Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What's On Your Wall Wednesday-Work office

I've joined another weekly linky party. It's called "What's on you wall Wednesday". It is hosted by Barb at Grits and Glamour. Be sure to click on her blog name & it will take you to her blog where you can see what is on her wall & find the list of all the other participants. It's fun to see what everyone is putting on their walls.

This week I am going to show you what is on my walls in my office at work. I work in a small insurance agency selling personal lines insurance. Since I live in a family of all men at home, they don't like all my girly things. So I bring my girly things to my work office to hang on my walls there.

I love shabby chic, roses, fairies, cherubs, mirrors (I'm really not vain, just need to make sure I am still alive) & anything frenchy. So the walls of my work office reflect this. I also sometimes sell on ebay & the items on my wall are the types of things I sell on ebay.

Here is one of the walls in my office. This is the biggest wall. I'll show you each piece individually.
I bought this picture off of ebay. It is like a shadowbox, so it has a framed girl with roses within a larger frame. I love this picture. I think I paid about $7.00 for it. I usally don't buy framed prints off of ebay as these are the type of items I sell, but I loved this frame so I had to have it.
This rose painting I bought at Ross. Can't remember what I paid for it, but since I am so cheap, it couldn't have been more than $10.00.
This cherub picture I bought at a thrift store for $3.00. I am so upset that I broke off & lost the flowers from the right hand side of the frame. Do you ever do stuff like that? The cherub is raised up off the backing for a 3D effect.
This rose picture I bought from Ross years ago.
This is my ultimate most favorite picture. It belonged to my Great Grandma. This is the print that got me loving roses & collecting rose prints.
This frame I purchased at a craft/antique show for $3.00. I printed out the rose print from my computer & put it in the frame.
This frame came from a thrift store for $2.00. I printed out the fairies/cherub print from my computer & put it in the frame. The glass is the frame is bubbled out. That is why there is so much glare in the photo.
This frame came from a thrift store & I paid $5.00 for it. This is my largest framed print. I love the fleur de lis's on it, very frenchy. I bought the rose print at an antique store & it fit the frame perfectly. I snatched the glass from an old print that I no longer liked. And ta da, I have a beautiful picture. I had to take the photo at an angle so there would be no glare & you could see the print.
Can't remember where I got this little mirror. I just loved the shabbiness of it.
This is another wall in my office. This wall is the one I look directly at.
This rose painting came from the thrift store. I paid $5.00 for it. I accidentally scratched off some of the paint on the urn. Boo hoo. But since I like anything shabby, the scratch just adds to it's character (I'm trying to make myself feel better about scratching it).
This frame my sister in law gave to me. It originally had some print in it that I didn't care for, but I liked the frame, so I printed out a rose print by Catherine Klein to put in it. This particular rose print is my most popular print that I sell on ebay. Note to self, need to start selling on ebay again.
This clock came from Michael's last year. I love the colors, the shabbiness and because it is Frenchy. It also has a crown which I love. So how could I pass it up? Plus I always need to know what time it is. Don't want to miss out on my lunch break.
This came from Michaels last year too. I love the cherubs!
I got this mirror a few years back from an online website called ABC Distubuting. I love how it has tin. I always wanted a tin mirror, but I really want one made from an old ceiling tin, but this one will have to do until then.
These next 2 photos come from a third wall in my office (which is the smallest wall). I didn't take a photo of this wall as it only has these 2 items, plus a calendar and the temp control for the heater. Not really much to look at.

These cherubs I bought off ebay to use at my wedding reception about 3 years ago. I never did use them, so I brought them to work to brighten up my walls.

This mirror came from ABC Distrubuting. I love the shape of this mirror.

So that is what is on my walls at my office at work. I did not show you the 4th wall in my office as it is the back of file cabinets and a book shelf for some of my papers. We disguise the file cabinet backs with plants that trail down. I don't have a real office at work, it is more of a pass through that we made into an office. But hey, it's mine!!! And I get to decorate it however I like.

Decorating my office with the things I love makes coming to work a little easier. We should always surround ourselves with the things we love. Don't you agree?

So now go on over to Grits and Glamour and see what is on everyone elses wall. And before you go, be sure to leave me a comment on what you like on my wall.



Cami @ Creating Myself said...

LOVE your office! I should... we have a couple of the same prints. LOL

Prescott family said...

I wish I had an office with walls instead of padding. Ha ha ha. Actually there isn't much room to hang much in a cubical. Your office looks very homey - nice!!

mbkatc230 said...

You have some really beautiful pieces in your office. It's nice that you have a place to display your girlie things! Some really nice frame finds, but I adore that shabby mirror. Kathy

KBeau said...

What a beautiful office you must have. I'll be people enjoy visiting.

Robin said...

I love your wall art, especially the rose prints! Your office is just beautiful!!

Thanks for visiting my itty-bitty blog today! You really made my day! I hope you come back again!


Cass said...

Love love love the rose prints! I am inspired -- we have a pink bedroom in the house, and rose prints would be the perfect "wall" decor for it. Your roses are particularly gorgeous. Cass

Carrie said...

I very much enjoyed reading your post. Each item in your very attractive wall grouping is beautiful. You've made a very special place at work.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! I love seeing and hearing about all your bargains!

Chari said...

Hi Kim...

Ohhh my...Girl, I just adore your office! How blessed you are to be able to decorate it as you please!

Well friend, I studied and studied all of your pretty wall art...trying to see if I could choose a favorite...sheeeshhh...they're all beautiful! I do have to say that your Great-Grandmother's picture is not only beautiful but such a treasure as well...I love it! I also really love that pretty gold frame with the fleur di lis on it...I might have to fight ya for that one...hehe (just kidding) You did a terrific job grouping all of these too...that's not always easy! So very beautiful!!!

Warmest wishes,

Envoy-ette said...

Such beauty at an affordable price! I'm impressed!

char72 said...

I love all of your wall things, and I'm glad you're learning to eat at the table (above post). This family blog is a great idea. I hope a lot of them are cooperating.