Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Treasure Finding Summer

 Oh, it was a great treasure finding summer
I went junkin' and hunting 
every chance I could 
from thrift stores to antique malls
the
gettin' was good

I cleaned up my studio 
for the annual blog party
"Where Bloggers Create"
but
that didn't stop me from looking for furniture!
I was simply tired of uncomfortable
and
mismatched furniture
because 
it was what I had at the moment!
I'm in constant motion
to style any spot 
in our home 

so if you don't recognize my studio
in the near future...
I've simply found
 that "next thing" 
I've been dreaming of
the one piece that will never leave my studio
my dress form from Paris
***
While in the studio....
 I even found time to create this summer

a sharing of vintage whites
 I know summer isn't quite over yet
but
it's that time of year
when cooler weather is near
I hope you've enjoyed my summer re-cap!
Off to another adventure!


Friday, August 12, 2016

French Friday Giveaway Winner



CONGRATULATIONS
to
JAN
of

You are the winner 
of 
2 Marie Antoinette
vintage brass bezels

Send me an email
to let me know
if you would like these
bezels to be a charm or not

Many thanks to all who stopped by
and
took a chance at winning
a little something from my studio


Thursday, August 4, 2016

French Friday Giveaway

Oh sweet summer giveaway!
Here on 
A Little Bit French Blog
we have a giveaway every other month!
Keeps your life a little bit  more interesting, right?
Taking that chance to win a little something for yourself?
I hope you love Marie Antoinette!
This month's giveaway
 is a pair of 
Vintage Marie Bezels
*your choice of a charm style or simple bezel style*
vintage brass bezels
for your art
for your heart
Winner will be announced 
on
Friday, August 12th!
Let me know you are interested
and
leave a comment!



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Artful Idea

A busy work table is a good thing
I often enlarge copy 
my antique French holy cards
for myself to frame
when the idea came to me
that there were many other projects ahead
wrapping white taper candles 
to
creating journals with jackets
squeezing in time for a couple of new necklaces
and
then
back
to
the
candles....
I am going to take reserve orders
for these wrapped candles.
They will not ship until the middle of October
due to the extreme heat here in the valley.

Have a wonderful day!



Friday, July 15, 2016

Where Bloggers Create 2016 - A Room to Dream In



My studio started out as the 2nd guest room in our home,
which I quickly claimed as my space
Through the years of blogging
&
selling my handmade creations,
my studio has changed many many times
I truly believe a studio can be functioning,
as well as aesthetically pleasing at the same time
(this is the cleaned up version, trust me)
Drawn to neutral colors,
I've surrounded myself 
with softer hues to work in
A wrought iron garden table makes it into the studio -
I constantly move furniture around in our home
Using what you have is thrifty!
I create at the round pedestal table
and
usually my laptop is on the garden table 
My view from the garden bench
My sweet Sophie insisted on getting into the pictures
I am hoping to find a different desk and settee one day soon
The thrill of the hunt continues.....
When you collect as much as you sell, storage space is critical -
baskets, boxes and shelves are a must!
Keeping every corner styled in vintage
Blending collectibles with supplies for my shop
My home decor finds grows larger every month.....
so displaying decor in my studio is a must.
Rotating your decor saves money and you will always get to enjoy it again!
Thank goodness for this large wrought iron bakers rack!
Supplies Supplies Supplies
The studio closet is organized with Ikea baskets & carts
that are filled with antique / vintage laces / supplies
***
The old shabby dresser is filled with antique French ephemera
I kid you not
My ever changing dresser top
The garden table sits in front of the window
and
allows great lighting for taking pictures
The shabby wall candle holder was
replaced with this gorgeous crown
Crown, you c o m p l e t e  me
My studio is where I find quiet mornings, inspiration
 &
now relaxation
I hope you've enjoyed your tour!
I hope you visit again soon!

Thank you to
Karen
of
for hosting an annual 

and

sharing with Courtney
of
for