My Calligraphy Mess

In case anyone is wondering, I did not get to go on my trip this weekend.  My flight definitely got canceled along with 1000s of others due to the storm and what I suspect was really bad planning on US Airways’ part.  I am not even going to go in to the customer service situation or I will be ugly and no one wants that.  I am just thankful I was not one of the 100s of people stuck at the airport with no place to sleep for days on end.  But we were thankfully able to get new tickets for the weekend after next.  Fingers crossed that we will have no more storm of the decades.

Anyways, I got an unexpected weekend with no plans and took advantage of it by starting a new book and practicing my calligraphy.  I have been doing quite a bit of calligraphy lately and to say I have become obsessed would be putting it mildly.  And in a little over a month, I have already started to acquire quite a few supplies.  Every time I practice, I use my kitchen table and I find that having ink and papers spread out all over it is not conducive to eating a dinner or having an attractive kitchen.  I have started to ponder the idea of using my currently sad and lonely sitting area off of my bedroom to put a desk in and having a nice organized area for calligraphy crap.    Right now a bookcase sits in it but I find that this bookcase is difficult for me to use because it is sectioned off into lots of little compartments and I think that a plain old bookcase with single shelving rows would be much more functional.  Does that make any sense?  The point is I would like to fix up my messy mess.  While I will most likely end up buying second hand furniture or finding things on the side of the road cause that is more my speed, I made a collage with things I would love to have for my calligraphy nook.


Obviously almost half of these things are from Anthropologie.  Obviously I will not be having them in real life but it is fun to pretend.

The desk…I like that it is somewhat simple but has feminine lines.  I also like that it is wood.  While I typically like painted furniture, I have come to find that it is nice to have at least one wooden item in a room and my bedroom doesn’t have that yet.

The bookcase…I like that the industrial look of it is a contrast with the desk.

Striped basket and natural baskets…I already have one of these striped baskets and it is a winner other than the fact that my cats would like to eat it.  Baskets are good for hiding ugly.

That little cart is actually reasonable and would be good for storing all of the tons of papers I have acquired as well as organize recent projects.

An acrylic sorter for holding papers and envelopes while they dry and a cute pen holder cause it’s cute.

I have coveted these curtains from Anthropologie for years so I figured at least they could live in my collage if not in my house.  Plus they kinda match my green dresser.  The desk would sit right in front of a window and these would frame it up quite nicely.

A floor lamp that is good lookin so it won’t take up any precious desk space and it won’t be as piercing to my eyeballs as severe overhead lighting.

So I think that would make quite a nice start, don’t you?  I could do some serious calligraphy in a nook like that.



  1. Stephanie

    I love the desk!!!! I would like to have one. Check Southern Marketplace. Think it is down 74 or Consignment first (near Blacklion) remodeled and doubled in size ( renamed also) and I can’t remember the new name. They may have something. If you go there check the dates the piece was brought in because after it is there a certain time they start marking it down.

  2. rox

    sorry to hear about your trip! and random note – I totally have those EXACT striped baskets in our linen closet and I LOVE THEM…you can get so much stuff in em!