Thursday, September 6, 2012


Continuing on with more of my favorite small drawers from around our house -----   Previous posts on drawers may be viewed here and here.

Card catalogs are great for storage.
 They hold all of those old CDs that no one listens to any more!
I don't remember where we got our card catalog, but it was not from the University of Utah.  I think it was picked up cheap at an antique mall.
 I love the next two individual drawers for their character.  The top one originally held stove bolts and is made of tin.  The front pulls down to access the interior.
 The larger drawer on the bottom originally held hasps and screw-eyes in a hardware store.  This drawer is tin and wood, and the top opens for access.
To me, they are beautiful enough just for sculpture!
We found this little homemade drawer unit at a yard sale years ago.
The drawers have little compartments -- wonderful for holding 'grandchild' treasures.  Wyatt brought to me these little eggs that had fallen to the grass one day from a high-up nest.  I asked him if he wanted to take them home, and he said, "No, they are for you for taking good care of us."  When he was a little older and in school, I found him doing his homework at my dining room table with this stub of a pencil.  I gave him a new pencil, but couldn't throw this old one away.  Aaawwwwww!!!!!!!
Excuse the 'grandmother' moment - back to the drawers.
 The pulls are made from sawed-off thread  spools.
Enough drawers for today -- I'm sure a future post will feature more!
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A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love them! I have been looking for some but haven't come across any yet!

daisypetals said...

Love the card catalog! I have been looking for one, but have not run across one yet that is cheap enough! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Jann Olson said...

Love those drawers Sally! Why is it that anything with drawers or numbers just have so much appeal? Would love to find a card catalog! Thanks for sharing yours. Love the grand kid treasures.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great drawers! I love the fun stuff in the one too. :) And I love the metal label.

Have a great day!

Cynthia said...

Would love to find a card catlogue like that! It's lovely.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You do have a wonderful collection of drawers and you have them displayed beautifully, plus you have them put to good use.

Thanks for the visit and the gracious coments. You asked about the wicker chair in my FR. It is one I found about 10 or so yrs. ago. It is not antique, came from a wicker type store. It wasn't very expensive, I think around $100. You might find something online. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

I love your boxes of drawers, Sally and I especially love its contents and the sentimental value....Christine

lvroftiques said...

They are wonderful Sally! I love them all. Perfect for saving little treasures. And how cute are those little spool drawer pulls!?
I will sure be keeping my eyes open for old card catalog cases...Those are perfect for CD's and I have a ton of them.*winks* Vanna

Pamela said...

I'm happy to find someone else who loves drawers. I love finding new ones to fill. I will say your grandmother drawer pulled at my heart. I'm going to clear a drawer for a grandma drawer, too.

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Farmer's Wyfe said...

LOVE the pencil and eggs. So sweet. And the cupboard is perfect, too! :)

Dorothy Langlois said...

Just found your very very delightful blog! I especially enjoyed your grandmother treasures.
Blessings from Arizona,