Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sorting Saturday-Time Capsule-A Bottle of ???

When we first opened the Time Capsule, we noticed a rather pleasant smell. Not what one would expect upon opening up a suitcase that's been closed for over four decades.  I have no idea what's in this little gem but, like the Energizer Bunny, it just keeps on going and going and going.

The words are terribly faded but I can make out the word Paris Japan (thanks Kerry).


Here are links to the other posts in this series as well as a couple of related articles:

The Time Capsule
First Steps
The Time Capsule's Top Layer
Part 2
Teacher's Certificate
Teacher's Certificate #2
Baby Shoes
Sewing Anyone?
Help! Do You Know What This Is?
Frances' Necklace
A Bottle of???
More Stuff To Sort
Pictures, Announcements, etc.
Pictures, Announcements, etc.
Preserving the Time Capsule
Sorting Saturday - The Time Capsule is Sorted. What I learned.
COG-Scrapbooking Your Family History! Frances Lowe
Treasure Chest Thursday-You Are My Treasures

© 2010, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. I wonder if it's perfume? Or some kind of spice jar? It looks like it might say "Japan" on the front, with a picture of a Japanese woman on the right.

    I am loving this series on the treasures in there!

  2. Kerry, I wish I could put a scent on the blog :)

    I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote this up! It definitely says Japan. And I can see the Japanese woman on the right. Sure wish I could read the rest.

    I'm glad you are enjoying the Time Capsule.

  3. Your time capsule is just fascinating!
    My guess is a spice jar, too.

  4. What a neat time capsule Michelle! I am very much enjoying your posts on this. Wonder what the smell is too? I am thinking a spice of some sort!