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Jan 30, 2014

...a grey day in my studio...

here in the northeast,
these winter days have been very grey
as of late!

on these types of days,
you will most likely find me
wrapped around a cup of lavender earl grey tea
with a soy candle lit on my studio table as i work
while Adam Hurst's
 soulful cello sonnets woo me in the background!!
so much so,
i feel like this lilac tinged fairy!
would you care to join me?
unless you live somewhere warm ~
then i kindly ask instead,
might i join you?!?

if one were to glance around my studio
on this grey day,
here is a glimpse of what they may see...

upon this mirror
i have written one of my favorite quotes
by Martha Graham
using a silver sharpie
to remind me to be myself
and that there is only one of each of us in all of time...

a most apropos thought when glancing at ones reflection in a mirror, no? 

 a ruffled tissue paper garland rests on top
and dangles down the sides,
softly rustling when i brush by...

 treasures from the sea are always present in my surroundings,
for when i close my eyes
 and graze them every so slightly with my fingertips 
the sea washes over me...
ever calling and inspiring me...

this is my studio bookcase
it contains a lot of my creations,
meaningful gifts of the heart from friends ~
and other whimsical delights...

as you could imagine,
inspiration is always present :)

i adore the lines of this little silver clock
that i found at a secondhand shop long ago.
i simply added an image in place of the face
and voila!
instant customization!
although, while i am working in my studio,
time always seems to stand still!

i am drawn to beautiful artisan spun yarns...
they can be found scattered everywhere in my studio
to feel them is like caressing the softest little lamb

lots o' pretties...



even humble chicken wire
can look lovely over a shallow silver bowl...

hand dyed satin ballet slippers
to remind me to always seek beauty
 and to be graceful in my steps...

more lovely treasures from friends
and cashmere roses...

an apothecary jar full of snippets
 of my hand dyed sea silk ribbons
that are often incorporated into my creations,
are always close at hand...

it is often those little details
 that can turn the ordinary into extraordinary
wouldn't you agree?!

i often seek mirrored,
 reflective items to help refract precious light within my home
as dancing light is magical!

my artisan brass, hair butterfly adornment...
a most lovely piece that makes my heart flutter ~
and sparkles so lovely in the summer sun!

at the end of the day,
this is but a glimpse inside my studio
and the whimsical contents therein
i do hope you have enjoyed
sharing this grey day with me ~

would you like another cup of tea?!


join me next time for an easy peasy tutorial
and a few valentine delights!

sharing this post with:
petite michelle louise's: grey dey thursdey
common ground's: be inspired friday
french country cottage's: feathered nest friday
my romantic home's: show and tell Friday

here's to lavender earl grey tea!


  1. so lovely Rosemary...sure to brighten any grey day here in New England!

  2. A glimpse into your studio is like a dream. We're having plenty of grey days here in Illinois. I'd love to join you for that tea.

  3. Beautiful, as always, Rosemary. You are always inspiring to me...such beauty that you create! Thanks for sharing your studio lovelies with us. Hugs, Catherine

  4. Beautiful Rosemary! Your attention to pretty detail is so amazing.
    It has been such a cold, grey winter in NY. Next year...I'm going south!
    Warm thoughts and a big hug, Laura

  5. Oh my heavens, Rosemary! Each photograph is filled with the most exquisite treasures! I could sit and have several cups of tea and still not be finished with looking at your beautiful work! Your studio is just a treat to see. Thank you.

  6. I have been wondering if you would post soon. You are such an inspiration!

  7. what a beautiful studio you have! I would love to join you for tea, shall I bring some shortbread?

  8. how enchanting. i clicked and clicked, over and over again, on each and every picture...especially the ones of all the lovelies on your shelves. so much to take in. sets my heart to fluttering....sigh. "merci" enchanting Ozma for all the inspiration you bring to the world. truly. ;)

  9. Seriously, you are the "Queen" of greys, Rosemary. You've been using them in your art for a long time. Your studio shelves are absolutely stunning, my sweet friend. xo Rhonda

  10. Extraordinarily dreamy. The prettiest studio I've ever had the pleasure of being invited into. I wouldn't want to leave it. :)
    Have a wonderful day, Rosemary.

  11. Enchanting, as always, Rosemary! LOVE that customized clock. So many of your pretties have me drooling. Very inspired this day! Visiting from Grey Dey Thursday!

  12. Beautiful studio!!!
    Thanks for the invitation to visit.
    I am a new follower, can't wait to spend some more time here.
    Found you from Common Ground.

  13. Such a beautifully creative space, Rosemary! I love all the pretties that you've surrounded yourself with in your studio. :) Sounds like you're as ready for spring as I am, sweetie. Counting the days....!!! lol

    xoxo laurie

  14. Oh Rosemary, this post is to die for!!! I would never ever want to leave my studio if it were mine. You have the most beautiful things! I love the piece at the top with the swan. Swans are so romantic to me. You have so many beautiful things, I cant even list my favorite things so I will say it is all my favorite, lol. I see some beautiful pieces from Sofia in your studio! I just love her, she is the sweetest person and oh so talented. I have many of her items in my home too :)
    Have a beautiful week,

  15. oh Rosemary, so many wonderful things, artfully and magically displayed, you take gray to another level of beautiful!


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