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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.