the mystery of the scissors

Posted by carlotta on Wednesday February 29th, 2012 at 2:03pm

These beautiful scissors were found in their delicate, velvet-lined case by two builders as they were insulating the huge loft area of Glynde Place. (They have been using lovely eco-friendly insulation made out of wood chips.) This little box was tucked up on top of a rafter hidden out of sight for who knows how many years. Were they hidden by their owner or by someone else? Did they belong to a servant, since the loft was where the servants lived? Did the owner forget where she had hidden them or did she leave them there on purpose, or did something happen to her (I am assuming it was a her…)? These unanswerable questions leave me feeling connected to an unknown life lived 150 years ago.

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