Tuesday, May 4, 2010

back to my room...

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! The weather could not have been more perfect for us here in New England ~ perfect for my first weekend of camping! Can you believe I did not take any photos, go to any yard sales, work on any of my projects or visit many blogs? At first I felt a bit guilty but then I realized I just needed to enjoy opening weekend for what it is. It was time to catch up with my camping neighbors, walk some winter pounds off, get a jump start on my tan, enjoy the campfire, relax and laugh ~ and that is just what I did!! Thank you to my Pinewood Friends for a wonderful weekend with many more to come! To my faithful blog friends I promise to take some photos next weekend ~ weather permitting!

Remember last week when I shared my fabulous new find and the relaxing side of my room ~ well today I am going to share the working side which is still quite neat at the moment! This is the room...the one with the pearl "S" on the door...
Linda over at Painted Whyte suggested I call my room the inspiration room. Great name to work with, thanks Linda. Now the floor is the original hunter green tile so when I found this rug at the Christmas Tree Shop I knew it would tie in the floors with the pale aqua I wanted on the walls... This little bookshelf fits perfect between my chair and desk to hold some supplies as well as all the business, Moo or thank you cards I received from my favorite Etsy or Ebay sellers. I display them in my old flower frogs which I will be on the hunt for in Brimfield... I bought a lot of horse and show ribbons for my booth but of course I kept these pretty cream and pink ones for myself... See the gold mirror tucked next to the chair a few pictures up? I am planning on making an inspiration board out of it unless I find a prettier frame in Brimfield. I love the little pink holder below the lamp and look what is tucked in it ~ a vintage French catechism book... I found this little cubby on Ebay years ago which is perfect for holding my paints... Pale aqua tole piece makes a pretty catch all... I remember the day I got my first business cards it was so exciting... Old sewing drawer shabbied up makes pretty storage... Look at the beautiful photo for May on my wonderful calendar I got from Vintage Rescue Squad, the colors are perfect for my room! Vintage tulle petticoats are on my Brimfield list too...
This calendar is great giving dates for all the big junkin' spots throughout the year. One more week for me... I used white twill curtains to hide most of my crafting and shipping supplies. I am looking for a little something to pretty up the top and hide the pipe that the curtains hang on... I try to keep my exposed storage pretty... See the "etc." ~ it was my Mom's. I remember her telling me that Mary (Mary Tyler Moore Show) had something similar hanging in her apartment on the show and she loved it. I bought this little bear for my Mom one year for Mother's Day... Then I have this great hutch. I use it to display my favorite new treasure of the moment mixing in supplies too... Look how cute this framed best wishes print looks with my favorite tea cup and salt shaker... There is always a little collection of treasures ready to go to my booth... I also put some of my vintage jewelry on my new mannequin... She is looking fabulous but I think is still missing something ~ what do you think? Also I am still thinking of the perfect name, preferably french. I would love to hear your suggestions too. Well thank you so much for stopping by. I love to read your comments and emails and appreciate your kind words and witty thoughts! Remember... Have a great day!!

15 comments:

Amy said...

"Inspiration room" is a great name--what an inspiring space!

Sophie is a beautiful French name (it also happens to be my daughter's name)...

Rosewood Cottage said...

what a gorgeous creative space! I love how cozy and charming it is! All your wonderful treasures surround your soul while you create! thanks for sharing!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your weekend opening up the camp sounded so perfectly relaxing and well-deserved sandi! as for your inspiration room...i'm loving it all. so many tresors! as for your mannequin...she looks like a "Mimi" and...Mimi loves lace around her neck as she is oh so french. :)

Sandi said...

Everything is so pretty Sandi! I have the same cubby painted white and another one similiar , but without the drawer. They can hold a lot of goodies! I had a bear just like yours too...don't think it is still around. We sure have some of the same items ...we must have great taste! LOL
Blessings~

thesimpledaze said...

Your "Inspiration Room" is absolutely beautiful.I love your hutch and all the pretties in it.I use to have a big ETC that hung on the wall but darn I got rid of it along time ago.Glad your weekend was so relaxing for you sometimes it is just what you need.Have a great day and thanks so much for sharing with me today.

Victoria said...

Your room is lovely and I think trying to work "inspiration" into the name would be perfect. Maybe Inspiration Corner or something. I think you should call your dress form Simone or Antoinette:)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Gorgeous!!! I could get really inspired with a room like that! I LOVE the pearl S! Have a wonderful day!
XO
Kristin

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your room is so beautiful! Makes me wistful, I want a room, too. Oh girl, if you only knew! I have a corner in the living room, it's so very sad *grin*.

I think you should name your girl Babette. That's the name of my gorgeous Carol Hicks Bolton couch, I tell people that it sounds like a decadent French prostitute. Yes, I am nuts.

Love ya!
Anne

Mary said...

Your blog is lovely. Lots of great ideas to be found here. I just signed up to "follow". I found you while reading about the gift you sent to One Cheap B*#ch.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

One of my mannequins is named Francine. She is a shop girl. :)

Jane said...

Hi Sandi,
Love your inspiration room! Karen @ My Desert Cottage is hosting the second annual "Where Bloggers Create" party in June, you should definitely show off your great space for that event.
The only French woman that I personally know is named Aurelia....how's that work for your new mannequin?
Thanks for stopping by my blog this a.m.
Jane

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love, love, love that mannequin! Your photos are always so lovely - I wish I could capture that vintage feel in everything I do like you do!

xoxoxoxo,

Jeanine

Kansas Amy said...

It's all so beautiful and tidy! Love it!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! Love everything in your inspiration room. I have a sweet little bear donning a hat just like that. Have it displayed with other teeny bears with hats and a photo of me with my aunt, cousins and mom when we had a hat/scarf party one summer. You weekends away sound like heaven to me. Always refreshing to get away and do something different. Wish I could find a great hutch as I want to make one wall in my tv room my craft area. Still on the lookout for just the right pieces for that space. Maybe then I can get my dining table cleared up. Have a wonderful Wednesday. :) Tammy

Amber said...

That pale aqua tole piece really is a nice catch all. I'm in love! :)

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