Writing Spot

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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  • m

    What a perfect space!

    m ^..^

  • What a pretty desk. Love the postcard. You did a nice job matching it with the frame and large mat.

    Dropping by from The Inspired Room. Come see what has inspired me in Blog Land, and don’t forget our giveaway ends Saturday night – so be sure to register at AtticMag!


  • I enjoy looking at your blog as well as reading it. I totally agree with you about repurposing and falling in love with the things I already have all over again.

    I’m doing alot of that myself this year.

  • stunning. can you come decorate my house for me?

  • Oh I so like what you have done! Very pretty!!

  • Perfect! You are such an inspiration.

  • Forget about the desk… WHAT PAINT COLOR IS THAT???? Please tell! I am searching for just the right muted turquoise…

    OH, but i do love the desk, too!


  • jennifer

    I’m glad you like the color! We love it. In my bedroom is Sherwin Williams Meander Blue (SW 6484). We used the shade just lighter in the entryway, stairwell, hallways and family room. It is Buoyant Blue (SW 6483) and we love it too. Both have been great colors. We’ve lived here for over 2 1/2 years and I’m not tired of it. If you decide to use either color, I would love to see it! Thanks for stopping by! Jennifer

  • thank you so much for answering! i am obsessed with finding the right color and REALLY struggling! i am going to search your blog to see the other rooms now!



  • Hi Jennifer–
    I popped over from Inspired Room & have to say I LOVE your bedroom wall color! Oh please-oh please tell me what the color is! I’ve been searching for a bluesy-turquoisey-green to paint my girls’ room.

    (love that quote by Pres. Uchdorf, too)

  • jennifer

    Crystal, thanks for visiting! I’m glad you like our paint color. It’s Sherwin Williams, SW 6484, Meander Blue. We love it. We also have the shade just lighter , Buoyant Blue (SW 6483) in our entry and hallway and love it as well! Very soothing and peaceful. I hope you find the color you’re looking for!

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