I've had a break between drafts so I redecorated my office a little, rearranging furniture and using scattered objects I found in our basement and my parents' attic. I love giving new life to old things I've forgotten about. It's amazing how just a facelift can make a space feel fresh and inspire creativity.
I spent most of my 20's traveling and living abroad, but most of the things I collected from that time have been sitting in boxes. So exciting to unpack them & reminisce about places I've been and people I've met.
I made the enormous pin board in the picture for only around $35. You can get big sheets of porous wood or insulation from a home improvement store (they'll cut it for you to whatever size you like; mine is about 4x8 feet), cover it with a big piece of fabric, and add some ribbon and upholstery tacks. I recommend using neutral colors of fabric so the items you pin won't get lost.
This typewriter sat in the back office of my family's bookstore for about 30 years. I used to play around on it when I was a little girl, and I remember using it for actual legitimate correspondence. It still "dings" at the end of a sentence.
And of course, I always have treats on hand for my Writing Assistant.