Wednesday, 20 March 2013

WOYWW 198

Happy Wednesday desk sharing to you all!  Head to Julia's gaff at the Stamping-Ground for the low-down and link up...

The news this week is that I do have a desk.... however before you all fall off your perches, it's not a craft desk- apart from the sloping front, it is much to beautiful! - I will still be crafting on the floor - but a much loved desk that belonged to my Dad and that I always always said I wanted after he'd died.... finally, now it is here, at home with me - some of you know that my brother and I are in the process of clearing/decorating with a view to sell or rent out, my late parents' house and last weekend, we brought it home to Sutton. Here it is, in my bedroom.. reminding me of Dad, every time I see it!
it's made from mahogany and is very heavy! inside are loads of little compartments for ink and pens and stuff.
there are doors at either side with more trays for stuff!  so far it's still empty!  Getting it into and out of my brother's car and up the stairs to my first floor maisonette was interesting, to say the least!
Isn't it gorgeous!


I've had lots of happy mail since we last met - I was lucky enough to win one of Neil's new stamps in his recent giveaway - how cool is this!



Then there was a Tando prize from the recent Craft Stamper magazine's blog hop that I won. (my choice of goodies)




and finally a large pile of unexpected stash enclosed with a few sheets of cardstock from my blog & twitter friend Sam who'd just been the the UK skiing and sent me some extras - naughty girl! but how lovely is this lot! Chip pieces, foam pads (I was running out too!) and lots of little packets of embellishments of all sorts. Soooo kind, Sam!!


So, that's me this week - what do you have on your desk?  I'll be round to check up on you...


56 comments:

Maria said...

Oh my gosh that desk looks wonderful I don't think I could craft on it lol, what a lovely reminder of your father...
Hope you have a great week crafting....


Maria in Oz #9

jill said...

Have lots of fun with all the lovely new stash you've won, how lucky you are. Happy woyww jill #15

Jackie said...

What a great week for free stuff you have had!
I to have my dads desk after he died and have out craft stuff in it !
Jackie 17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I adore furniture with lots of drawers in....it is my ambition to own an apothecary's cupboard on day! Your desk is beautiful, in many different ways :) Enjoy!!
hugs, LLJ 45 xxxx

Ria Gall said...

I have fallen in love with your desk I love wood and adore wonderful furniture and this is wonderful how lovely that you now have it to love and remind you of your dad.
Then look at all your lovely crafty stash that found it's way to you congrats on your wins
Wishing you a Happy WOYWW
Ria

Eliza said...

Helen what a great week you have had, all that stuff to play with.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 24

Julia Dunnit said...

Love your new stash, but totaly in love with your Dad's desk..what a beauty. Love that even the modesty panel isn't lacking detail, and those shapely front legs..boy what a beauty.

Annie said...

What a beautiful desk....so lovely to share all those memories.
Hugs,
A x # 62

Neet said...

Well, I don't know how to say "lucky girl" so many times but am so glad you have been on a good streak of luck in so many ways.
Love that desk, got desk envy now. At last you have it to love and cherish and it really is the most beautiful desk I have seen.
Enjoy!
Hugs, Neet xx 2

Lin said...

Helen your desk is beautiful and made even more so by all the memories that come with it x Lucky girl with all that new stash i am sure you will put it all to good use lol x

Emily said...

All that happy mail... How lovely! Even better though is the desk. Such a fab piece of furniture and with such memories too.

Have a happy week
Emily #60

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love your desk, but agree far too nice to get all inky etc, but how lovely to have it in your bedroom, I'd happily write my articles on a desk like that!! Fab stash too, you seem to be on a lucky run with winning! Enjoy desk hopping. Take care Zo xx 87

Dymphie said...

How wonderful to have your dad's desk. It looks wonderful!
Dymphie woyww 33

Artyjen said...

A wonderful desk and so nice to have it home with you to remind you of your dad ;)
xoxo Sioux

SueH said...

Looks like you’ve been a very lucky girly this week Helen, you have lots of new goodies to play with. I love weeks like that, when the postie can’t stay away….fine as long as it’s not bills he’s bringing.
And what a beautiful desk, and so many memories. I’m sure you’ve made the right decision not to craft on it, especially if you’re a messy a crafter as me.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @98
x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is one seriously LOVELY, LOVELY desk. I can see why you wanted it.

Looks like you made a haul in giveaways. How great for you. Congrats.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a lovely treasure for you. The desk is beautiful. I feel for you, cleaning out a home is so hard. We've a lot yet to do also. I did this 3 months and had to quit, waiting for siblings to help with what's left.
How lucky to get such fun stuff to play with too. Have fun, and enjoy some fun time.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Helen, just loving that desk so glad for you a lovely thing indeed! and love the creative stash too what fun well done! thanks for sharing, happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #25

Karen K said...

Oh what a lovely story, and a beautiful desk. I own a joinery company and we make specialist furniture as well as other things from wood obviously, but you can't beat a lovely old bit of furniture particuarly when it is connected to such a lovely sentiment.

Well done on your candy too.

I am visiting all the 8 ending numbers and you are first on my list

K #78

Chrysalis said...

Hi Helen - your 'new' desk looks fab, and will be a lovely reminder of your Dad. When mine died, I had his car which I later scrapped, when it was no longer viable. With the proceeds, I bought my Cuttlebug and called it Harry, so I still have a tangible reminder of Dad. I know it would make him smile. Thanks for visiting for WOYWW, and have a great week. x

Hettie said...

That is one gorgeous desk and I do hope you manage to avoid getting it too inky. Though, no point in having it if you don't use it ey!
Lucky you with all those goodies.
Hugs
xx

Gill Edwards said...

that is a gorgeous piece of furniture, i love desks. thanks for the visit
Gill x #54

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Funny, I don't immediately think of furniture as having a strong memory tickler, but now I consider it, I can think of a few pieces in my parents house that give me a warm glow :) And with your luck, I hope you are playing the lottery!

Happy WOYWW

MA (4)

MaggieC said...

That is a beautiful desk, and I don't blame you for treasuring it, apart from its memories of your Dad. You are such a lucky girl this week, not only a gorgeous desk but all that wonderful stash to enjoy. By the way, the malt bread is even nicer the day after, it is getting stickier. I will certainly repeat that recipe. Incidentally there was a mistake on the printed recipe, it looked like 10 oz of butter. Being badly printed, it was actually 1 oz butter.

~Sue C said...

Pretty desk. I'm thinking it will give you much comfort and lots inspiration to work on it. Congratulations on your winnings. Sue #126

Victoria Selix said...

Oh, I can envision a beautiful hand crocheted doily with a photo or 2 of your parents sitting on there, but yeah, not a crafters desk. WOW on the happy mail!!

Heather Alger said...

That's such a Beautiful desk.
I have furniture that was my Grandparents and treasure it.
So its really lovely to see x
How great too to win and receive such lovely gifts, bet you can't wait to play with them :)
Happy WOYWW and have a great week Heather#133

Ali said...

Aww that desk/bureau is just gorgoes and a lovely momento of your dad. And what lovely goodies you've had in the post! :)

Ali #88

Elizabeth said...

Oh gosh, Helen, that desk is fabulous - I feel an episode of desk envy coming on! The perfect heirloom and a great reminder of your dad. And, yes, much too good for actually crafting on but sounds perfect for storing stash - the non-messy variety. Your happy mail looks fab too - I like the look of all those stamps. Hope you are having a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #55

Stampin Boots said...

Wowee aren't you the lucky one winning all these things!!!! Where do you get your luck?

That desk is beautiful! it sounds like it would make a lovely craft desk but it's probably safer not to get paint near it I guess!!

Happy WOYWW!

Steph x #144

BJ said...

Absolutely adore your new desk, so lovely to have things from our late Dads to remind us of them.

Super wins too.

You'll notice I am somewhat late this week as our ISP was down ALL day leaving me high and dry, oh well all seems OK now.

Looking forward to craft club on 2nd, I'll just bring me and a couple of coaster blanks. Do I need glues and other stuff though?

BJ#137

lisa said...

What a beautiful desk, how wonderful to have it to remind you of your Dad. I hope you fill it with interesting things and use it regularly.
Lots of lovely goodies too. Looks like the Postie didn't forget you this week. Have fun with it all.
Happy WOYWW
hugs Lisax #71

Claire said...

oh, it's a really beautiful desk *sigh* and how lovely it's safe with you...
and what a lucky girl - all those goodies! have lots of fun :)
thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment already - i really appreciate it :)
happy WOYWW and have a great week!
no. 7

Caro said...

Gorgeous desk there...I love the fact that it is too special to craft on though! Gorgeous goodies on your floor. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro xx #81

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry, Helen, I know you had other stuff on your post, but I simply cannot tear my eyes off that amazing mahogony desk that was your father's. I can actually feel the softness and strength of the wood under my cyber hand. I'm so, so happy for you that you were able to get it up the stairs and into a place where you can see it and touch it every single day! What a blessing!!

Have a wonderful week! Darnell #42

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Helen - LOVE your beautiful new desk and how wonderful to have such a permanent reminder of your Dad. Hope you have fun playing with your happy mail - you lucky,lucky girl! Thanks for your visit MMx #50

Helen said...

Hi Helen thanks for popping by. I really love your Dad's old desk. It is a beauty. It is much to nice to do anything messy on. What a lovely reminder. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 36

Redanne said...

Hi Helen, how wonderful to have your Father's desk and to be able to look at it every day, it is such a gorgeous piece of furniture too. Lovely that you have had some great goodies too - nice to know that good things happen to good people! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #34

fairy thoughts said...

Oh Helen your desk is indeed beautiful, far too good to clutter up with inks and stamps and card etc, but enjoy it and have happy memories from it. It has been a very lucky week for you well done
have a good week
janet #28

Linda said...

Beautiful desk and a lovely item to remember your father by. Lots of lovely crafting goodies too. Enjoy your week. LInda #68

Alison Scott said...

A beautiful desk Helen. How fabulous to have such happy memories literally under your hand.
I still remember my grandmother's bedroom suite that was a wedding gift from 1919. I loved the big dressing table and used to play at it as a child. We had to sell it when she died as it was made for a bigger house and we lived in new, smaller houses.
I still love antique furniture and have never seen a set like hers ever again. It was gorgeous.

Ali H said...

Hi Helen thanks for stopping by ! The desk is a lovely memento of your Dad - glad you managed to get it up those stairs ! Have fun filling all those nooks & crannies ! Take care Ali #22

RosC said...

Hello H.

That is truly a beautiful desk. Now I just want to see all those little compartments. I have a couple of desks from my Grandfather and my Mother which I love for all the little spaces.

Well done with all that lovely mail, and thanks for leaving me a comment. :-)

Ros #47

Kezzy said...

Wow that desk looks gorgeous, my dad died when I was five, my mum remarried but I still have all his bits that she gave me to remind me of him. I won a Tando prize for their challenge, just waiting for it to arrive lol and so love Neil stamps, its really funky and those embellishments look awesome. I got my sharpie pen from Craft obsessions thanks for the tip, I really love the white of the pen lol. Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh Helen, your desk is absolutely precious! But yes, at this point, I don't see how you can abandon your floorwork. It is you! And you do beautiful work. I'm so happy for your prize winnings! Isn't it fun to win things? I have actually won 4 or 5 things in the past two months--including a shopping spree on a craft website, a yankee candle, and a Starbucks card! We must be in touch with our lucky stars! Hugs dear! Sandy Leigh #114

Sue McDonald said...

thanks for passing by my blog, its nice to treasure memories with a special object from loved ones.

Enjoy playing with your happy mail

Happy wowyww
Sue #27
aka Frankiesue

sandee said...

wow, you have been a lucky girl to have won all those wonderful goodies! And your right, that desk is much too pretty to craft on, maybe a perfect area to display your fabulous creations? Thanks for visiting me today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Andrea said...

what a stunning desk is gorgeous and is a lovely heirloom to have. I hope you also have a great time with all those fab goodies belated woyww wishes Andrea #20

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Ohhh fab prizes! Love that desk, its beautiful.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

I can see why you wanted your dad's desk! Just imagine him sitting at it writing letters. What a wonderful piece to have.

Your goodies look wonderful. I really like Neil's stamp. Everything else is just icing on the cake!

Thanks for visiting me already. I'm going to be slow getting around this week.

Happy WOYWW
Peace,
Kay (48)

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Helen, what a fabulous desk and lovely keepsake.... and what lovely goodies you won, they look fun...happy WOYWW Gill x #41

House of Bears said...

Oh what a lovely desk, no wonder you're not creating on it, no way would you want it misted or inked! Looks like you had lots of lovely stash sent to you,

Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

scrappymo! said...

What fun to get parcels in the mail.
I have been a bit lucky lately too!
Feels good, doesn't it?

scrappymo! said...

Back again...forgot to say that your Dad's desk is marvelous...well worth struggling to get it into your maisonette. Not sure what a maisonette is though!

The lines of your desk are so wonderful and I liked that you instantly saw what you would keep in there.

Buttons said...

Love that desk and so pleased you have won/been given so much stash. Happy belated WOYWW and thanks for dropping by, hugs Jenny x

Nan G said...

What a fabulously gorgeous desk! Lucky you with the winnings and RAK. a bit late finishing my visits. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3