Sunday, July 6, 2008


Yesterday I opened my door, after the mailman had come, and found several boxes sitting there waiting for me. My eyes popped open and I quickly took the boxes inside and began to open them. It was like I was a kid at Christmas!

Here is what I got: I've been gathering things for my office makeover. I just love all these pretty pink cottage office supplies.
This sign is PERFECT! I can't wait to hang it up. Don't you think it's darling?
This little pink container is going to hold rubber bands. The pink is such a soft romantic color.
There is this sweet light switch plate cover. The lovely roses will be the first peek at what will await you as you walk in.
I couldn't pass up this hand painted stapler. I've never seen anything like it before and it was love at first sight.

I also got these cute little pictures to hang or prop up.
This little cherub on a bike with tires made out of roses is just to cute for words.
This dainty basket of roses with a ribbon hanger is just waiting for me to find the right place to display it.

I'm almost done gathering things and I am about ready to take the desk outside and paint it as well as putting some beautiful appliques on it.

Then I will pull the whole office together and show you all the before and after pictures. I think you will be surprised at how different it will look.

Hugs to all of you!



Sometimes It's Good said...

Love your things for your cottage office. They are so pretty. I love roses, too.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very pretty supplies and decorations, Joanne1 It will be fun to see how they all transform your office!

Hugs, Pat

Debbie Kay said...


Love the goodies you got. So totally "cottage" and I look forward to seeing your office. Can you tell me where you purchased those items? I really like the roses picture....

love ya,

Debbie Kay


Hi Joanne,
New blogger here and love the cottage office supplies. Oh, so pretty in pink with roses. I enjoy your blog and will visit again. Come visit me sometime. Warmly, Deb

Darlene said...


Love the cute cottage office supplies. I can't wait to see what you do in your office. I know it is going to be so cute!!

Unknown said...

I love all your cottage office supplies! Great pics!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joanne!
Your Cottage Office is going to be so fabulous!! I can hardly wait to see what you do. That sign is just adorable, well everything is! Looks like you had a great 4th! It poured here all day till late afternoon, cleared for fireworks then started raining again. But that's ok, my brother is coming this coming weekend for a couple days and I don't have to work at all so I'll be doin' the happy dance!! Have a great week!
Hugs, Sherry

Unknown said...

Wow, what a beautiful idea...a cottage office. I love it. I can't wait to see it all put together.

Glenda said...

It looks like your off to a great start. Don't forget to put inspiring fabric, and textures around you. Are you going to have a room all to yourself. I always wanted a pink room, with a white table/desk, with an overstuffed french chair, with fabrics and lace curtians on the windows. A white chandelier hanging over the desk, with beautiful paintings. A hardwood floor with a beautiful area rug. INSPIRATION !!!!

Ok, I am done.


Renee said...

Oh, so pretty!! I bet your office if going to be beautiful!! I can't wait to see before and after pictures!!!

Celene said...

Your office will look gorgeous. I'm sorry I missed your last giveaway. I'll be looking forward to your next one. God Bless, Celene

Anonymous said...

I just have to pipe up and say that although the explosion of roses is not my style I am stunned by how you turn up the volume to 11 and beyond. That's some Extreme pinkness. And rose-ness. When I got to the hand-painted stapler, all I could think was, "OMG, You are so punk rock."

emily said...

Love the items you got for your cottage office! The stapler is such a great idea!
Can't wait to see the makeover all done!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
Oh your office is going to be so so cute. I love that sign. I have signs all over my house. Can't wait to see the final results.


Make mine pink said...

I read your comment on Strider's blog and thought I'd come and visit. I think we may be kindred spirits!! What a delightful blog you have. I LOVE the stapler. I especially love hand-painted pink roses on things! I have lots of them in my home too, scattered throughout!

I wanted to thank you for the post you left on Strider's blog. It was a real encouragement to me in dealing with anxiety and worry! I also truly believe that God allows things and will see us through. If it happens, He's not up in heaven pulling out his hair and saying, "Oh NO!!" He has it ALL under control. Thanks for your words of wisdom!

Melissa Lester said...

How could you go wrong with all that pink? I would think it would inspire a lot of lovely, creative ideas!

Joy Jones said...

What beautiful goodies you got! I really loved the rose painted office supplies and the Cherub pictures are darling! My studio needs a bit of a makeover too. Can't wait to see your office re-do! ~ xo ~ Joy

Barb said...

What goodies! I can't wait to see the finished office.


Connie said...

You and I share a "passion", my sweet thing. I love what you are doing. Just wait till you see what I bought while out antiquing in Beaumont, Calif. today. I need to edit the photos and post them tomorrow so loooook....squeeeeallll!!! Oooooo, I'm so excited!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see pix of the office when it's all decorated! GREAT finds!!!...Donna

Anonymous said...

Wow!! All these are beautiful designs for office supplies...