Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Drawers

For quite a while now I've been searching for something to keep odds and ends in, the sort of things that end up in a big tangled mess, stuffed into kitchen drawers, batteries, receipts, string etc.

My ideal solution would be a gorgeous library card catalogue, you know the beautiful wooden cabinets with loads of little drawers. However, I think I missed the boat on that one when libraries went digital years back and it's unlikely to be the sort of thing I will ever come across at a carboot market. Maybe someday I will splash out on a really nice one in an antique store, for a special birthday but in the meantime I am pretty happy with this find...


It has lots of little drawers, the previous owner used it for storing herbs and spices. I know this because there were labels over each drawer that felt like they had been super-glued on!! It took quite a bit of scrubbing but I got them all off. So until I buy the cabinet of my dreams, this one will do nicely :-)

6 comments:

Michelle said...

speaking of industrial pieces! I love how it both has the metal industry feel and the country/farm feel from the screen drawer fronts. It is a shame that the old card catalogs are in such high demand; I would love to find one too! I'm hoping my librarian friend will hook me up some day ;) (I like YOUR globe as well!)

Missa said...

Oh, it's lovely and I'm having some serious globe envy!

Amber said...

I would so love a library catalogue drwa. They were my favourite thing at school! I think I got the tail end of them and I am so glad. I still remember the librarian telling us how to use them. There must be a few around somewhere!

grunge-queen said...

Love it - you're so good at mixing the industrial with the whimsical.

BTW, love your new banner - another perfect example of your design ethic!

Kate said...

Ahh these are beautiful. There's something so peaceful about mini drawers - it makes everything feel so organised.

schmemily said...

I swooned over those drawers. Seriously. Swooned.