Ok, so my office is not a typical "office". It is an office/studio/craft room and I love it. It is still very much in the process of being decorated and I have been grabbing all the kitty art that I can at the thrift stores. So far I only have these two thrifted pieces (plus a handful of non-thrifted ones) waiting to be hung. I am so in love with these two pictures...
Dolly Dears. So cute! I'm trying to decide if I want to paint the frames or leave them as is. Such a tough decision.
Something else I found for my office that isn't a picture is this amazing storage thing-y. In case you were wondering, that is the technical name for it.
Also! I hit the coat JACKPOT a while back and found the greatest winter coat I have ever laid eyes on. When I found it and showed Ivan he even said he liked it which is a big deal because usually he says something like "Yeah, it's ok" or "Don't you have a coat already?" or "Are you ready to go yet?" ;)
No photo of the coat for now but stay tuned. I'm sure it will pop in soon. Not this week though because we are in sunny Florida where winter coats are not necessary!
Have you found anything awesome lately?
Nice sewing box! I think my gramma has one exactly the same!ReplyDelete
I love love love that storage thingy. I'd love to find something like that. My favourite recent find was completely unexpected. I'd bought a big bag with fabric scraps and when I got home there was also a vintage top in there. I was so excited.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh my Grandma had that EXACT storage box! It's currently living in my mum's craft room, and I hope that one day it will be passed on to me =)ReplyDelete
The picture of the little girl and the kitten is so sweet, I love their matching ribbons! You should totally try matching elycia and cat hair accessories!ReplyDelete
the sewing box is really cute. and i also love the background (is it a fabric? )in the first two photos :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see this coat you speak of!ReplyDelete
I have a confession to make...I have three sad eyed kitties hanging in my loft. As a mother of four cats you'd think I wouldn't want sad cats all over the place...but there is something about them that I love. I was trying to find a photo of my "art wall" in my loft but alas...no such luck. I believe they're called Pity Kitties by Gig :)ReplyDelete
So awesome! I love successful thrift shop trips!ReplyDelete
umm..best thrift store art ever? haha - definitely dont paint the frames I think they're more authentic this way. And I love the sewing box - I definitely think you should paint that!! Hope you guys are having the best time in Florida, soooo jealous!!ReplyDelete
oh my word, that wooden box is absolutely GORGEOUS! so so jealous!!ReplyDelete
adorable pieces and I do have similar sewing box - it's simply gorgeousReplyDelete
I love those kitty pictures! And we've got one of those storage units too where we keep some of our oil paints. Though ours is in terrible condition and doesn't have the nifty legs on it. Great finds!ReplyDelete
Those pictures are super cute, and I think those sewing boxes are great. My nan had one as well.ReplyDelete
Awee cute paintings! And that storage thing looks SUPER handy!ReplyDelete
I have toooo many thrifty finds lately, it's so exciting to find something special!
I lovelovelove those two cat prints!! I think I would die if I found those while thrifting!!!ReplyDelete
I found a really awesome painting of a Tuscan landscape at a goodwill a few weeks ago. It was all these weird acid-trip colors, and would've looked awesome in my office, but I had one of those "is this REALLY cool or am I just having a spazzy moment" kinda moments and didn't get it. Regret. Oh well.ReplyDelete
I would paint that frame with the girl a blue color. It would bring out her eyes and hair (looks kind of blue on my monitor) and accent the pink ribbons. Just my thought. :)
wow what great finds!I absolutely love your amazing storate-thingy :)ReplyDelete
Oh wow I love the sewing box! i've been hoping to stumble across one for ages but they are always around £30 secondhand which is just too much. My Dad was going to make me one from scratch, but it was going to cost so much money in wood and so many dovetail joints that instead he's going to make me a writing bureau! Hopefully I'll track one of these beauties down at a car boot soon!ReplyDelete
I have one of those storage thing-ies too! My grandma gave it to me. The kitty won't be sad anymore because he lives in your office.ReplyDelete
I live and teach right on the edge of Amish country and I find sewing boxes like this ALL the time at their thrift stores. I also find amazing cowboy boots out there. I guess the Amish have no need for amazing footwear anyway!ReplyDelete
My family is near Amish country, I'll definitely have to check keep an eye out for a box or boots next time I'm there!Delete
My Gran owned a sewing box identical to yours. I wonder what happened to it. Funny how these things stick in your memoryReplyDelete
Totally digging you "thing-y", Elycia! And I've been lucking out like whoa in my thrifty adventures lately. last trip found me the most badass 70s Fisher Price music box!ReplyDelete
that girl with the cat picture is the cutest thing everrrr!!ReplyDelete
Ha ha, Ivan's comments sound exactly like my boyfriend, which is why we seldom shop together! "Don't you have a coat already?" Oh boys.ReplyDelete
That's the greatest storage box! I'd love to find something like that!ReplyDelete
That artwork is so YOU! Love.ReplyDelete
OH how I love that storage thing-y! ;)ReplyDelete
I love love love the sewing box you found. Lucky!ReplyDelete
Ivan's responses sound like my husband when I'm in a yarn or fabric store. Thankfully the ones I frequent are also near a bike shop and a music store, so he has something to do while I shop.
Oooh! What fun kitty pictures!!ReplyDelete
Btw, yesterday I was catching up on your blog, and saw the photo an hour post. So I decided to do one of my own! And all because of you. :)
You can see it here if you want, since you inspired it. ;)
The storage thingy is a cantilever sewing box ;-)ReplyDelete
One day I will buy one and decoupage the inside of every compartment in a different pattern!
I can't wait to see the coat! I love the storage thing-y- it is amazing :) I'm always looking for unique storage for my craft room!ReplyDelete
I have that exact same storage case! I got mine 14 years ago! A friend from the Czech Republic gave it to me for my sewing supplies. It had been her grandmother's in Czechoslovakia. So cool!ReplyDelete
oh my gosh, these frames are to die for.ReplyDelete
a little jeally. i love them.
Haha my Nana has that amazing storage thing-y & still uses it!ReplyDelete
Hope you're having an amazing time in Florida!!
Quirkiest, cutest pictures ever! The cat made me chuckle. His eyes are just so BIG, and it makes me wonder who made this and what possessed them to do so. Very cool finds!ReplyDelete
i recently found a cute vintage wall hanging that would go perfectly with these! cant wait too see your coat :)ReplyDelete
such great finds!! i have the exact same sewing box from my grandma.ReplyDelete
i'd love to see how it turns out after you paint it!
:) lol-that's what my bf always says, "But what about your other 20 coats!" I have one closet actually dedicated to winter coats. I love them.ReplyDelete
P.S. I can't wait to decorate my house when I am off work starting next week for 3 months. Have you seen this blog:ReplyDelete
I am really excited about it!
I think those sweet pictures would look even more adorable with some pretty pastel frames, I vote to paint them! And my mother has an old sewing box almost exactly like that, sans legs. I never thought to paint it, though!ReplyDelete
The kitty is a series called "Pity Kitty" the artist is "Gig" - he also made "Pity Puppies". I used to have a pity kitty picture as well as pity puppy picture hanging in my room when I was little. I've been searching for the prints for a while but haven't been able to find the set that I used to have. So cute. Great find.ReplyDelete
I also have a very similar sewing container. It was my grandmothers, and my mom gave it to me after after she had passed away and filled it with bunches of her old sewing needles, threads, and random goodness.
Great thrifty finds!!!
That little storage case is so neat! love!!ReplyDelete
I have that exact same storage thing-y lol. Mikey's mum got it for me for Christmas a few years ago...it's awesome for sewing stuff!ReplyDelete
Also, those photos are adorable. I especially love the little girl, her little top knot is adorable and her hair looks blue which I adore.
I say keep the frames as is...I love the natural look
That first cat is adorable <3ReplyDelete
My mom has the same sewing box! It would look great in teal or turquoise...ReplyDelete
I have a very similar fold out box! holds all my grandmas old sewing stuff (quite a lot!)ReplyDelete
I love your little girl painting too! Great finds, Elycia :)ReplyDelete
those are awesome finds. that cat pictres is amazing hahaReplyDelete
My mom has almost the exact same storage thingy! She uses it for all her sewing stuffs. And then she has a jumble of ribbons in the bottom compartment. <3ReplyDelete
Plus, that first cat picture is awesome + a little scary.
Haha wow, our husband's would get along quite well. ;PReplyDelete
My mum has that exact same storage-thingy/sewing box! She's had forever and it's overloaded with sewing paraphernalia. One of the lids is broken on hers though :(ReplyDelete
My mother had the whole collection of the sad cats paintings! they are cute and kinda depressing lolReplyDelete