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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A little office cheer

I hope everyone is continuing to have a happy new year, as January comes to a close. January has always been a favorite month of mine, as it has always been fun and pretty productive if I look back on it. First college acceptances in January 2003, first January term at R-MC in 2004 (best.short.semester.ever), lots of interesting romantic developments have happened to me during the month of January over the years, and last year, I started this job in January. So lots of nice things.

Since I have been here at the job for over a year now, I have decided to really get settled into my office. The space is mine to do with as I please decor-wise, which is wonderful. I have lots of room (it is four walls and an actual door, so I have a lot to work with). I love my furniture which includes: two bookshelves, two armchairs, my desk, and a coat rack - all wood with a walnut finish. All that is left is getting artwork on the walls and adding color. My Mom for my birthday last year (August) and for Christmas the past two years (2011, 2012) has given me fun office supplies to add some color - post-its, tabs, cute lotion containers, pens, etc. Now I added the adorable Lilly Pulitzer mouse pad you see at the top of this post. I purchased it on Etsy from this store.

Here it is on my desk:
It arrived yesterday from Florida. The dimensions are about 8" x 9". It is just over 1/4" tall so it is not flat and has wonderful quality! It fits on my desk rather nicely and adds a pop of color. I am kind-of over buying an item new from Lilly Pulitzer at this point in my life, but I do enjoy how people creatively repurpose older Lilly prints in new ways.

My office accent wall is a cheerful yellow so I wanted to purchase an item with some yellow in it to tie that color in better. Some people think it is weird to have a yellow accent wall. Well, blue is my safe zone and while I love blues I wanted something different for my office. The yellow wall keeps me alert and has a lot of good meaning behind it (promotes happiness, stimulates the mind, encourages communication, sparks creativity).

What kind of vintage items do you enjoy purchasing? How are you allowed to decorate your office?

20 comments:

  1. this is such a fun print - perfect to perk up an office!

    i can decorate how i want, and generally have big prints, and family photos.

    xox p

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    1. That is exactly what I thought - something perky for the office. What kind of prints do you have?

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    2. i have one that is an antique japanese script my husband got me. 2 others are 2 posters - 1 has a boy and a batman rain slicker (it's cuter than it sounds) and another from a museum i work with. :)

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    3. That is great! I need to get some prints up. That would be a great way to use up space in the office on the walls.

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  2. Just found your blog! I love finding fellow Virginia bloggers!

    Love your new mouse pad! I have some Lilly file folders on my desk that make me smile!

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    1. I am so happy you found my blog. I love fellow Virginia bloggers, too! Thanks for liking the mouse pad. It really does cheer me up and make me think of Florida and the Crystal Coast of NC.

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  3. so cute! i have a monogrammed mousepad that i purchased on etsy, and i love to buy just about anything vintage!!

    ps - check out my jack rogers giveaway on my blog!

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    1. Oh a monogrammed mousepad sounds really sweet. Vintage things really are fun - a treasure hunt!

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  4. unfortunately I don't have an office, just a desk area! But I've decorated with some photos, posters, and of course a picture of Luke Bryan :)

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    1. At least your have made your space your own - that is great! I think it helps keep us relaxed at work, but that is just IMHO.

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it fun? I just love finding new things on Etsy. Is that website popular in Italy?

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  6. Ohhh, I need something bright for my desk at school. I'm going to check out that Etsy site, right now. I get to decorate my classroom, does that count? :)

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    1. I think a classroom counts for sure! And I bet you will find perfect, fun accessories.

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  7. This is so cute and adds some fun and lots of color! Perfect for brightening up your office!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. Thank you ladies! I thought so too. I don't think a little cheery pattern could hurt anyone, right? Plus, it is kind-of like chic recycling. :)

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  8. Stupendoo!!!

    Buon Venerdi e un grande bacio da CoutureTrend.

    http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/

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  9. Old Lilly prints are my favorite! So quirky and fun :)

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