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February 25, 2013

Messin' In My Office Cont'd

Here's a little update on the Office Messin' around I've been working on.
In my effort to create this sort of well traveled look I've been selecting items to create this little gallery on my (dresser top) office bureau.

Of course you've seen my white monkey in the cloche from last week's post as seen here (link) 
A few things left and a few things were brought in
to create my new look.

Things always look more interesting in the evening when the lighting is different and highlights are created.

Last year I picked up this Tang horse and I thought he should stay with this theme since it represents the Chinese Tang Dynasty.  The picture with the blue door is a photo from Greece.  I've long had an infatuation with elephants.  The lamp was acquired several years ago. 

There is a young one snuggled behind her big ear.

A little trinket box I borrowed from my desk

My clock I also relocated that was on my desk. 
That was a T.J. Maxx find a few years ago.  
It looks like an old antique.

On the far right a Bombay jar I acquired from Ebay last year.  I think it was for pot-pourri but I decided a candle inside would show off the cut outs on the lid.
This rust colored bust seemed like a good fit and my old world globe definitely stays in this eclectic mix for my well traveled look.

So there you have it.  My new updated look for the office bureau.

I'm joining 


  1. I love this vignette! It definitely has that "travelled" worldly look! I love the globe! Your monkey cloche is great!

  2. OMG Liz, the lights make it look so nice! Love the pictures & mirror grouping, very clever.
    I like each and every item but, I especially love your globe!

  3. You have some neat things Liz. Looks very nice all put together. I love to mix things up too.

  4. Messing around???? You sure MESS pretty! You did a nice job pulling everything together- It looks great- xo Diana

  5. Great vignette with such terrific elements to look at, dear Liz! I love the cloche with cute monkey and the clock..swoonnn...I love your style of beautiful messing around, lol! Love it! Thank you for your sweet comments and wishes hon. I guess I'm 4 years older than you, I'm 60 and it's "only" 38 years of marriage, NOT 40 yet, heheheee... Big hugs,

  6. Beautiful vignette! I love the vintage travel look!

  7. I love your vignette, Liz. Beautiful worldly collections you had put together!...Christine

  8. It's looking more and more Hemingway-esque every day!!! Just add a mini bar and a couple of books, and you've got Hemingway nailed!!!!!! :-)

  9. Hi Liz,
    Very eccentric look of a world traveler! The white monkey is perfect...The little blue & white pot with the wholes in the lid would make a great container for a small arrangement of fresh flowers as the lid would act like a flower frog. A flower stem in each hole in the lid and water in the pot. Would be very nice with some exotic fresh flowers in them.
    All the Best,

  10. I love all the different elements. They create such a wonderful and interesting vignette. Love the cloche, perfect. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. What beautiful things you have collected...:) I love the well traveled look! Simply gorgeous!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  12. Looks wonderful. So many elements I love. It must be great to sit in there and admire your handiwork at decorating.

  13. Liz, I love your office space! Your accessories are wonderful! This is a great look!

  14. This is beautiful Liz. I love the leaning artwork. The vignette is wonderful!

  15. Hi lovely lady.
    Beautiful vignette! I love the vintage travel look also. You did a Beautiful job putting this all together great job. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my St.Patrick's Day Tablescape. I hope you and yours have a wonderful week.

    XXOO Diane

  16. Hello there, Lovely Liz!
    What I like: everything.
    What I Love: The light (you're so right going for that cozy and intimate glow), the pieces chosen...
    What I absolute adore: The frames leaning on the wall. That solution is so much better for restless hands like ours - always wanting, and dreaming of, change - isn't it?!
    Going to move my home office... the term is used with generous hand, as it is just a desk ahahahah... going to put it under the stairs. And I'm really "stealing" your idea of leaning frames (already thinking what I'm framing... first... and second ;))
    Thank you for sharing. And Inspiring!

  17. Your updated look is so very pretty....I just love the wonderful collections you have in the office!!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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