Tuesday, March 31, 2020

My Writing Desk

Why is a raven like a writing desk?  Have you guessed the riddle yet? the Mad Hatter turned to Alice again.  

No, I give it up Alice replied What's the answer?

I haven't the slightest idea said the Mad Hatter

~Lewis Carroll

While it seems we are living in an upside down world just like Alice, I am trying to find an upside up world in the every day. I thought I'd take some photographs of my new home and share with you little bits of my every day.

Years ago, I went to California to visit my dear friend Cherie and we went to the sweetest tea shoppe.  Not only did we have a proper English tea luncheon, I bought the above Little Miss Gardener dolly.  She makes her appearance every spring and usually visits until autumn.

My writing desk is set up in the front room.  It isn't technically a desk.  It is my beautiful Mahogany drop leaf table.  My Thomas Kinkade perpetual calendar is centered above my desk.  I like to sit at the desk, look out the window, and write.

There are two shelves beneath the top of the table.  The top shelf has small baskets filled with pens and paper.  The bottom shelf holds the huge willow basket with Lilah Rose's toys and such inside.

Thank you for visiting!

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  1. You know, since we are all stuck at home, wouldn't it be a great idea for all of us to do a post showing where we do our computer stuff? Then we can visualize our blog friends as we read their posts. Your desk area is lovely! So organized and peaceful. I have never heard of a drop leaf table with shelves under it! it must be quite rare, it is a real beauty.

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    1. What a wonderful idea, Ginny! I bought the table from Pottery Barn years ago. In our NC house, we enjoyed using this table in our breakfast nook.

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  2. What a lovely and peaceful place to sit and write or contemplate on the beauty outside your window! Thanks for sharing your sanctuary with us! Looking forward to seeing more!

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    1. It is very nice and quiet, Terri! I will post more soon!

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  3. What a lovely place Gina :) I have seen those tables here in the antique places we have around PA... they sure are lovely. And I agree with Ginny, what a terrific idea to share where we sit down and share our thoughts :)

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    1. Maria, thank you! I'd love to see your writing space! :-)

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  4. Little Miss Gardener is so cute! I love dolls, and have an eclectic collection of them. I call them "my staff".

    Stay healthy! Your blog is cheery.

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    1. Barbara, oh I'd love to see them! I don't have too many dolls. Lots of bears though!

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  5. I love your little Gardener doll! And also the chair that she is sitting on. You have a lovely home Gina.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. The chair matches my drop leaf table. ♥

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  6. Very pretty Gina. I sit in my cozy chair in my bedroom to blog. The table beside me holds my Bible, writing material and the book I am currently reading. That dolly is precious.

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    1. Sounds very comfy! I'd love to see a picture. xo

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  7. Your reading/writing place is so lovely, looks so peaceful, having a view outside is probably so inspiring, Gina.
    Miss Gardener looks like she is just waiting for you to read to her.
    Have a blessed day and stay safe dear friend.
    Sue

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Sue! I think Miss Gardener is itching to get outside and plant!

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  8. Gina, thank you for sharing the photo of your writing desk. What a beautiful table it is and how peaceful to be able to sit there to write, ponder and even gaze out the window.

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    1. Thank you, Robin! Lilah Rose sits on the sofa nearby and waits until I am done. xo

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  9. Love your gardener doll, I have made a few over the years like that :) How great to have something that reminds you of your trip. I have a drop table that looks close to that but the venner that is on it is coming off, I would love to know how I could repair that. Looks like your writing area has a lot of nice light!

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    1. Connie, wow! I'd love to see a photo of the dolls that you made. I love sitting my the window! ♥

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