I am deliriously happy today. Yes, that happy! Why? Because this arrived!
The writing desk, that is. I bought the chair off eBay a few months ago for $60. The writing desk is another eBay buy – I’ve been hunting for something like this for a while now. We don’t have the money for lots of new furniture at the moment. So slowly, slowly I get the odd piece, usually secondhand off eBay. I love a good vintage find.
We have small rooms so furniture needs to be functional…and how functional is this! It has two small bookshelves above, the drop-down desk (which is really sturdy), pigeonholes for everything…and a cabinet underneath.
Not only does it serve as a desk so I can write in a quiet room – but all our paperwork and pens won’t be littering the fruit bowl and kitchen table anymore.
It’s not in perfect nick – but it’s old, like our house, so it’s a good fit. And I’d say I got it for about a third of what I’ve seen in antique shops.
And you know that smoky, woody, ‘fireplace’ smell that some old furniture has? It smells like that behind the bookshelf doors. I love that smell! It’s inspirational. I wonder who first sat here writing letters, 80 years ago?
Now however comes the task of filling it. Notice the empty pigeonholes, empty bookcase? I get to adorn it now with photos, ornaments, stationery…any suggestions? An excellent excuse for stationery shopping, if I ever did have one. Hello, Etsy 🙂