Well, it didn’t rain yesterday. That means it was clear driving all the way to Taylorville to pick up my desk. Today they are saying 80% chance of storms. I see gray skies in the distance but it’s sunny at my house.
A New Desk
I’m incredibly happy with my new antique desk. I love its compact size. Admittedly, I have a thing for antique secretaries and roll-top desks. I like how they have compartments and nooks. And the way you can close them up. I’m still working on corralling the cords for my computer setup. Also, I need to get a blub for my desk light. Then I’ll be ready to rock my desk. I’m looking forward to it.
Dear Yesteryear holds four events a year where they include a tote give-away with purchase. Next one is the first weekend in November. Count me in!
An Old Desk
My old desk is also an antique. My dad salvaged it from a railroad depot that was begin torn down in the 1960s. He worked for the Wisconsin Telephone Company back then. His job that day was to remove the phone equipment before the demolition. He spotted the desk and asked it he could have it. It was painted black and needed some repairs.
The desk sat in our basement for the next several years. When I was around eleven or so, I decided to clean it up and make it my desk. Without telling dad, I stripped the black, bought new handles and nobs, new paint, and some contact paper. I used the contact paper to line the drawers. It’s a lovely 1970s orange and yellow flower design. I chose a brown paint.
When I was done, I asked my dad to help me move it to my room. I think he was a bit shocked and not entirely happy with my updates to the desk. Apparently, he had cleaned it up initially and painted it black. But being the great dad that he was, he held back and admired my work. It’s been my desk and traveled with me from one move across the US to another.
A New Home
The old desk already has a new home. My cousin Daniel is a major train enthusiast and he is the first person I thought to offer my desk. Of course, he is interested and now we just need to work out the logistics of getting it to him. I know the desk will be well cared for and enjoy its new owner. Once again, it needs a few repairs and who knows, it may even get a face lift. My cousin Daniel is amazing and creative.
Black Cherries & Long Arm Projects
I didn’t do any sewing yesterday. Today’s plan includes a much needed haircut. When I get back, I plan to some quilting but not with the long arm. While I’ve been writing this, thunder has started to rumble.
What does your day look like?
Until next time,