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Mitchell Parker added this to You Won't Believe What These Homeowners Found in Their Walls
Jewelry. From hotondesign: "My in-laws had purchased a home in Bel Air, California, that was built in 1926. It was considered a teardown by the Realtor who sold them the home. My in-laws remodeled and renovated the home, which had been featured in Architectural Digest in 1926. "During the construction they found all kinds of stuff. In the master bathroom, my mother-in-law was laying on the floor playing with her dogs when she noticed the bottom of the vanity had an odd-looking base. When she pushed on the wood it opened, and there was all kinds of beautiful vintage jewelry from Mexico, silver bracelets with amethysts, earrings etc. Then when cleaning out the five fireplaces — where the ashes went to the cellar — they found all kinds of items that were discarded into the fire that didn't burn. They found a Brown Derby match book, an invitation to a Roy Rogers party and a small ring box that looked as if nothing was in it. But stuffed in the top was some folded wax paper. Inside that were three small rubies."