Monday, March 19, 2012

~ Kicking Things Up in the Office ~

You all know I spend a lot of time in the office this time of the year. After looking at all the "yellow-toned" wood walls I got busy painting. If you would like to re-visit that post you can go HERE. When I went back for a visit it almost scared me. lol. I cannot believe the difference around here. As of now ALL the painting as been completed, until I start on the closets. Whewwwww... it's been quite the job but so worth the out come.
Mr. P brought these glass front cabinets in almost 10 years ago now. They were mucky brown in color and needed some TLC. I chose to stain them black, sanding off the edges and restaining those areas with a bit of Min Wax Provincial Stain. I had a lot of area to cover, so chose to use the stain verses the stain in a pen.
Looking down the way....
Bringing down a set of the antlers was a natural choice for me. The Fleur de lis on top the green marble stand was purchased a while back.  The glass covered trophy was a purchase from Nell Hill's earlier in the year.
While out and about a while back I ran across this very heavy silver platter, I passed it up that day, not quite sure where I was going to put it, being particular and a bit OCD does have it's draw backs. Then before going to bed that night a light bulb went off, I knew it would be perfect in the office. I found myself obsessing through the night not able to sleep, next morning I got up early and headed out in hopes it would still be there. Thanks to the heavens above it was, it's a perfect fit for the top of the bookcase, just what it was needing. Do you ever do that? Obsess? Hope? Dream about something, it was certainly meant to be or it wouldn't have been there. lol. It has the one dark spot I just cannot get off, it bothers me a bit, I love it all the same.
The picture was purchased while still working at the other job. On Friday I "almost" moved it to the sun porch, being neutral in nature I think it works well here. However the plate  and the Fleur de lis might have to take a jaunt to the sun porch and join all the greens. That means another mission if I decide to accept it, to look for some blue take their place.

Mr. P bought this clock for me 35 years ago from a place here in town, Cox's Greenhouse. So began the clock obsession. The roses inside are from my Mother's funeral now 25 years ago. The perfect area to preserve their beauty and the memory.

Until next time.....


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

I really do love everything that you've done in your office! It's gorgeous!!! Love the glass front cabinet...and you have it decorated soooo beautifully! I love the black stain and distressed finish! Again...I had so much fun looking through all of your beautiful things...thanks for sharing them with us!

Love ya, sweet friend!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I want that trophy vase.

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks beautiful, Lynne! You have such a great room here, all the vignettes are wonderful. I love the glass front cabinet...would love to have one of those!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Lynne I really do love the clock and what it stands for..It's just PRICELESS my dear friend..You have made a fun office while doing the dreaded taxes ha ha!! Love ya girl so much..Give the 2 B's my best..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! OH, my goodness what a pretty piece of furniture and look at all of your pretties! You have the most gorgeous things and really do know how to set up beautiful spots in your home!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rooms by Ann said...

Your office is beautiful I love all the touches and you were right to get the platter it's a keeper.thanks for sharing.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

What a beautiful office. The clock is such a sweet rememberance. Jane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Lynne,
It's interesting, but I would never have thought of using black furniture and today I have a lot of it. This glassed in bookcase is lovely!! You have it all decked out to perfection! I love the red leather chair and the little bunny peeking out from beside the chair is perfect! I see a little blue and white bunny in the cabinet too!! CUTE!
You are sooo good at decorating. I always love to see what you have done!

Marlis said...

Lynne, this is lovely. I too obsess, sometimes too much. But your obsessing really turned this into a lovely vignette. I could look at it for hours. xo marlis

Ann Summerville said...

I came across your lovely blog today.

savvycityfarmer said...

a beautiful trip down memory lane!

Karena said...

Lynne I love how so many of your pieces have great meaning to you. Your roses in the clock are wonderful.

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Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The cabinet looks fantastic stained black! The clock with the memorial roses is so sweet!

Barb said...

Hi Lynne, it all looks wonderful. I love your vignettes....always have!

I know you are enjoying this space.