My Christmas-y Cubicle


By day I do administrative work for a company that’s blissfully close to where I live.  And though my creative side sometimes screams to be let out when I’m doing work that’s decidedly uncreative, I’m lucky because this company that I’m thankful to work for holds special events from time to time. For example, they hosted a Halloween contest and I put my creativity to work by creating a costume that was both industry-related and fun.  December’s creativity opportunity is a holiday decorating contest, and I had a great time decorating my cubicle!

Moving Beyond Beige

Many of my co-workers are content to keep their cubicle relatively anonymous-looking year round.  Some do little to personalize their workspace except for posting a family photo or two.  Not me!  My non-holiday décor includes a colorful tapestry hung on the back wall, framed nature photos, plants, one of my half marathon medals, and family photos.  It’s definitely different than many of the cubicles that surround it, which isn’t surprising given there’s an artist in-residence.

My holiday decorations are different as well.  Searching for a theme, I struck creative gold when I decided to use my stash of vintage items to decorate.  Armed with a small tree, evergreen garland, lights, and vintage goodies, I decorated one day last week, and am very happy with the results.  I’ve received many compliments from co-workers, too, which is a nice bonus.  I may or may not win the contest – regardless, I’m enjoying my festive cubicle!



Here are some of the vintage elements I used to decorate: black and white photos, vintage postcards, other correspondence (including a small envelope that had been sent through the mail), metal molds, ribbon, spools of thread, and handkerchiefs.  I used Clipiola paperclips to attach the photos, postcards, and correspondence to the tree and garland, and the star atop the tree was purchased for a song at a thrift store in Lincoln, Kansas last year.





These photos are proof that even a small beige cubicle can look festive, beautiful, and unique.  Thank you for taking a peek at my handiwork!  I hope you’re enjoying your weekend…

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted December 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm by Barbara Cordill | Permalink

    I love your cubicle decor but your cube is way too neat. 🙂

  2. Posted December 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you for commenting. Well, I did tidy up for the photos. That said, my cubicle is usually pretty photogenic on any given day. I’m a little nutty that way. 😮

  3. Posted December 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm by Terry | Permalink

    Beautiful! If they give the award based on artistic expression and creativity, you will win for sure. Your cubicle demonstrates true originality – A+ in my book. Well done!

  4. Posted December 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm by Melody | Permalink

    I love getting A plusses – and gold stars – so thank you!