Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Sunny Spot

Wow, I can't believe it's December already and the Christmas holidays are right around the corner! The older I get, the more time seems to fly right on by. I'm not a big fan of the cold Winter months, so I'm crossing my fingers they fly right on by in a wink of an eye. However, in reality, Winter is the only time of year that never seems to fly by for just drags on and on until I don't think I can take it any longer. Since I'm living in a new place this year, I've decided to find a nice sunny space to spend some serious time hibernating in. Sunshine in the Winter is about the only thing that makes me feel better. Nothing beats working in a patch of sunshine on a cold Winter day surrounded by some happy plants.


The small 1950's child's table I picked up many years ago at some random auction for a $1. It's in great condition and has a white cracked ice Formica top. I've used it in random ways over the years...I'm loving using it as a small desk. It works great with my Chromcraft fiber glass chair. What I love best about the chair...other than it's amazingly that, it's also a swivel chair! Oh how I love to spin around in my chair! Long time readers might remember me blogging about these finds here.


The plants also enjoy a nice sunny spot. The plants compete for sunny spots with the cats. Now, lets talk about my push pin board above my desk! This was a DIY project. I found the huge wooden frame at an auction this Summer. It had a furniture sticker on the back of it from the 1940's and so I assumed it had at one time held a mirror and been part of a bedroom furniture set. When I found it, it was missing the mirror, but had a bunch of screw hooks in it and being used to hold keys. The minute I saw it, I knew it would be a great bulletin board DIY project. A little paint, cork board, vintage fabric and desk bulletin board!


I also happen to be in love with postcards, vintage embroidered postcards, and farmers markets.

I hope you are all enjoying the season... no matter where you are and what ever type of season it is! Stay warm or cool and enjoy a little sunshine too!

Until next time,


  1. Lovely desk area! I can't wait to see the rest of your new home as you keep working on it! :)

  2. Great desk area!That is a fantastic post card too

  3. Enjoy that sunshine! Living in the Pacific Northwest we get VERY little sunshine.
    We have that same desk, except in blue. Love it!

  4. Awesome desk. :)
    Here in Sweden we only get daylight between 9am and 4pm this time of year... I long for summer.

  5. what a lovely little room.That table is very cute.Wish I could send some southern warmth over with our sunshine.we have cold nights and warm's strange.xx

  6. I love that chair- I need to find one to match my daughter's desk. And your snake plants do look happy! Mine look terrible right now- for a plant that is supposed to be un-killable, I'm doing a pretty decent job of it...

  7. This looks far nicer than my current desk area! I love the bulletin board and that you have a swivel chair! Oh, how I miss spinning around on my chair. Hehe.
    -Andi x