Thursday, June 4, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday-Home Office

This week Kelly is doing a tour of offices. Well, welcome to our office. It's really Peyton's (mostly) and we call it a "study". Anyway, here is a picture from the hallway.

Bookcase #1.....this has some of Peyton's records and some of his pharmacy stuff and a bunch of my old textbooks and binders. I know, I know, I am that girl....the one that keeps all her old textbooks. But my elem. ed. books are really interesting; I promise!

Peyton's desk. This was one of our biggest purchases (most of our furniture came from one of our families). We got a really good deal on it at an antique shop.

This table has all my office/art/craft supplies in it. I keep all my scrapbooking stuff, paints for art projects, and stuff that I would've used in my classroom :( (I really do like my current job better!) The top has a lamp that we got at Batte for 90% off because it was broken, but my Dad fixed it. It also has a photo album and some candles (the white one is the one they lit at church the Sunday after Ann Peyton was born). Sometimes we light it when we pray over her.

Above the table is our "cross wall". I love it! The one in the center that is framed was a gift from my best friend Logan. Peyton got me the one under it when he went on a mission trip to Mexico. The others were all his, except the one on the bottom right. It's a "matchstick cross" that Cookie and I made when we were little. We used to make them all the time when we were little, mainly around Christmas to give to our teachers. It was always one of my favorite crafts; I should start making them again!

Bookcase has a ton of books on it! We have way too many books and we keep getting more! We both just love to read! And my mom has been giving Peyton those wood boxes for Christmas since forever! He likes them. Next to the bookcase is his diploma (I still haven't hung mine).

Here is a closer look. That is Peyton's record player that he really enjoys and I love all three of these pictures. The big one is PopPop, Peyton's grandfather. He is the only grandfather I have that is still living. I love him so much, just like he was my own grandfather. Really I am closer to him than I was to my grandfather that I got to know (my mother's daddy died before I was born). The black frame has a picture of Ellis, my best friend since 7th grade, holding Ann Peyton. He escorted my mom at our wedding, since I don't have a brother and she doesn't have a son....Ellis was as close as it comes. And he is such a good "uncle" to Ann Peyton, as you can see. The little green frame has her picture in it...

...I thought you needed a closer look!

Comfy, orange chair that I would love to get recovered one day!

This poster is authentic vintage! It is from the Circus and was Peyton's grandparents....kind of scary. Hope it won't give AP nightmares!

And finally, Peyton's chess set. It is one of his prized possessions. I gave him the pieces for Christmas (I knew he had been eyeing them) and he bought the board later on eBay.

Well, that's it. It really is Peyton's room (the rest of the house is so girly), but I've grown to love it! It's so nice to go in there and read together. We usually bring Ann Peyton's bouncy seat and we sometimes spend hours, just the three of us!


Tiaras & Tantrums said...

love your desk

Ashley said...

Cute study!!! We can't wait to have our office/study/library back (ours was converted to Bitson's room!). I meant to post a reply comment about the rocking thing, but accidentally wrote on mine, so go look at it if you're interested! :o)

The DIY Show Off said...

What a cute room! I love that chair nook and the desk! And ... you're so organized!
Thanks for the tour!


Carrie said...

That desk is so pretty!! And I would LOVE to meet! That would be so fun! I'm always looking for "mommy" friends too -- especially stay-at-home moms. I'll send you my phone number on facebook and you can text me and tell me what works for you! :o)

pumpkinpatches said...

I love the record player, that is way to cool! Thank you for sharing!

Joy said...

Looks very organized. Love the old radio and pictures you have.

Courtney said...

Great office space. I love your desk!