Sunday, July 19, 2009

TREASURES AND A PEEK

A couple weeks ago, I piled the kids in the car and we trekked to the antique stores to do a little treasure hunting. The kids actually have a pretty good time when we go. They all have things that they enjoy looking for. Jacob likes old comics, baseball cards and old toys. Chloe likes to look for marbles, anything that gives her a good laugh and she helps me look for the things I'm after. Abby loves old books, porcelain dolls, hankies, and pretty much anything small and beautiful.

Well, on this particular outing, I was on a mission for hankies (I'll explain why in a later post). But of course, I came home with more than that! I'm not complaining, mind you! I found some great bargains! The suitcase is huge and in beautiful shape for only $10! The old glass jar full of seam binding, $12 and the English marmalade jar, $8, just to give a few examples.
When I brought my goodies home and laid it all out on the table, I also found some color inspiration.
Bonus!
I think there are two sides of me. One half is drawn to the soft, muted, aged colors such as in the above photo. I can just picture a fairy in those shades, can't you?

The the other half of me loves bright, saturated colors in all combinations! I love how the blue, orange, and peach look together. What a great idea for a Posie Pocket! I love how colors come together without even planning it----it just happens! Then, my brain gets so full of ideas, I either need to write it all down real fast, or get busy in my studio real fast!



Speaking of studio........
After many weeks of decision making and procrastination, I have moved my studio to a different part of the basement. I've been busy, busy, busy, painting, moving furniture, reorganizing, and decorating.
It is still a work in progress, with a few more things I need to add, and a couple things to hang, but for the most part it is ready for me to create!
I love it so much! I cannot believe I have such a space to call my own. I feel so fortunate! Looking forward to many creative projects and many late nights getting ready for the opening of Posies on Parade!
Thank you David for all your help, and spoiling me so much!! Thank you Chloe, Abby and Jacob for being so patient while I worked! I love you all!



I'll be posting more photos of my new studio soon, so stay tuned!
Have a beautiful day, my friends!

7 comments:

Paper Relics said...

oh my heavens it is a dream. I cannot wait to come play. I love what you did with the curtains - you told me, but it looks even more amazing than I imagined. Can I come over tomorrow?!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Honey,the "new studio" is amazing!!! What a bright and cheerful place for you to create all your beautiful things! I can't wait to see it in person. I love the curtains...that's a great idea and they go so beautifully with all the things in your studio!
And...what an awesome "treasure hunter" you are. You always seem to find the most wonderful things! Wish we could go together!
Happy Creating in your beautiful new space! :)
Love you,
Mom

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

I didn't think it was possible but I think I like your new space even more! The curtains are FABULOUS as I knew they would be. Can't wait to come play.
xoCammy

PS: where you hanging from the ceiling while taking this photo? love the angle :)

Anonymous said...

I wish I could come and play in your space. It looks wonderful, I love the curtians. You are soo creative. Miss you!!

Love
Yvonne

Deb said...

Such a gorgeous, inspirational studio Kelli! Looking forward to seeing more photos ~ are you participating in "Where Bloggers Create" tomorrow? Hope so ♥

gabrielle said...

Hello there, the studi is beautiful. Love the new, old finds too!

Jeanneoli said...

You found so many beautiful things. Your creative space looks amazing...it is such a blessing to have that space to create!