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April 30, 2014

For over 30 years printers' drawers have been immensely popular as
decorating accessories.  You'd be hard pressed to find a more versatile and
affordable medium in which to display your little collectibles and treasures.

Rachel Bradley created a charming montage in an antique printers drawer. 

What a charming way to display and organize your little treasures.   Source


Shabby Chic Inspired
A VERY rare find - an actual printer's drawer
desk full of trays.  I'm swooning.
Arizona artist Wendy Timm uses a drawer to display her handmade clay tiles.
Industrial drawers manufactured after the
1930s were made with metal frames:

Note Paper

What more delightful way to display sea
shells she found at the sea shore?!

This drawer was a filled with family
memorabilia.  Great gift idea!

Kristen Cohen

Another beautiful use of a drawer - to frame silhouette stitching:

Consider using a drawer as a table top:


Whether you choose to hang a printer's drawer vertically,
horizontally, or use it as a table top, your treasures will be
displayed in a most unique and charming way.

Note:  Thanks so much for your calls, emails and prayers as our extended family members struggle through the aftermath of this week's storms.


  1. What an excellent way to display those tricky little items. I like the drawers used as tables very much, both interesting and practical. The silhouette stitching is gorgeous.

  2. I have been trying to find printers trays but they are hard to find where I live. I have lots of printers letters but ended up making a tray box myself.
    Sorry to hear about your family and their neighbors. Such a overwhelming sad time.
    My home burned down in one of California fires so many years ago. In a second we lost everything we had little warning.The children and I made it out but only by seconds. Your family has a long road ahead of them, I have lived it.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Some fabulous ideas in this post! Brilliant.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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