Friday, June 12, 2009

The one that didn’t get away…

Now what am I going to do with it?

Last Saturday I set out on a quest for a little doll chest of drawers that I had seen last May…it was still in the shop and so it came home with me…at a great sale price, no less.

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It was missing the knob on the top drawer so some inventive soul glued a tiny china tea cup in its place.

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The top has been painted with pink roses and I’m thinking about what I’ll store in its three little drawers. Any suggestions?

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Have a great Pink Saturday…stop in to visit Beverly and the other blog hostesses…Have a very pink week. LaVerne

15 comments:

My Crafty Little Page said...

It's so cute. You have more storage places than anyone I know! What about crepe paper? After your class you'll have a ton of it probably! xoxo Nancy

Sares said...

Hmm, the possibilities are endless. A girl can always use another junk drawer, 3 is even better! Happy Pink Day and have a loveleigh weekend.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Beautiful and fun Pink Saturday blog entry! It's a little gloomy outside today (hope the sun comes out) but your blog and a little cup of tea are giving me a little sun!

Hankies, vintage postcards, ribbon, buttons, you name it and you can fill it!

Happy Pink Saturday. Sending you good wishes from the tip of Michigan for a special weekend filled with sun, surrounded by those you l♥ve.

stefanie said...

happy pink saturday, thanks for sharing!!! have a wonderful weekend.

Claudia said...

You'll figure something wonderful out! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

A junk drawer is always handy!


~ Gabriela ~

kayellen said...

Great dresser with personality!!!

Have a great pink inspired weekend:)

Blessings,
kayellen

Beverly said...

I think it looks like the perfect place for special treasures.

Happy Pink Saturday, Laverne.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Too cute! I think you need to get 2 more lil cups and make them knobs!!

Very charming, thanks for sharing.

TTFN~~Claudia

Michelle said...

I just love small chest of drawers. I just bought one a few weeks ago to store all my cookie cutters. Finally to have a place for ALL of them is wonderful!

Love the little china cup as a drawer pull...very cute!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

maidenshade said...

Happy Pink Satur-unday. I love your photos, how perfect for PS. Sweet drawers!

Got a minute? Pour a cuppa, pull up a comfy chair and please stop by - I love company.

xJ
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Jennifer said...

That is such an awesome find!! I love that you used a small tea cup! A women after my own heart. Use what you got to solve a problem! I can imagine all kinds of fun things that you could put in their!! Thank You for sharing your Pink!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Such a sweet little dresser. What to put in it? Something equally as sweet. Happy belated Pink Saturday!

Suzie Button said...

Hi Laverne, such a cute little chest, I'd store all my little ephemera bits and pieces in there and one drawer just for Jewels!
I have a little tease for you with your swap crown for the cowgirl classes coming up so pop over to see it at my blog! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

faerie enchantment said...

What a wonderful chest, think of all the artful supplies or special treasures that can go inside it!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

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