12.03.2009

A Few Finds for Me... and You?

The other day I met my Parentals for a dinner at Zao and some post-noodle shopping at U Village.  I had to spend a small fortune on a blogging necessity (*hmph* Merry Christmas, readers), so I refrained from snapping up some lovely bits and pieces for ME at Miller-Pollard...



Neighborhoods of miniature Christmas houses are cropping up all over the place this year, but most of them are too pastel, too twee, or just too x-mased out for me. Not so with this sparkly white church. A simple, traditional structure with just enough crookedy "made it myself" charm.  Love it.



This green glass urn in the window has year-round potential, but it would be perfect for forcing bulbs in the Winter.  Alabaster pebbles and a graceful paperwhite? Black river rock and a lavender hyacinth?  So versatile. So thinking I should go back and snap it up.


Later we went to the organizer's promised land also known as Storables, where I discovered an unexpected treasure. No, not an illusion bookshelf or a neato cord control kit... it's a really classy desk.





Who would think to go to Storables for anything other than boring metro shelving?  Madly crushing on this desk though- sleek and modern and solidly built, with chrome trestle legs and a bamboo top.  The keyboard drawer is at the perfect height for comfortable typing, and the cross-bars are an excellent spot to put your feet up (you know, so you can try to relax while you're paying your bills).  The best part is that it looks wayyyyy more expensive than it is.  Would you have guessed $150?  That's what I call champagne on an Ikea budget!  





It would be completely wrong in my house, but I feel like somebody has to have it- anybody looking to revamp their home office?

5 Have Spoken.:

denise, the prime magpie said...

I'm definitely a fan of the glass urn -- too beautiful. And in agreement on the holiday winter village preferences. Some of the busy ones look too crazy for my taste, although they look good as decoration for other homes.

Ann said...

Oh, man! I love that desk!!!

I would totally have snagged that in place of the Go-Cart desk I bought! It's super sexy... and would go in my office nook. Sigh. Sigh. ...

Elizabeth said...

Ann! I saw it and thought of you instantly... certainly would look amazing with your new chair. So sorry to tempt you too late!

Jane Flanagan said...

Thanks for the Christmas pressie! I know it will pay dividends.

The desk is perfection. My desk has a foot bar thingey too and there's nothing better. Seriously I could never have a desk without one.

And I think you need the wee church and the urn. Just sayin'

Polygnome said...

oh my gosh! I love storables (:

the church is wonderful too.