Friday, 27 May 2011

Someday I will own

There is a piece of furniture that I have wanted to own for several years now. And that's a writing desk. Preferably a vintage/antique one that I would refurbish myself. So now I'm constantly checking online and there's an antique centre in Brisbane I want to check out.

Here are a few examples of what I'm looking for.

The little pigeon holes would be perfect to place journals.

This is a nice compact version and would be the perfect size for a little writing nook. 

The drawers underneath could hold a lot of pretty stationery. 

Via Pinterest (original link doesn't work)

This colour is amazing and perfect.

I know that I will get a writing desk someday. A place to write in my journal, to write letters and cards and all my dreams, prayers and inspirations. I think this piece of furniture is the reason I like historical movies and books and the descriptions of the places where they write. 

It's the reason why I love...
♥ fountain pens and calligraphy pens
♥ wax seals (I have one and I'm going to start using it for some of my letters)
♥ pretty thick cream writing paper
♥ leather journals
♥ hardbound books
♥ love letters tied up with ribbon
♥ vintage post cards
♥ old black and white or sepia coloured photos

It makes me dream of the past, why I love writing letters, why I want to take a book binding class, why I want to finally use my letter press. 

Does anyone have a piece of furniture they dream of owning one day??

Have a fantastic weekend!


Liesl said...

I hear you Gracie and agree...and I can't wait to own my own home and get to decorating! :)

Liesl :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Mine is the exact same as yours: a writing desk. :) Specifically, that teal-colored one; it's incredible. PERFECT color!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Ooh I love these choices. The last one is my fav! And I used to be obsessed with calligraphy, although I never had the right equipment.

Following you on Pinterest, too :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oh me too!!! i want a writing desk like that in teal too please!!!

thegirlhassparke said...

We are so on the same page, I love antique writing desks they can be quite expensive but I have no doubt you will own one, one day.
I have always wanted a love seat in the lounge room so you can lie down while watching tele, I am so lazy hehe.
Have a wonderful weekend - I am going to finally reply to your letter xx

Rhianne said...

oh my, they are amazing, my friends Dad used to have an old writing desk that was beautiful, I used to sit at it for a while and just look at it lol.

Your blog looks lovely, I love the update!

Tina said...

all the tables are beautiful, but they'd be wasted on someone like me! i'm never satisfied with my writing, so i'd probably just sit there all day, daydreaming. i love all the antique things you listed at the end though..
this isn't really a piece of furniture but i would love a window seat in my room :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

love the second desk! v cute. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Anonymous said...

I love these writing desks. So beautiful and inspiring. I know you will own one soon! :]

~April~ said...

Oh, I love that idea! And the top picture is my favorite. :) Hopefully we'll find a new house soon and I'll get to decorate my own little craft room!! Can't wait!

Punctuation Mark said...

lovely... have and equally lovely weekend!

the runaway romantique said...

Oh these photos are so pretty! I would love to have one of those as well in pink :) Have a lovely weekend, sweetie!

- the runaway

Denise said...

what a great idea!! not really practical for me though asi need a massive working area and these sorts of desks dont tend to be too big! i love the idea though... so romantic x

littletiara said...

oh! I'd love that, those tables look pretty! Although 'm sure if I need a desk I'll need something BIGGER than that, haha... I love having big space for all my messy stuff :P

oh! And congratulations on winning my notebook from Krissy's giveaway! :D Yayness!

Claire said...

I have always wanted a bureau, and a dresser to put all my vintage crockery. if only i had a bigger house..

nylyw said...

I love the fourth table. Lovely design and colour!

Lisa said...

Oh gosh they are all so beautiful

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love antique writing desks. I have two - one that I use all the time, and one which is hidden in a book case - it's quite wonderful! I'll have to show you some time!

x Jasmine

Karina Pacheco said...

I love this writing desk and also dream of having one someday!!


Alexis said...

Oh! I want one of those too! I love the 2nd and the 4th ones. :)

Sierra said...

Oh wax seals sound so lovely. That is awesome that you are going to use them sometimes. All of these photos are just beyond gorgeous.