November 29, 2010

I Filled My Drawer...

My Birthday is Friday. I tell you this for two reasons. One: I'm a BIG baby about Birthdays...especially my own! (Notice the capital "B". It's there for a reason.) and Two: I treated myself to a special purchase in honor of my Birthday this year and just had to share it with you.

I was doing my usual Etsy grazing recently and came across this beauty. It's an antique sewing machine cabinet drawer. By now - even if you're a new reader - you've discovered that I'm a sucker for anything with acorns on it. When I saw this piece, the lovely raised motif and drawer front trim called out to me and I knew I had to have it adorning my sewing table. What surprised me was that it arrived so quickly! I only purchased it on Saturday!
The acorn/oak leaf motif appears on one side of the drawer. The opposite side is plain. The patina on the wood just suits me perfectly. I won't be painting this little gem white or adding a thing to it. The only thing left to do was decide how I would utilize the drawer. What would I have it hold?
...My seam binding rolls. I filled my drawer with seam binding rolls. I'll be able to look at them when they're not called to action. I think it's always inspiring to have something beautiful in your line of vision in the studio.

Last night was the weekly rehearsal for the Chorale. We'll have a tech rehearsal on Friday (I may just bring my own cupcake and candle!), and then we'll perform on Saturday evening. My sister is flying in from Minnesota to celebrate with me. It's going to be a great Birthday this year! (Heck...they're really all great, aren't they?)

23 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That drawer is just perfect for you!
I've never seen another one like that, what a lucky find.

Happy Early Birthday, you sweet young thang! ;-)

Doni said...

How lovely! And just perfect for you! Happiest of "B"irthdays to "B"lessed!!!

Rebecca said...


Now...don't ask WHAT I'm dong up at 2:09am.

I'm stupid! That's why! :0


Andi's English Attic said...

Happy Birthday for Friday.

Love the drawer. xx

Liszha said...

Beautiful drawer!
I am not sure wether or not I will be at home friday so I already give you a big birthday hug to congratulate you. Many more to come in good health is what I wish you!

Jane said...

It does sound like you will be having a wonderful birthday! Your sister is lucky your birthday is in December......a great way to get out of the Minnesota cold and into the Florida sunshine!!
Love the sewing machine drawer and how you have utilized it.
Happy early birthday!!

Paula said...

Love the drawer!...happy happy birthday to you Donna!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I Love your sewing machine drawer! I have a weakness for these and pick them up at antique malls when I find them. I never paint or do anything to mine either because I think they are pretty just as they are. This one is most unusual with the pattern on the side. So glad you found it and I think your binding looks right at home in it! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Deb said...

I hope that you have the happiest of birthdays! That drawer is wonderful!

Patty C. said...

Congrats on the lovely drawer - I hope you enjoy your birthday :)

Claudia said...

Well, of course you had to buy that drawer! As someone who just treated herself to a birthday present, I applaud you doing the same!


Createology said...

Happy Birthday to you Miss Donna. Your gift of the acorn carved drawer is a treasure. I agree to have inspiration in sight is so much more enticing to be creative. Your weekend sounds splendid. Hope Kes and Fez have something in mind to help you celebrate also. Happy day my dear.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Donna,
Thank you so much for visiting me at Home is Where the Heart is.Its a pleasure to meet you!.
We have so much in common.We love to do all the same needle work and crafts and my husband is a singer.
I have enjoyed reading many of your are so creative! and your needlework is lovely!..
I have become a follower..
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

hungryhippie said...

Wonderful find! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! xoxoxoxox

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I do the same thing... that way I know I'm gonna get at least one thing I loooove ... and that drawer is perfect for you.
Happy happy birthday !!!


Brenda Kula said...

It's so pretty! And it got there so fast!

Michelle May said...

Well that just popped up and screamed "Donna hit the buy me button!" Too darn perfect for you!!!
Love it!
xx, shell

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, You have a wonderful early birthday present. I will tell you Happy Birthday. You have been a very busy lady. I am sure the little one will love his dolphin quilt. Would you please send me some of you warm weather. It is really cold here. We are at 22 degrees at the moment. Have a great day and enjoy the time spent with your sister. Your Missouri Friend.

Sarah said...

A perfect Birthday present! You know I'm crazy about acorns too, and the patina of old wood makes this little jewel all the more appealing. Great idea for using it to hold the rolls of binding. I suspect your studio is gorgeous! ~ Sarah

Karen said...

Happy Birthday :) I think each and every birthday should be celebrated, no matter how old we get. It's our reward for another year of living and i'm all about that!

I knit a little cap for a little tiny squirrel the other day, and thought of you, as it looked exactly like an acorn top!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's perfect for you! I always like to treat myself to a little something special on my birthday as well. I try not to count the years, but try to focus more on what I can look forward to and try to accomplish. Hope your day is a special one! Theresa

Michelle Palmer said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Friend!
Wishing you every happiness and joy~
Love & hugs,

basia said...

A wonderful find...there are no accidents. Happy Birthday! Wishing you the best.


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