~SWEET CUBBY FOR LACE~
For the third year in a row I've decided to participate in the
hosted by the ever talented
Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage.
Once again this fabulously fun get-together has more than a couple hundred participants. The grand reveal is July 15, 2011 and I hope you'll stop in for a peek at what's new! So many incredibly talented women will be taking part in the excitement and we'd love to have you join us as well! Click one of the links above for more information...
~GREAT FOR OLD RIBBONS and LACES~
Over the past twelve months I've revamped my working studio quite a bit. As I told you a couple of days ago the wall colors have been changed from a pale pink to a soft creamy white and even though much of the layout has stayed the same I've tried to alter several key elements in the room. I'm loving the transformation which includes the changing out the skirt on my sewing machine table (to something less busy!) as well as the removal and then the addition of different furniture pieces. I've been focusing on working "smarter" not "harder" and I'm truly loving the change.
For me, the reasons for decorating with whites have been simple. White is capable of unlimited subtleties without ever becoming boring or tiresome. It's ever lovely, ever fresh. Even though most of my home showcases this purest of colors I've found when used in my studio or working space it helps me focus on the project at hand instead of everything around me.
~GORGEOUS INSERTION LACE~
When I'm out and about tag sale hunting (or just merely junkin', you KNOW it's my favorite past-time, right?) I'm always on the lookout for storage/display pieces I can use in my workroom. I can't stand digging in big plastic bags for just the right piece of vintage lace or ribbon...it absolutely makes me nuts!!! I like to see what I have at hand and wasting time "searching" is, well, a waste of time.
~LOVE BOTTLES and BUTTONS~
The little cubby you see above was found at a Speigel auction over ten years ago. I fell in love with all her little drawers and it's been another perfect place for holding bits of old lace and trims. I've stacked it up with a sweet little piece found at an estate sale...both sit upon an vintage dresser/chest. Everything has been painted out with my favorite Cottage White Paint (by Behr/Home Depot) before being gently distressed.
In about three weeks or so I'll be showing you more of where I create. Soooo~ I hope you'll visit me again to see what's new! In the meantime don't forget to visit Miss Karen and her wonderful blog. You will LOVE her!!!!
Blessing for an awesome summer day!
Love to you...