Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Office Makeover: Up Close and Personal

Last week I finally revealed the
results of my year long office
transformation project with the
"Where Bloggers Create" party.
 
What fun it was! I am amazed by all
of the beautiful and creative work
put out by so many bloggers!
 
And I mentioned that this
week I would show some
of the "up close and personal"
views of my office.
 
This time, no drum roll,
just a "Ta daaaaaa!"
 
Let's take a closer look,
shall we?
 
 
I have never regretted buying
this ribbon dispenser from
Ballard Designs.
 
It is so handy and it blends
in with my décor. Not that I had
any specific décor when I bought it
mind you, but now it goes really well!
 
Now when I am wrapping a gift
or adding special touches
to an order, I have several ribbon
choices, right at my finger tips.
 

 
These little Scottie dogs were not
purchased together... but their pairing
 is almost turning into a collection.
Isn't it three or more of something
... that makes it a collection?
 
So, I'm good.
So far.
 

 
This black and white print came
from my hubby's house
before we were married.
 
I painted this shelf just for the
office makeover... and found
this little baby dress to hang there.
 
What you can't see really well
is a pin cushion/tape measure
 I bought at a flea market when
I was a little girl. It is one of
those things I will never sell.

 
An array of vintage industrial
things displayed on a Victorian
glass vanity tray. I like how the
two looks can "hang out" together.

 
This is what is patiently waiting on
my desk to be listed next...
I think.
Summer seems to be the hardest
time of year for me to get new
items into the shop.
 
There is much to do with my
sweet Bebe.

 
This is my dress form ...
I found her in a booth in the
antique mall where we used to
have a space...

 
And then a couple of months
later I found another one
in the same booth! She was a
really good deal because she
was a little disjointed.

 
This antique tea chest
came from my hubby's house, again,
before we were married. I loved the
look of it and the fact that it is
from a Boston Tea Company!
How cool is that?
With my love for American
History this is really a neat
piece to have in my office.
It is filled with supplies
like printer paper, labels,
disks, printer ink, etc.
 

 
And here is a look at my
"Ladies in Waiting."
Waiting to be sold, that is!
Sweet and lovely vintage figurines
...complete with lace and florals.
What's not to love?
 
Hope you enjoyed my up
close and personal tour
through my office.
 
with Mrs. Olson ...
 
and linking with Pink Saturday
at How Sweet the Sound.
 
 
Before you go I wanted to
mention that my "CHRISTMAS
IN JULY SALE" is almost over...
 some of you have discovered
the SUPER SAVINGS you can get
with this 25% off on top of already
great deals! Like 50% off and then
another 25% on top of that!
 
SALE ENDS Friday, JULY 18th
at Midnight!
 
 
 
Enjoy the day!
 
Linking with Pink Saturday
at How Sweet the Sound.
 

4 comments:

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I love Ballard design....great find there! All your things in your office are so lovely. I have a bunch of things in my "office" to list too! It is hard to get to with all that is going on in the summer.

Sue McPeak said...

Hi Jillian...my goodness it has been awhile since I visited. You have been a busy and creative gal with all your special touches and 'Office Makeover'. Loved seeing all your Up Close photos.

I will visit your ETSY Shop and FAV it so I can see all your new postings. I just this month re-opened my ETSY Shop with Vintage/Renewed Jewelry from my collection of Vintage Jewelry and Buttons. The link widget is on my sidebar...hope you can stop by.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm sorry I'm too late to catch the sale but I did mention you on my blog this morning! Hope you can stop by soon! Hugs, Diane

Jann Olson said...

Jill, love all of the pretty touches! The tray with the vintage items is fabulous and I love the things that you got from hubby. I have a similar ribbon holder and I love it too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann