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February 5, 2007

Fresh Beginnings




I have a large oak desk in my office/guest room. We bought it in an antique store in the Haymarket back in 1992 (when we moved from San Diego to Lincoln) with the intention of using it as a dining room table. Silly me. It's far too narrow for that purpose, so it quickly became my computer desk. It's one of my absolute favorite pieces of furniture. Beautiful, rich color and grain. Sturdy. 2 drawers. Plenty of space to spread out. I'm usually not a messy person, but with a large desk it's easy for the stacks to get out of control. This past weekend I was fed-up with the mess and cleared everything off, polished the wood and tidied up. Let's see how long is stays this neat. I'll post a picture after one full week has passed. I hope I don't embarrass myself!

10 comments:

  1. You moved from California to Nebraska?? We are thinking of moving from California to Minnesota. How was the adjustment?? Looks from your pictures like you enjoy Nebraska.

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  2. Stephanie4:28 AM

    Oh, I LOVE the table. Very beautiful (and MUCH cleaner than mine)!
    Stephanie
    www.thewrittenword.wordpress.com

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  3. I think we have the same desk. :<) Mine isn't the computer desk though. Mine is the "pulse of the house" kind of desk- notecards, telephone, bills, engagement calendar. I'll post a photo over on my blog, and see what you think. I think mine has a different grain of wood, but other than that, they sure look similar to me. Why am I not surprised? :<)

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  4. That is a beautiful desk. What book is that on the corner?

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  5. I wish my computer room was as neat!!! What a lovely desk!

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  6. Wow, that is a beautiful table-desk. :) The color is fantastic.

    And I see Twilight! *lusting to re-read it*

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  7. Lisa - The adjustment was fine. But then we were really ready to leave Southern Calif. after living there for 20 years and seeing all the negative changes (too much traffic, long commutes, crazy housing prices, drive-by shootings, etc., etc.). We love the seasons and the small-town feel of Lincoln (although it has close to 250,000). Months and months can go by before I have to drive on the Interstate. We have no regrets. Of course, Minnesota gets colder and has more humid summers, but the lakes would make it worthwhile. Where in CA are you?

    Stephanie - I love it, too. Ah, well, wait and see how it looks this Sunday. I'm going to try really hard not to make it look any nicer than I normally would.

    Nan - I just can't get over it. Your desk really is almost exactly like mine! Amazing! Mine's a bit longer (72" versus your 60". Mine's 32" deep and 30" high. So not exactly the same, but very, very close!

    Orange Blossom Goddess - Thanks! I'm surprised it's maintained its beauty over the years. We've moved it from Lincoln into storage, down to Texas, back into storage, and back to Lincoln. Thank goodness the legs come off. It's very heavy and a bit awkward to get around stairwells.

    Bybee - Thank you. And to answer your question, the book is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (review coming soon!).

    Danielle - It isn't always this neat, trust me! But I do try to tidy up every week or two. I can't stand to work surrounded by clutter.

    Andi - Thanks. I love the richness of the wood grain and stain. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to buy it! Good thing my husband loves nice antiques as much as I do.

    Yep, that's Twilight sitting off to the side, waiting to be reviewed. I need to get going so I can turn the book over to Rod so he can read it.

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  8. Lucky you, to have such a workspace. Would you like to see a picture of my desk after eight weeks of having a sub? Just kidding; I've already sorted it. Straight into the dustbin. :)

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  9. Bellezza - Wait 'til you see the picture I post tomorrow. I didn't stay nice and neat very long.

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