Studio Vignettes- Snapshots of What Inspires Me

I’ve just emerged from underneath a massive pile of paperwork.  I feel like I can breathe again!  Man, is this time of year hard on the self-employed.  Catch up on bookkeeping, tax prep, and applying for new insurance has left me drained.

But then, I look around, and I get SO inspired by what the future holds.

Today I thought I’d share a few little vignettes of the pretty things I have around my studio/office that make me inspired.

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There’s old fabrics I’ve saved to reproduce someday.  There’s fashion images from different centuries and decades.  There’s pretty buttons, fabric, trims, and patterns. And hats!  We cannot forget the hats.
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What do you surround yourself with that makes you inspired?

9 Comments on Studio Vignettes- Snapshots of What Inspires Me

  1. Carla
    April 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Those hat buttons are the cutest things!
    Thanks for sharing your space, it must be lovely surrounded by such great beautiful things.

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2014 at 6:02 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you! :)
      I totally have a thing for hat buttons.

  2. thevintagetraveler
    April 3, 2014 at 10:08 am (1 year ago)

    Is that swordfish print a fabric? It is so wonderful. Love your pretty space.

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm (1 year ago)

      It actually was a fabric! When I worked at a theatre, they had an original 1940s mens shirt (like a cotton hawaiian style shirt) with this print. They also had a color copier. So I snagged a few copies to repro it later ;)

  3. Nicole
    April 3, 2014 at 11:48 am (1 year ago)

    Where did you get the vintage style head hat stand? I have been looking for a vintage style one and I haven’t had any luck so far. I saw one similar to yours in a local shop, but the store owner couldn’t remember where it was from. Thanks! What a lovely and inspiring place to work, by the way. I love to have pretty things around too- it makes it so much more enjoyable doesn’t it?

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm (1 year ago)

      My gal was from a company called Deco Eyes. They’re still around, I believe, but I know they’ve gotten more pricey than when I originally bought her. I LOVE her. I have no regrets ;)
      Thank you! It does! Things get mundane, so it’s nice to get a little glimpse of inspiration.

  4. Kate-Em
    April 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Lovely glimpse into your world. Lots of inspiration there. Those hat buttons are amazing.

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you! I do love me some hat buttons :)

  5. Garofit
    April 4, 2014 at 12:13 am (1 year ago)

    So wonderful! Love it all, and that last cloche is divine!
    I need more space so I can have some of my stuff around. Got plenty of clutter, just not the things that I want to see :)