Thursday, July 27, 2006


This one shows the rest of the desk alcove, with my bulletin board above the computer. It is an ever-changing board, with photos, letters, cartoons, post-cards, etc. being hung up and taken down almost daily. The next photo shows the start of the western side of the room; more shelves and another table, used to display containers, silk bouquets and a gazebo (which is used to receive gifts in envelopes at receptions). Hanging on the wall to the left is a caricature of me, drawn by our local newspaper cartoonist, Dwane Powell. If it doesn't show up well in the enlargement, I might photograph it and post it later.
The third photo shows my ribbon collection (about 2/3 of it). Some is used for weddings, some for gift-wrapping and some for balloons. The floor fan is necessary in the summer because this room is the farthest from the air conditioner, and gets way too warm without a fan. In the winter, I keep a small heater under the desk, to keep my tootsies warm. Behind the fan, and all along the northern side of the room, is my laundry area. It is nice having it in the same room where I work and have the computer. I can kill two - maybe three- birds with one stone! This room doesn't look too bad in the pics, but it needs painting badly. It is in the same condition it was when we moved here 25 yeas ago. I always thought I would get around to painting it, but as I added shelves, tables, cabinets and computer stuff, the idea to decorate got shoved farther into the future. Can you imagine moving all this stuff out so it can be painted? No, I didn't think so......LOL. Do I have any volunteers? The line forms in the comments!!
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36 comments:

Hale McKay said...

LOL - thanks for telling me there was more to the post.
...That happens to me sometimes, I am posting and posting to check on pic alignments, and sometimes somebody tries to comment on the partial posts.

Shane said...

Looks like fun. makes me wanna get married all over again. Did I tell you i fell on my head yesterday?

Pickalish said...

love it! that was so fun. i'm so nosey, i'm loving this tour of homes thing. My pics are going up now....

Raggedy said...

Thanks for the tour!
I loved the old photos too..

Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Merle said...

Hello Judy ~~ Thank you so much for showing us your home, as it is lovely.
Also thanks for your comment and concern for Kathy. She fell off a horse 7 weeks ago and split her finger, but does not know on what, It was stitched and lots of anti-biotics, then into hospital to remove a black scab and the nail.In for a week, then skin grafts. It was her left hand,but she is left handed, still not to use it for awhile Should be right this time. The bug was one that causes gangrene so that was scary.
Keep well yourself, Cheers, Merle.

Sissy B. said...

that was fun!! I enjoyed my "eye spy" into your life....what a grand and creative work space!

ET said...

Your office is great!
Beautiful!
I will volunteer to sit around in it all day and appreciate how nice it is.

Shephard said...

Wow! You are so amazingly organized! I love it. I love all the ribbon. Looks like a great workspace!
~S

Wordnerd said...

So cozy! I wanna come visit!

Kathleen Marie said...

Very impressive and yes, cozy and organized! Thanks for sharing!

Dr. Taraneh Razavi said...

Hi

This is in response to your comment on my blog (Dr. Razavi's Good to Know Info) about not being able to see the video. Sorry about that and thanks for letting me know. Here is the link if you still want to see it.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1522158746296131750&q=giant+girl+doll

Karen said...

Gosh, these Tours of Homes are just fascinating. I just love to see other peoples' homes. Thanks for giving us a peek. Love the office - very cozy and bright and colorful and fun!

Michele sent me today and I'm so glad!

mominprogress said...

That ribbon looks like my house use to when I was making hairbows :)
here via Michele today :)

Chatty said...

It's great to see so many folks doing this. Mine is up as well.

vanx said...

Hi Judy,

I didn't get a comment from you this morning that I know of. I guess it didn't show up. So I deleted your second. Try resending the first.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is such fun, isn't it Judy?? I am enjoying visiting so very many people and it is great to se where you blog. My favorite thing? Those ribbons!!! LOVE THEM! All the colors and the sizes and shapes....It's like having paints only you are Painting with Ribbon! Fantastic!

Nikkie said...

You have a very cozy home, thanks for sharing it!

trinamick said...

I can't believe how organized everything is in your office! You know, if you ever feel the need to spread that elsewhere, I've got an office begging for attention. :P

Terri said...

Oh, this is so neat! Loved touring your office and getting to see where you blog.
What a great room! So cozy and organized. Loved that gazebo for receptions....we chose a really pretty decorated mailbox for my daughter's wedding.

PI said...

I love the pink and deep blue theme.
We aren't regular decorators either. So everywhere is mellow.

edina monsoon said...

You come across as a warm and interesting person.....from the pictures. Neat too!

Mama Duck said...

Oh wow, what a unique house, I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

David said...

i am glad I am at the end of the line, I charge $30 per hour to paint, and i am really slow, but do a great job.

David said...

terri's daughter got married in a mailbox???? what is she, Thumbelina?

Pearl said...

I know what you mean. It can so easily take so many years to get around to painting a room.

PEA said...

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us...it's beautiful and I love the furniture and decor!! So very warm and inviting:-)

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing your home! Love your office area!

Jamie Dawn said...

You've got a lot to keep dusted!
I like the area where you meet with clients. It's very homey, and I'm sure people feel comfy when they are there.
Thanks for a peek at part of your place.

Sonia said...

Love your photos, Judy. Love
the quilt on the display desk and your computer area too. Just great idea your bulletin board above the computer! Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

I'd love to see where my fellow bloggers live and I decided to join in.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Thanks for the tour! The quilt around the table is beautiful.

Carolyn said...

Nice work area Judy! Our silver just got auctioned last night. Wish I'd thought of you first!!

And whew, glad I'm at the bottom of the painting line right now, lol!!

Carol said...

Very creative use of space. I'd love to look around in person. Lots of interesting stuff in that room!

Laura said...

Boy, you are sooo organized! I Loved these pictures, I'd be right at home there. The florals really make the room, too.
And Judy.. you must never, ever paint. I hate painting...(Have I told you lately? LOL!).

Barb said...

Your home looks so lived in and loved. So much to see - thank you for sharing.

Beckie said...

Ummm.... With 6 kids I can't volunteer... sorry!;)

Thanks for the tour!
Lovely flowers!!!

Blessings!!

Trisha said...

You have a wonderful workspace. I'll send the hubby over to help as soon as he gets home. Thanks for having us.