To bring things together on the left side, I tossed a stack of notecards onto a picture frame easel. I wish I could take credit for that idea, but I stole it from my (very stylish) aunt. A set of notebooks that are purely for looks are stacked nicely beneath another watch and next to them sits a vintage antiqued-brass clothespin paperweight I got from my dad years ago. It's nothing to write home about, but it's a cool piece. A HomeGoods magnifying glass with a cool black and white checkered handle (probably cost me less than $10) sits "below" the notebooks.
To the back right of my desk I leaned a set of vintage camera prints I got years ago. I actually came across them on Stumbleupon (remember that?) a few years ago and they were free to download. I printed them at home, bought a set of frames from Michaels, added an extra mat (I'm a big fan), and had two cool pieces for less than $20.
A zinc letter from Restoration Hardware (which, sadly, they don't sell anymore), Precious Moments cup (which I'm pretty sure is from when I was a baby), and a gold stapler from Target
sit next to my other favorite element: the tray. I received the tray itself as a gift - it's a mirrored base with polished sides (similar here
). Sitting on the tray are three products from my favorite fragrance brand, Jo Malone. The Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne
is my all time favorite fragrance, hence the special placement. The coordinating candle
and a travel size Blackberry & Bay cologne
keep it company.