Friday, August 27, 2010

Desk Under The Window In My Pantry





I promised to show you how wonderful my old drafting table looks in my walk-in pantry. The space is small and very difficult to photograph but these images will give you an idea of how very wonderful it is to have a desk under a window. I love to sit in this room and read magazines and cookbooks. It's nice to be able to look out the window and see people walking or bike riding past the cottage. I have a good view of the birdbath in the garden too. My antique opera glasses are perfect for getting a closer look at my feathered friends. I put my favorite desk accessories and pretty things in there and I'm having fun switching them around. Pretty soon I'll be nesting in there for the winter. There is a small radiator under the hanging red cupboard -- you can see it in the first and last pictures. Click to enlarge any image. I'm so happy with this new arrangement. Everything seems fresh and new but nothing is. When you put your old things in new places you see them with new eyes.
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15 comments:

Karen said...

What an inviting spot. I love it! You are so right, changing out little treasures gives you a new appreciation of little decorative accessories.

Marilyn said...

just divine my dear. so many wonderful little trinkets surrounding you in your little nook!!! i love that you use the opera glasses to spy on your little visitors...i have a big honking pair of binos...not the same thing!!! can mr. handsome sit in there with you?? or is he on the threshold....looking in???
have a good weekend..it looks promising so far!!

La Maison Fou said...

Very pretty.
Love the artist manequin too!
L.

Penny Wolf said...

A wonderful world inside a wonderful world inside a wonderful world. Just like those little nesting dolls.I love the copper pot collection by the way.

Gail, in northern California said...

Oh, Rosemary. What a wonderful little niche.
Everything about it makes it look as though it was meant to be...right down to the small radiator to keep you toasty warm this winter. I especially like you little hanging monkeys. ;-)

This post sort of made up for the awful tainted egg post. We have GOT to do something about our food supply and the carelessness of its production. The FDA and Dept of Agriculture seem to be asleep at the wheel.

XXXOOO to Mr. Webster.

SarahB said...

I love this nook! I wish it were mine! Something to work for...

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous and cozy hideaway. A perfect place to relax with a good cookbook and a cup of tea! xxx

Linda said...

Rosemary, you are so very kind to draw us into your cozy niche. I came eagerly and love the addition of the table with a view. You inspire me to consider my old "friends" for a potential repurposing. May yours be a glorious weekend. Linda

The Queen Vee said...

When I was very young my secret hide hole was my closet. I use to sneak off to there for thinking, crying and contemplating life's issues. I love your little hideaway a whole lot better than my closet. It is absolutely, the most charming, sweet and deliciously organized of spaces. You've used every inch of your pantry to the max. Thank you for giving us this delightful piece of eye candy and a peek into your world. Safe and happy weekend wishes for you and Webster.

Champagne/StitchPoet/CrushParty said...

Adorable nook Rosemary! Beautiful clock too!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Just so warm, inviting and beautiful, Rosemary. I love the dutch door. I am looking forward to more pics of your lovely home :)

Millie said...

As always, it's such a delight to peek inside your world Rosemary - & I love the tweeking you've done to your reading nook. It's so you!
Millie ^_^

teaorwine said...

Just love this cozy space and seeing your
collections...especially the copper cookware!

Gal Friday said...

So charming and...Virgo NEAT!!

Joy said...

You have excellent taste and a discriminating eye for detail. Definitely the artist in you. The house my grandfather grew up in had a walk in pantry with a window. I always loved that little room and thought it would be a wonderful place to sit and look out the window. I want your pantry! (If I had a pantry, I could eliminate those hulking upper cabinets in a kitchen!)