Morning Desk Dashers!
It's that time again when we all meet at Julia's place, The Stamping Ground, to chat, share desks/spaces and generally have a nose at what everyone's doing. Must apologise for my lack of commenting last week, I had lots of blogger issues - couldn't comment or even see some blogs. Or it didn't want to let me see my list. Or kept booting me out! Not sure why? But all seems ok for now!
Anyhoo today I'm going to share my desk-to-be (well one of my desks!). On Monday I saw this on FB in one of those sell/swap type groups and I jumped straight in to get it. The lady who was selling it lived locally so a quick call to my parents to meet me there with their larger car and arm power was all that was needed along with the mere £35 that she was asking to purchase.........
..........................this beautiful writing bureau!
Now I have no idea if it's a reproduction or real but it is beautifully made throughout with proper wood. The drawers bases are thick wood, none of this flimsy board you get with flat pack and the joins are old fashioned ones!!! It has marks and scratches but it adds to its character. It is quite small and is classed as a ladies bureau but then, being small means it's perfect for me!!
I was so excited by this interior - all those nooks and crannies, oh and the hidden spaces of which there are six! I had fun finding them.
Here's the obvious one!
I took this when the sun was on it (don't worry it will be out of the sun in my craft room!) such a lovely colour. My dad thinks it's Rosewood? Anyone know? If anyone can have a good guess at era/wood anything I'd be grateful. I've had a look online and seen similar which suggested it's Georgian design. Anyone know how to tell if it's real or reproduction?! There are newer brackets and hinge pieces but could've been replaced. I have no idea and to be honest it won't hamper my love and use of it if I didn't find out, but this curious brain of mine wouldn't mind knowing!!!
I spent last night sorting my craft room and getting Keagan to move stuff! Here's where it will go -
What was the desk with my laptop has moved to the right and now has the printer on. The little cube trolley that the printer was on is now under the window desk. I will use my laptop on the bureau as well as using it for writing and sorting stuff! Will take a pic for you all with it in-situ once my lovely dad and brother have carried it upstairs for me!!
Take care Zo xx