Sunday, April 17, 2011

One Last Office Reveal

I thought I should finish off my office reveal which I started back in
January before my hutch departs for a grander life.
The hutch seen in these pictures will be going off to be the main display 
piece in our store space.  
It is a very large piece for my small office, which is wall to wall furniture,
but it is a wonderful display area for my beach collection.
So ~ without further ado ~ here is the final reveal of my office.
On the door ~ a sign depicting where I'd rather be.

And here is my beloved hutch.

As you can see, it is so large and the room so small, it is hard to
back up enough to get it all in one picture.  So ~ you'll be
seeing it in bits and pieces.

A collection of glass, pottery and seashells.

Odds and ends ~ decorating books ~ stones and sand from a
San Diego beach ~ and signs encouraging me to "dream".

A plate collection.

My favorite piece I made with a hurricane jar and vinyl letters 
saying "She sells seashells by the seashore".

Where I'm going when I die.

I will miss this special piece of furniture.  My sister gave me the top of
the hutch and my brother-in-law made the bottom to go with it.  It 
was originally destined for the dining room of a lake house we almost
had, but I couldn't bear to part with it, so it has kept me company
over the years and reminds me of my dream to live near the water someday.
I will miss all the special items on it, for they'll all have to be packed
away for safe keeping, and it has often been the background for
many of my blog photos and vignettes.
Fortunately, the store is less than a mile from my home, so I'll be
visiting it often and constantly arranging new and pretty vignettes
and sale items on it.  I have to keep reminding myself that it is
not leaving me permanently ~ just going "on stage" to show off a little.

Linking with
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in The Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Faded Charm for White Wednesdays


Molly said...

Ahh I love all the colors! I have lots of blues and greens in my house, as well as many "beachy" things. I grew up in Maine close to the beach and am now stuck in Kentucky and I miss the beach EVERYDAY! I am definitely a beach girl. You did a fantastic job with this!

Dawna said...

I love your Mosaic...the colors are beautiful. So what will you be putting in place of this great hutch? Can't wait to see

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Gorgeous photos...Don't blame you, I'd miss that beauty also!!! The colors are so wonderful in all of your photos!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

Linda K. said...

You've got a good thing goin' here! The blue glass is so beachy with the seashells! Very nice!


Anonymous said...

Cindy this is a great piece! Hopefully you will find something to take it's place at the booth at a yard sale or something so you can bring it back home. I have to tell you everything that I have brought down to my booth for display and put a NFS sign on people wanted!! I ended putting prices on my arbor and chandy that were high but if someone really wanted to pay the price they could have it for I could find something to replace them with for the money I would get!

beachcomber said...

i like your style!!
cheryl x

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your hutch looks wonderful Cindy! You really did a great job in displaying the things that are special to you! It is your future dream!~Hugs, Patti

Ms. Burrito said...


Would you please come and see my Blues? Thanks a lot!

Snap said...

I would really miss the hutch. Happy you'll be visiting regularly! All the beautiful things in the hutch ... i love the water and the beach ... dreams!!!!

SmilingSally said...

Love your blues!

Happy Blue Monday, Cindy.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

it's a lovely piece! i am sure it will look wonderful and be so useful in your shop. your blog header is so cute, by the way!!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

So soothing... my favorite colors, blue and white with a little green thrown in. Love it!

chubskulit said...

Very pretty!

Would you mind peeking at my blues? Thanks!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such pretty colors...all of the beautiful blues, so soft, tranquil and lovely.

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