The secret keeper is a very special part of the booth. Imagine the private conversations and confidences that were shared inside the phone booth over the many decades it was in use! The space holds them all. The secret keeper is an extension of that idea, a place for new visitors to leave their own stories and confessions.
After having to disassemble the booth to transport it from Centralia to our garage in Portland, it has been put back together (almost)! Thom is working on the electrical and I'm trying to mend some cracks and cover up some scratches. Next up: PHONES!
We got a hot tip from another local shop owner about a phone booth up in Centralia, Washington. We went up ASAP and it was love at first sight - dark wood, pressed-tin sides & an accordion door with an enameled handle. Here you see the first of many selfies taken inside of it...
I must have known this phone was destined for greatness because I asked Thom to take a picture of me as soon as we left the estate sale. It was December 13th, 2014.