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.


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 thoughts on “Studio Vignettes- Snapshots of What Inspires Me”

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

    1. 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 ;)

  2. 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?

    1. 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.

  3. 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 :)

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