A dear friend stopped by my studio last week. She looked around and said, "Wow, wish my workroom looked like this!"
I love hearing that, especially when it comes from a creative soul who understands my studio's decor style. It consists of a happy mix of all things well-loved and colorful that share a common trait — the smile factor.
A collection of thread that belonged to my mother lives inside a doll dresser drawer; cheerful vintage tablecloths hang from a rustic old ladder; the cutest tin cart ever sits next to my lovely oak Hoosier cabinet. These grin-provoking relics inspire me daily.
Here are more whimsical things that make my studio a happy place . . .
When I sit down to write a blog post or create a new Etsy listing, I usually gaze at this fun array of items on my desk. Even my business cards live in a vintage dish in my favorite color — aqua!
And when I open my Hoosier cupboard, I'm greeted by a good-humored hodgepodge of Etsy items patiently awaiting new homes.
When out and about looking for things to sell, I only buy what truly delights me, such as the yummy items, below, destined for my Etsy shop.
My studio's lighthearted, not-too-serious collection of vintage goodness reminds me to relax and smile. How I relish that daily reminder.
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