Thursday, April 30, 2009

{Busy Bee}

I have been hard at work to create mass FABULOUSNESS for the upcoming Bohemian Bliss Soiree & Vagabond Vintage Market. I couldn't me more thrilled to be a part of this event. (Many thanks to Mimi!)

Don't live in Arizona? Not to can buy my handmade creations at the Laurel Lane Etsy store. (Items will be posted closer to the market date.) For now, a little taste of the good stuff...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Grandma/Fun Room

Is it wrong to be in love with a room? I find myself opening the door and flicking on the lights to this seldom used guest room just to step inside and look. It gives me such a giddy feeling to be surrounded by all of these "treasures." I am instantly transported back to my Mamaw's home in has the same feel. Each of the found objects of this room has a story. I would guess that 95% of everything is from a yard sale or thrift store.

It's not the most perfectly "designed" room. Be that as it may, I once read a sound piece of advice from a famous designer: "If it is something you love and it speaks to you, find a way to make it work."

Since there is so much going on in here, I have to constantly evaluate each purchase. There's not a lot of room and each item I bring in is loved. This room has life. It is everchanging. I affectionately refer to it as my "fun room." Enjoy...

A. The widest angle.
B. The entry wall.
C. Close-up of my vintage button wreath.
D. I used a vintage, silk scarf to tie back the silk curtains I made.
E. Funky hand stitched pillows. (I have an obsession with hand stitching, owls, and mushrooms...each of which I collect.)

F. Focal wall above the bed.
G. Nightstand view.
H. I even love the garbage can.
I. A few birds from my collection.
J. Better view of the nightstand I painted.

K. Opposite wall from the bed. (I also painted and added glass knobs to this antique armoire.)
L. On top of the aroire.
(These two pictures are actually framed French hand towels...LOVELY.)

The room is home to many of my hand stitched pieces. The Bottom 2 on the right are a few more from around the house.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Almost Ready

So, my creative journey has led me to my new favorite accessories! I have made 5 prototypes, and when I wear them out I get OOODLES of compliments. I have not yet taken pictures of them, but never fear, they will be here shortly. Thank you for checking in and for being patient while I start this new venture.