Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Office

We moved home last week, just another rental for now while we decide where in the world to settle, sell our house in Ireland and buy here in Sydney or possibly try mainland Europe for a while? I love this new place, it's a comfortable house with gorgeous views of a natural reserve, a working fireplace, lots of nooks and crannies and best of all a rumpus room!!! We are still in the process of finding new homes for all our "stuff" but we are getting there. Here's a little corner of the study...

Did you spot my new acquisition?

This lovely vintage 2 drawer card catalogue brings me a step closer to my dream cabinet.

I love that it was made here in Sydney.

I think it sits so nicely with some of my other vintage office finds.

Still so in love with this Boston pencil sharpener.

Thankfully this lovey fan has replaced the white plastic one my hubbie was using.

And my lovely aqua vintage typewriter, what more could a girl want?

Sadly this lovely little arrangement probably won't last more than a couple of days, when practicality will take over and my husband will stack this side-table with overstuffed lever arch files and numerous blinking, buzzing gadgets. Sniff...

17 comments:

Dime Store Thrift said...

The 2 drawer catalogue nearly brought me to my knees. I love it!!

Michelle said...

great style! I love how you pull it all together... and the card catalog! Do you mind me asking apprx how much it cost? Just curious since I'm always looking for one...

Missa said...

Well, at least you got a lovely photo of the arrangement :) Now where are your awesome filing trays to go with your gorgeous card catalog? Great find on the catalog!!!

Tricia said...

The catalogue, the fan...my heart is going pitter patter.

grunge-queen said...

I just love your look. I'm calling it industrial boho crossed with a romantic vibe. I'm sure wherever you make your home you will make it lovely!

Vintage Hunter said...

It looks awesome! Love the color.

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks Grunge-Queen, Industrial Boho - I love it!!! So much nicer than what my husband calls the stuff I buy ;-) Thrift Candy, my filing tray is currently trying out different spots in the house, preferably ones my munchkins can't reach!

Brianna said...

Very cool treasures :)
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Leigh said...

Looks great! I love the colors together.

Musheee said...

You should definitely fight your corner! It looks so cool! As for mainland Europe, you should try it, I heard thrift shops line the streets...

Marina said...

great great office finds!!!
You should frame the first photo and hang it in that room; when you no longer can see the items swallowed by your husband stuff, show him the photo :-)
I vote for Europe!!!

Franny said...

The vintage aqua typewriter is sooooo cool!
I'll post some pictures from this years "World's longest yard sale" after I go next Saturday. If I see cabinets, I'll get the prices especially for you :+D Have a super day!

torontoyardsaler said...

Hello,
I just noticed your comment and immediately came to Thrifted Treasure. What a lovely blog. Your background in graphic arts is not wasted here! We like so much of the same stuff. My father is an Australian too (Tamworth, N.S.W., but I also have relatives who live in suburban Sydney). We're almost neighbours. Ha!
I will link you blog on mine.
All the best,
Erin - Toronto Yard Sale Snoop

Home Girl said...

great to hear you survived the move and that the new house is full of nice spaces. your office collection looks super stylish - all that diligent thrifting is really paying off. i think one day you should sart a little business - u have such a flair xx

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

So cute!! Why don't men understand the need for beauty over function??

my little birdie said...

you have such a beautiful collection of items. i adore the little 2 drawer vintage catalogue and the peacock pyrex. you have such a good eye for beautiful vintage, i'm jealous. if i bought half the stuff you manage to get in the door home i'd be a happy woman my partner's look of more junk says it all : )

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

you have such wonderful pieces! i'm so happy i found your blog!