Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Studio Update

I've gotten to the part of my studio clean-up that I love ~ adding the decorative touches. I like to surround myself with some pretty little things while I work. Not only does this supply me with endless inspiriation, but it also puts a smile on my face when I gaze at my collections. Some of you already know about my love affair with vintage Limoges rose patterned china. Well, my studio is the perfect place to display some of these pieces. I love little boxes of all kinds ~ great for stowing away small doo-dads and what-nots. And pitchers are great for holding fresh cut flowers, pens and markers, or simply hanging from a ribbon on a hook. Pedastal plates can hold all sorts of tiny treasues including rhinestone encrusted tiaras, paper roses and nesting birds.I love this pottery on top of this cream painted hutch because of it's color, which I fondly refer to Martha Stewart Blue. This same color also covers the walls (Restoration Hardware's Silver Birch) and also happens to be the color of my VW Beetle (Aquarius Blue). The little heart with the quote "Keep a dream in your heart" was given to me by my mother more than 30 years ago.
A bouqet of roses, a small lamp and a sweet cast iron pink birdie complete the top of the hutch.
More Limoges china and some pink depression glass pieces. The "oil painting" canvas was bought several years ago at Homegoods.
I hung some vintage hankies over a tension rod to create a valance for the window and topped it with more Limoges plates. TIP: Be sure to hand baste the hankies together, otherwise they will all fly off the rod when you have the window open on a breezy day ~ learned from experience! I would love to see pictures of the things that inspire you in your studio/craft space. Just leave a link in the comments section so I can come for a visit!

15 comments:

Lilli said...

Lovely, Jeanne! It puts a smile on my face too :)

I should really clean up my studio!

Scrappy Jessi said...

just gorgeous!
i would never leave that room!
beautiful.
jessi

Heather said...

Your studio space looks lovely. I particularly love the top of your hutch with the birdies. This looks so inspiring. I wish I had this kind of space but am thankful for the "space" (cluttered as it is) that I do have.

Sandy said...

Your studio decor and vintage finds are lovely girl!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Jeanne your studio is too pretty to make a mess and create in.
Alison

Jeanne said...

Alison, the pretty things are not on the surfaces that I use to create. The desk, the floor and the daybed are the areas that become messy when I get rolling.

And Heather, the room is actually quite tiny and I have way too much stuff in it. And it won't take long to become the "pit of dispair" again, as you refer to it. LOL!!!

Little Pink Studio said...

Everything looks gorgeous Jeanne!
I will post more of my new studio soon! :0)
~Cerri xoxo

PJ said...

PRECIOUS! Your inspiration is ongoing! I just took some pictures in my 'studio' It's a wip right now and I don't use it as I should, but really need to! You make me want to! love the hankies!

Michelle said...

Did you clean it up just for us? cause it looks so magazine perfect and oh so charming!

karin (creativechaos) said...

Everything looks so beautiful!! I love the hankie valance! You don't want to come over and look at my space....it's not pretty....as a matter of fact I dare say it's even messier than the picture I posted a couple weeks ago....I blame it all on the fall..:)

The Urban Chic said...

Jeanne, wish I had more room in my craft room to display lovely things, but my card making cubes take up way too much of the room. Beautiful job, even though you say it will be soon cluttered again. Pat

Heartinmyhand said...

Jeanne, Your studio is so pretty. I agree with Jessi I would never leave.

Lee W. said...

Wow- so pretty and creative. Unfortunately, my space is in the basement. But it's under w indow, so I have some light. It a mess, but I like it that way- I can see my materials!

Vickie said...

I love your studio! I agree it would be hard to leave. Small places just mean you have to be creative with storage, which it looks like you are.

Casii said...

As someone who languishes away in a basement studio, I'm in love with all of your natural light which perfectly highlights your vintage treasures!

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