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 Comments on Studio Vignettes- Snapshots of What Inspires Me

  1. Carla
    April 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm (10 years 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 (10 years ago)

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

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

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

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm (10 years 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 (10 years 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 (10 years 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 (10 years ago)

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

    • Lauren
      April 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm (10 years ago)

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

  5. Garofit
    April 4, 2014 at 12:13 am (10 years 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 :)

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