Bottom Drawer (noun) - a drawer where home wares can be stored for a future home, traditionally after marriage.
My bottom drawer has escalated to numerous boxes and suitcases which take up a large portion of my parents loft. The bulk of the items are mainly things which I accumulated at university, lots of charity shop finds, pots, pans, plates and other kitchenalia - that kind of thing. A girl can never be too prepared.
A recent trip to my Grandmother's house supplied me with a few more things to add to the collection:
a glass jug, glass cake stand, glass rubber topped jar; and my favourites: a stainless steel tea-pot, butter dish and a glass jelly mould. I also accumulated these rather bizarre, but still wonderful, 'little forks' and a collection of silver spoons.
My plan is not to keep collecting until I marry (this is the 21st century) but until January, when I plan (and very much hope) to move into a nice house in Clapham...
(Photos are my own.)