Friday, August 27, 2010

New Acquisitions #11

This is what my desk looks like:











Scary, hey? That little space in the middle towards the front is where I work. So that is what prompted my new acquisition. A school desk!


















I must state that I am not one of those people who think back longingly to their school days, nostalgic tears trickling down their cheeks. Although I did very well academically - usually top of the class - I hated school. Let's face it, I was considered a nerd. Never popular. Always on the outside looking in. So the immediate affection - even love - I felt when my eyes first fell on this desk was rather weird, if not suspect. But consider this - a lid that lifts to reveal a lovely space for storing notes, pens, books and so on; a little groove for my pen and pencil; a seat that lifts, the perfect back rest, the solidness of it. I mostly use it for working on my laptop. The strange thing is that I did not go out and look for something that would solve my untidy-desk-with-5x5-inch-space-for-working  problem. No, I just walked past a junk shop and saw this lovingly restored desk, and then only did I realise that I needed to solve the untidy-desk-with-5x5-inch-space-for-working  problem. I didn't even realise I had a problem until I saw my school desk. So I do not really know how to classify this one ...
Have a great weekend, every one. School's out!!!!!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Your desk is only messy because there is so much going on on it! I see needle felting, journalling, reading and those things need room! I have similar solutions to you-I have a desk from an art school with a storage space-full of what who knows? And I mainly use the kitchen table for my laptop and creative work at the moment-that is covered too! I like your desk though-it looks plainly inviting, and I like the lamp next to it too.

frayedattheedge said...

I was clever at school too - it doesn't make you popular when you don't let others copy your homework!! My worktables end up like your desk, with so much on them I am working in a tiny space! As for your felt balls - have you tried wet felting them - wet your hands with hot soapy water, then keep rolling the wool round and round until the fibres mesh together .... you can then needlefelt embellishments on them.

Freshly Found said...

I feel very at home in a space like that! Sometimes I am amazed at what has landed on my desk. I don't seem to notice it, until all of a sudden it's full of everything!
Love your new aquisition! I am sure it will soon be full too! We always expand to fill just a little more space than we have.

Linda Sue said...

I love that your working desk looks like mine...Neatness makes me nervous. Your little school desk is so cool - always loved my school desk where I hid treasure and sweets from the teacher, though there were weekly inspections. I loved school until I turned sassy...I am felting today and my fingers feel like pin cushions! Hope you figure out how to make balls- I might just have to hop on down to show you, have a good cup of coffee and hop on back!

kendalee said...

Oooh, I remember those old school desks... what a GREAT acquisition. I'm afraid I'd scare Linda Sue 'cause I'm one of those who has to clear my desk before I can work properly on something, even if it's just to shovel the mess into a drawer or pile it 'neatly' onto the floor nearby. It's the illusion of neat that's more important than the reality to me. A desk with a flip up lid would be perfect for achieving this.