Monday, 28 May 2012

The Draper's Cupboard

Good afternoon girls,

Just what the Doctor ordered, day after day of brilliant sunshine especially as I've had a few days off work to sit and enjoy it while reading a good book and sipping a glass of cool Pimms!!

On Friday I spent the day in the  craft room as I got my sister's drapers cupboard, or should that be  "draper's drawers", delivered, I had to have a shuffle around to fit it in and I'm delighted with it.

It belonged to our Karen's mother in law who had a shop years ago and when she retired Karen asked if she could have it, she painted it cream and it has a sort of pearly sheen to it, behind the glass is a Laura Ashley fabric and  the drawers have little silver handles and above each handle is a place to write what's stored in the drawers.

 Two of the drawers are full of tablecloths, napkins, tray cloths and a couple of pinny's and the rest are full of sewing things so I need to sort them all out. The craft room is one of the bigger bedrooms at the back of the house and I share it with Mr Lucey, he makes his home made wine, driftwood boats  and camera equipment in his half while mine is full of crafty things, so, as you go into the room  there's the armoire, tall chest and the new drapers cupboard,

then I have my desk and chair, and the small bookcase under the table is now beside the table,

piccie's on the wall,

 and next to the window is a tall bookshelf full of all my "bit's and piece's",

I've laid all my journals down so that they look like bolts of fabric instead of books,

so, that's my craft room where you'll find me most of the time, notice I didn't show you the whole room as the floor has  piles of fabric just waiting to go into the drawers!!

I found this lovely sign in one of the drawers

now I just need to find the right  place for it.

Saturday we went to B&Q where all the plants were" BOGOF"  so we filled all the pots with lobelia and marigolds and sweet peas and lettuce,

and the hostas have come on realy well with the warmer weather and so far the slugs haven't got them.

For tea we had the "obligitory" barbecue that was delicious and a couple of drinks, just to wash it down with you understand, and then we had  a nice walk with the dogs catching the last of the sunshine.

Right I'm off to cook tea or to "prick and ding"  in the microwave as Mr Lucey calls it!!

Lucey x  ".."


Florence and Mary said...

I'm not jealous at all... I'm not, I'm really not!!!

Your room looks lovely... now where is that glass of pimms for me?!

Victoria xx

LaaLaa said...

I LOVE your craft room. I'm so jealous! The draper's cupboard is beautiful. I'm totally envious. xx

Dorothy said...

Well, that is so lovely, I would never want to leave my craft room if it looked like that!

thriftwood said...

Wow, how lucky are you? Very lovely pictures! Have a lovely week xx

VintageVicki said...

That unit is fab - lucky you :)

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A Blessed Life said...

Now that cupboard is going to cause pure cupboard envy!!!Looks perfect and many moments of enjoyment are going to come from this lovely piece.

Jelly Jam said...

I absolutely covet these old glazed drawer units! Sadly I'm always outbid on them but I dream of maybe one day finding one at the tip or somewhere... if only.

crafts@home said...

What a gorgeous drapers cupboard, you lucky thing, and your craft room looks wonderful as well :)
Sue Xxx

Carol said...

The cupboard is just wonderful and your craft room is lovely.
Carol xx

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

What a great cabinet you have! Love the color too. Have FUN getting organized. Awesome sign!

Sally said...

What a fantabulous room! I love all your storage it must be lovely to sit up there crafting! The Drapers cupboard is the finishing touch so pretty!

Josie-Mary said...

What a fab room..... love your drawers!!!... hehe :)

Betty said...

What a wonderful creative space and your drawers are fabulous - I am fighting off jealousy!

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Crafty Helen said...

Envy is just such an ugly trait, but I'm sorry to admit I am very very very very envious. Enjoy your lovely space. XX

Liz said...

The cupboard is gorgeous - what a lovely thing to have.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Jayne said...

Hi Lucey, thanks for joining my blog, I have just started blogging, and facebooking! not sure I fully understand either but muddling along. Just read your post, you lucky girl getting the drapers drawers, one of the things on my wish list. I studied at Cleveland College of Art & Design in Hartlepool for four years, a small world eh. Thanks again. jayne

Jay said...

The drawers are fabulous! But I'm wondering if I'm a first or second class lady!!

dosierosie said...

I love the drapers drawers so pretty and useful. I share my workroom with my other half as well.

made-and-found said...

Hi, Lucey
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.It means a lot.I love your craft room and the beautiful draper's cupboard.It's so nice to have a creative space and a place where you can pick up or leave projectw without having to tidy away!!
Anne x