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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thanks to everyone that stopped by for a tour of my studio for the "Where Blogger's Create" party. I really appreciated all of the nice comments. The room was organized for about a day and then it was back to business (and mess) as usual! I spent as much time as I could this past weekend visiting as many participants as I could. It may take awhile but I hope to visit everyone on the list.
(the picture is an early 20th century photo of the house that I grew up in)
One of my favorite numbered items are old folding rulers. Back in January I did a post on how I have used folding rulers in my decor and for projects. You can see that post here.
A week ago I stopped at a garage sale. After I got past the 1970's hearse (complete with casket) for sale in the driveway (I'm not kidding) I spotted several old folding rulers.
There were about 10 sitting on a box. And inside the box? 45 more.
So what's a girl to do when looking at 55 folding rulers? Well I got them for such a ridiculously low price that I bought them all. Anybody need a ruler?....I think an etsy shop might be in my future!
I'm linking my white garage sale find with Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday. Link back to Kathleen's blog to check out all the beautiful whites.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Welcome to my studio. I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit.
I hope you enjoy the tour.
The jumping off point for my studio was the antique mail cubby that I found at a local antique store.
The cubby holds pictures and favorite little objects that I have collected.
The top of the cubby holds a display of vintage sewing notions I have collected, with my prized possession being my Mom's old Singer featherweight sewing machine.
Thrift store and garage sale finds help keep my space organized (most of the time).
A German beer crate holds paint, glue and other supplies.
Vintage silver pieces organize jewelry finds.
A mail/letter holder now holds old photographs.
A vintage suitcase stores lace and purses.
An oak spice rack is now used to organize beads and other small supplies.
And ribbon finds a home in an old wood box and a chicken feeder.
On a small wall between the door to my studio and a bathroom door I have a small bookcase for more storage. Above it hangs a chippy white shelf with more favorite vintage finds.