Studio Accents

Mar 28, 2013

Some of you emailed me asking to see a few things closer up so here ya go. I find it fun to add personal touches to my work area and when you are a collector of many things like I am it’s easy to do.

The little things

These are a few little figurines I’ve collected from Goodwill and other Thrift Stores. I enjoy tucking them (that is until I have to dust them) in among other decor items. I think of them as little unexpected surprises.  The two smaller photos are of figurines sitting on the pie crust table. I have the squirrel positioned so it is hiding behind the berry basket filled with adhesives yet peeking out from in front of a chair.

Trumpet, Clorox Bottle and Blade

This is how my brother’s trumpet, old homestead Clorox bottle and farming blade look like at floor level. You can also see a green soda bottle in the window. I have clear bottles sitting all along the windows edge.

Flowers, vintage sewing machine and Easter Basket

This vignette is just to the right of the pie safe/storage piece. It is a big silk Amarillo plant that has a vintage sewing machine and my childhood Easter basket sitting next to it.

Traveling Apron

My traveling apron rests on a chair in front of my Underwood typewriter. I will soon be adding Winnipeg, CA and Estes Park, CO to the list of places this apron has traveled.

Vintage tins

This is what is stored underneath my sewing machine. I use muffin tins for sorting small items. The other pans are great for storing and stacking items being used for work in progress projects.

Vintage Ornaments

This box or vintage ornaments will remain in this very spot next to my sewing machine until I find a glass container I like to store them in. I love the color of these ornaments and can’t bare to cover them.

Train Case

This little suit case sits next to my big blue comfy chair. I use it for additional storage.


This spot is to the right of the shelving unit that fills the wall. It is filled with stuff… my grandfather’s bow tie, milk glass, metal bird, a printers tray with family treasures inside and vintage lace.


These lampshades are super easy to make. I just added trim and beading to pre-made shades I found several years ago at Stein Mart. The loop at the base of the lamp was bothering me so I decided to add a tassel. I like it so much better with the tassel.

New additions

And I’ve had these three little bird nests for quite sometime just waiting for the right place to put them… well, I decided my studio window was the spot. I just love them sitting up there.

Wren and Cardinal nests

Wren nest

Twigs and Lace

I think the combination of twigs and lace looks beautiful. There is so much beauty in nature. Ok I think I answered all the questions. If not, just email me.


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  • Cheryl Wood Grigsby

    Thanks for these pics! I love the little touches you add everywhere. I think I have a craft crush on you. (I totally stole that from Hels Sheridan. :-) )

    • Lisa M. Pace

      You are so funny. I love adding little touches here and there. What I don’t like though is dusting all those little touches I added here and there. See you soon.

  • Marta

    I love your sheer curtains also. You’ve created a lovely space!