Saturday, June 9, 2012

My New Purchase

Recently while returning from a hike, my husband and I dropped into a local antique shop.  I saw an old metal dollhouse, that had too many missing parts to make it worth purchasing, but as I was leaving I spyed a drawer from an old printers shop cabinet.  It's divided into cubicals for the letters of the alphabet, but as typical of most miniature makers, I saw another purpose, to display my collection of miniature accessories that are waiting to be placed in a miniature project. 

I quickly negotiated a price of $20.00 for the drawer, and a deal was struck.  He informed me he had a second drawer, but since we had been out hiking, I had very little cash on me, and happily departed with the one drawer. 

It was dirty and rusty, but with a little tender care, most of the rust was removed, to find a beautiful copper handle, and metal drawer front.  I mounted the drawer flat to the wall and I've started to fill it.  I have got to start emptying my stash of accessories stored away in boxes to completely fill this one.

The cubicals are a little shorter than I had anticipated, and I am thinking I will go back and get the second drawer and mount it on the wall sideways, and put my taller accessories in that one.

What do you think.........

I'm pleased with it, and it holds so much stuff!

Remember tomorrow is the last day to get your entries in for the Rug Give-A-Way.  Don't forget to leave a comment to have your name entered into the drawer.  Thank you to all the new followers who expressed an interest in my blog.  Welcome!

I've been busy working at the flowers, I really got carried away with the tulips!  I'll post more on that later.

I work best when I am multi tasking, I think it's a woman thing.  Am I allowed to say that??!!  Anyway, as I type today's posting, I have a new colour wet and setting in my hair, and I am worried that my idea of a colour change may have been too drastic, it's starting to look purple, so I'm off to wash it out right now, before the 20 mins I am suppose to wait is over....ha!!  Oh my!!

Until the next time............


Kathi said...

Great find! So many little spaces for minis! I would go back and get the second one. Great price! :D

Hope your hair turns out pretty. I stopped coloring mine over a year ago. I'm letting nature take its course. Natural blonde with a lot of gray! :P

Ascension said...

Una gran adquisicion, seguro que le sacas mucho paretido.
besitos ascension

Lucille said...

Lucky find, Wanda! I'm wondering how your hair turned out. I colour my hair also and always will for as long as I can. This is something that I will always take time out for. Newfoundland certainly is a beautiful and colourful place. I'm from Ottawa myself. I don't travel anymore so I probably will never see it in real life. It's so nice to have you back.

Wanda said...

Thanks for the comments ladies. I most definitely will go back and get the second drawer, but we have company arriving soon, so it will have to wait until they leave. On a positive note, my hair turned out better than I expected. I've used the same colour for years, so a change is nice. Kathi, I am not brave enough to let it go natural, it's totally gray. Lucille, I love Ottawa, I've been there several times and it's a beautiful city, especially the outlying municipalities like Orleans and Nepean. My co-worker is from Ottawa and she talks about it fondly all the time. Ladies, thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

cockerina said...

Wanda dear, I learned to my cost, that when I'm on vacation with my husband, I have to bring more money in my pocket, because I do not want to ask him, so I do not lose large unique opportunities in life! ha ha! Your drawer is a happy purchase, I congratulate you! I'd love to see you with purple hair! I am sure that you are beautiful, though! ;)

carmen said...

uno así me haría falta a mi...jaaaa

Fabiola said...

It's a beautiful piece to display your miniatures.
Bye Faby

Ilona said...

And turned it out purple :)?? your hair?
Nice purchase the drawer.
Greetings, Ilona

Drora's minimundo said...

Great purchase and very useful too. when you need something you see it right away.
Hugs, Drora

Janice said...

How spooky, I was looking at these trays on Ebay tonight.....they really do look wonderful. Great find.