While we’re in the throes of this consumer kick (so unusual for us), we went out today and got a desk to put in this rather abandoned corner of our kitchen, where the breakfast nook banquette was in the original house plan (a room long gone before we bought the house except for the butler’s pantry, now around the corner).

I’m glad to see this “dead spot” reclaimed, and I look forward to have a good deposition destination for an assortment of potential creeping crud items that often accumulate elsewhere (e.g., receipts, paperwork, “real” mail).

Note on the desktop next to the lamp is an oak lap-desk, one of our favorite wedding presents—handmade by Robert to Mary Jo’s design!

We’re experimenting with this being the parking place for the (main) laptop, but I have my doubts that it’ll work. We frequently need it over by the couch.

As is so often true, time will tell.


  1. Maureen says:

    So ideal–the coffee pot within reach.

    Good to take a picture b/c if it’s like my house, you’ll never see it clean again.

  2. Sammy says:

    Yeah, it’s already getting cluttered twelve hours later. That’s evolution, I guess!