other time.  Being an old house, I wondered if there were any treasures left behind over the years.

We have this small, curved top window that is in the attic.  It's centered over the two windows that are (on the left) at the top of the stairs, and (on the right) in my daughter's bedroom.

Wouldn't you want to know what is up there?  Here is how we get to it, a small hatch at the top of the stairs:

My husband put a ladder under the hatch and climbed up.  He was looking for a junction box in a spot over the bathroom so that he can do some rewiring of the ceiling light in there.  So here he is up in the attic (I took the photo standing on the top of the ladder with my head in the attic):

And when I looked more to the right, this is what I saw... a suitcase!

Unfortunately, no treasures... the suitcase was empty!

He did find a dead squirrel in a rat trap, though.  Not something I'd call a treasure.

EDITED TO ADD: Yes, Tuula (see comment below), the suitcase is a treasure in a different sort of way.  Who can give me an idea of what to do with it?

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  1. Your house is lovely Julie! Even though it was empty I think that suitcase is a bit of a treasure in itself, assuming it's in good condition. I can think of all kind of possibilities with it, I've been looking for one for some time.Can you believe I've lived in our old house for about 17 years and neither myself or the hubby has looked up in the attic. We have had electricians up there who told us there was nothing up there except insulation. We might have to poke our heads in and take a peek for ourselves just to be sure. Our ceiling entrance is much smaller than yours, and kinda gives me the creeps. lol.

  2. Nice suitcase though - are you going to clean it up?

  3. This was a great story and my dream is to visit PEI. This was such a wonderful post, I would love it if you would share it at our WIW Linky party. I hope you can join us!


  4. I say the suitcase is a great find! Tons of ideas on Pinterest!

    thanks for sharing Julie!

  5. Very cool attic, and I agree with Gail the suitcase is cool! It would make a cute end table or something. I love your house!

  6. Hi Julie, visiting from Elizabeth and Co. Following. Great signs.

  7. The suitcase is great, but I just kept looking at all the space you have up there and dreaming on turning it into a little nice room.:)

  8. I agree with Cristina turn that attic space into a small cozy room - getaway space, reading nook, daydream room ? The suitcase could come in handy for storage if it's usable. Always cute with three or so stacked together.

  9. Still catching up on blog reading! Tuula is right, that suitcase is it's own treasure and although I don't have any suggestions for you, I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  10. I agree, the suitcase is a great find! But it would have been fun to uncover a money stash too. A girl can dream, right? ... And your home is really charming!


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