Friday, November 04, 2011

My "new" antique cylinder desk

TGIF!  It is a drizzly, cloudy, but mild day here is SW Virginia.  However, my noon the rains should be moving out and the sun will once again make it's appearance.

I have spent this week putting up all the orange and black from Halloween.  It is  bitter-sweet.  I love the fall decorations with their golden hews and will miss them, but I am looking forward to the reds and greens of Christmas!

This week for Show and Tell over at Romantic Home I would like to tell you about this beautiful desk that I bought a few weeks ago at an auciton.  Yeah!  I got a lot of stuff at this auction, but DH and I decided that these pieces would be our Christmas gifts to each other.

I have been looking a roll top desks for years but when I spotted this beauty at the auction, I just loved it!
Look at the beautiful grain of the wood.  Once I got it home the desk was much larger than I thought and couldn't go where I had originally intended, but it looks right at home right here.
I'm sure it didn't originally have that felt piece on the pull out and I am going to replace it with leather.
Yngwie has already claimed it and has it full of paper, pens and other college related stuff. 

Hope everyone has a super weekend.  I am going to start dragging my Christmas stuff out of the closets and attic!  So exciting!




Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Oh, what a beautiful desk. I've never seen anything quite like this. The wood grain is gorgeous and it looks like it's in great shape! :)
Thanks for popping in to see my little Carter.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

That is a beautiful desk, I don't blame you for jumping at the chance to own it. It's in beautiful condition, that was really a great find. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment.

Kerry Rossow said...

I love this! Isn't it funny how quickly we fill spaces and empty drawers!?
Thank you for popping by my place!
Kerry at

Jingle said...

That is gorgeous!

lvroftiques said...

Hi Linda.
What a gorgeous eastlake victorian cylinder desk!! Ohhh a victorian globe de mariee would look perfect right on top of it! *winks* I would've grabbed that one up in a red hot minute too! So Merry Christmas to ya! Lol! Vanna

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love your antique desk. It is really beautiful.


Arlene @At Home with the Grimms said...

thanks for dropping by my blog today Linda!! And who could resist such a nice rolltop???