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.
x

64 comments:

Shabby Chick said...

Ahhh that is lovely, I would be soooo pleased if my husband did something like that for me (no chance!). He's chosen the papers really well too. Happy birthday to Mr Roses!

Mel xxx

Linda said...

That is so sweet, he is certainly a keeper.
Cheers Linda

Devon Dumpling said...

They are lovely - well done Mr Ragged Roses! x

Tea with Willow said...

What an angel! Your drawers are lovely Mrs Roses!
Willow x

jessica daisy said...

What a lovely husband you have, how thoughtful!
Wish him a happy birthday for me.
Jessx

The Rose Room said...

I do like your drawers! Good man, happy birthday to him! Rachaelxo

Gingham and Flowers said...

Oh what a sweetie Mr Roses is. A very happy Birthday to him. The drawers are really gorgeous.

Sal said...

Sometimes these husbands come up trumps,don't they?
Brilliant....gold star to Mr Ragged Roses,Kim ;-)

dottycookie said...

So pretty! He certainly deserves to be spoiled and to have a very happy birthday!

(PS Did you see that the book shop in Alfriston is in this month's Country Living?)

Flossie and Tom said...

They are so beautiful you are a very lucky girl.

Happy Birthday Mr Roses

Sara
X

. said...

It's so nice.

Alfazema

Heidi said...

A very happy birthday to your husband Kim!!! And he gave you a gift for his birthday. :) I love that you have a romantic husband. Those of us who don't have romantic husbands like to know they still do exist. :) Do you have a special place that you are going to use the new drawers?

Hugs ~
Heidi

Hen said...

You lucky, lucky lady!!! The drawers look great and better than some old bloomers, any day!
Hen x

MaryPoppins said...
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MaryPoppins said...

Apologies spelling was atrocious :)

Happy Birthday Mr. Roses :)

What a wonderful, pretty, special and thoughtful gift to present to your precious wife, I am sure she shall treasure them, and my favourite colours too.

Enjoy your special day

X

prettyshabby said...

I think your drawers are fabulous..what a lovely thoughtful husband you have! Hope he has a great birthday today..

I think there make be a few of our 'not so romantic' husbands getting a poke in the ribs today!!

krafty girl said...

they are adorable!
his got a good eye hasnt he!
im lucky if i can get my fiance to paint something!let alone to take all that time and make it so gosh darn pretty!

do you loan him out ocassionally to needy blogger friends hehe

rachel

x

Bertie x said...

Oh bless him. Didn't Mr M do a good job. Happy Birthday to him.
Bertie x

Rubyred said...

Happy Birthday Mr Roses!
Lovin your old drawers and what you've done with them,just lovely!
Rachel x

Rosie said...

Mr Roses, what a fabulous man you are! Hope you have a very happy birthday.
Kim you are very lucky! just the thought of my husband with paper and glue makes me go cold...
Rosie x

thriftymrs said...

What a sweet thing. And they are so pretty. Lucky lady.
Happy birthday to Mr Roses.

Lisa said...

How beautiful!
And made with such love.
Happy birthday Mr R.
Lisa

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Nr Roses.
The drawers look fab Kim. lol...could you ever wear real vintage drawers?
Gosh my loft is getting to point that we will not be able to get much more up there, a promise of a boot sale has been on the cards for Years!
Carol xxx

Country Bliss said...

Aww that is such a sweet thing to do and so pretty.
Happy birthday Mr Roses.
Yvonne x

LittleGem said...

Your drawers are lovely - so pretty! What are you going to put in the drawers? What a nice thing for Mr Roses to do! Happy Birthday Mr Roses!
X Gem

Elizabethd said...

And how beautiful your drawers are!
What a devoted husband!

April said...

Oh they look lovely

April xx

Simone said...

Well done to Mr Roses. I dread to think what I would have if my husband had to choose the papers!

periwinkle said...

happy birthday Mr Roses , such a lovely thoughtful gift :-)
lisa x

Gina said...

What beautiful drawers!

Greedy Nan said...

They are funny the way they show they love you too aren't they? Don't like to be soppy enough to say it but sometimes the deed is enough ...

cocoa and blankets said...

...they are beautiful...how lovely...wish Mr B would follow his example...Happy Birthday M..

Thecraftytrundler said...

What a lovely thing to do for you!! He's a treasure!
I have just stated blogging, and yours is one I have bookmarked. I am trying to contact all my bookmarked blogs, and send messages.
Your pics are great, it seems I will have to take my camera out more.
Hope Mr Roses had a great day!!!

Sharon x : )

Anonymous said...

Fantastic drawers!! Could I borrow him to cover some old Ikea ones I have??!!
HOPE HE'S HAD A GREAT DAY, AND YOU TOO!!!

Sharon X

aromatic said...

Ahhhh what a lovely husband you have... and the draws look gorgeous!!
Happy Birthday Mr Roses xxx
With Love, Jane xxx

Garden Girl said...

What lovely flowery drawers. And what a gent! Very artistic. Hope Mr RR had a splendid birthday. And didn't glue his fingers together.
Mwah xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Mr. Roses did that??? Happy Birthday Mr. Roses -- you're amazing!!!

meggie said...

What a lovely story about a lovely man!!
Happy belated Birthday, Mr Roses!

Sew Recycled said...

Happy Birthday M!
I never thought I'd get to see your drawers Kim!
Emx

lou said...

Ahhh bless that is so cute!!!
I received my parcel today, thank you soooooooo much!
I will email you!
Sending hugs and kisses your way!

love Lou xxxx

twiggypeasticks said...

They are lovely, what a great thing to do
Twiggy x

Jacoline (Lien) said...

well done it is great

Samantha said...

Oh KIm - that truly is romantic. Well done Mr Roses!

Poshyarns said...

That's a lovely story and beautiful drawers.

Julie said...

Mr Roses is a hero. Happy birthday to him. And what a super job he made of it too.

Am off to put this post in front of M's nose. Just, y'know, mentioning it...

Lovely drawers Mrs R!!

Primrose Corner said...

Cheeky girl. Your drawers are beautiful. Clever, thoughtful Mr Ragged Roses.

lesley said...

How wonderful,so sweet. Your drawers are beautiful! Happy Birthaday Mr Roses! xx

mollycupcakes said...

They are beautiful well done Mr Roses, you are a real sweetie.
Happy Birthday.
Enjoy a wonderful day.

Catherine x

Lynda ~ Among the Hedgerows said...

Your husband did a fabulous job with the drawers, Kim! Did you know he was so talented? Please send him Happy Birthday wishes from Ontario!

xo,
Lynda

OhSoVintage said...

That is so touching! What a sweetie you have.

Hollypop's said...

Lucky you, what a lovely thing to do. They're very pretty I bet you'll treasure those forever.
Nickyx

Little Knitter Gem said...

Mr Roses is indeed a complete sweetie! It's funny how big "gestures" like jewellery and flowers and the like pale to nothing compared to such a kind and loving act as that. (Not that the big gestures aren't appreciated, mind!!)

I found your blog through Little Gem's blog, and have added you to my fave blogs list, as everything is so wonderful and inspirational!! I have a major case of blog envy!! :)

Gemma x x

Isabelle said...

Happy Birthday, Mr Roses. Before we know it, he'll have his own blog...

April said...

HI, there's an award for you on my blog

April xx

Shirl said...

Awwww, how sweet! Happy belated birthday Mr Roses ... :0)

gingerwine said...

He covered the drawers for you....that is sooooo sweet!! Samx

Little Knitter Gem said...

Just a quick note to invite you to have a go at winning my first ever giveaway on my blog. There are some shabby chic and handmade goodies up for grabs. :)

Gemma x x

Suzie said...

I love your draws... what a lucky lady you are to have such a loving man... wishing him all the best....

lou said...

Hi Kim, for some reason my computer would not let me send an email too you, I hate computers!
I’m loving my book you sent me, and all the other lovely presents, I will post a thank you card to you this week.

Have a lovely week…love Lou xxx

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Hubby!! I wish my hubby would buy me some drawers like that!! LOL
Give your daughters a hug from me and tell them how very much it means to me that they are so excited about Barack Obama too!

Sea Angels said...

well!! Miss Kim what a nice set of drawers you have!!! you lucky girl, they are gorgeous.
Lots of hugs, I hope you made him his favorite cake,
Hugs Lynn xx

Lavender hearts said...

Your husband is so sweet for covering those drawers. How talented too! I have a penchant for covering furniture in wallpaper, but my efforts look rather dismal in comparison! :-)

Jennie said...

I love how much you both love each other. It is so beautiful to read.

poison said...

Oh for goodness sakes I have tears in my eyes. He did such a splendid job too! I rarely come out of lurk mode, but any man who does something that wonderfully romantic for a woman deserves a whole parade of kisses on his cheek (even if they're keyboard kisses). Besides, i can now take the opportunity to voice my appreciation for this inspirational, uplifting reminder of just how many good things are around if your eyes are open to seeing them. Thank you for seeing them and helping us to see them too. So glad you decided not to cut back on blogging lol ... I've only just found your blog and would hate to think I arrived at the party at last call.