I store photographs and documents in a fire safe in hopes that if there was a fire, they would be safe, but from what I’ve read, it depends on how hot and how long the fire lasts whether even a fire safe can save them.
Other treasures I store in an antique trunk I
stole received from my father years ago. He gave it to me to use because he didn’t have room for it, so I got it refinished because I was 25 (many people would say I should not have done that), and I’ve loved it ever since.
The furniture restorer followed the original look of the trunk–with the alternating light and dark oak stripes. It’s an antique dome-top steamer trunk that would have been used for travel.
The pictures inside are classic Victoriana.
Here are some close-ups.
So what do I store in my antique trunk?
I store holidays decorations, including Hanukkah decorations and my grandmother’s vintage glass Christmas decorations.