This is my desk. I know it looks disorganized, but I actually do need everything on it to be on it, and each thing has an assigned place. Also, this is a huge improvement over how it looked before. The blue rose at the back is made of solid glass (souvenir from Corning Museum of Glass), and I love the fact that I can see and appreciate it now!
Introducing Cloud (named by me) from Paradise Galleries, a Bat Mitzvah gift from a friend of my mother's. Cloud guards the entrance to my room and greets visitors.
And here are the rest of the collector dolls, mostly porcelain but one (the American Indian style doll) vinyl. Their names (mostly all given by me) are: Emily (black curls, yellow bows and skirt; souvenir from Canada), Suzy (blonde curls; brought back from Italy by my father), Victoria (redhead, green beret), Anne of Green Gables (back, in straw hat; not named by me; souvenir from Canada), Maude (brunette with teddy bear); Sweet Woman (American Indian style; called Very Sweet Woman in catalogue; Hannukah gift), Jessica (brown curls, pink dress), Helen (brown curls, red dress; Bat Mitzvah gift), and Devorah (brown braids, pink velvet dress and hat; brought back by father from Italy).
My bed, neatly (or as neatly as I can do it) made, with decorative pillows, my favorite picture books, glasses case, flashlight, and tonight's nightgown on top.
My organized closet. It's small, so I had to improvise, but it's much neater and more organized than it was before.
This is my basket chair, with two decorative pillows and a throw, where I like to sit and read while looking out of the window. The two books that are on it are a JPS edition of the Hebrew Bible, through which I am patiently working mostly in English, and Twice Blessed: on Being Lesbian, Gay, and Jewish.