office walk-through

 While my officemate is away on vacation, I thought I would take you on a journey through our office. The decor often changes and I still don't consider it complete. My officemate and I decide on a theme for the month. I have been working more Spring into the mix lately. I had these leftover doilies from a project and we decided to make a doily door.
 I love these little outdoor tealight holders. I bought two of them to hang in our office. I'm still waiting to buy some moss and then nestle a LED tealight inside each one.

 We were very exuberant in our St. Patrick's Day decorating, so we went more subdued for Easter.

 This poor plant is from Ikea. It was once a bright, spikey green. Unfortunately, most of it is a light green husk now. When I was gone for four days, all of a sudden the bright green reappeared, so I still have hope for it. The pot I found at TJMaxx.
 This little owl is from Target. It has a couple more siblings a few photos down. They were all way too cute to pass up.

 One of our colleagues gave us another plant, the Wandering Jew. After we killed the first one, this second plant has thrived. Look at all the new green leaves!
 Here is a white owl sibling to the blue one pictured above. It is peaking out at you from the soil.
 The red potted plant on the left was a gift from another colleague. We are still trying to nurse that one back to health. I thought it was doing better until the middle of it turned black last week. The middle plant is the Wandering Jew again. In front of it are three pom-poms that I made--one aqua, another green and a third marigold. The green potted plant was one that I purchased from a chain grocery store on the East Coast. The pot it is in is from a local antique store. It is one of my favorite pots. The framed print is from a gallery in Anchorage, Alaska. When I was there for a training and taking my first professional exam, I had wandered into some stores while I had a free moment. This print caught my eye and came home with me.
 Have I mentioned that I work in a former convent? These "modesty panels" are installed in each of the windows on every floor--and there are a lot of windows! This way, others on the outside could not peek at the nuns.
 The windows, like the rest of the house, are old and full of character. Did you notice the wood paneling in these pictures? The whole house has it!
 I cut this nameplate out of a cardboard box, painted it with a few coats of chalkboard paint and then drew the stripes on with pieces of chalk. I love how it turned out! It is one of my favorite pieces in the office. The calendar I printed from Skip to My Lou on sketchpaper, punched holes into it and hung it with a repurposed ribbon from Anthropologie packaging.
 I ordered this magnetic paper holder from It doesn't work the best, but at least it holds a picture of my dog and a few papers.
 The Paper Mama made these fabulous printables for Easter. Although they did not make it up in time for Easter, they were (somewhat) on time for Greek Easter. I think they have a fun Spring flair about them and so decided to enjoy them for the rest of the month. The tray/plant stand is from Ten Thousand Villages and the framed piece is one that I made in graduate school. More about the blue runner/scarf later in the post...

 Aren't they adorable? Great work, Chelsey!
This scarf I received from my mother for my birthday this year. I love that scarves work for more than just accessories...they also make great decorations!

I am thrilled with this office more and more and was excited to be able to share it with you today.

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