Wednesday, 11 April 2012
From Sardines to Tippex
There is still quite a bit to discuss in the office, like this odd little shelf that sits above one of the desks; I bought it from a junk shop several years ago – it’s interesting that I can invariably remember who I was with when I made certain purchases – in this instance it was Tamar who is always an encouraging and enthusiastic shopping conspirator! It is chipped and slightly wonky but for such a small shelf, it is capable of holding a range of work related items, including: cellulose thinners/sewing machine spools/erasers/tippex/a box of buttons*/pin cushion with pins/bulldog clips/tailor’s chalk/Bookbinding for Beginners/x2 pencil sharpeners/box of pencils.
Less practical are the tin of sardines, the Nursery Letters (minus clock) – purchased purely for the box design, two small bottles of sea shells, 104 used train tickets and a glitter-filled power ball… the star is a left-over Christmas decoration that didn’t get put away (this seems to be an emerging theme!).
*The wooden box top left, which was my grandmothers tea caddy and is lead-lined.