Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Smitten with a Drawer

About a month ago while shopping with a dear friend at a favorite flea market, I spied something unique and dear.  It was a little wooden antique drawer.  Just about 15 inches in depth and about 4 inches wide.  It had rounded corners and a sweet old fashioned crystal knob.  I loved it.  But I couldn't justify buying it b/c I didn't know where I'd put it.

That little drawer has not left my memory, and just recently I could visualize it on my coffee table in the great room.  Tonight while running an errand near this flea market I decided to stop and see if it was still there.

It WAS!!  I was such a happy camper!!  And that little $10 treasure came home with me.  Happy, happy sigh.

I think it will be sooooo fun to use in decorating for each season.  I can visualize pretty linens spilling out of it, according to the season, as well as plants, candles, antique gloves and books, etc.

I used Old English furniture polish on her when we got home, then took about 5 minutes to gather some linens and kitchen items to put in her.  

And here she is!  She will grow and blossom and bloom as I have more time to find the perfect little belongings to fill her space.  And I would LOVE to hear your ideas about what you would put in her.

Do you think she is from the 1940s?  Have you seen antique drawers 'out there' in the decorating world?  I rather think she is happy to be in use again.  The star of my show, in fact.  What do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by!



  1. She's from a sewing cabinet most likely...like the old singer peddle machines. I have such a machine and cabinet as well as 3 extra drawers ;) Enjoy!

  2. She is perfect!! I think she would also be cute in the bathroom holding facial masks and maybe some freshly cut cucumber. Just sayin.

  3. I have two of those that I love but I have not been using them. ..out they come to help decorate for fall. And Kim is right, they are sewing machine cabinet drawers and yours is great!

  4. Don't you love using basil in vases- pretty and smells great.
    Your lovely drawer can be used to display items like you did (and others are using old dough bowls) or for a tray - put your snack in the drawer and carry it all to another room in your house.

  5. What an awesome idea! Why don't I think of things like that?

  6. I think the first thing you should do with it, is put it in MY living room! (hehe) What a special find! Have fun with her!


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