What’s a hope chest? A hope chest is a chest, normally made out of moth-repelling cedar, that an unmarried woman stores items such as linen in anticipation for marriage. Girls store a wide variety of things in them, however! In mine, I have mostly kitchen items – as the kitchen will be my favorite room in my future house. 😉 Today I have to share with you a bit of the history behind hope chests and a interview with one of my very dear friends!