I hope everyone is continuing to have a happy new year, as January comes to a close. January has always been a favorite month of mine, as it has always been fun and pretty productive if I look back on it. First college acceptances in January 2003, first January term at R-MC in 2004 (best.short.semester.ever), lots of interesting romantic developments have happened to me during the month of January over the years, and last year, I started this job in January. So lots of nice things.
Since I have been here at the job for over a year now, I have decided to really get settled into my office. The space is mine to do with as I please decor-wise, which is wonderful. I have lots of room (it is four walls and an actual door, so I have a lot to work with). I love my furniture which includes: two bookshelves, two armchairs, my desk, and a coat rack – all wood with a walnut finish. All that is left is getting artwork on the walls and adding color. My Mom for my birthday last year (August) and for Christmas the past two years (2011, 2012) has given me fun office supplies to add some color – post-its, tabs, cute lotion containers, pens, etc. Now I added the adorable Lilly Pulitzer mouse pad you see at the top of this post. I purchased it on Etsy from this store.
Here it is on my desk:
It arrived yesterday from Florida. The dimensions are about 8″ x 9″. It is just over 1/4″ tall so it is not flat and has wonderful quality! It fits on my desk rather nicely and adds a pop of color. I am kind-of over buying an item new from Lilly Pulitzer at this point in my life, but I do enjoy how people creatively repurpose older Lilly prints in new ways.
My office accent wall is a cheerful yellow so I wanted to purchase an item with some yellow in it to tie that color in better. Some people think it is weird to have a yellow accent wall. Well, blue is my safe zone and while I love blues I wanted something different for my office. The yellow wall keeps me alert and has a lot of good meaning behind it (promotes happiness, stimulates the mind, encourages communication, sparks creativity).
What kind of vintage items do you enjoy purchasing? How are you allowed to decorate your office?