For me, creating a space that is functional AND beautiful helps to keep me inspired and feeling creative. My “desk” area where I blog isn’t currently either of those things, but this space will soon be changing and over the weekend, I took the first step toward creating a more beautiful work environment. It’s all about gold and it’s all about glamor!
The other night, Hubby and I went on a date, which sadly, is a rare thing for us! We started off with a trip to Lowes to pick out the last of our bathroom fixtures for our remodel. I know…it’s not a romantic destination, but browsing the bath aisle and talking to the sales people without kids whining and fighting was truly a joy. We also went to dinner and a movie and then had a late-night run to Target to get holiday shopping ideas. While there, I bought a little something for myself. Something I’ve wanted for a long time and since it’s practical and necessary, I decided it was finally time. Yes, I finally bought the Nate Berkus gold scissors that I’ve been crushing on. Somehow, I feel just a bit more glamorous when I’m using gold scissors.
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A new pair of scissors is a really big deal to me. Sadly, all of our pairs of scissors just seem to wander off and never return. And the ones that do make it back to the drawer are always covered in Gogurt and Otterpop goo from the kids showing me their independence and getting their own snacks. I once tried to hide a pair of scissors so that they would stay nice and just be mine for crafting, but Hubby found those and they turned sticky, too! But the gold pair – those are mine…all mine. So what did I do with my new pair of scissors? Took glamor shots, of course! Isn’t that what everyone does with scissors?!
I used them to trim some stock for my ironstone sugar pot…
…and I love they way my new scissors look with my other desk accessories!
I’ve had my eye on a couple of other cute, chic, and stylish accessories and pulled together a few of my favorites to share with you.
Do you find that you work better when your work space is pretty?
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Hi there. I’d love to know where to get the desk tray from PLEASE. ??
Hi Linda! I got it at Target! :)
Very pretty, Kim. I think you are going to have a fabulous looking desk! I love the printable, too. I was going to mention Marty and her love of gold desk accessories as well, but I see she has paid you a visit already! : )
Thank you, Kathy! Fingers crossed it all comes together!
I agree, there is something motivating about working in a space that provides those of us that care about such things the beauty and organization we thrive on. Wow, those are really pretty scissors, I don’t think I’d use them for anything but paper. I really like the other gold items on your idea board. I used to have some brass colored paper clips but they’ve wandered away. Maybe it’s time to restock.
P.S. that sounds like the ideal date night to me. :-)
Hi Karen – I really am having a hard time using them because they’re so pretty! Maybe just paper as you suggested… :)
Great and beautiful. Love gold so going to think about it and maybe start on the gold ideal after Christmas. Can you let us know where you found the scissors.
Hi Mary – Target! Can you believe it? They are part of the Nate Berkus line of desk accessories. I know that the scissors are sold online but I think only the actual stores sells the other items in his line (like the cute gold dog tape dispenser).
Oh I so enjoy my desk with all the gold accessories too. Love how yours is coming along and the scissors are fabulous of course
Thank you, Marty! Actually, I feel the new scissors are almost too pretty to use! Haha! Sort-of defeats the purpose… :)
I do…and it is why I completely revamped and brightened my office a few years ago…I have to sit down at my desk and do paper work for my company once a month and it makes it soooo much easier. Fortunately, having a lap top allows me to “blog” anywhere, but I can’t sit down and do it unless the room is in order! Hard to be inspirational and creative in the middle of a disaster…lol!