Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I've been a busy girl!

I've been a busy girl filling apothecary jars with mercury glass ornaments and old shiny brites in my favorite colors...Also the winner for the Audrey Bag is # 3 Lori Karla! Congratulations Lori!The one thing about giveaways is that i wish everyone could be a winner! And you all are winners to me! xoxo
My sweet bought me some roses. They help my calm my nerves since next Thursday I'll be going in for a little surgery! Yikes! Makes me nervous!!! My hernia needs to be repaired , right now I can't lift anything more than 10 pounds and it's driving me nuts!! Considering my little baby doll who's two now weighs about 30 pounds so I can't even pick her up for a huggy!
Anyways ~ I did a small makeover to my studio ,after seeing pictures of it I wasn't happy with the way it looked. One thing I have realized is that taking a photo of your room and then looking at it that way can really make you see things you may not see otherwise.
A sweet little glass cake plate full of some of my prettiest old earrings,I just can't get enough of !! And my favorite candle holder ,this sweet angel, it makes me happy looking at it, so I keep it in my studio where i do spend alot of time.
Has anyone else started bringing christmas stuff out like I have?? My husband was making fun of me saying " we don't celebrate 25 days of christmas ,we more like celebrate 100 days of christmas!" I just told him it only comes once of year and I LOVE christmas!!! On Thanksgiving I am already planning our trip to the tree farm, the tree will officially be up that day!
So I have been fixing these sweet little trees up! I practically got robbed when my Mom came over she loved them, so I let her have one, but only one! I am a hoarder, don't you know!
And a picture of the studio,Instead of a L shape for the tables,I changed it to tables down both sides with a shelf down the middle. I do really like it better, what do you think? Also for some reason my camera is on the blink. The picture is so yellowy!


It's messy but a good messy! Any who will be back with more!!! xoxo Andrea


Beth Gales said...

Looks like great fun! I loooove those trees, too!

LiLi M. said...

Congrats to Lori! Your small Christmas trees are gorgeous! And so is your studio, it looks so inviting, I told you before that I feel sorry that I don't live around the corner. Good luck on your surgery, just think of the goal: to be able to do everything again. Thinking of you!

Florence said...

Great creating room. Good luck on your surgery and listen to the doctor and your body and don't over do too soon. Florence

Lori said...

woo hoo!!! i am so excited Andrea:) thank you SO much...i know i will love my Audrey bag...the little vignettes you are creating with your apothecary jars are so pretty and sweet...and i love those tress you foofed up...i really feel for you about not being able to pick up your baby...when my oldest was one year old, i became very ill with a disease that caused me to have terrible arthritis and a very high fever...my poor baby...i couldn't pick him up much either or play with him very well...thank goodness that is all over...i was on steroids several years to get rid of it...i hope your surgery goes well and you are back to yourself soon...email on the way...thanks again!!! yippee!!!

Connie said...

Wow, wow, wow, I'll say you've been busy, sugar, but what things you've created!! Fantastic and gorgeous.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What eye candy!!! Just absolutely beautiful!!!

Good luck with your surgery. All will be well, and remember to REST and not overdo!!!

Oh, yes, a picture is worth a 1000 words. I notice so many things in photos of my dolls that my eye doesn't catch while I'm working on them.


Jodie LeJeune said...

Congratulations Lori!!! (You lucky girl)

Andrea~I love your space. It's so beautiful...and those trees too!

Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can hold and hug the little one soon~

everything vintage


Congrat's to the winner :)
Your studio looks like the perfect place to create.
Your little trees are so sweet.
Said a little prayer for your surgery..all will go well!!
Deb :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I was looking for old mercury glass ornaments at Goodwill today - no luck!

I love all the pink pretties, I think this year I am dreaming of a pink Christmas. :)

Good luck with the surgery and
congratulations to Lori!

Elyse said...

hi andrea,

i think of your photos every time i take pics. i love the way they are always light but pop with pinks and aquas -- so pretty. i just got a new camera and am loving it.

everything looks beautiful from your trees to your "messy" studio.

wishing you a speedy recovery!


June said...

Andrea, I love, love, love your studio!..and those trees...no wonder your mother had to have one!

Good luck with the surgery.

debi said...

LOVE your little Christmas trees! Oooooh they're sooo pretty!
And your studio is so pretty and frilly looking, it looks like you.
I just love visiting your blog for a good dose of pretty!

Good luck with your surgery, hope you're back in the pink soon, and can pick up your baby again!

Valarie said...

I love that you are starting on Christmas.....my husband used to roll his eyes, but it takes me weeks to get everything out, and if you wait until Thanksgiving, you don't have enough time to enjoy it, so I say "you go girl"!!
Have a lovely day....
p.s. I love your craft studio

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karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Yes, I think your studio layout is much more practical, the U shape is a good work area!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

All of your things are so pretty. Love the colors

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love the sweet little trees and the beautiful jewelry. Your studio is very cozy! I have also started with Christmas decoration since I like to have a long season :-).

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful pictures with us. Best of luck to you with your surgery. I had hernia surgery and you just have to try to take it easy which is probably a joke with a two year old!! God bless. : )

~ Wendy

paige said...

Hi! This is Paige, Jo Packham's assistant. I just wanted to let you know that I just added your beautiful site to the Where Women Create blog. Thanks for adding us! Have a great day:)

Mrs.Thornton said...

I just love all the mercury glass ornaments! My mother found adorable vintage ornaments at an antique store in downtown Medina, unfortunalty for me though, i live in Vegas where antique shops aren't a stick shake away- do you know where i could acquire some lovely mercury ornaments? with a small price tage of course


Mama Holli said...

Beautiful images of a magical studio!!! Lovely creations indeed!
Mama Holli

icandy... said...

I'd like to move in to your studio... would that be okay??? *teeeheeee* :)
What a dreamy place!!!!

Debra said...

Happy Pre-Birthday to you! From another December Child. Love the studio and those little vintage trees so scrumptious! May your surgery go well and you feel better very soon. So you can enjoy decorating your tree!

Alison Gibbs said...

Congrats Lori - lucky girl
Oh what sweet little christmas trees. I don't think we can get them here in Australia they are so cute
Good Luck with your surgery
Your studio is fabulous - so many treasures

Deborah said...

I start Christmas early too but I think you have me beat. Love your great ideas with the trees. Your studio looks really cool to me too. Good luck with your surgery and recovery.

Michelle said...

Love the trees and your studio area looks just like heaven to me!!!! So glad to have found your blog!!!

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Dear Lori,
Hello there, first of all, I absolutely loooooove your blog! The pictures are major eye candy and quite inspiring! I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog from someone elses. Have a happy Thanksgiving holiday and I will add you to my favorites!

~ Stephanie Bradley from :thespanishdahlia.typepad.com

pinkstilettos said...

So many lovely photos! Love your blog!

mitziscollectibles said...

I just discovered your blog today and love your beautiful decorations complemented by the awesome photographs. The color palette is pastel yet Christmas-ey at the same time.