Breakfast Room Doubling As An Office & A Winner

Whenever you move from house to house,

you can always count on that some of your  existing furnishings may not fit well

or not at all, in the new spaces.

Also, pieces of furniture placed in rooms of your former home,

may wind up in a totally different area or room and take on a new appearance and purpose.

This is the case with a bookcase which has always been in bathrooms of former homes.

But this bookcase has landed in the breakfast room at the Berry Patch House.

Today you will see the Breakfast Room doubling as an office and a Winner!!

Scroll down below to see if you are the winner of the book “Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes.

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The bookcase is by Drexel Heritage. I used to frequent a great consignment shop

when I lived in Florida (but not as good as Almost Home!).

I was looking for a display piece for a bathroom in a former home and came across

this Drexel Heritage bookcase …. it was a good piece, but needed some love,

as it had some scratches and little blips here and there.

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The bathroom walls had beautiful wallpaper of birds and baskets of flowers.

I worked with an artist back in the day of my re-design and room staging days.

She painted the bookcase and added the designs from the wallpaper on to the doors.

I cannot tell you how wonderful the bookcase looked in that bathroom against the wallpaper.

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Now,  that bookcase is doubling as a place for blue and white pretties and my office!

The baskets on the shelves contain all that I need that you would find

on a desk top surface or drawers . . . stapler, tape dispenser, note pads, post-its,

address books, pens, markers, scissors and more!

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Everything I need tucked away in those baskets.

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These vintage bird plates were also in the bathroom at my previous home.

I should have named that house, so I could always refer to it by name.

I already have a name for my next house. Once we break ground, I shall tell you what it is.

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On the floor on the left hand side of the bookcase is a tall narrow basket.

That is my temporary “file basket” that also contains my “wall calendar”.

Yes, I still love to see the month planned out on a large calendar, having lots of room to write.

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The blue and white urn with the faux spiral topiary was the perfect thing

for the space next to the bookcase.

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I turned the breakfast room area in our former home into a sunroom.

I missed having flowers on a breakfast table; however,

there were always plenty of flowers in the sunroom.

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So as we have meals at this table of ours in this breakfast room . . .

we think of how we saved and saved to get this table when we were first married.

Our very first Ethan Allen purchase. It was a very exciting day waaaay back when . . . 

when that small table and chairs were delivered.

Now many, many, many years later, I sit at this table with my loves,

having a meal or creating a blog post or planning our new home.

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And we wonder . . . where have the years gone?

It seemed like yesterday. that this girl turned cartwheels across the floor

when my little table was delivered and my son finally graduating from the high chair

to the booster seat ….. sitting at the table in a chair with us.

Now my sweetie will sit at this table where her dad used to sit as a young boy and man.

Treasured memories and more treasured memories  to be made.

Have a most beautiful day dear readers!

AND while on the subject of Beautiful . . .

The winner of the book Beautiful, by Mark D. Sikes is KARENANN !!! Congrats!!!

I encourage you all to come back Wednesday for another fabulous new book review and giveaway!!!

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  1. You’re making this place a pretty temporary home while building your next dream home.

    New precious memories will be made again at your new home


  2. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    Your breakfast room/office is lovely. Love the book case and how you used baskets as storage.

  3. Your breakfast area is beautiful, Shirley! The bookcase is so pretty with the blue and white pieces, and the antique bird plates flanking it are perfect! Enjoy your day, sweet friend!!!

  4. You made the room cozy and and inviting to enjoy until you’re new home is ready. I’m still trying to find a name that fits my current house.

  5. Oooh, Shirley! I very much like this space and how you’ve multi-purposed it, particularly with use of the baskets for the normal office things. The Drexel bookcase is a keeper!
    Have a great week, and congrats to Karenann!

  6. Shirley you have moved! It has been ages since I have been blogging hoping and when I stopped by you have moved and are going to build a wonderful new home! Good for you! I know that it will extra amazing because you are so talented! I’m looking forward to your up coming posts. Love, love, love the bookcase. The painting on it is just beautiful and of course it is beautifully decorated. Have an amazing week!
    xx Jo

  7. Love the Drexel Heritage bookcase- the artist’s work was a beautiful addition. Isn’t it sweet to reflect on those moments like getting your first Ethan Allen dining set! I remember events like that oo. Having my grandson visit recently made me feel very reflective. All those milestone like the high chair to a booster chair….each one an achievement for you and him. The flowers are so pretty- love mums! Cheers to planning for your new home!

  8. JoAnn Mooney says

    So nice to have a workspace with so many memories, is functional and pretty all at the same time!

  9. I agree with JoAnn, when you are sitting there you have all those memories to make it even more special! I love the bookcase, it is so beautiful with the painting on it and the bird plates are beautiful as well. I think I may try getting a couple of baskets for my desk here. I like that idea, right now my desk makes me crazy trying to keep it neat. Have a beautiful week and congratulations to the winner of the book!!!! I think I will order a copy for myself. It sounds wonderful.

  10. Such a pretty office space Shirley! I love your DH bookcase with the pretty handpainted details you added and it’s perfect for basket storage to organize all your office necessities. Beautiful plates too! Congrats to your winner. ♥

  11. Hi Shirley! I’m so happy to see that you really are getting settled in and it looks like you! Isn’t it wonderful that you have things that bring back sweet memories? We do too and wouldn’t trade them for anything.

  12. What’s neat about this process Shirley, is that we are seeing your things in new locations… everything looks new. And we are actually seeing your treasures….as if for the first time. It’s cool! 😉

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  14. Shirley, you have created a beautiful multi-functional,space. The DH bookcase looks so pretty with your baskets and your blue and white. I must say, I love the vintage bird plates. Thanks for sharing your sweet memories.

  15. Love that bookcase in it’s new space. Time is going by way too quickly and now you can make some new memories around that special table. Hope you break ground soon!

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