Thrifted Thursday | Glamorous Office Accessories

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When I moved into my little 1954 suburban ranch house, the sweet lady who lived here before had some very handy shelves installed in one of the rooms. This made it easy to decide that this would be my work station/desk area since I tend to be a clutter-bug and really could use the vertical space.

vintage style desk area

I have never liked modern office organizational products. They lack style and personality. So I quickly went hunting for affordable vintage objects that could double as desk accessories to help keep me organized.  You don’t have to spend a fortune on cool office products. You just have to slightly reinvent. I was able to find these beauties at my local thrift stores.

A vintage record rack works perfectly as a file and paper holder. I’m very visual so I have to see my important papers.

vintage record rack

A clear acrylic napkin holder makes a perfect stand for my computer. It’s equally as stylish and takes up zero visual space.

vintage clear acrylic computer stand

Another napkin holder, this time much more elegant, makes a pretty letter sorter.

vintage hollywood regency letter holder

How about you? Do you use vintage items to help you stay organized when you work? Tell me about it in the comments below!


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1 elena { 06.06.13 at 10:45 am }

the vintage record rack is fabulous! now i need to be on the look-out…i agree with you – the modern office products are just not right…i need to think more creatively!

2 Heather { 06.06.13 at 10:47 am }

Love to see how your office is coming together :)

3 Sandra { 06.06.13 at 10:53 am }

Hi Elena!
I still use some modern office products if they are stylish enough. These photo boxes, for example, are perfect for containing little things like clips and staples and what not. But when I come across something really cool and vintage at a thrift store, I grab it and find a use for it later. It’s a fine line between hoarding and collecting ;)

4 Sandra { 06.06.13 at 10:53 am }

Thanks Heather!
You saw it at its worst I’m afraid :|

5 Van { 06.06.13 at 11:48 am }

Been meaning to write about using vintage to stay organized, too. I use shelves, baskets, bookshelves, and my hutch. Always looking for more ways, need all the storage solutions I can get!

6 Sandra { 06.06.13 at 4:10 pm }

Thanks for commenting Van! You always keep a tidy area. I don’t know how you do it! I’d love to see your post on the subject.

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