Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012

It's time for
Where Bloggers Create 2012!!

Woohooooo!!

We have decided to keep it real this year and show you The Good, The Bad & The Junky in the beautiful mess we claim as our studio!

Everything in here has been either gifted, thrifted or repurposed and there's still alot we'd like like to do but here it is in all it's glory......and we think it's pretty fabulous...or as my friend Sarah says, it's JUNKTASTIC!!

(Btw.....still working off my iphone and I really should have taken these pics during the daylight so lets just pretend these are beautiful, professional quality photographs like everyone else's...ok?!)


 Beautiful Virgin Mary watches over our little space from atop the "paper cabinet". She rests in a sweet vintage train case and is surrounded by an antique church lamp that belonged to my (jenny) grandmama, shed antlers and yellow roses.......we love roses!


If you were to enter the studio through the sliding glass door in my kitchen, which is usually the way we enter, the first thing you will see is this little armoire and the elyptical.....not so attractive, i know, but essential.

The armoire was originally bought for my youngest son's bedroom when he was born as there was no closet in his room at the time. He of course outgrew it, and since then it's been used to hold a tv, stereo equipment, board games and now serves as our "anything paper" cabinet. The drawers mostly hold fabric scraps and lace.


Just to the left is Lindsey's sweet little desk. The drawers are still out because they need another coat of paint......I told yall we were keepin' it real people!

Check out that chair though! My husband snagged it at a garage sale years ago. Great condition and super cute except for the filthy white seat. My mom recovered it for us in this funky zebra stripe and Lindsey repainted it a few days ago in one of our favorite shades......it's way more turquoise than it shows in the photo.



Now, as you turn into the room you almost hit your head on this stack of old frames that we've hung on the old lantern fixture....this sunroom was originally an open patio and this exterior light is a remnant from those days......when we find the perfect vintage sconce to replace it, it's coming down!



Just past the frames is our "shipping station / photo staging area". This antique sideboard houses all of our shipping and packaging supplies. When we need to take a few quick jewelry photos, eveything gets put away and we have a nice space for photographs. I bought this cabinet years ago as a store was going out of business. The owner told me it had once been used as a theater prop for a local college. It's beautiful but SO dark....I plan to remedy that with a fresh coat of paint ASAP!!

Hanging above is my latest Fabulously Funky Find!!
Gaudy, vintage velvet peacocks......what more could a girl ask for??!!  Although these beautiful  birds are quite the trend at the moment, I've actually been obsessed with them since childhood. My grandparents raised them most of my life and we spent countless hours out in the yard calling, feeding and  just watching these majestic creatures. Needless to say, they are very special to my family. I would have paid a pretty penny for this piece but when the dealer said "gimme $8 and take that gaudy thing" I jumped on it!!



Moving right along......

My favorite coffee drinking and blog browsing spot. "Slipcovered" in a funky old avocado green chenille bedspread. The gypsy ottoman was a gift from my mom.


The workhorse of the studio.....my big old
HUGE desk/work station!
 The photos do not show it's true size.......it is absolutely massive and was a freebie! It sat in an old house on the property where my mom and stepdad's business is located for atleast 20 years. Judging by the papers inside, it once belonged in a hotel in New Orleans.....how it ended up in East Texas though, I have no idea.
I'd love to paint it too but haven't yet decided on a color. Will probably keep the top original though because it's already a little rough and beat up and that suits me just fine.....jewelry and metal working tools can do a real number on a desk.


A closer look shows the assortment of projects we are designing at the moment, pendants and belt buckles mostly.

The organizers along the back were purchased at walmart and are perfect for beads, findings and other small treasures. An old tin ceiling tile stands in as a magnetic memo board.


These sweet little molds are the best thing we've ever found for organizing our many vintage brooches, earrings and other small rhinestone pieces. We use a seperate mold for each color and it works quite nicely.

Just past the desk is my favorite antique dress form and the most amazing stained glass door. This is another photo area and I try alot of my designs out her as well. The large oak tv cabinet houses more tools, picture frames and misc. junk.


Just past the tv cabinet is our growing collection of vintage oil paintings. These are mostly from the 60s and 70s  and we think they're just funky cool. Some day we will probably think of something fun to do with them but for now they make a fun "gallery".


Rounding the corner, you'll notice one more antique dress form. This lady lost her cotton cover some time ago and her foam is a little "revealing" so she now rocks a black lace corsett.....still a little revealing but cute and fun......we <3 FUN!!!


And now our other favorite part of the room.....we fight over nap time rights to our gypsyfied daybed!!
It all began when I found this Super Fab tufted velvet headboard at a resale shop in our town. It didn't fit our bed and of course my boys didn't want it but I just KNEW there was something I could do with it I couldn't pass it by. Well, one ugly extra loveseat, three white sheets, a bedskirt from GW and a load of throw pillows later, we have the cutest, most comfortable day bed around!!


Just look at that perfect tufting.......it was love at first sight :)


Our little sewing corner. My great grandmother's sewing machine, in it's original cabinet sits in the garage awaiting a cleaning and makeover. When we get around to that, it will replace this folding table which we currently use. The orange velvet chair is from the 70s and is so stinkin' comfortable.


Well, that's it for now!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of where we spend most of our days at Faith & Pearl. Once again, I apologize for the low quality of the photos. Will keep yall updated as we make changes and complete a few projects we still want to do.

Thanx SO much for stopping by!!
Wishing you all a blessed and safe weekend

xoxo

lindsey & jenny
aka
faith & pearl

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41 comments:

  1. Oh, my! What a wonderful studio! I have to say, though, out of everything... I'm drooling over that blue door.... It is FAB! So excited that I found your site, and am now following! Would love for you to visit sometime...

    -Heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thnak you SO much Heather! And yes, the door is FAB!! I bought it at Canton a few months ago and when I saw it my heart literally skipped a beat!! Thanx again for stopping by. Headed over to your blog now!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  2. I like your big comfy blogging and coffee spot...it looks like you can just sink right into that chair and not get up for hours! Just what every blogger needs!

    Thanks for sharing....fell free to drop in and see my space...I've linked up for the first time this year with WBC! It has been so much fun.


    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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    1. Thanx Carmelina! This is my first time for WBC as well and yes, it's ALOT of fun!! Will head over and check out your space next!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  3. Faith and Pearl so enjoyed the tour of your wonderful creative space!! Love your dress forms and all that bling in those tins!! Happy creating!

    I have a new little creative space for me thanks to all the years of visiting all those wonderful Where Women Create parties- would love for you to come by for a wee visit!

    bee blessed
    mary

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    1. Thank you Mary! Heading over to see your space!!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  4. Love the lace everywhere! So girly and sweet!

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    1. Thank you Diane! We're planning to add even more lace to cover some of the dark brick! The brick is beautiful but it does make for a dark work and photo space. Thanx again for stopping by! :)

      xoxo
      jenny

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  5. I love that everything is thrifted. Way to go. I had a green chenille (slip cover) just like that. Love the little jello molds for organizing.Great desk! Thanks for the tour!

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    1. Thanx so much! Thrifting is the ONLY way to go!! Thank you for the sweet comments :)

      xoxo
      jenny

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  6. I love all your goodies and it is wonderful to see a real, working studio. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Kathy! Thanx so much!! It's always a work in progress but we love our little studio too. Thank you so much for stopping by!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  7. LOVE your creative space. I am one of your newest followers. I would love to have you come for a visit.

    blessings,
    Danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle! Headed over to your space now!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  8. Owww.this space is so nice...
    I love those bleu color and lovely decorations..

    Thanks for sharing.

    Love from Marijke
    www.marijkevanooijen.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment Marijke! :)

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  9. Love it! It looks fun and funky and fabulous! Thank you so much for joining the party and sharing it with all of us!!!! Have a great time at the party!

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    1. Thank you Karen! And thanx for hosting such an awesome party!!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  10. A very rich warm lovely place to create......thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Geralyn!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  11. Very bohemian/gypsy, love it! That tufted velvet headboard is a fantastic score. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

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    1. Hi Sandy! I SO love that headboard!! Thanx for stopping by!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  12. Your photos are just fine. I enjoyed visiting your creative space - now following you.

    Jenny

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    1. Thank you La Dona! Going to look at cameras this weekend though!!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  13. Great space and I am all for keeping it real! I am now a follower and will be back to see your sparkly creations!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Stacey

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  14. I love your space and love the vintage frames hanging up. I use those little jello molds too for beads and such. I am a new follower

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    1. Aren't the jello molds just wonderful??!! I bought about two dozen for another project but they never made it to that project :) Thanx for following!!

      xoxo
      jenny

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  15. I for one prefer a studio that's a little on the messy side! I love your vignettes and jewelry on your sidebar! Looks awesome to me!!

    Thanks for Sharing!

    Hugs,
    Shell

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    1. Then you would love this Hot Mess Shell!! Hahaha!! Thanx so much for the sweet compliments! :)

      xoxo
      jenny

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  16. Love all the thrifty goodness... and that daybed; yep, I'd be in a battle for it too! Love your studio and I ADORE turquoise too!

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    1. Thank you Maureen! We <3 our daybed!! :)

      xoxo
      jenny

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  17. Love your space,it's so awesome. My favorites are your desk,daybed and how you've used old molds for your jewels! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Hugs,
    Kristi

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  18. Really cool space. I loved the uniqueness of it. The antique dressforms make me swoon, as do all the lovely old suitcases. But, being a religious woman I am totally in LOVE with the Marion statue, it is a really lovely piece and so nice to have Our Lady watching over you as work!

    Thanks for keeping it real and for sharing.

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  19. What a comfy space. I love your use of lace and all your treasures are great! This is my first time at the party. Your photos are just fine by the way. :)


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  20. I love that word! "Junktastic" Fabulous! so many wonderful things to look at in your room!

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  21. I was going to say as well, Junktastic is a fantastic word and fits to the "T" in your space, so much to see and what a lovely collection of vintage and atinque pieces. Love your big desk, beautiful.

    Thank you it was a lovely tour : )

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  22. Great studio! I love all your vintage treasures and antiques! Your desk is indeed huge. Thanks for the tour!

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  23. Love all your fun dress forms, and your "storage" bins from Wally World - awesome~ What a comfortable looking area you have!

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