Friday, August 28, 2009

Hello TGIF

Hi everyone and Happy Friday. I know I don't usually post on weekday mornings but my company has cut us back to four days a week. I really don't need the cut right now but at least we get Friday as a stay at home day. My goal is to give up the day job but that's a while away. I'll be working on getting some cleaning done this long weekend and sorting through lots of treasures that I haven't found a place for. I've restricted myself, no more treasure hunting until I've sorted out everything that I've already bought and cleaned and decorated for autumn and gotten back into my sewing and crafting. Maybe I can get this all done in three days and be ready for the hunt again next week!! The picture above is a box of pewter that I purchased last weekend, I have to get it sorted and cleaned. I also found a great plate rack that I'm going to use to display my pewter plates on. I'll post pictures of the rack as soon as I get it on the wall.
This is the side of my old school desk. I've been wanting to do a post about this for the longest time. The pictures aren't very good but I thought I'd post them anyway. Last fall my brother called me at work, he was visiting a local used furniture - junk store and the owner wanted him to tell me about this desk. You see we were lived right off the old mill village when we were growing up. The mill village was actually a town proper with it's own school. My stepfather and his mother went to the old school. I have the history of the school and I know that it was built after the Civil War so the children of the mill would have a school to attend. I haven't had time to research this yet but this came from the attic of one of the old mill houses. The shop owner said the elderly lady he bought it from had attended the school and they gave these old desks to students that wanted them when they were replaced with new desks in the 1920's. Unfortunately the desk just wasn't in my budget that day so I had to pass it up. Months passed and I stopped by the shop one day looking for a cupboard and the shop owner said he thought he had something tucked away in a back corner behind some chests that I might be interested in. Can you believe he had hidden this desk away and saved it for me. I backed the van right up to door and brought her home. The shop owner was a friend of brothers and he said he just felt like we should have it and he gave me a nice discount on the price. When I got home Brother was so surprised and he made a special trip back to thank his friend. On the side of the desk there is the shield of Athena and there are two dates 1889 and 1888. I just love it.

I just couldn't resist posting a couple more pictures of the beautiful white flowering Jasmine (at least I think that's what it is). It is so beautiful, it's a last reminder that it is still summer even though the days are shorter and there's just a hint here and there that autumn is coming.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful story about the desk! It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Dawn



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