Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Dear....

I have always liked writing desks. The whole idea is feminine to me...and tranquil. To sit near a window and listen to the pencil or ink scratch across paper is calming. Since there's no backspace, I am forced to slow my thoughts down. I even own a fountain pen, and though I don't use often, I might just get it out today.  Do you own a writing desk? Does anyone still write letters and send them *snail mail?*






36 comments:

It's me said...

So beautiful ................this writing desks....have a nice sunny day my dear Janean...hugs from me............

Tennis Girl said...

Janean,
I still write notes, on pretty note cards. It truly is becoming a lost tradition. :( I have a Bob Timerlake desk that sits in the Inn. When we move back home, I will take it with me. I love having a desk.
Have a good Monday.
xo
Robin

Andrea said...

WOW...gorgeous!

Hope you are having an awesome day.
Hugs,
andrea

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Janean,
Yes I have a writing desk and I too have a fountain pen! My sister in England doesn't have a computer at home so we actually write letters once in a while. It's a nice change but to be honest I'm glad I don't have to do it all the time! Isn't it sad how we've gotten away from that personal touch in correspondence. Love these photo's...thanks for sharing this with us. Enjoy your day! Maura

1 Funky Woman said...

My mother had a secretary where she would write notes to people. I adore stationary I have anything and everything for that special occasion. I just did a post on lost letter writing. Maybe we could send a card to each other to keep it going!

Kelli said...

I miss letter writing! I still do whenever I have a chance but I have to admit it has been a long, long time since I have received a handwritten letter. The doggone computers have made it so much quicker and easier to correspond that we've become spoiled. Another terrible side-effect? My handwriting isn't so terrific anymore. :(

fairfieldhouse said...

Janean,

I have a writing desk and still write letters, cards and postcards! I just posted about this recently and hosted a postcard exchange. I think sending something "real mail" is so much more personal and something that can be cherished forever.

Deborah

Dolores said...

I love writing desks too; in fact I have 2 antique desk and then my computer desk. I never sit and write at the antique desk, but I do look and admire them.
I do send snail mail cards (but not often).
Love those desk!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have a small writing desk and I keep stationary, cards and pretty paper in it. I still love to send cards but I don't write many letters.

kpaints said...

I too love the idea but seldom just sit and write, at least not at a deak. Use to have a roll top and I used it a lot. Hope you had a nice Easter.

Farm Girl said...

You always trigger these thoughts...It made me remember my mom sitting at her writing desk and using a fountain pen. She always used a fountain pen. I remember watching her fill it with ink. Her desk was a old antique with hidden drawers and a drop down lid. It was something she loved. Thank Janean, for causing me to remember.

brindannm9 said...

Yes, I do wright letters. I always have lovely stationary on hand and I still use SEALING WAX on most everything I post.(not the once a month bills I get) Friends tell me I never have to put a return address, they know from the wax who sent it!!!! Good day to you Janean.....

Pondside said...

I write my notes at an old Danish desk that survived its journey from Denmark, back and forth to Oklahoma and Pennsylvania and across Canada a few times - then back to Europe twice before settling down by the Ponds. There's another desk that I use, much more utilitarian, and it's where I keep my 'work' computer - no distractions!....and not half the fun.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

hmmmmmm, I have a computer desk with a computer that sits right next to the window where I can look out and watch the birds (and squirrels) on my feeders and enjoy the sounds of the morning. Does that count??? :o) Becky

Oh, and I do send notes - email notes, that is!

Jackie said...

I have always been fascinated with writing desks. I have actually have four in my house. I love nothing more than beautiful paper and good pens. I do still write many notes by hand!

Julie Harward said...

I don't think anyone writes letters like they used to...the computer...it has changed the world! Love the pretty desks though and I do have one. Come say hi :D

Oklahoma Granny said...

Letters from the past are treasures and I think it's sad that people don't take the time anymore to write a letter and send it "snail mail".

Suz said...

You have such a gift for gathering

Oh that writing desk..doesn't it have my name on it?
I do not have a fountain pen..because, I know I would be a disater with ink...
And yes, I do write letters..and love handmade cards and have loads of stationary....
But I am addicted to journals...beautiful journals...

kimsound studios said...

Writing letters, this is something I like to do throughout the year on special occasions. Good penmanship runs in my husband’s family. I have always enjoy receiving letters from my mother in-law. I can only hope that I’m as good at it one day as she has been all these years. What an interesting topic :)

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I do have a writing desk and I have several pen friends who share my love of real letter writing!

raggygirlvintage said...

The lost art of letter writing, nothing really replaces the hand written note. Great reminder!
Tracey

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..I love to write snail mails and receive them..No e-mails can replace that :D

Together We Save said...

Beautiful pictures!! We try and send note cards out to friends and family. Nothing replaces the hand written note.

voiceofpendergrass said...

I love having a desk. Would love a fancy one like these pictured. I love stationary and have always enjoyed writing letters, although I don't much any more. Some day I would like an antique secretary in my bedroom.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Oh Janean! Is there anything better than getting a letter from a dear friend? Seeing their familiar script across the envelope? I love it when I get the real deal!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What an adorable post. I love how you did this and yes I do still write letters now and then to special friends and my grandbabies. They love getting mail.
It is sad though how computers have taken over but then again I would of missed out on finding all of you.
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Donna said...

Beautiful photos. I might be called old fashioned, but I still enjoy writing letters and sending notes.

Just Breathe said...

I have a desk that my computer is on but I have never had a desk that I could just sit and do writing on. My husband has a beautiful roll top desk that I guess I could go and write letters on. I do send out allot of cards but not many letters. I do mail letters snail mail but I type them on the computer.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wonderful post! I cherish all the notes and letters I have received over the years. Wish snail~mail used more. The "my cool caravan" book is at Amazon.com but I bet you could order it from a bookstore. Have a wonderful week!

Rita said...

I absolutely adore a writing desk, the beautiful stamps that go on the envelope and I love getting mail! That first picture is a gorgeous writing desk! Wow!

Dianna said...

Love all of these writing desks you have featured today, Janean. I still enjoy writing in long hand notes to cheer another's heart...and I also enjoy going to collect the mail and finding a familiar bit of penmanship from someone dear who has written to cheer my heart! Thanks so much for today's post.

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

I too love old writing desks. A few years ago I had a old craft table that I placed in front of the window in the loft at my home. I loved to spend hours in my "memory spot" looking down at my front yard and watching the kids play outside as I worked on my "memory books" (scrapebooks). I am hoping that one day I will be able to purchase a new craft/writing desk to place in my old "memory spot". Well maybe not a new craft/writing desk but an old craft/writing desk. I also love the old snail mail . . . love writing, making and sending cards.
God bless you.
Bren

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Melissa said...

Janean,
I wandered over here from Lilac Lane Cottage, and I'm enjoying your blog!

I have a writing desk, stocked with pretty stationary and an assortment of cards. I don't write notes by hand as often as I'd like, but it is a special task I enjoy from time to time. I can really see, now that you mention it, how technology has changed the way we correspond with each other. We're certainly loosing that personal touch.

God's Peace,
Melissa

Lori said...

Janean
Wonderful desks! I would love to scroll a page or two on the wonderful white one! I miss letter written as received, so much more intimate, and always there to re-read! have a divine week, Lori

becky said...

I love the next to last photo so sweeet and cozy.