We also found this beautiful vintage door knob. Right now it just chills on the hutch and looks old. I like it.
I came home from getting groceries one day and this was sitting on my counter. Thomas found it downstairs while tearing out the kids' rooms.
Old corn stored in a peanut butter jar stuck in the wall. Hmm. The top told the story. I think the 75 (which I thought was a 25 for a few days) is the date the peanut butter was bought. When the peanut butter was gone corn was stored in 78.
I'm not sure how this fits into the timeline of the house. The kids' room and the big room we lived in last winter are an addition, but I think they were built earlier than 1978. The fireplace however came after the addition. I think that this was put in the walls when the fireplace went up. They bricked over a few windows and we found it in the old window sill (that was behind 3 layers of drywall).
Let's take a closer look at that corn...
Yep, those are dehydrated weevils. Eeew.
What did I do with the jar? I dumped the corn out and saved it of course! I ain't afraid of no ghost weevil.
The markings on the jar were just more than I could throw away. Aren't they great?
There you have it. More crazy stuff we've found in the walls.
And if you didn't make it up to the tab to check out therest of the treasures, here are some links.
Turkey down, underwear, and pictures
My personal favorite
That's not all, but a sampling. Enjoy!
Thanks for reading,
I have really enjoyed looking through your home renovations...the things found in the walls is great! 🙂 I have an old skippy jar lid like that...the 75 is most likely the price that the grocer put on it. I have several old lids that have a price written on them in a blank spot made for that purpose . You might be able to tell the year by looking at the bottom of the jar there should be a two digit number for the year. 🙂 Enjoy all your treasures!