4.04.2011

Sugar and Snow




when steve and i first came to maine in search of a home, we drove around and did a little exploring. what we found was a state teeming with antique shops!... of course, it IS new england! but what i was happy to find was a great mixture of "texas-kinda-finds" (my fellow texan junkoholics, you KNOW what i'm talking about!) and "birmingham-brimming-with-euro-treasures"! at the first antique store my husband willingly entered with me :), fear gripped him when he saw how giggly and cheerful i immediately became. he turned to look at me and said, "honey, i think you're gonna bankrupt us in maine... AND FAST!" hahaha... but he was serious.


of course i'm not really going to spend all our money, but i have spent an inordinate amount of money shopping for little treasures; the irony exists in that i have purchased nearly EVERYTHING from etsy! not here! it's been soooo cold (-8 to 20s) that not much is open this time of year... and in this weather, who wants to lug around a poor 4-yr old and hunt for the goods!?!snow wouldn't normally stop me from getting out; it is quite exquisite to experience a REAL winter, but i have enjoyed sitting in my warm studio with a cup of hot cocoa... listening to ingrid michaelson and getting lost in whatever project tickles my fancy... winter has been long (going on the 8th month of snow now) but it always feels like spring-time in my room.old hankie holders... embroidered, silk, oriental children's shoes...


collection of german glitter in shabby salt shakers, adorned with scraps of antique lace... and yes-- that is MY flute. it's new (not a vintage pc.)... and i DO play. :)
scrap booking items and a collection of odds & ends... notice winter in the window. my studio is covered in windows... brings the outdoors... in. :)
vintage and antique lace and ribbon...
i have this new thing for small white wicker purses... i love to doll them up a bit.

ahhh, the happy end. :)

14 comments:

Pam Kellogg said...

Jessica, I stumpled upon your blog today looking for an Easter image to use on my blog today. I have to tell you, your blog is so incredibly beautiful! I'm following you now and I will add a link in my sidebar to yours!

Happy Easter and I will be back when I have more time to read and enjoy your beautiful photos!

Pam

Karen said...

Thanks to Pam I stopped over. I love your goodies. My kind of woman!! Happy Easter to you and yours!!

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Bella said...

I love the Antique's you find they are so unique !!
I wonder were you find your insperation !!

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ily said...

Wow those pictures are adorable, really did you take them?

Angels said...

Cool pictures, this style is such elegant and beautiful.. i like such abstractions..great work!

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