We stumbled upon an antique shop just minutes from our house yesterday. We decided to have a look ’round just on a whim. We’ve never been into antiques, even though I do love vintage things. I love the idea of mixing vintage with modern so that you never have an old and outdated look. A few vintage things can add charm to a space, in my opinion. During our walk through, I found an old school desk with an ink well compartment. Being that I have been trying to sort out extra homeschool work spaces, the desk caught my attention. The idea of it being vintage and having history was an intrigue. The price was reasonable and my middle child fit so well into the desk. He would be able to use it for a couple years and then pass it down. We hemmed and hawed a bit before deciding that a $5 off discount would seal the deal. Once home, we tried researching the dating on the desk. We found out that the desk is from American Seating Company with a patent date of 1933. We couldn’t find more information than that. Hopefully not many dunces occupied the desk. I’d like to think that some fascinating little people once began their years of tutelage in this desk. We did discover a piece of fossilized chewing gum underneath.
Here’s to continuing the legacy of learning!