December 04, 2008

Studio Tour

We finally have some sunshine today and with several snowy days in our forecast I thought I should take advantage of it and bring you along on a tour of my studio.


I've been searching for a couple of years for an antique piece to use as storage but wanted something I could get cheaply to tide me over. I finally broke down and got this a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that I'm so pleased with it that I've stopped looking for anything else.


Baskets of journals and current reading. Pretty boxes that help me store some of the good stuff.

Baskets for my fabric stash of which I am currently trying to enlarge. An old bird feeder holding some of my crepe paper and other paper rolls.

More pretty containers to hold beads and other fun stuff.

An ironstone bowl filled with shiny, glittery happiness.

The most inspiring inbox I've ever seen.

My happy corner where I can be found curled up with a quilt, a cat, a notebook and a stack of inspiration.

My twin. She is currently wearing my painting smock, craft apron, Silver Bella beads and a necklace I bought there.
This is just the beginning. I have many projects in store for this room, although many of them will probably have to wait until after the holidays. Until then if you are looking for me, I will happily be working away in here, dreaming of crepe paper and glitter. I hope you are having a sparkly day yourself.

39 comments:

  1. Really nice studio space. I love the metro shelving...I have one in the kitchen as a 'pantry', and another one for crafty stuff. Very inspiring!

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  2. A very inspiring studio. I love your vintage baskets!

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  3. That looks so fresh! And I love your idea of using an old bird feeder for storage...love that!

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  4. I love all the aqua blue! So, clean! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love your studio. I just discovered your blog - hurray! I also like the fact that you've posted your "to do list" - what a cool idea.

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  6. Wow....it would be hard not to be inspired to create wonderful things in a room like that. It's nice to be able to see all your "goodies" but have them put away neatly too!

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  7. It looks a wonderful place to work! So light and airy. Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

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  8. wow -- how cool is this studio? the coolest! love it. love all the wire.

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  9. Very nice studio space. That's one of my projects for the new year...switching out the den for my studio/office.

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  10. Great looking studio. A little bit of envy over here! thanks for the tour.

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  11. gorgeous studio!! thanks for sharing!! I hope you have a fantastic day!! hugs!! xo Britt :-)

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  12. Thank you for the tour--I especially love your happy corner daybed!

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  13. I love all of the vintage style wire baskets! I could move in there, it is just my style!

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  14. Wow, it looks terrific. I love how you have stored all of the items. Stunning!

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  15. I love your use of the bird feeder! What a creative idea.

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  16. You're studio is great! I love how it's filled with sunlight (I work in a basement- yuck) and the baskets are awesome. I'm a sucker for a wire basket. Also, so glad to see someone else has a TV in their studio, lol.
    Happy Holidays!
    ~Rachel

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  17. I especially love the bed--a cozy place to read and think and plan!

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  18. What a WONDERFUL place! You have given me tons of great ideas and visual inspiration. I love how you work the vintage + the fresh! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  19. one question: is it always that neat? :)

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  20. love the studio. What was that thing that is basketish and is tall and round and holds fun stuff? All really cool and fun ideas!!! Hey, you asked if I knew of any fun fashion sites and I don't know if you noticed, but that site I mentioned on the blog, if you go to the website she creates on, it is very fun!!! Maybe you saw that already, I wasn't quite astute. Check it out if you have time and let me see what you create. :-) Have fun. polyvore.com

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  21. where did you get that bird pillow-love it???

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  22. you studio is absolutely beautiful. thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  23. Beautiful Jen. I love the felt bird pillow :-) What a great spot to sit and read!

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  24. oh i loved my little tour into your creative space!!
    i have the little tiffanish blue beady thingies used on my packages too!!
    :)

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  25. What a great studio space! I love those metal shelves, too.

    [In fact, one of my "style file" kitchens (the London townhome of the designer Nicole Farhi) has open stock storage on those types of shelves and I love it.]

    The green bird pillow is awesome, as is your "twin"!

    How nice to have such a space of your own!

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  26. Love it. Great studio. I wish it was mine!

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  27. Oh Jen, your space is so amazing. I want so desperately to come play!!

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  28. Such a beautiful and inspiring place to surround yourself in!

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  29. Love your space and especially your corner!!!

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  30. It all looks SO cute! Love it all the baskets and bins : )

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  32. I just wanted you know, I really needed that inspiration of ideas! What a great office!

    Blessings,
    Renee

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  33. Your studio is amazing! Looks like something that belongs in Home Companion mag. I have always coveted that dress form. Maybe someday...

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  34. Love your studio! It inspires me to get busy on projects that are on hold ;) I love your blog.

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  35. Hey, I have that birdie pillow, too! I love it!! Although with four small children, mine doesn't exactly look like that anymore...but I can go Shabby, no problem. :)

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  36. That's beautiful and so inspiring! I love the wire baskets.

    p.s. I like Hello Kitty too :)

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