Wednesday, 30 November 2011

My luck is in!

I've finally got a new role with the same employer so should be safe for another year. (As far as anyone can be). I've moved into the job and am getting used to a new routine. Outside of work I seem to be in mega organisation mode and getting nowhere as something always comes up which takes precedence over what I actually want to do.



A few months ago I spotted these drawers in a landscape designer's office and asked for first refusal if he decided to sell them. I was amazed to get a call last week offering them to me for a very reasonable price. I've wanted some haberdashery drawers for years but knew I could never afford them so decided to go for it!



The drawers have a little divider about 6 cm in so you can fill the front bit with lovely bits and hide all sorts of stuff behind. I have a list of things to put in all the drawers but haven't had chance to fill them all yet. Can't wait!



I have started with a couple though - wooden cotton reel and doilies



I might have to save one for scarves. I've always worn scarves and tend to hang on to them. On my charity shop run last week I found a shop where somebody had clearly disposed of a collection which covered from 50s onwards.



As you can see I bought quite a few although I won't keep all of them. They cost the same whether they were polyester, acetate or silk!



Sorry about all the pictures - I loved them all!



Not sure I can wear this seventies one - but I am tempted!



Hope your Christmas preparations are going better than mine!

Love Wend

24 comments:

  1. Those scarfs are gorgeous and that 70's one is lovely its got beautiful colours. You must wear it its a shame not to. If your afraid of the colours wear it with something plain it will look gorg. dee x

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  2. I am so pleased for you, I would love anything like that ....and you were brave to ask ha ha ...they look so pretty xxx
    Hugs Lynn xxx

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  3. Gorgeous drawers, what a great purchase.

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  4. OH wonderful drawers! I ogle haberdadshery cabinets on eBay, but like you could never afford the silly prices they fetch - nor do we have space for them, unless we moved the sofa out! They are really lovely, with the wooden bobbins in.

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  5. I dream of drawers like these. Lucky, lucky girl. xx

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  6. Oh those drawers are lovely - lucky you :) what with the job thing too - I'd buy myself a lottery ticket ;)

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  7. Now I've gone a strange shade of green! Absolutely love those drawers, good job you left your details, perfect timing.
    Beautiful scarves, I've got a small collection, mainly Mum's, I rarely wear them, just occasionally get them out and look at them.
    I'm having my first "Giveaway" hope you'll pop over and take part.
    Carol xx

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  8. Glad things have worked out for you work wise, the drawers are utterly beautiful. Linda x

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  9. Really pleased to hear about your job! Love those drawers too, what a find : )
    Looking forward to meeting again at Northampton in a few weeks !!

    Sharon xx

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  10. Hi Wend, thank you for visiting my blog and entering the Giveaway. Yes, I am that Carol! We met at the Julie Arkell workshop where we made lots of the Suffolk puffs like the ones I've used in the brooch.
    Carol xx

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  11. Great news on the job front and what lovely drawers you have (am I allowed to say that?!). Just shows ... if you don't ask, you don't get.

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  12. An envious gasp coming your way from the west country re those drawers........ fascinating re the little display compartment at the front. Good to know you are safe workwise for another year.

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  13. Those drawers are lovely, but superbly practical too. What a lucky buy.
    xxx

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  14. Good to know the work situation is safe Wend although I thought you were going to plunge into being an entrepreneur! After all you have a gift for finding great things - the drawers and the scarves being proof of that! They are lovely. It reminds me that I have quite a few I have promised to nuno felt into. I'm off to look at my collection..... lovely to catch up with what you're up to. x

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  15. What a wonderful chest of drawers and what a delight to decide what to put in them. Glad your job is safe.

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  16. Your job situation must be a relief in these uncertain times. How lucky were you buying those gorgeous drawers!?

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  17. I love your display drawers. What a good idea. I wonder if it could be replicated in modern furniture?

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  18. OMG! I am soooooooooooo super duper envious! Bloomin gorgeous!

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  19. Hi Wend,
    Love, love the drawers, what an amazing find! The scarfs are adorable!
    I know what you mean about knitted jackets for apples in Mollie Makes - but it is a lovely magazine.
    Have a good week!
    xoxo Ingrid

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  20. I love those drawers and the contents even more!

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  21. Lucky you, those haberdashery drawers are gorgeous! And so practical! I really need to find a better way of storing my sewing stuff as it's all over the place. Hope you're having fun organising it :)

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  22. those drawers are to die for... love the idea of showcasing pretty things at the front. As for those scarves - adore them and I wear lots too. I have just found a Hermes slik one in the charity shop so thrilled. Lovely post. Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx

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