Well I know that post title is a teensy bit ambitious, but it’s true!! You guys, I recently came across the coolest vintage vintage find ever and I am so excited to share it with you today. I actually found this last week while I was browsing through one of my favorite thrift shops (I’ll be taking you all along there in a video very soon soon) and I stopped dead in my tracks when I spotted it! It’s an antique child’s desk from 1910, fully equipped with a working scroll and all. EEEEEEK! I ended up hanging it on the wall in my dining room and I’m in looooooove.
Seriously, isn’t that the coolest thing ever??! The scroll is still functioning and it’s actually full of things like the alphabet, pictures of flowers,, drawings, maps, etc. I photographed a few so you could see how cool it is!
Believe it or not, I got this for a bargain price of $85, which I thought was pretty darn good for such a rare piece. (I found this similar one on Etsy.) And when I bought it there was already a little wire on the back, which made it really easy to hang up on the wall. And on the back side of the desk is a beautiful, faded map of the United States. I tell ya, my vintage loving heart is so smitten with this piece.
I styled this antique desk up with a few old books and flash cards, but I have no plans of painting it or really doing anything to it at all. I think it’s perfect just like it is now, don’t you? I love when I can repurpose really unique finds like this and it’s fun to think about all the places this little desk has been over the past one hundred years. It’s definitely a cool piece of history!
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