Sunday, January 16, 2011

Where I Create

I found this sweet little container at Goodwill the other
day for only $.99 while I was out getting groceries.  I thought
it was to hold business cards and would look sweet in
my blue and white office. 

Well ~ when I got it home, I discovered that business cards were too large to fit, 
so I filled it with paper clips.

This little blue and white vignette sits on my office
desk where I do all my work and blogging.

This used to be my daughter's bedroom when
she was much younger, but after she moved upstairs,
I claimed it for my office.  I especially love this room
because it looks out onto the deck and back yard where I
most love to play.  A room with a view.

Behind the picket fence is my herb and vegetable garden,
now tucked snugly in under a blanket of snow.  Off to the left
and out of sight is my greenhouse and garden shed.
This picture was taken from inside, so sorry about the 
window pane going through the center of the picture and I 
don't know what that yellow blur is.
On the other side of my computer sits my cherished
lifeguard lamp.  This was purchased at a Lake
Erie gift shop for the lake house, but found it's home
on my desk instead.

I think I found a better use for my container than paper clips. 

Who doesn't need a wee bit of chocolate when they're blogging?

Please be sure to check out my "Thank You" giveaway by 
clicking here.  The giveaway is open to all followers ~ both
old and new followers are welcome to participate.
Joining Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday 
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday 
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday


Ginny said...

I love greenhouses, post pictures if you can. Your office is really sweet, blue is a favorite color of mine, and reds and greens and yellows, whites, LOL

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks great! I love the dish with the kisses in it instead of paper clips! I also really like where you put your herb the look through the arbor gate!~Hugs, Patti

La said...

What a pretty place to write.

The problem for me is a wee bit of chocolate sometimes becomes a load of chocolate. :o)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sudh a pretty view through the window, so inspiring.
The lamp is precious !

Kay Ellen said...

So pretty :))
Nice to meet you!

Thank you stopping by my blog!

Hope you had a lovely Pink Saturday:)

Kay Ellen

Anonymous said...

Hello there...I found you through Patti's blog...I live in Ohio too and am thrilled to find some other gals here too...I look forward to visiting with you!♥

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a sweet little treasure you found! Love the view into your back yard ;)

A Garden of Threads said...

I love the view of your garden from the windows. Great mosaic, blue and white is a wonderful combination.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your little blue and white dish could hold many useful things but I think the chocolate kisses work well in an office.
Nice view from your window too.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I definitely would have the kisses close by! You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

Mary said...

Love your little dish holding chocolates now instead of paper clips :-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Woo Hoo! We all need a little chocolate now and then:@)

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Your blue and white is lovely and very "beachy"...especially the lamp...I love it!!!
Have a very "beachy" week!~!!

Shelia said...

Love seeing your blues and whites! So pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

Hi Cindy, I love your new paperclip/chocolate dish, and your lifeguard chair lamp too! Thank you for linking up to Masterpiece Monday! Mary :O)

tales from an oc cottage said...

I'm just adoring the view from your window!

m ^..^

~Tonja~ said...

Your little dish is so is all very pretty...
Have a Blessed day

eileeninmd said...

You have a cute office and I love the blue. And the little dish. Your view is pretty too!

Snap said...

Your office is wonderful. Blue and white has such a clean, peaceful feeling. Chocolate kisses -- perfect for your new Goodwill find.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A beautiful combination of blue and white is so classic. Your desk area is so neat.

SmilingSally said...

I agree that the kisses are the best idea. What a lovely spot you have for blogging and dreaming.

Happy Blue Monday, Cindy.

Shabby soul said...

Very nice! And I adore the view from the window: I like sooo muck green and gardens.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment
Have a good day

Sunny simple life said...

Love your blue and white office. I heard the colors are making a comeback but to me they never left. Classic colors. Your little dish is so cute. I love Goodwill. Have a great day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Such a cute vignette with the little dish, the beachy lamp, and the cachepot with the shell. I love blue and white, and I love nautical, too. The view is lovely as well.

Happy Blue Monday to you...


Sheila :-)

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

That is a wonderful find! I haven't gone to a thrift store for a while..You put it to many good uses..

Mary said...

Oh, how lovely! Your blue and white office is so fresh and beautiful, and I love how you have used your little find!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love everything that reminds me of the ocean! I have a little lamp a lot like has a green and white shade! Hugs! ♥

Pondside said...

What a pretty place to work - but then I think that blue and white are the best choice for most spaces.

Eden said...

Nice post for Blue Monday.That is a cute little container and love the view from your window. Beautiful collage too.

LV said...

Loved all you blues for today. That little dish can be used for so many things.

Mary said...

What a perfect post for Blue Monday. Your office must be a lovely place to work. You are surrounded by many beautiful things. I hope you've had a great day. Blessings...Mary

Brenda Kula said...

Love that lamp and your new container with chocolates! A gal needs a little refreshment whilst she's blogging.

LindyLouMac said...

Ciao all the best for 2011. I am back at last catching up on all the posts I missed while I was away from computing. I have enjoyed catching up with your posts this afternoon especially the peep at your blogging space, it looks so inviting.

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Cindy-

Some of my fav pieces in my home are my blue and white ceramics. I would have picked up this little dish too. It looks perfect in your office. I have to agree with you about the chocolate and blogging. I just made a big mug of hot choc - perfect for a snowy night being online.
My best- Diane

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