Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The "working" studio and more treasures

It was a busy weekend at the Barn with my friend Jenny, I managed to remember my camera this time.The place was packed with goodies with about 1/2 the barn inside was set up inside also.Jenny is my sweetest friend , I love hanging out at the barn with her!
I did find something to bring home like this sweet pillow .How could one say no to this!
It looks good in my living room and after looking at my own photos of my living room , I decided I needed a real sofa. So I found an over sized white sofa thats really cozy. So that should be here this week, once I can get it home, I can't wait and also take more pictures, my living room seemed to look really bare to me, the ugly computer is on the other side of the room with the tv. I love the little settee that I rescued , but it is just too small for the living room. I think I'll use it in my bedroom instead.

I also added this to the small window in the living room that overlooks the day porch. A little more pretty for the living room!I have another crinoline thats really blue and SUPER full, I may trade that in on a pretty white one like this pink one that I love.

I know you've all been waiting to see where I create , my little studio is actually in our breakfast nook that is just perfect for all my junk and too small for a table with 7 needed chairs. So here it is , I call it a "working" studio because there is stuff everywhere, i always have atleast 4 or 5 projects going at one time!

And here is my inspiration board loaded with lovely things.

two sweet old vintage doll prom dresses hang from this Italian chandelier, I really have a thing for pretty old doll clothes!

More stuff here, old teacups filled with embellishments ,glitter,millinery, buttons ...Just stuff everywhere!

Looking at all this makes me want to go make something and thats my whole point in decorating this room, I also like to store things in old hat boxes, like tulle,papers, knick knack stuff I amy need.
Pretty ~ Pretty~

See that little baby old key below the buttons,I had picked that up at a yard sale this summer, and one of the kids a few weeks ago locked the bathroom door, well this house was built in 1930's so it has the old key hole locks. I was desperate to figure something out, the butter knife didn't work , and then a light bulb came on and I remembered I had this key and it worked! Who knew I would actually need this for something besides art!
I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my craft room! xo Andrea

P.S( I used photobucket to make the pics bigger but it cuts off some of the picture does anyone know how to fix this???Maybe I could just upload the pics the regular way along with the bigger ones so you can see the full picture?)


Lori said...

Andrea, your pillow and crinoline are gorgeous!!! your creative space is have so many fun goodies there to play with...

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh my goodness, I love your studio work area, it is beautiful. The barn sale looks like a lot fun, I was just at one near my house this last weekend too. Found you through your comment at Fifi's.

debi said...

I love your sweet pillow, and that crinoline is gorgeous!!
I enjoyed seeing your have so many pretty things in your room. What a wonderful creating inspiring!

LiLi M. said...

I love your craft space! Too bad you don't live around the corner so I could come and play with you! Love to see 'my stuff' well used! Don't your kids play in your room? I would have loved this as a kid and would certainly have played milinery shop there! But I was a nosy kind of type, always looking in all cupboards for hidden treasures, but my kids never have done that (they are better educated :-D!) I'm sure you had a great time at the barn, hope you have a lovely time this weekend too! Are you all settled and happy? I do hope so!

NicNacManiac said...

Your creative space is so pretty...I can imagine all of the creative juices flowing as soon as you look at all of this girly inspiration!!


Hi Andrea,
LOVE the tour of your craft room. :)
The barn sale looked like LOTS of FUN!!
Some day I will have a craft room!
Happy weekend.
Deb :)

Tammy said...

Wow, where you create is simply gorgeous! It's so feminine and stuffed full of beautiful bits here and there. What a wonderfully lit space,as well. I want to come over and play there. ;D

caroline joy said...

Unbelievably beautiful! Makes me want to recreate my creative space! Thanks for the inspirational photos :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your studio looks absolutely wonderful, Andrea. What a nice place for you to have!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a grand workspace. You have so many wonderful bits and bobs.

Eli's Lids said...

Can I come to the barn!?!? Your breakfast nook studio is awesome :) I think I'l start calling my sewing room a "working studio" too!!

Scottish Nanna said...

I love everything you have I am many pretty things to look at.
Hugs Mary.

Elyse said...

gosh, your room is just the prettiest, frothiest treat of a studio! i'm inspired just look at it!


Cheryl said...

I've had the same problem with photobucket-- When you open up each photo, you have to enlarge it... then copy that one. If not, you'll get smaller photos... or parts cut off. Try it, it worked for me~ I kept trying different things until I figured it out, things like that really bug me! lol

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your studio is gorgeous!! I love the pillow and vintage crinoline!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Andrea ~ What a beautiful place to be inspired and create ! Ohhhh the colors are just so very much me all over ~
I love it !

Priscila said...

love all the eyecandy!!!!!!!!

Priscila said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Ive always admired yours!!! Its drop dead gorgeous! Just like you!
Have a wonderful weekend

Barb said...

ooh what a lovely lot of loot for your creations.

Have a super Sunday.

barbara jean

amyelisedesigns said...

Wow! So much inspiration! I love the tea cups filled with your goodies! Thanks for sharing! Amy :)

Wanda said...

Great blog beautiful things.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful inspiring!

glenda said...

Hi,I was just wandering around looking for new blogs...
I wanted to share what works for me to enlarge my pictures, first just build your post and publish it as usual...then go back and edit it..ok so far...then just right click on the picture, and it will give you all the options you have with the pictures..Just click on x-large, and you should have the biggest pictures..then publish it again. good luck,
come on over and see me at Serendipity Cottage..