Thursday, April 28, 2011

Romantic Homes and Studio Space!
Hi Girls!!! I haven't disappeared, just been busy with Spring cleaning and two of my little guys birthdays. I have some fun news and lots of pictures to share! I am so exited and honored to have my little 'ole blog featured in the current May issue of Romantic Homes Magazine!!It has been a favorite magazine of mine for many years. My sweet mama and I used to spend lots of quality time together pouring over the beautiful pages of inspiration when I was newly married and just forming my decorating tastes, so it makes this opportunity extra special to me!
I have also been busy trying to make an area in my bedroom into a studio space so I can create again! I haven't really made much for the past two years, since my littlest one was born. I know all you mamas know how hard it is to find the time (and the energy when you do have the time!)
I have decorated my pretty white table with lots of vintage inspiration to get me in the creative mood and just to make me happy when I'm not. I'm kind of an eye candy junky. That's why I love to visit your blogs so much!This vintage wallpaper covered hatbox is my newest find. Isn't it gorgeous? Yay for Ebay! I never seem to find them anywhere.Some sparkle, because it's just not eye candy if there isn't a little sparkle involved.This is a postcard I enlarged on my printer. I just think the term "heartiest greetings" is so cute and those roses are beautiful!
Yummy vintage hats. Love them...a little more than is normal probably.A close up of my adorable little aqua cubby. It was a Goodwill find that I painted.
Loving my wall color, too! Now I just need to finish painting this room. It's been "almost done since last summer when our air conditioner broke.My favorite vintage postcard. I think I may have to enlarge this one, too!My baby doll head wearing the gorgeous vintage tiara my sweet mama gave me.A fun little tag I made long ago....and a few of my favorite things. My vintage candy box is so pretty I just have to keep it out all year long.
I have more to do to make this space a studio, but this was a fun start! I'm linking up with Debra of Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday!
Michelle xoxo

15 comments:

Faye said...

Congratulations!!! I'll have to be sure to pick up this issue. This is a beautiful post too. I just love your collections!
Faye
(wildrosevintage)

Kim said...

Hi Michelle,

Congrats on your feature in Romantic Homes. What an honor for you and one that is very well deserved.

I love how you call yourself an "Eye Candy Junky". That's the perfect way to describe me too. I can't get enough of that eye candy and your blog never fails when it comes to providing all that pretty eye candy that I love to see. You have such a beautiful collection of treasures and you always find such interesting ways to diplay them to their best advantage.

BTW...I just love your charming little doll head. I see ones just like it all over blogland and it's got me wanting to find one for myself.

Take care..

Kim

Dana said...

Hi! I met you at Gatherings. I recognized you by what you were buying and your tiara necklace and your sweet mama was with you. Congratulations on the magazine feature!!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hey Michelle....!

NICE to see you AND your LOVELY Treasures again my Friend.... :o) !!

Each & EVERY piece is enough to make ANYONE smile but THAT hatbox....Can you say ** green ** ....!!!!!

Enjoy your weekend Lovey when it rolls around to your side of the world....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

It looks just totally fab! Love it all! Congrats on being published, I love eye candy, that is the best kind! Have a wonderful weekend fit for a Princess, Hugs Marilou

lvroftiques said...

Oh Michelle that's wonderful!! I'll be looking for you! Romantic Homes is one of my absolute favorite mags. LOVE that hatbox! Yay ebay indeed. *winks* Everything you do is soooo charming! Vanna

Cassandra said...

Oh everything looks so lovely! Don't you just love spring. CONGRATS ON BEING PUBLISHED!

Heidi said...

Your little space is so pretty, and I love your wall color. I just painted my entry and dining room what I think is a similar color.
:)Heidi

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a wonderful space. Love your use of color, and all your fun and whimsical goodies, and congrats on your publicity. I'll have to find you there. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!! xoxo Debra

A Cottage Muse said...

Congratulations Michelle!!

Love your new inspiration space...it sure inspired me!

vintagesue said...

i saw you published in the last romantic homes!!!!!!!!!! awesomeness michelle. good for you.
your lil area is enchanting. i just love it. you have such a style..it really is all your own.
i know what you mean about not having time to craft. i can craft. i can be a mom. put the two together and i have have chaos! lol. good luck finding your studio time. i know you will...oh...the little tiara on that doll head is so fine! your mama has awesome taste.
take care
sue

Faye said...

Hi Michelle,
I just picked up the issue today...I think it's so cool and it's fun to see someone I recognize. You really have an eye for color and displaying your treasures...I love your blog, no wonder they picked you!!! Way to go!!!
Faye

24 Homes said...

Hi Michelle,
I just found your weblog and I really love it. Such great colors and very sweet and feminine. Thank you so much for sharing. You have a new follower :)
Greetings from the Netherlands,
Claire

24homes

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Michelle,
thanks for all the eye candy and congrats on your feature in Romantic Homes!!!Have a lovely day.
Hugs,
Marie

Marina said...

Sono molto contenta di aver scoperto il to blog...molto bello ...ti seguo molto volentieri..a presto!!!Marina