Thursday, May 13, 2010

Come, peek in the studio.

What a week this has been. A lovely day last Friday at the Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair where I found some lovely things. It paid to be more controlled this time as I am usually swept away by all the delightful things to buy and spend most of my budget by stall three!! I should have taken some photos of my purchases to show you but will do that next time. I am sure you will love my old wooden doll and early 19th century paper covered chest. Saturday we had a wonderful evening at The Windswept Cafe in Newquay (sorry to say this, but its the only thing worth going there for except the zoo). Sunday we went to an open garden along the river from us I took my camera thinking it would make a nice post but had forgotten to charge it so only took three photos! Monday woke with a bit of a sore throat. Tuesday an even worse sore throat and another horrible trip to the dentist. Wednesday full blown flu in a day bug! Managed to get a walk on the beach in the morning but almost didnt make the drive home I felt so awful and spent the rest of the day in bed. I must say that there is nothing like a big fluffy cat in your bed with you when you feel poorly, he purred and snuggled up and was better than any hot water bottle and stayed as long as I needed him. Still a bit grim today but my head is a bit clearer and my joints have stopped aching, hope I will be OK by Sunday as I am at the Lostwithiel Festival with Christine and Gertie, we all have stands next to each other, at the Community Center if you can come along.
I took these photos of my new studio to show you, just a little snoop round. Its still a bit untidy not everything has found a home yet but I cant believe that all of this went into my room in the house!






Outside we had a deck area built as the ground gets very wet here whenever it rains. Its a nice place to take a break and listen to the birds.
My journey to work is down this path from the house. Mr Crow spent many a long weekend making this path. I hope soon to have a little chicken run on the grass here and some bantams to listen to while I am working. We used to have chickens here but when we got the ex battery girls they destroyed the grass so we moved them up to the orchard where I hardly ever see them, so it will be nice to have some more.

A couple of little projects here, got these at Shepton. The pram needs a bit of a clean up and is destined for sale, so too the old Star sailing boats which mainly need re-stringing on the sails.

Hope you enjoyed the little tour, I still have not got down to any serious work in the studio yet and cant wait to get my paints out and finish that painting and get on with others I have in mind.

28 comments:

shevie said...

You better make sure you lock the doors of that studio of yours....SO many delightful treasures inside and those gorgeous paintings....I could be tempted to do breaking and entering!!I hope you are feeling better-back to the dentists doesn't sound good! I noted your absence at The Boot this week,you didn't miss much-though I bought a 50s cot for the shop,not for a baby!!I am away next week,so no doubt you will be scooping up treasure galore whilst my back is turned...unless it rains!!Get Well Soon,see you on my return.x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Jane

I hope that you will much better soon. I love your studio, it has a nice feel to it. All that light streaming in and the lovely to look at and walk around in. You are so lucky to be living in Cornwall!

Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

A Time to Dance said...

oh Jane it looks wonderful, such a transformation, you are so lucky I am very jealous....its beautiful...hope you are well, we must catch up soon love to all..H

hensteeth said...

Jane...I am so sorry you have and still are poorly and the dentist again...ugh. I hope you feel much better very soon.
Oh...your studio, the contents of your studio and your garden and the decking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fleamarketchic said...

Oh Jane what a dream of a studio! It must be wonderful to have all that space to be creative in and you have made it look so pretty!
Sorry to hear you have been unwell, hope the weekend will bring some sunshine to make you feel better.
Sadie at Flea xx

Annie said...

Your workshop looks amazing, what a wonderful space ! The little blue pram is really sweet, just right for displaying old dolls and teddy bears.
Ann x

Clare said...

I am seriously coveting your studio! Its beautiful and I wish mine was so neat and organised..it always looks like an explosion has gone off in a ribbon factory!Glad you had a good time at Shepton..we were there too and its the big flea there this Sunday if you're about.

a mermaids purse said...

what a beautiful dream...oh hang on?...its not? its REAL?...i am blown away by the sheeeeeer beauty of your creative space...its truly stunning jane ;0)xx...i keep looking at all the little shelfling, cabinets of curiosities and wonderful art work all over the studio- and those fairies on cotton reels...how sweet ;0)
I think i will just sit here for abit longer and dream ;0)
i hope your feeling better by the way...my self and my little sweet pea are feeling abit groggy and didnt help i lost a dear friend...but your blog just lifted my spirits ;0)xxxx

Chloe' said...

ohh i hope you get better soon! We've all had exactly the same thing up here, thankfully though,like you.. we have a get well kit which includes our cat Timothy (^_^) they're always good for a snuggle!

I'm completely in love with your studio! These last few days i've been pining for one.. im hoping to convert our old garage.. but there's soo much hiding in there =P

i hope you have many happy making days in your new studio =)

Chloe x

Mac n' Janet said...

We're coming to England in September and we timed it so we could go to Shepton Mallet one of of our favorite fairs. Love the pram and sailboat. I'm definitely feeling some envy of your studio.

Anna said...

oh im sitting here practically drooling over you fantastic studio space...how jealous :)
I bet youre really pleased with it.
love your work by the way too :)

anna x

Anna said...

oh im sitting here practically drooling over you fantastic studio space...how jealous :)
I bet youre really pleased with it.
love your work by the way too :)

hope you feel better soon
anna x

Little Brown Rabbit said...

I have studio envy!!!


So glad you are feeling better now :)

OhSoVintage said...

I am very envious of your studio and I love that pram.

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a fabulous space! So jealous!!

Jayne

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi, Looks as though the Shepton Antiques fair was good for you, must find time to go there myself soon. This weekend we're off to the Flea at Shepton so here's hoping for some good trove. Many thanks for putting the info. on our "Nostalgic Mix" fair on your blog.
Lesley X

claire barone art said...

HOW LOVELY WHAT AN INSPIRATION AND A WONDERFULL SPACE TO WORK IN LOVELY IM OFF TO TIDY MY STUDIO NOW AS IN COMPARISON TO YOURS ITS A TIP CLAIREX

Milly and Dottie said...

Oh dear.. I seem to have gone horribly green! What a beautiful space to work in Jane.. and your collections have me palpitating! One day you will find me with my nose pressed up against the window!

Love
Michele xx

P.s Hope Lostwithiel went well.

Katie said...

You are soooo lucky! That's the most wonderful studio I've ever seen! Katie x

Country Style Living said...

You lucky girl! Such a lovely inspiring space...

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What an inspiring post! I love the deck for when your ground is wet... such a lovely place for a little respite! That darling little pram is the sweetest treasure (and looks so cute with the sailboats inside)! Thank you for your comment on my pansies!

ted and bunny said...

hiya- thanks for leaving your comment. . .hmmm. . .cats bums.
When I was a very little girl at infants school, (alas rather too many years ago than I care to recall) my parents were horrified that I had given my "What Happened At The Weekend" talk on how our cat could lick her bum, but my brother couldn't reach.
After that initial faux pas it's a subject on which I've tried to steer clear- but I see it now comes back to haunt me!
xx

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a marvelous collection of ... stuff! I'm such an enormous fan of stuff! It would be so much to "shop" for the right pieces to use when creating!

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

What a great space to be creative in, I am just so jealous, all those wonderful little bits and pieces surrounding you, my idea of heaven.

Pipany said...

Such a lovely wander through, thank you. Hope we get the sun here in Cornwall soon x

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

It's splendid!!!! SPLENDID!!!!! I love it!

jamjar said...

What a wonderful workspace, and love your collections of vintage bits and bobs.

the vintage magpie said...

Ohhh Lord... Don't let me come within a mile of that pram or I'll have to add it to my ever growing pile of things i've bought from you!!!x