my whimsical office
As a break from recipes, I thought I’d post a more personal note and show y’all where I like to write my blogs. Dave and I moved into our new home last June, and though my office is the smallest room in the house, I gave it the most love and attention since it’s mine all mine! I wanted to make this space filled with reminders of all the things I love, I wanted it to have eclectic decor and of course it had to have some wacky flair.
I hope you dig taking a little peek into my creative space. I’d love to know where do you all like to write or have a quick moment of zen. 🙂
One of my favorite things about my office is my picture wall, if you had to sum me up in pictures – this wall pretty much does just that. I’ve got some space-y art for my love of sci-fi, a Stephen King quote, a Twin Peaks embroidery, some cat art, a Bob Seger song lyric, a snap of Budapest, a Maine lighthouse and more.
One of my favorites is this adorable little mini Dave & Annie that my friend Adie made for us for Christmas years ago.
I also hid a couple small treasures in my picture wall, like my very own little Taylor Zitman sculpture.
Since I also love to read, surrounding myself with books I’ve read (many of them several times) as well as my much-loved Stephen King first editions (nerd alert!) gives me happy vibes.
I even framed my alien pancake that I made for the relaunch of the X-Files that got re-tweeted by the actor who played Skinner! Woo!
My Nana used to collect these little figurines that came with Red Rose tea. I remember playing with them by the fireplace in her family room when I was a wee tot, so I love the sweet memories this little monkey takes me back to.
My dad passed away about a year and a half ago and I was given his Notre Dame college ring that I saw on his finger for my whole life. It means a lot to me to have it, so I had to place it in a cherished spot on the top shelf by some photos of us smiling, laughing and being wacky, which is just how I like to remember him.
The always smiling Mighty-Mite cat likes to hang out in my office too. In this snap he is parading around on my fabulous, custom-built desk that Sir Dave built for me. He’s a keeper, that one.
My lovely desk art comes courtesy of my lovely Ma, I guess she knows me pretty well? But it also reminds me of my Grandma since I first heard this word uttered during a particularly difficult wallpapering moment from Gram in the early 80’s. 😀
I also have this nifty gold desk snake, which no one seems to like, but me. I’ve named him Stan.
My friends Cara & Megan got Dave and I this cool stained glass eye that is so beautiful when the sun sparkles through it.
And just when I thought my little office was complete, I got this surprise gift in the mail from my best pals Dana & Shane! This awesome art comes from a local Chicago tattoo shop and I absolutely adore it.
Alright dudes, that’s a little view into my world! To sign off, I’ll leave this photo of me trying to play it cool as if I’m not taking my own photo. 🙂 Cheers!
26 thoughts on “my whimsical office”
Your office – and you – are perfection! Love all the little details!
Thanks love! 😊
thanks for the tour! love your space!
Thanks Donna! It was fun to decorate! 😊
Sweet spot, luv the wall color. Been wanting to do similar post, too. Really sounds like u had fun writing it
thanks! 😀 and yes, i did!
Thanks for the little window into your world. 💋
Thanks for visiting! 🙂
LOVE THIS! So many little personal touches, my favorites are all the little tiny things hidden about 🙂 This post makes me smile!
thanks katrina! 😀
Oh my office is WAY too messy to be featured on my blog. Egads! It is a disaster. Your space is lovely and so tidy. I have so much more stuff (papers, stuff, mess). I love the color!
Well, let’s just say there may be a little hidden corner where I shoved a bunch of stuff for the photos! 😀 Thanks for stopping by!!
You have a wonderful office! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Wayne! I’m pretty fond of it! ☺️
You’re most welcome. You’ve got a great environment for writing!
Really lovely and charming little studio
Thank you! 😀
This looks cool!!
Thanks so much!! I had fun writing this one! 😀
Wow! Your place is very nifty and clean. A perfect place to clear up the brain clutter to write great blogs. I wish I have a room like this. ❤
Thanks Rhema! It was clean…when I took the photos at least! 😀 Thanks for stopping by the blog!
Very coil every thing! My husband and I just purchased a new place with 3 acres, as soon as I get my writing space the way I like and want it, I’ll for pics for you. We just moved in Sunday so right now I’m writing at a small glass desk in the corner, I’m sure I’ll still have my small glass desk in the corner with added detail the way I like when I write. Deal? Deal! Loved your post enjoyed it thanks!
Thanks so much! Wow! 3 acres – that’s awesome!
I will repost mine when I get it all straight, my sson moved in with his father and his room became my office, sewing room, crafting room and sometimes my jewelry making spot. I just love the spot just gotta get it straight.
Wow… Thanks for the little tour.. I wish I had an office like that!!!
I had fun putting it together! 😆