Covetable cards and an eye-watering desk

A quick swoop in today to share some more vintage Christmas cards. Firstly, a classic scene, dripping in snow; I’d want to defrost in front of a fire if I was out in that:

Next a couple of different takes on candles; I couldn’t decide which I preferred, so included both:

Then a card from Florida to show that it isn’t all snow drifts and candlelight:

Finally, for those of you who are still here, I bring you one more treat:

This beauty is the product of Ralph Lauren’s imagination. I’m not sure how long I could sit at it before I got a headache, but if full on Highland getaway is what you want in your office, then look no further.


November desirable desks

Sneaking in before the deadline, here are my favourite desirable desks for November:

I love the arrangement here; it looks like the chairs and the lamp are leaning in for a good gossip. Oh, and the trail up the wall is old postcards, so what’s not to like?

The shears are what make this one special for me. I’m a bit of a closet fabric addict, so I like the idea of having all those tools to hand.

And the colours drew me to this desk. Plenty of my favourite bluey greens, but the pop of red really brings the space to life.

Also, this month we have an interloper in the desirable desks slot; it’s not a desk, but I couldn’t resist sharing a sneak preview of The Old Haberdashery‘s Christmas window. How beautiful is that?

September & October’s desirable desks

The last few weeks have been characterised by our brilliant holiday and our decidedly autumnal return. So in this spirit I bring you September & October’s collection of desirable desks:


This handsome example, with its very fetching mapdrop, I mean map backdrop. I am a big fan of maps and while even Mr E and I have finally succumbed to the convenience of a satnav, I still go back to my maps after every journey to see where I’ve been and work out what things I could see along the way. We had two maps with us on our recent Seattle adventure and both of them ended up with holes along the creases from repeated folding. Map + desk = very nice workspace.


A couple of Ikea trestles, a lovely shade of grey and a couple of stars to boot. It’s a bit too early for Christmas still, but a couple of stars are fine. This looks like a nice peaceful spot to sit and write some letters on some lovely stationery.

And thirdly:

This handsome metal creation looks like it was designed by someone who used to play with meccanno when they were little. I’m not quite sure what the technique would be for getting on and off the stool, nor that it would look very elegant, but this desk looks like its built to last. Top marks for storage too.

Desirable desks July/August

Another slightly overdue catch-up, this time on the desk front. Here are my favourites:

This desk from Lobster & Swan has a nice spot of sparkle.

The colours on this one are right up my street.

A nice bit of warm brick still does it for me (and the peg and washing line pinboard alternative is a nice idea).

And last, but not least, I love the blackboard/pigeon hole arrangement on this one.

Have a good weekend.

June’s desirable desks

In honour of the sunshine that has burst from behind the clouds in the last few days, I bring you June’s desirable desks:
Emma Diebold
A great big burst of yellow courtesy of Emma Diebold.
Design Sponge
Another splash of yellow from Design Sponge. I particularly like the dark orange accents.
Camilla Engman
And a brilliant paint job on some chairs from Camilla Engman.

Lets hope the good weather lasts as we’re off to the Wadhurst Arts & Crafts Fair on Friday; hope to see you there.