Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I have been wanting to share peeks of my studio with all of you for the longest time. I have been putting it off. I admit it, I'm a procrastinator. It's not because I haven't wanted to share, it's just that it seems like my studio is always kinda messy. This past weekend I did a little rearranging of furniture and a little sprucing up. I love changing things up here and there, every once and awhile. Do you like to do that too? I think change is good. It lets you see your things in a whole new light. I moved a bed down to my studio from a spare bedroom. I think it gives my space a cozy feel. I still need to add lots of pillows, to give it that day bed feel. It will be a great place to curl up with glossies, do a little stitching or even take a nap.
The moving of the bed, resulted in me having to move other pieces as well. I had to relocate my desk and inspiration board.

These two photos are close ups of some of my favorite things on my board.
Pictures of family and friends, buttons, inspiring rooms, and fun little trinkets. Anything that is special to me or I find inspires my imagination, ends up on my board.

I'm thinking a REALLY over sized inspiration board with a beautiful old frame would be quite nice some day.

These little pretties are sitting on a petite little shelf above my desk.

A very special thimble given to me by a very special person.

A Petunia Posie to make me smile every day.

Pretty dishes to hold some of my favorite trinkets, buttons, and bits.

I love tarnished silver, mother of pearl buckles, frozen Charlottes, and vintage rhinestone buttons. Eye candy!

Pencils, markers, favorite tape and business cards---all in pretty containers.

In this photo you can see a glimpse of the bed I moved downstairs. Which, by the way was quite funny, because I decided to do it when David was at work. So, I moved it all myself, with the help from my girls. I'm sure it was quite a sight to see us move a queen size mattress without handles. You get the picture, right?

Pretty mercury glass in a jar on my side board.

I love old spools of thread. Especially in yummy, gorgeous colors such as these...

and these.

Well, that is all I have for now. You'll have to return and visit me again to see the rest of my studio.
I promise, will be back soon---very soon!
Until then, have a lovely day my friends.


Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a beautiful studio! So many lovely vintage treasures to inspire you!

Anonymous said... looks awesome!!! What a huge job! Love the close-up photos of all your beautiful treasures! Can't wait to visit the "new" spare bedroom!

cammy @ freckledfarm said...

can we have a slumber party in your studio!! Please....

Paper Relics said...

I agree - slumber party! Or at least a playdate soon! I cannot wait to see it in person!

m i c h e l l e said...

SO gorgeous and so much to see! I love everything...and the dishes with all your loveliest lovelies? I call those "gazing trays." :-)

Romeo said...

Oh yes! We love your revised studio! And can I see you and the girls with that mattress?! Yes again MOL - they are nothing short of a large piece of flimsy rubber are they not ;)

In reply to your comment about moving things around a bit so that they are seen in a fresh new light.....Triple YES here too! It's such a great feeling when it's all done and your appreciation for an old piece is new again like the first day you laid eyes on it. Of course it's not so great if your tail gets caught under it as it's being moved - the risks a cat must take living in a studio ;)

Looking forward to seeing the next post on your studio. "She" needs to post my revised studio too....I'm trying to wait your get your next post up before "she" posts the first ;)

Purrs for a wonderfully pleasant week!

Anonymous said...

I love studio tours so your title drew me in. Thanks for sharing. A very inspiring and creative space.

June said...

Kelli it is amazing my friend! Oh my goodness, I would get there and never want to leave. I bet it is even beautiful when you make a mess. I hope you spend a lot of time in there creating more of your pretty art. I can't wait to see more.

Deb said...

Such a pretty studio Kelli!
Love the 'Posies on Parade' banner and the paper roses ♥

Harvest Moon said...

Your studio is lovely, and so is your work...can't wait to see what you create next!

Andrea Singarella said...

oh my! Looks like a slice of heaven in your studio, Kelli! LOVE the buffet in there...such a great idea to use it in that room.
Wish I lived closer and could come play. :)

AnastasiaC said...

gorgeous!!! i need a good declutter of my crafty space - i can never find what a I need!

marie said...

Wonderful studio! I love the idea of having a convenient bed to collapse into after a productive day of creating!!
Love all your organization!!

Jacqueline said...

You have such a beautiful studio to do your crafting in! I have to say I'm a little jealous; my space is always such a mess!