It seems like a bit of a lie to call this room an office since very little actual work is done here. The occasional bill, I suppose, but most of my time spent in this room takes place on that comfy looking chaise right there with a cup of coffee or glass of wine depending on the time of day. (No morning wine, I promise.) I was super excited when I found that milking stool at a thrift store in Pendleton, Oregon as it was the perfect height for the beverage of my choice! One of life's little victories.
The office is just to the left when you enter the house, so the pressure's on to keep it (relatively) tidy, though it is amazing how many books, magazines, and general clutter can be stowed away behind and under things. Honestly, if I spent just half the time I take hiding a mess and actually put things away where there belong, I would be a very tidy person. Huh. I think a lightbulb just went off. Nope...out again. (Sorry, Joe!)
The kantha quilt at the end of the chaise was a gift from my parents, and I loooove it. One side is pink and grey but the other side is purple, black, and turquoise. It's like two blankets in one! It's been making the rounds around the house, but I think it's pretty happy in its current setting. The windows face west, so this is where I try to keep the most plants alive. The fiddle leaf fig in the corner is by far the most temperamental plant I have ever had, but I am determined to keep him around. Ugh...I think I just heard another leaf hit the floor. I sure wish fake plants would be back in vogue.
I absolutely love having this collection of family wedding photos on display. Joe and I laugh at how our dads have identical hairstyles and matching bow ties. Very dapper! I'm also starting to notice how young Joe and I look in our wedding photo! It's funny how that happens. Oh Time, you are a cruel mistress! The tiger painting was done by Joe's grandmother when she was only twelve years old. Crazy.
That odd X-RAY is of poor Captain. The oddest thing about it is that someone once asked if it was Joe. Definitely not Joe. Cap had a limp a while back, so the vet took some X-RAYs, and let me tell you, they were not cheap. So in a frame it went, and now it's Art. Speaking of Captain, let's see what he's up to on this lovely afternoon...
That looks about right.
Oh look, here's where I sat and payed that one bill that one time!
Thank you so much for taking a tour of the office with me! Joe and I are heading out on an Oregon road trip soon, but I will post some fun photos and stories upon our return. Happy Friday!