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6/27/11

My Studio Part 2. Going Vintage


This is a vintage ladder I discovered in a little gift shop. It was used as a towel rack but, I thought it would work even better for ribbons.

I tried to get some extra wrungs but, wasn't able to. Keeps me from stocking up on to much ribbon.I display/store some of really elegant ribbon on this antique table.

I store some of my pre-cut paper from Penny Black's mix and match card stock in these acrylic "file" organizers. To the right is my white paper ,watercolor paper, kraft paper and some doilies. Below is envelopes & boxes for mailing, felt, catalogs and some books.

My sister bought me some bracelet holders so I turned them on their side and used them for ribbon. I love looking to the right of my desk and seeing all of these pretty colors.


Lots of cords in this photo but, it works. This antique table I purchased 20 years ago? and it's perfect for my sewing machine. Since I no longer sew quilts this is the perfect set up for a quick card. I just pull up a small stool.

You never know what you will find when you go antiquing.  I love this antique letter holder to hold images that are waiting to go onto a card. Here is a card I made with this blue flower.

This is what it looks like empty. Love the thick glass. Found this with some special friends in Canada!

I found this antique frog recently and thought it was perfect to to hold my go to pens that I use ALL the time.  I am excited to share my favorite antique with you tomorrow. Thanks again for stopping by. Hugs, Kathy

16 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Kathy! Your studio is amazing! I love it! Gorgeous, this vintage look with the blue! I like it that it has a bit of a darker clored base, your studio, and then with the gorgeous bright colors of the things you use for your cards! And lovely to see the place where you created all your beauties of cards! I can imagine you have fun there!
Hugs, Wendy

Dotty Jo said...

So much colour - what a lovely studio! Jo x

Tracey said...

I've learned to love antiques from you sista...good to see you still using that cool piece :) I am stll collecting my dotted white ware :)
hugs, TRace

Renee VanEpps said...

Oh how I love antiquing! Don't get to do it enough! Lovely finds here :) TFS!

Julie said...

Kathy, I love the ribbon storage. What an awesome piece you found! Your photos are making me want to get out & go antiquing ....like right now! :-)

Chelle said...

Love your room.

Elizabeth Allan said...

I too love and collect antiques! You have beautiful pieces.

judkajudi said...

Your studio looks like an inspirational place to be! Lovely.

Cathy P in AZ said...

Your studio is swoonworthy! :) Such a beautiful creative space!

Sarpreet said...

thank you for the insight into your craft studio. Love the stand for pre coloured in images.

Cathy A said...

Kathy, love all your antiques, and your ribbon ladder is just smashing, thanks for sharing with us.

Paula said...

Your studio looks a real treasure trove & very individual - love the mix of old & new. The sewing table is a beauty & your storage ideas are quite siuperb - love the acrylic organizers & bracelet holders.
Thanks so much for the tour - ti brightened my day.
Paula (PEP)

Isha said...

Love your ribbon stand and the colored image stand. I would love to be invisible and see you craft in this room:) Kathy.

Eve said...

wooow more beautiful furnitures and beautiful antique pieces!! Esp. luv the ribbon rack!

Deirdre said...

Wow, can I come and "borrow" your craft space... amazing. Loving it all.

Danielle said...

I just ADORE your ribbon ladder!

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