I’ve got a lovely vintage roll-top desk in my bedroom that I’ve never really used.
I decided to spruce up this little spot so I will actually sit down and use it more often. In addition to cleaning out the contents I replaced the mirrors that were above the desk with a smaller mirror and one of my favorite vintage pieces.
Several years ago I found a 1911 German postcard. It’s a painting of a shepherdess standing slightly apart from her flock.
The postcard spoke to me. Somehow it was the visual representation of how I feel sometimes when I need to gather myself before I can face my children and be the mother we all need me to be. It reminds me that this gathering of my heart, mind and spirit is appropriate and needful. I really love this tiny postcard.
A few months later I found an amazing vintage picture frame. It is the perfect match for my postcard.
It now rests on my writing desk, a visual reminder that pausing to write will be good for my soul. Whether it’s a note, a thought, or an entry in a journal, writing always clears my mind and helps me find a better perspective.
A small diamond shaped vintage frame, numbered spice jars and a set of candlesticks to catch the light complete the space. I also brought in a different chair which blends better with its surroundings.
Not only do I love each of the items in this spot, but I also love the shades of white against the aqua walls of our bedroom. Instead of being something I merely walk past several times a day, this vignette now catches my eye and cheers my heart. It’s also encouraged me to write more notes and letters, one thing I’m striving to improve this year.
I always feel so good when I can move things around a little bit and fall in love all over again with things I already have.
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