A few months ago I was interviewed for a studio tour featured on the lovely and inspiring blog, Oh Hello Friend. I had been gussying up my studio space for quite some time, and was honored to be asked by one of my own favorite bloggers for an interview. I managed to take a few new images and share some small tidbits about my space, just in time for the deadline. (I’m usually cutting it pretty close with deadlines these days).
Anyhow, it occurred to me that I never shared the images on my own blog. And so, well… you get the picture. Here’s my space (clutter free only for the twenty minutes or so it took me to take these pictures!).
I just adore old wooden boxes, and have been acquiring them whenever I can. They make the best storage and look so lovely hiding away the clutter. The desk and shelves are from Pottery Barn.
This is where you’ll find me most days. I might add that the chair, although pretty, is SO uncomfortable! It’s from Pier One, and day one of bringing it home, it started to sag in the middle. There is no support under the seat, so I had to add a cushion so I wouldn’t fall through! I would have returned it, but it was on sale, and well, it’s still pretty to look at.
A small sampling of my collections.
I bought these silhouettes from several different estates. None of them were framed so I started collecting old frames to display them in. Most of them didn’t have glass, so I had Michael’s cut me glass for each. The mattings are all just paper that I chose both for it’s muted tones and showing age.
I bought this old green toolbox at a flea market a few years ago. I think at least four different men commented while I carried it around, making jokes about how I was going to work as a carpenter. (I bet they each thought they were pretty funny.)
This Star Thread cabinet was a fairly recent purchase, so it’s a favorite. It holds a bunch of my smaller treasures. The phone is also from Pottery Barn.
Random “clutter” around my space. I made the pin board myself, and I’m so NOT crafty, so I like that it’s something I made.
I’ve been collecting cameras for quite some time now, but these three miniatures are my favorites.
Another view of my cluttered shelves with a mix of old wooden storage boxes.
I’m really into the whole “granny chic” thing right now, so these old floral prints were just the right fit for my office space. They are across from the entry, so I see them from the hallway before I enter. Flowers are so welcoming aren’t they? And of course the mirror reminds me to get out of my pajamas every now and then. :o)
Well there you have it. This is where I spend my days. I’m here now typing this, and I’m probably be here later, when you read this. :o)
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Oh! And I wanted to mention, the “Contact” page on my blog seems to not be notifying me when I get a message, and I just discovered I have missed several months of emails and comments (some of which I just received yesterday that were from June 2010!). I am so sorry if you took the time to email me and I didn’t respond. I will always respond to an email, so if you don’t hear back from me, please try again. I was crushed yesterday when I saw some amazing interview requests, guest blogger invitations, advertising inquiries, and even media inquiries that are beyond thrilling, all of which I missed out on.
I have now prominently displayed my email address for all to see, and I will just deal with all the SPAM that comes my way, so long as it means I don’t miss out of any of your emails again. :o) I’m also updating the blog just a bit, so hopefully things will be easier to decipher around here.
Thank you to all of you who continue to read my blog, and support my little journey, even through my extended absences and lack of responses. You are amazing, and I feel blessed!