Monday, May 7, 2012

Church Studio

My vintage church building comes with a lot of wonderful history. It was a place where people got married, babies were baptized, and lots of fellowship ensued. A place of warmth, love, and refuge. In many ways, it still is, even though it has traveled 60 miles, (after the church closed), from it's original location, to a place on my farm, beside my home. 

It is my refuge, my place of warmth, my creative place.
Inside my vintage church, a white cupboard holds jars of goodies. I opted not to put on the cupboard doors. This way, I can see a few of my favorite things, (yes, this is where you can break into song from the Sound of Music).

My cupboard holds lace, wedding bells, pearls & vintage jewels,
glitter letter, scrabble letters, brides, grooms, millinery flowers, 
a pink crepe bird nest,

 glass poodle dogs, yo yos, a ballerina from Holly Abston, 

and a sweet pink girl under glass.

For those of you not familiar with my building, the outside looks like this:

I will be back on Wed., for a continued look at the inside of my studio!
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I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday, after all a church building converted to a studio is quite a change. Please visit http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2012/05/short-or-tallplease-help-me-choose.html for other great posts!
Monday Blessings to all of you!
Ele

9 comments:

Diane Mars said...

Wow that is way cool... a whole building to call your own.

Amanda said...

What a beautiful thing to rescue and save.

Junk-it Junction... said...

I love your church studio, I remember when you showed your first pics...Id love to see more!

Jeanne said...

What a fabulous studio you have Ele. You certainly are a lucky gal. Love the flower garden too.
xo
jeanne

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a wonderful place to create...I love all of the treasures in the jars...just putting them in glass makes them seem so special!
Rene'

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How beautiful. I have never seen your church before! Gorgeous! I am just playing catch up all the way around after a hectic-crazy hectic-last week! xo Diana

Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful building....those windows are amazing!

debi said...

Oh Ele, your studio is so yummy! I LOVE the photo of it through the hollyhocks, it's just dreamy.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Ele, you MUST know how I've always drooled over your church studio. Kenny even says whenever I mention your name ~ "Isn't she the lady with the church on her land?"!! Such a serene setting to craft in. No wonder you create such heavenly delights. BTW, I'm getting ready to have my annual Wedding Blog Party soon and would love for you to join us June 8th! Be thinking of it.....perhaps you could create and promote some bridal bling there!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie