A Polka-dot Peek

June 14, 2012 | My Jottings

It seems like all I do lately is post fluffy stuff. Maybe now that we’ve downsized in house and business, my brain has received the signal that it’s finally okay to rest. I have a few things I’d like to post soon, but for today I’ll give you a peek of my new office.

I’m not sure what this room was originally. I wondered if the round mirrors and the polka-dots on the wall were to decorate a nursery. It’s a small room, just right for my office. I had to do away with a piece of my desk in order to fit everything in here, but that’s okay. I have a temporary folding table up to help me with the licensing paperwork I’ve been working on for a while now.

In this new house there’s very little we’re going to change. I’m just not in the mood for much redecorating, and that feels perfectly fine.

I do think, however, that I will change the office someday soon. I am missing the black and white toile from our old bedroom, and think this little office would be the perfect place for some toile wallpaper, only in a different color.

I love blue and white toile, but there’s a lot of blue in this house. The previous owner loved the color (as do I) — I don’t think I’ll add more. I love red. I wonder what a small red toile office would look like?

Like this, perhaps?

I think I like that.

I’ll post a few more photos soon of other rooms in the house.

I’m currently reading Wendell Berry’s Hannah Coulter and it’s beautiful. I read his Jayber Crow last year and it was an utterly unique and transporting book.

I’d love to hear what you’re up to today, or what book you’re reading….


  1. Dorothy Sooter says:

    Your office looks really neat. Your idea for the wallpaper sounds
    great. We are preparing for Jacob’s graduation tomorrow. We are
    having it at Steve’s house. Joshua and his family, Jim and Kim
    And their seven and the four of us. Jacob is going to go to
    Cuesta for two years. He is into ceramics and he does really
    good work. Do not think he really knows what he wants to
    do yet. So glad you are settled in your new home. Love, Dorothy

  2. Just Julie says:

    Wish Jacob a hearty congratulations for me Dorothy! What a fine family you have… Xxoo

  3. Kay in UK says:

    I definitely think you should put up some toile wallpaper in your office, so as to make it really yours.
    I’ve just ordered Hannah Coulter from Amazon. Being out of new reading material, your recommendation was much appreciated. I’m sure Alan will agree! 🙂

  4. Just Julie says:

    Thank you Kay…I have found that people either love toile or hate it. About Hannah Coulter…it’s a meandering kind of read, so just keep at it. It would be fun to read it together..what do you think? Have our own two person book club?

  5. Kay in UK says:

    I love the idea of the book club. I’m in one book club at present, but I’m the only Christian and it would be great to read books along with another Christian because the perspective on everything would be so very different. I’ll let you know when the book arrives.

  6. Just Julie says:

    Wonderful Kay! Let’s do it. A chapter at a time maybe? Or two at a time and then a little discussion? Yay. I’ll be waiting to hear when you receive your book. xxoo

  7. Ganeida says:

    would I be rude in saying:Anything but the polka dots!? I know from the last house you have beautiful taste so I’m sure anything you choose will look absolutely wonderful!

  8. Just Julie says:

    You would not be rude – just free to speak your opinion, which I always like very much about people. I am rather looking forward to doing away with the dots. And thank you for your nice comment, Ganeida. xxoo

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