Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stylin' In Studio One. . .

Besides designing and creating unique merchandise
for our Bits 'n Pieces booth, my passion is styling!

Now that all the inventory is neatly packed away for our 2015 Markets,
I spent some time stylin' in Studio One!

Studio One, my creative space, 
is located in the unfinished portion of our lower level living area 
of our 1970's Ranch Style Home.

I adore the unfinished concrete walls!
Time~after~time, "Mr. Ed" has stated he would paint 
or cover those walls for me and my reply is always the same.

No, thank you. . .I love them just the way they are!

I relocated the painless window,
and placed it above my vintage three~drawer dresser.

After removing the vintage lace curtain,
I added the W I S H banner made in Studio One.

For protection from my many works~in~progress,
I placed some of the fabulous designer gift wrap atop the dresser.

The hue of the books pages mimic the same hue in the gift wrap,
so I simply turned the spine to the back.

I added my vintage lamp with its custom ruffled lamp shade
atop the book and added a few whimsical white chippy birds.

The subtle pastel hued bird letter holder
is where I store my envelopes used in designing and creating
handmade cards with a vintage flair.

is one of the Christmas Cards made for our Bits 'n Pieces booth.

The Underwood vintage typewriter
was the model used to teach Typing 101 in my High School.
Amazing how hard it is now to push those keys down!

Hues from Studio One's color palette
is seen here in the stack of French Silk Ribbons.
The pedestal riser is one of many that "Mr. Ed" made for our booth displays. 

Although I was considering using a silver tray to place behind the typewriter,
I remembered that I had my beloved Grandmother's Retail Cigarette License.

The top dresser drawer of my vintage dresser
houses my ink stamps, cleanser and some alphabet rubber stamps.

The middle drawer holds the majority of my vintage inspired
scrapbooking papers, by hue, for all of my creative designs in Studio One.

The bottom drawer holds speciality papers for events and holidays,
assorted card stock and more rubber stamps.

This is the first thing I see as I enter Studio One.
The sight encourages and inspires me to begin creating.
It makes me smile!

Yes, there's more stylin' in Studio One. . .
but we'll save that for another day, another time.

Until next time. . .

* * * * * * * FYI * * * * * * *
An update for all who have inquired. . .
"Mr. Ed" will have surgery on Thursday
to the right carotid artery with the placement of a shunt.
We appreciate each and every prayer that has been said
on our behalf as we continue on the journey of life On Crooked Creektt.

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Babs R said...

Your work space is really pretty with the vintage touches. I like your chest it's a great place for storage. Prayers are being lifted up for Mr. Ed's surgery on Thursday.

Christine Graves said...

Gorgeous vignette you created and that dresser is just wonderful! They sure don't make them like that anymore....and I am loving those unfinished concrete walls too. It looks like the walls of a vila in Paris. Just beautiful.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pat, you always create such lovely vignettes! How nice to have your Studio just the way you like it! I love coming over and seeing all of your wonderful treasures!

xinex said...

Beautiful vignettes! Love your style!...Christine


Beautiful vintage looking working space sweet lady! You have such lovely treasures to make the wonderful vignettes I always love to see. The chest is sure a treasure for storing special and important things.
Prayers are going Mr. Ed's way for his upcoming surgery.
Have a nice week.

Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

What a totally charming space. I just adore the way your have made those unfinished walls look cozy and warm! You certainly have an eye for design!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Pat, You have styled your studio beautifully! Perhaps I should try that in my wreck of a work space! Thanks for your sweet comment about my rescued cane chair. I just can't resist an inexpensive chair that still has some life in it! Also, I am praying that all goes well with Mr. Ed this week.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love this chest and your vignette. The typewriter and card holder are so perfect for the season. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Candy S said...

Your studio is charming. I love all of the vintage touches. The Pastel bird letter holder is really sweet!