December 13, 2011

The Weekend

You have no idea how hard it was to narrow down the pictures in this post to just the 4,752 posted here. It was a weekend full of beauty, inspiration and friendship. With maybe a sprinkling of shopping. Or maybe more than a sprinkling.

 Melissa's attention to detail is amazing. At first glance the table was gorgeous. At second glance it was absolutely inspired. Look what was hiding under the plates! Where does she come up with this stuff? I want to live in her dreams.

There was loveliness to be found at every turn.

The colors spoke to my very soul. I was seduced by the glitter and sparkle.

Here a vignette, there a vignette. I'm pretty sure she is going to give me this bird cage whens she tires of it...

On to the studio. Nothing could prepare me for that moment. I stood staring and slack jawed.

I prayed, Dear Lord, please let this be what Heaven looks like.

At every turn a feast for the eyes. For all of the senses really.

 The work table waiting for us to dive in.

Painted reindeer call my name. I happily answer the call.

Trees wait to be glittered and called into action.

Melissa was so generous with her amazing stash of treasures. Nothing was off limits. A dream come true.

The projects finished. This weekend will not soon be forgotten and I am happy to have this keepsake to help me remember an amazing weekend with a cherished friend and her wonderful family.


  1. How fun, JJ! Looks like a little slice of glitter heaven. That studio is pretty awesome. Glad you had fun!

  2. Wow! Wish I could have joined you. I have a vintage chenille bedspread in a little booth that I rent, boy am I having second thoughts about selling it after seeing that table! Glad you had a wonderful weekend. Jackie

  3. Heavenly first I thought it was your house at a quick glance...I see how you could be a match made in "glitter heaven" (thanks Teresa)
    Can hardly wait to browse through the photos again for more inspiration...
    Thanks for sharing...

  4. Now that looks like a lot of creative fun! Wow what a studio to work in, darling! :D

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  6. are you kidding???!!!
    what a dream come true. i wish i could have seen your face as you walked in to the studio...HEAVEN!
    i want to see more!!

  7. Holy {insert naughty word!}

    I want to go to there!!!

    Game on, when are you hosting one lol?!

  8. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful weekend it must have been....Feel free to share more photos, Jen, I bet I'm not the only one who would love to see more!


  9. Jen, I am thrilled for you! I can only imagine how good that was for your soul. Gorgeous!!

  10. How fun to see my decorations and studio through your camera lens ... I LOVE your pics!!! I am so glad you were able to come spend the weekend! And it is a complete understatement to say that you were a LIFESAVER in the kitchen : D

  11. Surely one of those mansions in heaven has a craft room like that!

  12. that's a lot of beautifulness in one post. what an amazing studio. great projects for all of you too. i am sure you had a magical time. can't wait to see more.

  13. wow! What a beautiful weekend that must've been! Share more pictures with us pleassse!

  14. What a cool studio! Any room in her dreams for me?

  15. yes, that is heaven. truly. so glad you had a wonderful time!!

  16. Love all those colors! The studio is amazing, you must have had a blast!!

  17. Ewwwww-La-La....Love it all!!!! How fun!

  18. Love those boxes. Wish I was sitting across that table while you were making them.

    xoxo, Julia

  19. Her studio is amazing & your creations are just beautiful!!! Such eye candy.

  20. Hi Jen,

    Where did you purchase all those reindeer? I would love to find some just like those. I know you painted them...Lynnie


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