Friday, July 13, 2012

~Where Bloggers Create 2012~

I just barely finished my office in time to be able to share with Karen's "Where Bloggers Create" party this year.  It feels so nice to have some organization back to this area which had become much neglected and full of clutter. 

It is a nice sized room where I can relax and read a book or my favorite JDL magazines in a comfy leather chair and also where I sit at my desk and blog or pay bills.  There are many drawers, boxes and shelving for storage and an old baby crib spring that I can use as an inspiration board.  The architectural elements over my shelf is a nice added touch as well.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.


I love this little corner desk with an industrial lamp and old typewriter, which I receive many poems or letter from my youngest daughter.  She loves to type away on that thing.

I found the "office" sign over a year ago and am so glad to finally have it hung.  My husband made the top of my desk to fit two cabinets and I love how large it is with the sides to actually be able to write on or keep my printer.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the other inspiration on Karen's blog.

Also sharing with:
Debra @ Common Ground
Courtney @ French Country Cottage
Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors  

99 comments:

  1. Great! And I like that cushion. :-)

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  2. Loving your room! The crib spring is darling and reminded me that I have one of those somewhere!!!

    Would love for you to come check my new little creative space out sometime!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  3. I love how you have everything so organized and uncluttered! My office looks like a tornado blew through it a few times. I have lots of "stuff" as is, but I'm always working on something, so there is always stuff out. I have a baby crib springs set too. I have in the playroom for my grandkids, and they hang their artwork on it and I put pixs of them on it as well. Have a great week-end!

    Take care, Sue

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  4. Hey Kathleen,

    Your room looks wonderful. You've put it all together to create such a special, warm and comfortable space...perfectly organized with interesting touches throughout!

    I didn't even realize it was time for this event, and I have been working on my studio all week. I just move so slowly these days, and I'm determined to really organize, not just put stuff out of sight (my husband's favorite way). I started out wanting to have a bon fire, but it's coming along. I won't be joining the party, but I may post soon. I'm looking forward to hanging the 'Inspire' banner that I won from you way back in a special place!

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Susie

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  5. Kathleen, your creative space is so serene~ though I'll admit as a kindergarten teacher, you won me over with your chalkboard.

    :) Thanks for sharing, and do drop by for a visit.

    Michaele

    http://twigsandtulle.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is simply a beautiful room. You are very fortunate to have a room where you can relax.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Anne xx

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  7. Kathleen,
    Your creative space is beautiful!So inspirational too.I hope to get my act together and create my own space soon.Hope you are enjoying your vacation!
    ((((Hugs))))
    Anne

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  8. Your office/studio is beautiful Kathleen!! I love it's simplicity. Makes me want to desperately do a makeover on mine. :)
    Blessings~

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  9. Gorgeous room! You have such great attention to detail, which really makes a space pop!

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  10. Very pretty....thank you for taking us on the tour!

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  11. Great room, I have my grandmothers typewri

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  12. Love your shabby * chippy studio. The mattress spring memo board is cool! Love the cubby.
    Warmly,
    deb

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  13. What a warm, classy room... Such wonderful treasures placed perfectly. I adore the file card cabinet!!

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  14. Your space is filled with so many wonderful and interesting pieces!

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  15. Can I just tell you that I think this is one of the most perfectly beautiful rooms that I have ever seen? I don't think there is one thing that I don't love. It is perfection and I would love to copy it exactly as is.

    Can you tell I love it? LOL

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  16. You have a truly lovely, serene space ~ what a joy it must be to work in!

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  17. Oh Kethleen I love your office!
    It is so fresh, neat and tidy and still gives lot's of inspiration. You always find the most beautiful old furniture, home accessories and architectural salvage pieces! The piece behind the shelf is awesome!!!
    That baby crib spring inspiration board also is so pretty!
    Sending you happy WBC party wishes from Germany
    Carola

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  18. What an inspiring a beautiful office and blog space!!!Don't think I'd be able to do too much though...would probably be too busy looking around on all the beauty surrounding me;)
    Tove :)

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  19. I just love the old crib spring as a
    memo holder.. very creative idea!
    Nice space.
    Sandy

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  20. what a beautiful space you have, I love your colours. I love every photo and the beautiful detail. thank you for sharing it with us. Lisa

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  21. That´s an amazing post..just Lovley :)
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  22. Kathleen, your office space looks amazing, love everything about it...Thanks for sharing it with all of us...

    Pattie

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  23. I love this post, I have been wanting a space like that for sometime. Your post has inspired me to get moving on it. I showed my hubby this post and said this is what I want, he liked it too. I really love the colours you used and the furniture, love the bed spring thing above the desk, what a great idea. What a great space to sit and be inspired. You have done a wonderful job.

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  24. Everything in that room makes you want to come in and sit down. That leather chairs just does it. Nice job. Learned how to type on that typewriter.

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  25. Kathleen, your space is amazing! I love the warm colors and that bookcase took my breath away. Oh the details of this room, I truly enjoyed this visit.

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  26. I just love your work room. It is just beautiful.

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  27. Your space is wonderful! I really am in love with it all - all things vintage warm my heart.... and you've put them all together so well. I'll definitely have to come back for inspiration from time to time... so glad that I found you & can follow, now. Would love for you to visit sometime....

    Have a great weekend,
    Heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  28. This room is a delight! No wonder you feel creative whenever you are in it! Sigh. ~ Maureen

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  29. Oh Kathleen, it is just beautiful!!
    I love the mix of rich woods, worn leather, and rustic whites, it is just a perfect mix of your gorgeous treasures!!~
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  30. I love the room. It is rustic and industrial and creative.

    That typewriter it is so interesting, and it is much older than the one I found for my poet and writer. A typewriter was on the top of my daughter's Christmas list. There is something appealing about it to children. Perhaps the simplicity of another time....

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  31. Oh Wow I am so inpsired. I have seen some magnificent office/craft spaces and this is one of my favorites. I am pinning lots of pictures on my dream boards! I always love your uses for salvage pieces and "junk" which become art in the ways you display them. Fantastique!!!!

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  32. I love your workspace...and that reading nook with the worn leather chair is stunning! of course, so is the vintage typewriter and table set! gorgeous....thanks so much for sharing...you are inspiring.


    I'm joining up with Karen for the first time this year....would love to have you stop by and visit, if you can!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  33. Just beautiful and serene. I love all the vintage and architectural elements. Thank you for sharing your creative space,

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  34. Your office is beautiful and inspiring.

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  35. Hi Katheen! What beautiful inspiration! Thanks so much for taking the time to put together all the pictures! ~Kristie

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  36. what a wonderfully-relaxing creative haven you have here kathleen! love all those coverless books on that rustic shelf. And how sweet that your daughter actually uses that typewriter!! i also love the old baby box spring on the wall. it's all so very inspiring. merci for sharing it with us! ;)

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  37. Dear Kathleen,
    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely room with us. It looks so comfortable and a wonderful place to be creative.

    Claudia
    Homestead Vintage

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  38. Everything looks amazing! I love the mix of white and dark and the creative use of architectural pieces-well done!
    Susan
    must love junk

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  39. What a great space! Gives me hope (sigh) and inspiration that I might...just MIGHT...get my office ready by next year! LOL!

    Nice job.

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  40. I love, love this space. The touches of industrial and that typewriter. You crafty space looks like it should be in a magazine(if it hasn't already)Thanks so much for giving me some new ideas!

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  41. Hi kathleen, this space is so neat, especially the little desk with the typewriter. My favorite thing would have to be the bedsprings over your desk with the clothes pins! Great room!

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  42. Your space is stunning! I love the spring memo station above your desk!

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  43. What a great idea for the baby crib spring. It looks fantastic. Love your use of space and small drawers. Thank you so much for sharing your crative room with us. I'm new to Karen's Where Bloggers Create party. While I am unable to present my studio in 2012, I am visiting all the blogs and making it my mission to leave comments on all of them. I'm early to yours because I am one of your followers.

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  44. What a pretty space! I love the details of the antiques displayed. They must give you a lot of inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    blessings,
    Danielle

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  45. Oh, this looks like such a soothing place to relax. I love your displays! Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Oh Kathleen.........wat a beautifull soothing space this has become.
    Love the colors, the look of it and the vintage displays.
    Just wonderfull.
    Hugs Marga

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous - I love that card catalogue (I love all your furniture!)

    I'd certainly be inspired in this space. Thanks for the tour.

    Happy creating!
    xox

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  48. I love your office style. The apothecary cabinet/card catalog (not sure which it is called) is what caught my eye at the french country cottage website. I'm going through your other room re-dos now, and I REALLY REALLY love your style. Have a blessed day! ~kiki (www.untamedperspective.com)

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  49. Wow I truly love your style. Your apothecary cabinet/card catalog caught my eye at the french country cottage link party. Now I am enjoying looking through your blog at other rooms. I love the muted tones and antique accents! I would love to have ONE room in my home that was completely vintage and feminine! SO gorgeous... I enjoyed reading and will be back :) Have a blessed day. ~Kiki (www.untamedperspective.com)

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  50. So sweet! Love all the vintage pieces you use as functional pieces.
    xo

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  51. Hay Kathleen,

    Yes I am in love with your space...
    It's so nostalgic and warm.
    To work in this space is like a dream
    I think..

    Thanks for sharing.

    Love from Marijke
    www.marijkevanooijen.blogspot.com

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  52. Kathleen I am NEVER disappointed when I come and look at photos of your lovely home! It is a dream to me!! Thank you so much for joining th eparty and your sharing your office space with us.

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  53. This does look like a great space to relax. I so love that antique typewriter and the table and chair.
    Thanks for sharing your special space.
    Michele

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  54. Love.....love ......love everything......the simple furnature......the textures with the coral......a lovely place to create....thanks for sharing!!!!

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  55. I love it Kathleen! It is as beautiful as I knew it would be.

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  56. Kathleen...
    LOVE your comfy chair...your room is sooo peaceful. I adore that you have kept it so clutterfree...one can actually breathe in your space!

    just me...envious in Texas...jan

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  57. This is the most wonderful, cosy and shabby chic studio I have ever seen.
    It gives me a lot of inspiration and I look and look and look at your pictures.
    If there was a competition I would vote your studio nr. 1.
    Hugs Eva Agnes

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  58. Hi Kathleen
    A beautiful place to create - it has a feeling of tattered and worn with your comfy chair, (makes me feel totally relaxed!), books, old typewriter and those divine little filing drawers.
    Who would have thought of a spring base for an inspiration board - I love that!
    Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us and hopefully I can reciprocate.
    Have a wonderful week touring,
    Suzy

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  59. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creative space, my friend!
    I love everything about it. :-)

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  60. Ohh i love this! Your office sign and litte storage is sooo beautiful! :-)

    <3

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  61. I love that little corner ...with the desk and typewriter. I also love the piece with all the little drawers. Such a lovely space :)
    Francine

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  62. This is truly an inspiring place!!
    Love every detail!

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  63. Your studio is a work of art all its own!

    Thank you for sharing.....

    Stacey

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  64. What a beautiful space to create in! I love all of the pieces you have included that also have so much function. The chest of drawers really catches my eye. I love the standing lamp as well. So many pretty things!

    ~Shanon

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  65. I would like to know where you found the burlap picture over your typewriter. I think I would like 2 of those beside my dining room hutch. They would look perfect in my space.
    Thanks

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  66. You have such a beautiful Creative Space. Your photos are so dreamy.. Thanks for sharing Awesome space.

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  67. Oh YUM... Everything looks so pretty........and tidy. Yeah, no photos of mine this year...not so tidy. :-)

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  68. Oh, my goodness...your studio is charming! The corner desk and old typewriter are a stunning tableau, straight out of yesteryear. And the bedspring bulletin board is simply perfect.

    So glad I stopped in to visit...:)

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  69. It's just beautiful! I adore your card catalogue!

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  70. You have so many wonderful old finishes in this room! Those bedsprings make an interesting posting board. Love your new sign, the old books, and all the neutrals. It's a fabulous looking space to work in!

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  71. I love the restful colors of your space. It's a beautiful room!

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  72. Thank you so much for the tour,Kathleen.Your studio is beautiful and so calming.Love everything about it.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  73. I love your office Kathleen. Each piece is unique and offers weathered patina - yum! I could spend many hours here, and it all looks so organized, too. Well done!

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  74. Your space cleaned up beautifully- love all the vintage fun!

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  75. I enjoyed the tour of you space immensely! There is great texture and the mixing of old and new..it makes your room feel so serene. Thank you for hsring.

    Hugs,
    Kristi

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  76. Well, I took a break from the everyday chores to be done and saw your post for your studio space! My first love is decorating, also, along with road trips to find inspiration. Right now I am redecorating the upstairs bedrooms and, as much as I love color, I enjoy the serenity of creams and their variations! Thanks so much for sharing and do come and visit my blog when you get a chance... I would love to have you over!!

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  77. It just doesn't get any better than this. Your style is my kinda style. Maybe someday I can get the hang of it. Gorgeous photos, gorgeous studio..

    Linda

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  78. I love your studio space, Kathleen. Simple gorgeous! I couldn't help but notice the inventive bed spring memo board. An over all vintage feel, which I also love. So glad I stopped by, thank you for a most enjoyable tour.

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  79. What a restful and peaceful space in which to create. Everything is soothing to the eye and the soul. You an tell you took care with each item you display. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely studio with us.

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  80. You are one lucky , creative girl.
    I love the white but just do not dare to paint furniture white.
    Be safe and dream.
    Laura

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  81. I love your look! So classy what a fabulous looking room!

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  82. What a dream space, I just love all teh white on white and the natural elements through out the whole space. And you have a wonderful collection of vintage & antique pieces, the old book collection and display is by far my favourite. True inspiration for my space to be : )

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  83. I love every element of your beautiful creative space. Every detail is so charming and your big comfy leather chair is icing on the cake. So inspiring!

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  84. I am totally drooling over your room! I love the library catalog drawers especially. I've been coveting and hoping to find some for years! I do have a scrapbook room and it's here if you want to look. http://www.martysmusings.net/2012/07/scrapbook-room-organization.html
    Again, great job on the room!

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  85. Your office is lovely. I just pinned it for inspiration. I wish I had such a lovely place to create. x

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  86. This space is fantastic! Love the serene feel of the black and white. It's all just wonderful, but my two favorite items are your crib spring and the vintage file cabinet with the white washed finish. I have a vintage typewriter like that which I love. Now all I need is a fabulous office to go with it. lol!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  87. This is such a lovely, artistic room. You have a gift and you really know how to use it. Fabulous!

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  88. Where you create just makes me swoon! I love everything about it. It's so cozy and inviting. I gave my daughter-in-law an old rusted metal crib to use for photoshoots. Now I'm wishing I'd kept it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  89. I love the feel of your beautiful space that invites you in. Your bed spring bulletin board makes me want to do the same in my little space. This is a room that I would love to have of my own! Thank you for sharing....Teresa

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  90. An amazing space to create. I have been wanting old crib springs for over a year, but I haven't found one and I really have no place to hang it. I just love the look. Happy Creating!

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  91. You have a gorgeous creative space; such a dreamy space. I love what you did to the vintage card catalog. Your work is beautiful! Thank you for the tour and thank you for sharing.

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  92. Just lovely! Charming, interesting yet serene, and cozy. Maybe this will help me get inspired to work on my own office! :) Thank you!

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  93. Love all the details in this room! Fabulous!

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  94. With that vintage theme, your office is the subject of envy. Anyone can work in there without feeling bored or tired. :)

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  95. Love that old chair--it looks so comfy! The old letter holder is the coolest!

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