Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Do you want to see my drawers?
I'm guessing that some of you might have got some new drawers as Christmas pressies this year. Mine were a little late in arriving and a tad more unusual.
On one of M's frequent visits up to the loft this year to find the Christmas decorations, he emerged shouting "I've found you some old drawers"!
Now there are limits to my vintage passions, old granny knickers being one of them. Racking my brains to remember any hidden corner of the loft that I have not turned over in a desperate hunt for vintage treasure, I have to say that I was completely baffled and intrigued enough to take a look.
With visions of vintage cotton and lacy trim I ran upstairs and found Mr Roses beaming, arms clutching his vintage treasure. Replace the words, "vintage lingerie" with "brown and wooden" and you get the gist of my unexpected present.
An old set of drawers that M had rescued years ago. Not wanting to seem ungrateful I murmured something about how lovely it was to have some more storage and went downstairs to continue wrapping the pressies.
The drawers sat in a corner of our bedroom until after Christmas. The day after Boxing Day, M came downstairs with his beloved drawers, sat cross legged in the middle of the living room surrounded by some of my wallpapers and set to work ... It was like that moment in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when the dad locks himself away with the old car.
The days went by and every evening he sat down in the middle of the room, sighed and groaned and continued his gluing. I have to say it was one of the most romantic things (and he has done a lot of romantic things) I have seen him do for me.
On Sunday evening I was presented with my new drawers - floral, pretty and, most importantly, made with love.
Thank you Mr Roses after all these years you still surprise me!
It's his birthday today. Happy Birthday my darling M. I love you.