It’s always exciting when the studio starts filling up with goodies. We have quite a bit finished for Lucketts already and I’m enjoying arranging it all for pretty photos and to give myself a sense of what I have and what I need to look for.
If pieces are set up in “rooms” and vignettes, then I know if I need some chairs for a table or another dresser to round out an arrangement. Just as the theme helps me focus my buying efforts, making these arrangements helps me as well.
And, I must admit, it’s just fun.
Kriste and I are pretty much ready to move in.
A few of you asked to see the inside of the old kitchen sink and here it is…
See what I mean? It would hold a lot of dirty dishes!! Or, it would be a pretty amazing utility sink for a mudroom or laundry room. It does have a drain, so it’s not technically a “dry sink”, but it could certainly be used as one.
I am tempted to hold onto this piece for some future home, some future space, but I’m in selling mode, so I am letting it go.
I’ve also been slowly ordering some small wholesale items, like these sweet brass-handled scissors…
I like to have about 90% antique items in my space with just a few wholesale items sprinkled in. I have found that I really need them to round out arrangements.
I’ve also ordered dried lavender bunches, German dish brushes, flax twine, French soap and more.
I’m hoping for another shipment of antique linens and hemp sheets from my European source soon.
I just acquired over 50 of these little ironstone cups/bowls last week. It’s a rare thing to find so many of a vintage item and I think they’ll be a hit. They are the perfect size for little plants, candles, etc. or to use in the kitchen to actually eat out of .
I also bought a pair of French caned chairs that were quickly repainted in Farmhouse White. They were painted in a blue and weren’t bad at all, but I envisioned them white immediately. I have some great old linen I’m going to upholstered them in today. I finished them towards the end of the day, so I’ll take pictures of them tomorrow.
And Kriste and I have been collaborating on a very fun project. We just finished the bulk of it today and I am planning to distress and antique it tomorrow before we do a little photo shoot together.
We’re busy as bees…