A room of my own


DSC_0038Have I ever told you that when I was a little girl I adored Deanna Durbin movies.


DSC_0038And my favorite thing to do was visit my Grandmother and rummage through the drawers of her old secretary to find her old photos.


It had once belonged to my Great Aunt Adelaide and now it lives in my art room....and the drawers are still filled with old photos. Only now the doors have curtains of black and white toile.

Another favorite cupboard is filled with Vintage things.


DSC_0038I love to sit in this place and bask in my artful clutter.


DSC_0038It gives me ideas...


DSC_0038and reminds me of projects that I find inspiring.


DSC_0038Memories, and childish things


DSC_0038and new supplies to get lost in and dream about.


DSC_0038I recently tried to get rid of as much clutter as I could,


DSC_0038and then I decided that I just needed to be surrounded by my favorite things.


DSC_0038And sitting in my art room.


DSC_0038when the house is quiet is my favorite time of all.


 DSC_0038Deanna Durbin still brings a smile to my face, and so does sitting in a room of my own with Grandma's secretary and having a room of my own.

Why it almost makes me want to whistle.

Here is the link to the movie where Deanna sings this song.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful way to be inspired. Your Grandma's secretary is a fabulous piece of furniture, even more so because of your sweet memories.

Natasha said...

The music in the background as I read this post was just gorgeous! I loved seeing your special creative space and all the little treasures that surround and inspire you. No wonder you are such a creative person!

Hope your week has been lovely so far..keep creating and enjoy the rest of the week, Karen.

Best wishes,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

There is something about a cabinet, a drawer, a closed DOOR that brings out the CHILD in me as well, dearest. I used to love to open my mother's linen closet that was lined in CEDAR...just the smell would wisk my imagination away!!! Anita

Beverly said...

Karen, thank you for sharing one of your sources of inspiration. You have such lovely things.

I am inspired when I find time alone in my room, too.

Etcetorize said...

Ooooh, those book spines are soooo beautiful. Those alone are inspiring all kinds of ideas for me. Love your space~

asignet5 said...

Karen, yes,yes,YES. This entire post speaks to me. I love to be in my cluttered room. It is my favorite place to be. Thank you.

Katherines Corner said...

I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

Vee said...

I remember Deanna. What a great resource of her movies there. I'll be going back to enjoy some more.

What intrigues me about this is that you couldn't let your things go. Perhaps that is going to be my story for it just keeps piling higher. You certainly keep your treasures beautifully displayed.

My grandmothers, neither of them, ever allowed me to snoop, as much as I would've loved it. A great-grandmother did allow it and I still dream of those times to this day.