Tuesday, June 8

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

This post could also be titled,
'What I do when I should be doing something else.'

I have a to do list this month that is mind numbing, so what do I do?
Decide to swap 3 rooms out, beginning with my studio. My former studio space is now a library. 
(note the small child in the right corner dodging moving furniture)
Still some filling in to do, but you get the idea.

A little fluffing.

Even a little sewing. I've been so inspired by Sissie's runners that I made one for myself.  I trimmed it up with a piece of my vintage velevet ribbon, & even added a pretty pin. I love the fanciness of the ribbon & jewel against the rough burlap.
I can't show you the studio of course, you have to wait for Karen's party on the 19th!

My remodeling project suddenly took a backseat to the packages left at the door... return address Ann at The Tin Rabbit!!!

I love this girl so much, I mean her art just does it for me. I have been know to spend hours just looking at her flickr page.

This hanging pocket brought tears to my eyes.
She said she 'knew I was suppose to have it'.

The photo is 3 precious friends. The rosette in the corner looks like it was made from a sock?~ The texture is different from fabric I've seen.

3 wonderful pieces!  That was more than I ever expected, but remember.
There were 2 boxes!
2 giant ledgers.

I collect quilted glove boxes, I especially love the ones that are loaded down with lace, white buttons & other goodies! LOL

Further examination.

A sisterhood collage??
Lots of treasures to incorporate into my art.

Ann is such a generous, sweet soul. She has helped me so much, sharing her techniques & tips. I love it all dear friend!  The best gift of all, was hearing that you have a good report from your tests!

Well, now that I've rearranged the house, hung Ann's art & fawned over my new pretties, I guess I'll get back to my 'to do' list. Maybe my nightmares will stop! Are you all getting ready for Where Bloggers Create?  I can't wait to see your rooms! 



Jane said...

What an absolutely wonderful box of goodies you received! I loved the hanging pocket and all of the attention to detail. Beautiful!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my what lovely spaces. I bet your glad you tweeked rooms. They look beautiful xoxo Clarice

A Cottage Muse said...

You did a wonderful job feathering your nest! Good timing on the gift from Anne - lovely treasures for a job well done!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

What a fun post today:) Lots and lots of lovely photos.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What an adorable box of treasures! I love all your pictures, thanks for sharing them!!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love it all! i especially love the wall vignette with the pressed tin shelf, trio of creamy vases and the sweet frames hanging from the twisted wire. so very "Rose Hicks!" (Love the burlap runner too! nice job!) :)

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I love your new treasures!!! And your new library looks wonderful. I sure miss everyone, seems like I have been busy forever. I go to the doctor tomorrow for a check up. Would love to see you.
Hugs, Pat

Karen said...

Oh LISA! Gorgeous stuff! My gosh ~ everything is exquisite. You are a lucky girl!
You rearranged three rooms, one of which is your studio 2 weeks before Karen's party?
But I know it'll be FABULOUS!
Can't wait! It's almost here!
Have a great week!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I am sooo not ready for Where Women Create. :( I don't see how you find the time to do all that you do Lisa.

Trying to catch up w/ everybody's blogs. I had a nasty trojan & then we suffered a tragic death in teh family so haven't had time to see what everybody is up to. I see you're keeping busy. ;o)

BTW received my pc packet for your class...I am soo excited!

Lululiz said...

You have been truly blessed with a wonderful and oh so generous friend. What a beautiful package to receive!

luluslovlies said...

I love what you did with the shoes under the bell jar, I have my Mothers original shoes very similar to those from 1912 if you check my blog and they are now packed away, I guess I'll dig them back out and display them among with some of her other things like photos ect. Thanks for the creative idea. I love your blog, see you on the 19th! Heartful Hugs, Marilou


Lisa, perhaps you could share the magic wand once in a while? You truly are a magician in the amount of tasks and creative moments you succeed at accomplishing beautifully! And the gifts you have received are gorgeous and so fitting for your style! Amazing ledger too - just can't seem to find those around here. Now, how to slow down a whirling cowgirl? Dunno. ~ Angela

MosaicMagpie said...

What a box to open!!!! Filled with such lovely treasures. Your rooms look beautiful. I am looking forward to the 19th!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Lisa~ ~I know the feeling I have tons to do today and I'm sitting here looking at yur blog.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

TinyBear said...

I LOVE the goodies you got from Ann. She´s so talented. That art piece with the pocket is so amazing - you are one lucky gal Lisa.
Your library look great - can´t wait to see your studio.
Wishing you a wonderful day
xo Tina

Claudia said...

What fantastic treasures from Ann! I have just recently discovered her blog and her creations are amazing. I collect glove boxes, too. But to get one with all those goodies....wow!

I am ready for Where Bloggers Create but only because I am using photos I already have. I'm away from home working and will not be able to tweek my tiny little space. Ah well.


Claudia said...

OMG Lisa, I looked back at your photo. I went to school (junior high and high school) with a guy named Don Schumacher. I had the biggest crush on him. He was dreamy! I can't believe one of those calling cards has his name on it!


Amy said...

Don't you just love getting boxes from someone who gets you.
This one is too amazing! What an amazing amount of creating treasures.

RACHELLE said...

i am smitten by your book shelves!

You have a great creative eye!!!



~Sheri~ said...

Can't wait to see your studio.....I want your runer for my BEDROOM!!!!!

Ilove Sissie's pillows and runersbut I willtake yours~lol
you may have to sell them....I will take mine simple, I have the perfect poodle pinthat I can add.

I would love tomake my dining room into a library......we never use it and it would be a great place to read...lots of light.

Thanks for all your inspiration today.

Charlene said...

I SHOULD be getting ready for Where Bloggers create but, instead I did a post about the weekend. Go check out the trailer! I have piles & piles of STUFF stacked around. Karen would be a gasp if she saw it. Soooooooooooo love all your pretties from Ann. Enjoy them. HUGS! Charlene


You are a very lucky girl to recv. such a nice package. I am a new follower to your blog and would like for you come by for a visit. I also like all the changes you have made. XO MARY

Katsui Jewelry said...

The rearranging you did in your house is stunning. It is homey and elegant at the same time. You are multi-talented!!!

I love the box of goodies you got from your friend. What a bunch of lovely treats. I am going to check her blog, though I know I have been there before.

I am loving my little people. I know you are busy...very busy. If, when, it lets up, I would love some women.

One of these days, I will show you what I am making. I am having so much fun!


Anonymous said...

Totally beautiful and special, Lisa!

Isn't moving furniture FUN!!!


Angela said...

What wonderful treasures!! I can't wait to see what you do with them!

nancy huggins said...

What a great box of goodies to find at your door. I think I would still be petting them.
I am getting anxious to get moved (end of Oct) so I can decorate a few rooms in my new home..Then I will be sharing on my blog.
I love getting surprise boxes in the mail too and since my BD is next week I am watching the mail delivery every day:)
Your rooms look awesome

Dorthe said...

Oh sweet dear Lisa, your room looks so wonderfull and relaxed, I love the burlap you did for yourself.
The gift you recieved from Ann are fabulous, and very beautifull, just the thing for you, you so very talented woman. (I`m happy to read Ann`s test was good).

`Lisa I`m sure your room will be such a wonderfull place, to see on the 19/6 -- mine are filled to the brim, and I´m not able to show a beautifull studio,---but only a working place.
I`m so looking forward seing your place for art making.
Many hugs, and love.

sissie said...

Hi Lisa!
I got so excited seeing that you had a new post, that once again, I tripped over myself trying to get here! Whew, girl you have been busy.
Love the library, looks wonderful.
And, I really, really, really love your burlap runner. Yours puts mine too shame! You did a wonderful job and I love the rhinestone pin added to the end.

I also love your packages of goodies. Oh my goodness, I would be going through that and drooling all over myself.

hugs and squeezes,


Diane said...

Lisa, your new library is just beautiful!! And what wonderful treasures you received--I love coming here!

Karen Valentine said...

You get more goodies in the mail than anyone I know!!!!

It was fun to see a little bit of your home. Your burlap runner is super cute and I can't wait to see your studio! I can't believe the party is less than 2 weeks away!!


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Yes sista...I AM trying to get ready for the party BUT you make it SO hard for me to get ready when you keep posting about all of this BEAUTIFULNESS!!!!! I just totally stalk your blog and blow up every photo to see all the fine details!!!!!
Ann is such a sweetheart Lisa...she loves you VERY much to send you all of these awesome goodies. I'm so happy that her tests came back with good news...that brought a smile to my face :)))
I can't wait to see your NEW studio. I still don't know how you find the time to do all what you do with triplets! You've got to be bribing them to move the furniture for you while you are blogging! hahahahahaha!!!!!!

Lori said...

Lisa, those beautiful things that Ann sent to you...is she not the sweetest person in blogland...a real treasure i think...so generous, sweet, and genuine...the hanging pocket she made for you is truly stunning...i love the color of the pocket...and she embellishes like nobody's business...enjoy all of your treasures from our sweet friend...

Debby said...

EEK!!!! I love your library, and the burlap is yummy!! I love Sissie's creations and you have nailed it. Now how could you ever decide to rip three rooms apart with everything else you have happening? You must be so full of energy.

Gosh, all the gorgeous goodies you got from Ann are amazing and her beautiful pocket is totally gorgeous, you are a lucky girl but so deserving of all these wonderful treasures. Can hardly wait to see your studio, I know it will be amazing, just like you. I was going to pass on Karen's party, didn't think I would have time, but I decided last week that I just couldn't pass it up. I need new floors, I don't think I can get the floor man in here before the party starts, so I will have to try and avoid that part of the room at all costs..LOL...

Linda said...

Wow~ how fun to see all these great goodies! Just lovely stuff!

June said...

Oooh Lisa I think I may just need to find me a friend like Ann! The sad thing is, that I don't do anything fantastic that I can give in return.lol! She sent you a lovely package of beautiful things. Waht a sweet lady she is!
I always love seeing inside your home and am excited to see your studio. Mine is coming along soo slow. Too many irons in the fire as they say.

T's Daily Treasures said...

wow oh wow! So many lovely, wonderful gifts. Fabulous! What a sweetheart she was to send all those gorgeous treasures to you.

I'm always making my husband crazy, moving things around at home. :)

Happy Hump Day! Tammy

The French Bear said...

Wow, now that is a box of delicious goodness!!! How beautiful! I so wanted to do the art box challenge, but sadly there is no Target around here, I will enjoy seeing what everyone is making though!!!
I do love to visit your blog! Never a dull moment, you are always doing something interesting and right up my alley!!!!
Margaret B

Miss Sandy said...

The collage pocket is beyond awesome and I see why she said it belonged to you - it does!

I almost cried when I read the comment about Karen's party - I have and still am sick as a dog and my new studio still looks just like it looked when we switched it out weeks ago. I have been too sick to work on it. I need to have Karen remove me from her party guest list. At least I have yours to look forward to seeing!

Thanks for being a bright spot in my day!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Aww Lisa...You are just sooo sweet! I'm glad you liked it! I love,love,love your burlap runner! The velvet and pin makes it just so perfect!!! Your library is wonderful..now, I can't wait to see your studio! I know it will be totally fabulous too! We like sooo many of the same things! I was just looking back at the frames on the wire?~love this! Have a great Wednesday! I cherish your friendship! Love and Hugs, Ann

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Lisa, I love what you're doing in your house and your wall color is wonderful, show us when you're all finished! And wow, the swap box is incredible, OK, and I'm lovin' the thought of bullet casings being used at PC. so much fun, oh how I'd love to be there!! Glad you'll be able to use the crown, too. I know you'll have a ball!

Inspired-Simplicity said...

You just get the best treasures in the mail. BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see whats in store for the new studio. Good job on the runner.
Love U

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. Ann's work is so gorgeous!
Love your fluffing, and I can't wait to see your studio, Lisa! I'm joining the 'Where Bloggers Create' party, so I'll see ya there!!!

Lisa said...

Oh I love the shelves!! What a great room I know you enjoy it!
Hugs, Lisa

prashant said...

I loved the hanging pocket and all of the attention to detail. Beautiful!
Contextual Ad Network India

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Lisa isn't that Ann just the best! Love everything she sent you! She's such a talented and generous soul! I met her through flickr long before she had a blog.
To get a parcel from Ann is like Christmas or better isn't it!
In marveled over her parcel for weeks and still do enjoy all the tresures from her so much. Actually I'm looking forward to Christmas already just because she sent me so many Christmas treasures.
Also thank you for letting us know that her tests were okay, I'm so happy for her!
Warmest wishes sends

Lovey said...

This has to be one of the best box(es) of goodies I have ever beheld! Wow Lisa! Beautiful! Great photos my friend!

The Feathered Nest said...

My goodness Lisa. What a gift of love! Ann is such a precious soul and always seems to know what will touch your heart ~ what a blessing she is to each and every one of us!!! I know you love it all...and will hoard it forever (cuz you know I would!!!) hugs and love, Dawn