Monday, January 3, 2011

Pretty Paperwork

It's time to get back to business. But that doesn't mean you can't do it in style. Great looking desk accessories are one of my weaknesses. Case in point--this mouse pad/calendar/note pad from Anthropologie.

 Perky desk stuff helps get you to the task at hand. Even if the task is only paying a few bills.

 I'm still catching up with my seasons greetings!

This little notebook was made by my daughter in law, a book conservationist.

A few creature comforts make me feel less sorry for myself when I have to dig into things like taxes.

My desk blotter was a gift from a few seasons past.

I like to use vintage boxes amd containers to tuck stuff away. The chalk bin drawer with knobs is perfect for 3x5 cards. It sits on an ancient leather box with metal corners.


My daily desk calendar is a souvenir from Portobello Road.

Tiny hand painted china cups corral stamps or clips.

The essential letter opener, and antique deer horn magnifyer. 

Hope you're having a beautiful start to the new year!
Ciao! for now!


I'm joining Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
House in the Roses for Cottage Monday
 Savvy Southern Style for Boring to Better


Sherry said...

Oh this grouping reminds me of the bathroom post. So stylish and travel themed. I absolutely love the travel theme and the masculine touches. Beautiful goodies again! Hope you are having a wonderful New Year!

**Anne** said...

I really like this post because you are showing us that even though there are things we have to do that we don't enjoy, we can make them more tolerable by surrounding ourselves with pretty, beautiful or things that speak to us. Perhaps I will have to invest in some pretty and interesting house cleaning implements. (Are there such things?) I could sure use some encouragement when I'm scrubbing the bathroom out. :) I would love to see more posts like this one. How can we take the ugly and mundane out of chores we dislike? Have you got any tips for housework? :)
Anne xx

Fish Tail Cottage said...

I so love this post! Great mixture of vintage and new! You're right it is more fun when you have "pretty" around us! xoxo

Auntie Bliss said...

I love your "eye" for things!
Seems like it is just what I can't put my finger on myself.
I see you have tea leaf dishes :)
They are the reason I want a hutch.

vignette design said...

This is such a beautiful post. Your photography is art!
At first I thought you had found the photos on the internet, then I realized they're yours. You have shown that we can work in style, paying our bills, taxes and writing thank you notes, etc. ~Delores

Brenda Kula said...

That mouse pad sure floats my boat! You're right. If you have pretties like that waiting for you, you're sure to get more done.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful post- I love how all your organization and desk area is so vintage and beautiful as well as functional. Your pictures are gorgeous. :)

sandy said...

The beautiful treasures here would certainly help one ENJOY the daily, sometimes mundane, tasks we all have. Thanks for the inspiration!


Miss Char said...

I'm just getting ready to set up a desk for myself in one of the guest rooms. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, your desk top accessories are just stunning. So pretty. I love that you've created such a beautiful place for you to sit and do all the correspondence and paper work that is necessary. Beautiful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Mel said...

Hello Cabin, I linked your picture of a pitcher and sun bonnet to my blogspot. It's sweet and I wanted to share what I found.
Take Care,
Mel's Cabin

salmagundi said...

What beautiful little treasures in this post! Enjoyed seeing them very much. Sally

Robin said...

You have made such a lovely spot for yourself to deal with the not so fun stuff on everyday live. I just love it. You have me wishing I had to space to pretty up a spot for myself.

Donnie said...

Loved all your photos. That grouping was very nice.

Tink's Stuff said...

everything is so lovely

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have some of the most beautiful unique items. Love the desk calender. thanks so much for joining this week.

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