Hand-Crafted Hope Chests

Hand-Crafted Hope Chests features pieces that are handmade by Amish artisans and come in solid wood of either cedar, oak, maple or cherry. Originally, hope chests were to hold all the things a young woman needed to start a household: embroidered linens, crocheted doilies, dresser scarves, hand-decorated pillow cases, quilts. Eventually it would be a place to store for her wedding gown, baby clothes and other family memorabilia. These days many people use chests for extra storage for things such as linens. Regardless of what you use your chest for, these pieces are beautiful & will add to your home's d├Ęcor rather than detract from it. Hand-Crafted Hope Chests also offers solid wood jewelry boxes available in a variety of colors. These make wonderful gifts that are timeless.

*GIVEAWAY - Closed: Enter to win a small wooden chest from Hand-Crafted Hope Chests. Simply visit their website then leave a comment on this post with a comment about their offerings. Please include name & email address so I can easily contact the winner. Giveaway ends at Midnight CST, Sunday, January 25.

60 comments:

Jessica said...

I grew up in Amish country in eastern Pennsylvania, so I can appreciate the workmanship that goes into beautiful chests like these! I admire them all, but my favorites have to be the classic Basic Cedar and the Canterbury. I love the simplicity of the designs and the deep hues of the wood.

Tracy Simmons said...

I knew these would be beautiful, but I have to admit I was surprised at how affordable they are. What a great gift for parents to give their child or even for some friends to chip in together and buy for someone they know. The other thing I liked is that many times chests are so dark in color. I love how they offer the Meadowbrook chest in a beautiful, light color.

Tracy
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Jingle said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I had a hope chest when I was growing up. I wonder where it is! I really love the two-panel Shaker on their website! It is just stunning and certainly an heirloom piece!

tristanjh said...

I never had a hope chest, but always wanted one. These are beautiful!

Tristan
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Danielle said...

the chests are all so lovely. My favorite is the Meadowbrook but they are all lovely. There is nothing like feel of handmade wood items.

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Scribbit said...

Those two-paneled shaker chests are my favorite!

Johanna said...

Wow, these are beautiful! I love that they can be custom engraved too, what an amazing wedding gift!

Anya said...

If they are made by the Amish, then they are definitely well-made. Thanks for the chance.

Christine said...

These are so pretty. They are made by the Amish and are all wood.

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sara l. said...

Wow, such awesome work! Knowing that so much time and talent went into making something like this makes it that much more appealing. I love the chests with the cushion! I would love to fill one with my little man's momentos!
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Julie said...

Ooh I love the 2 panel shaker! They are so pretty!
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Giada said...

Hello!
Wow, I had a look at their website and they make awesome creations! My favorite one is the Springfield chest.
Thankis for the chance, I'd really love to win one!

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JoEllen said...

I love the 2 Panel Shaker in the dark wood...so beautiful! What a great way to store your treasured belongings...

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Cortney said...

I would love to have one to keep my baby's keepsakes in. I love that they are afordable and I can match his furniture.

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Jackie said...

The chests are beautiful. I am sure that since each one is handmade, the craftsmanship is superb. For hand-crafted pieces, they are very reasonably priced.

Jennifer said...

I have one of these that my parents purchased for me as a teen. I will purchase one for my 3 month old daughter in the future. They are very well made and beautiful!

Michelle said...

I was just thinking about what coming of age type things we can do for our kids, and this seems perfect! Thanks for introducing me to this site.

Janice said...

The chests are absolutely beautiful. Pleases enter me in the giveaway.

Samantha R said...

I have always wanted a hope chest...my husband is going to make me one someday! These are beautiful!
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Reeva said...

I love the darker stained 2panel one. These are made really nice. i enjoy great craftsmen. Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

sarah said...

wow the chests are beautiful. what a generous giveaway!

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jenny said...

wow how pretty i love to well try and win this it would make a grate plase to put things in to and well i just love things like this please enter me infor this thanks

ann_was_here said...

wow, these are beautiful. i love the colors and the range of designs... i prefer the simple boxes but i love that there are more detailed and embelished ones. so great, these would be a great keepsake.

jennifer57 said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!! I think the small jewelry ones are really neat. I've never saw them that small before. Besides the small one...my other favorite is the conestoga style. Very nice!! :)

jennifer57 said...

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Keitha said...

I love these wood chests! And I love how they come already assembled.

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Jennifer said...

I like the designs in the chests.
I need extra storage space!
Thanks
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Michelle said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I love the 2 panel shaker style. Any of these would make an awesome heirloom to pass down through the generations. Thanks for the chance to win.

hazel said...

Wow they have some beautiful chests! I especially love the Meadowbrook
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Jesica said...

Wow - they're all so beautiful. I especially like the Springfield.

Helen said...

I just love the look and design of so many of their pieces. Especially the Springfield design. It's beautiful and fits into every decor.

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

The Conestoga is just beautiful!

Stacy said...

Love the selection of jewelry boxes.

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kristacooks said...

What a GREAT giveaway! I just discovered your blog! It's awesome!

AWW the chests can be customized with a name and wedding date! I love that! Except I would just like the family name on a chest. I've always loved old chests.

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Mama Bear said...

I'm simple...the basic cedar chests are beautiful in their simplicity.

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Cheryl said...

These are beautiful handmade chests. I especially like the Springfield hope chest, made of Aromatic cedar with a seatrail, lock and wheels.

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One Creative Queen said...

This is an amazing giveaway!! I really like their Meadowbrook Chest - it's gorgeous! Then again, the Springfield and the 2 Panel Shaker are beautiful as well.

Thanks so much!
Katherine
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SandyM204 said...

I really like the 2 panel shaker. The craftsmanship on these is just beautiful. Thanks for a great giveaway!

minishoes said...

I like the Steamer. Their stuff is just so beautiful! I collect Amish things so I would really, really love to win. thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

hofken said...

It's hard to find craftmanship like this anymore. I inherited a hope chest from my mom and love it. You don't see a lot of them these days.

Katherine K. said...

I visited the website and was shocked at how inexpensive these chests were for their value. I live near an amish area in Michigan and it's impossible to find a chest for less than $800! Everything on the website was gorgeous. I love items that have a pair of REAL hands behind them! :)

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Anonymous said...

I love the 2 Panel Shaker style. I like that it could fit in a more traditional decor, or a more modern minimialist style.

Lisa
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elaine said...

I really like the Springfield design with the seatrails!

Elaine R
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katers2714 said...

I just love handcrafted items like the ones offered on the website. They are each so beautiful and unique in their own way.

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

I love that cherry stain is an option on these beautiful chests, because I love cherry wood.

Elissa said...

They are all beautiful, but I love the cherry two-panel shaker!

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Jennifer said...

The two-panel shaker is absolutely GORGEOUS! I also like the Meadowbrook and Springfield models.

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Aleda said...

Oh wow, they are all just so lovely. The Springfield is my favorite, I think, because the top looks like a seat.

Kimberly L said...

These chests are absolutely beautiful - I immediately fell in love with the Conestoga. Really nice oak, including a cedar bottom. My grandmother has something similar that is made out of mahogany with a cedar bottom, she stores her quilts, doilies and etc in it. She has had it for years - and when you open it - it still has the cedar smell.

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js22 said...

I love the Springfield chest because I love the smell of cedar! This chest really is lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

stepper997 said...

These chests are elegant and simple. I love the look of handmade furniture after being deluged by the cheap box store stuff.

Bree
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Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I love the Springfield. It's beautiful and I love that it serves as a little bench as well.

Holly said...

I had one of these when I was in High School to keep all of my treasures in and would love to give one to my daughter.

Luck Happens said...

The 2 Panel Shaker Chest is beautiful. I have a Hope Chest right now that was handed down from my grandmother...and it looks perfect in my Arts & Crafts style home. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Brooke said...

These are really stunning! I'd have a super hard time choosing a favorite. I'd go with the simple basic cedar chests, though.
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nanja said...

I like their basic cedar chest and they even have a mini one! Love the smell of cedar. Thank you!
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Deb said...

I've never had a hope chest, but if I had my choice, I think I'd pick the Shaker Chest because it looks so traditional and sturdy and looks like a future heirloom to pass along.

Laura Stewart said...

wow - these are amazing - i especially love the Steamer - that is gorgeous!!! http://www.handcraftedhopechests.com/index2.html#large

jennifer57 said...

I was wondering if the lucky winner was chosen yet ? :)