Okay, so the pictures aren’t that great. It’s a large and unwieldy thing to photograph, not to mention the fact that I was too lazy to try hard after attending a 4-hour work meeting this morning. Yes, it's that time again - back to the farm. But never mind that. I promised to talk about this “cool, old thingy.” It’s an antique school room chalk board that my husband and I found last winter. It was shoved behind some junk in a dark corner of an antique store. We were Christmas shopping. The price was so unbelievably good, we agreed to split the cost and give it to each other for Christmas.
It needed work; the chalk board was faded and splintery, but the oak casing was irresistible. Also, the scroll was printed with beautiful illustrations. Every turn of the knob was a new surprise, chock full of useful and interesting to me information. Last but not least was the little hinge bit that revealed a secret compartment and a fold-down desktop. I’d like to know how old this thing really is, and where it lived before. I like to imagine it graced the wall of a nursery in a Jane Eyre-ish type mansion.
Love the detail
the handles that roll the scroll
found this notation in pencil - is it the year or an address?
some of these flags (and countries) no longer exist
blueprints for building a house
the secret compartment!
its new home above the fireplace